Mmmm, I Love…chemical and additive-free…Turtles!

OK how creepy was that commercial??! It doesn’t matter, I still love Turtles! I mean, who doesn’t!? These are a staple in many Canadian homes at Christmas, but like most commercially made chocolates they are usually full of things that aren’t good for you like modified milk ingredients – what the heck is that? And the oh-so popular “natural” and “artificial” flavours.
Turtles2 Turtles1When I came across this recipe I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical. It seemed too good to be true. Replace the ooey gooey Turtles that everyone loves at Christmas?? Could it be done? The answer is yes! My husband actually said he preferred these over the regular Turtles. I loved them too but he’s always my guinea pig – if he likes it, then I know you will too!turtles1Head on over to Healthful Pursuit to check out the recipe and make these easy treats…right…now! I’ll warn ya, you’ll probably want to double the recipe 🙂

Make sure you buy the biggest medjool dates you can, otherwise you won’t be able to press in 4 pecans; and make sure they are soft as you will need to shape them a bit.  Also, remember to buy high quality, organic dark chocolate or use gluten, dairy and soy-free Enjoy Life chocolate chips – it makes all the difference!

The nutritional value works out to be about the same, but remember, calories are not all created equally! 90 calories of high quality ingredients versus 90 calories of chemically modified ingredients have a very different effect on your body. Whip up a batch of these tasty turtles and snack smart this Christmas!

Nutritional Info for one Turtle
93 Calories, 11g Carbs, 6g Fat, 1g Protein, 0mg Sodium, 9g Sugar

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