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Craving something sweet but trying to keep your eating habits clean? This sweet treat will not only curb your chocolate craving but it also packs a great little punch of healthy fats and protien. Corn syrup is substitued with brown rice syrup and honey in this recipe. We also ditch the multiple tablespoons of butter, sugar, vanilla and shortneing. (A certain someone on Food Network makes a chocolate turtle dessert thats loaded with the good, I mean bad stuff! haha).  4 simple ingredients and you have a great little snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Makes 18 turtles

Ingredients:

108 raw unsalted almonds

1 tbsp honey

3 tbsp brown rice syrup (find in organic aisle next to other sugar substitutes)

4 blocks of Bakers unsweetened chocolate (resist temptation to stick a block in your mouth before making recipe… I learned my lesson the hard way!)

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1) Place 4 blocks of chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. Take out and stir and place back into microwave for 30 second segements. Taking bowl out of microwave every 30 seconds and stiring. Complete this process till cholate is melted. Don’t over nuke the chocolate.

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2) Add in honey and bown rice syrup to chocolate. Stir to combine.

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3) Arrange almonds in groups of 6 on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.

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4) Pour approx. 2 tsp of chocolate mixture onto each grouping of almonds. I had to microwave my chocolate mixture one more time during coating process to thin it out again and make it easier to pour.

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5) Once all 18 turtles are in their chocolate bath stick cookie tray into fridge and cool for approx 2-3 hours. Ours were a little sticky at the 2 hour mark. Freezing may also be a good alternative. Play around with it.

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Approx 80 calories and 6 grams of fat per turtle. Enjoy

Recipe adapted from : http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-chocolate-turtles/