I hope you’ve enjoyed the past two recipes (if you haven’t yet, go check out the last few posts for some delicious, healthy recipes)! Today I am excited to share a delicious, chocolate-y dessert made with good-for-you ingredients- because you don’t have to give up dessert to have a happy, healthy holiday!

 

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bites

You will need:

1 cup almonds

½ cup shelled pumpkin seeds (sunflower seeds can be substituted)

1 cup dates, pitted and chopped

¼ cup cocoa powder

¾ tsp peppermint extract

2-4 tbsp milk

Optional: crushed candy canes & melted white chocolate

 

Here’s what you’ll do:

Put your almonds and shelled pumpkin seeds in a food processor and pulse until they are chopped well, then add the dates and pulse several times. Add the cocoa powder, peppermint extract and 2 tbsp of milk and process until all the ingredients are combined (add more milk if needed). The mixture should be a little wet and slightly sticky at this point. Form balls from the mixture and roll them in the crushed candy canes or drizzle with white chocolate. Enjoy immediately or store them in the fridge or freezer.