Macadamia cherry hearts
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Macadamia cherry hearts

This is a heartfelt and delicious way to spoil the one you love this Valentine’s Day. Easy to make, healthy, cute and impossible to not enjoy.
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Servings 24 serves
Course Dessert, Snack
Preference Dairy Free
Perfect for Celebrations, Entertaining, Healthy Snack
Skill level Easy

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts pieces or roughly chopped
  • 3-4 fresh dates 3 large or 4 medium
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup ½ cup dried tart cherries sweetened in apple juice  or dried cranberries sweetened in apple juice

To serve

  • 200 g quality dark (70%) chocolate melted

Instructions
 

  • Place all the ingredients, except the melted chocolate, into a food processor and process until the mixture is thoroughly combined, while still retaining some texture. It should hold its form when a small amount is pressed together. 
  • Press a tablespoon or so of mixture into a small heart-shaped biscuit cutter. Smooth the top and the gently release it by pressing it out. Place individual hearts on a baking tray lined with baking paper. When all the mixture is done, refrigerate the hearts until completely firm. 
  • Lightly dip the bottom half of each heart into the melted chocolate. Allow any excess to drip off and place, chocolate side up, on a tray to set for 1-2 hours.
  • Serve or package as a gift.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 93IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

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