Healthy Chocolate Chews
A satisfying and healthy chocolate indulgence
These can be considered like adult tootsie-rolls. A healthy, nutrient-packed treat that fuels and satisfies, while providing a healthy dose of magnesium, iron, protein, omega-three fatty acids, and dietary fibers to delight and satisfy children and adults.
Here's what you will need:
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup hemp hearts
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1.5 cups deglet dates
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
(or 1 tsp vanilla bean powder,
or the scrapings from 2 vanilla beans)
How to make Healthy Chocolate Chews:
Add pumpkin and sunflower seeds to a food processor and pulse until ground to a uniform consistency.
Add rolled oats and process until ground.
Add hemp hearts and process until uniform, scraping down the side of the food processor when necessary.
Add dates and process until mixture is broken up but not yet forming a cohesive ball.
Add the cacao powder, sea salt, and vanilla bean powder and process. Interrupt processing and scrape down sides as necessary. Continue processing until the ingredients come together into a cohesive, smooth unit with uniform consistency.
Once completely blended and formed into a ball in the food processor, use a spoon to scoop approximately one Tablespoon of batter to form each ruffle. Shape/roll between palms to form individual truffles.