Chocolate Covered Dates - A Turtle Alternative

Chocolate Covered Dates - A Turtle Alternative

Who doesn't love Turtles? Caramel and pecans covered in chocolate are a dreamy combination, but I couldn't help thinking there must be a healthier alternative.  Enter organic dried dates, stuffed with pecans and covered in chocolate.

If you have never had organic dates, you are missing out!  All by themselves they are candy, with chewy skins and creamy sweet insides.  Slit the date lengthwise, remove the pit, stuff a pecan or two in the center and cover in melted chocolate.  Allow the chocolate to set by placing the coated dates in the refrigerator for an hour or so.


These delicious little treats are best served at room temperature.  Enjoy!