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Tahini Date Turtles

Tahini Date Turtles 3 pecans chocolate looks like a turttle

If you’re a fan of a quick and simple recipe that is still out of this world delicious, then you’re going to love this one. These delightful “turtles” take maybe 10 minutes to make and are so delicious. Great for the freezer; just pull one out when you need a sweet fix.

INGREDIENTS OVERVIEW

Dates: Medjool dates because they are larger, juicer, and more caramel-like in taste than other common types. 

Raw Pecans: You will want whole, raw pecans for this recipe.

Dark chocolate: You can use any chocolate you like; use dark dairy-free chocolate chip for a vegan version. 

Tahini: Made with 100% sesame seeds ground into a paste. Tahini here adds a satisfying richness and a gentle, nutty, savory taste that pairs so well with chocolate.

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Tahini Date Turtles 3 pecans chocolate looks like a turttle

Tahini – Date Turtles

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Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 20 unites about 200 grams Medjool dates, pitted (the fresher, the better)
  • 3.5 oz (100 grams) dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups whole pecans (3 units per turtle)
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) tahini paste (raw tahini)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds or flax seeds

Instructions

  • Carefully open the Medjool dates lengthways and remove the pit and stem. (do not break them in half).
  • Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time. Once the chocolate looks almost melted, stir the chocolate until it is completely smooth.
  • Lightly press three pecans into each date to create a triangle shape.
  • Fill the center of each date with one teaspoon of tahini.
  • With a spoon, drizzle enough chocolate to fill the date and hide where the pecan intersects with the dates.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds or flax seeds.
  • Freeze for a few hours and enjoy. Store in the freezer.

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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