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Chocolate nibbles for Valentine’s day


I made these today for my Valentines Day coffee morning with the girls. They were quite a hit! They are 56 calories each and amazingly they satisfy the chocolate urge. I find 1 or 2 is enough as they are quite rich.

chocolate nibbles

Cocoa powder x 40gm

Nuts x 125gm (I used walnuts but you could use pecans or almonds)

Dates or dried apricots x 230gm

Blend the nuts and cocoa into a fine mix (as this is a dry mix  you need a blender with a lid!). Add the dates or dried apricots and blend further to make a paste.

Press the paste into ice cube trays. I used quite small ice cubes and made 30 chocolate nibbles. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Remove from freezer and ice cube trays.  Place in freezable containers. Remove serving as required leaving to stand at room temperature for 30 mins before eating. Chocolate nibbles in tray

Eat with friends or loved ones or treat yourself to one with a coffee on a quiet afternoon 🙂

Health benefits


Cocoa is full of antioxidants. Dates and dried apricots provide the moisture and sweetness without having to use butter and sugar.

Author: EmmaNutrition

Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a natural health expert with a passion for simplifying the science. Emma works with post natal mums, weekend runners and those with digestive issues to find the source of their health issues and rediscover their health mojo.

3 thoughts on “Chocolate nibbles for Valentine’s day

  1. Any suggestions on how best to press the paste into the ice tray? I usually have trouble getting batter or mixes like this off the spoon.

  2. What a great idea. I always see things with dates, but I’m not a huge fans. I’ve never thought of subbing out with apricots. Thanks for the tip!

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