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Quick and Creepy Chocolate Treats

Category: Desserts

Tags: Kid-Friendly

These creations are eerily easy to make and fun for the whole family. Have a healthy and frightfully tasty Halloween!

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Serves 10

Ingredients

1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup raw almond butter (see note)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons ground chia seeds

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until very well combined.

Remove mixture from food processor and form into balls or mold into spiders, worms or whatever creepy creature is desired. Can be decorated with nuts, seeds or dried fruit.

For a more adult treat, roll balls in cocoa powder, ground raw almonds or unsweetened shredded coconut.

Note: Cashew or sunflower seed butter may be substituted for almond butter.

Serves 10

Per Serving:

Calories 136
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 15 g
Sugars 10 g
Total Fat 8.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Fiber 3.9 g
Beta-Carotene 1 ug
Vitamin C 0 mg
Calcium 70 mg
Iron 1 mg
Folate 10 ug
Magnesium 57 mg
Potassium 219 mg
Zinc 0.7 mg
Selenium 2.6 ug
28 NutrientIQ points
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Tanager

10/10/2013 01:37 PM

Rated this recipe: (no rating)

How did you make the eye? That's what makes it especially creepy.

KattyM

10/11/2013 09:39 AM

Rated this recipe:

I have a problem with my vitamix doing this, I don't want to risk my vitamix again...any tips?
This comment was last edited on 10/11/2013 09:40 AM

Linda P.

10/15/2013 10:17 AM

Rated this recipe: (no rating)

For this recipe, a food processor works best.
The eye is not edible. It was purchased from a party store.
This comment was last edited on 10/15/2013 10:19 AM

Scottosphere

10/23/2013 08:56 PM

Rated this recipe:

Hemp seeds in place of the chia seeds makes an even smoother, more uniformly colored dessert, especially when using a food processor (which I second the recommendation for).
This comment was last edited on 11/12/2013 05:01 PM

amyrinco

10/27/2013 07:18 PM

Rated this recipe: (no rating)

These are super yummy but extremely sticky. I have a spoonful when I want a sweet treat.

AJHaas

10/28/2015 11:28 PM

Rated this recipe:

Wow! Just made these. I used a food processor and the crumbles that come out have a great texture and remind me almost of Orea cookie pie crusts - evil, I know! I had no other way to grind my chia seeds than to use the coffee grinder. I left some coffee in there. Even better! Though not for the kids of course. Plus, after forming the "dough" into little balls, my hands are so soft! Instant manicure. Maybe one of my new favorite treats!

AJHaas

10/28/2015 11:28 PM

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Wow! Just made these. I used a food processor and the crumbles that come out have a great texture and remind me almost of Orea cookie pie crusts - evil, I know! I had no other way to grind my chia seeds than to use the coffee grinder. I left some coffee in there. Even better! Though not for the kids of course. Plus, after forming the "dough" into little balls, my hands are so soft! Instant manicure. Maybe one of my new favorite treats!

maliabakes

10/29/2015 01:10 AM

Rated this recipe: (no rating)

Maybe this would be good as a pie crust?

MaryAnnY

04/14/2017 12:18 AM

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This is a delicious recipe.  I roll it into little balls, then I roll the balls in ground pecans.  I can't stop eating them when I make them.