These vegan chocolate lollipops will blow your mind! It’s so delicious, fancy and healthy that you won’t believe it! Our pops are vegan, sugar free & gluten free! What else can you ask for?
First time that I made these pops was at 25th of August for FOODENYO’S PARTY ! I wanted to create something tasty and super funny for my guests! Everyone loved them, so here’s the receipe for all of you guys!! I hope you like it! For me, that’s the ultimate dessert, cause it reminds me carrot cake, and moreover it’s without butter and without sugar and so delicious! We could say that these pops are like a vegan carrot cake with bitter chocolate in one bite! The perfect combination, right?
- 1 big carrot or 3 small (chopped)
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 5-6 dates
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- some coconut flakes (for rolling)
- some sprinkles (for rolling)
- 150 gr melted dark chocolate
- Add the carrots into a food processor and blend until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl.
- Return the bowl of the food processor back onto the base and add the pecans, coconut flakes, dates, chia seeds and process again until a sand texture has formed.
- Then, add carrots and the remaining ingredients and blend until a dough comes together.
- Shape the dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Repeat until all of the mixture has been used and place all balls into the freezer for some minutes. At the same time, melt the bitter chocolate, use a microwave or you can use bain Marie. Let the chocolate cool down for a few minutes before you begin dipping. If it’s too hot when you dip, the balls will crack!
- Dip a lollipop stick about 1/2 inch into the melted chocolate, then insert into the center or the cake ball. Make sure the choco covers the base of the cake ball where it meets the lollipop stick. Very gently, tap the stick against the edge of the measuring cup to allow excess chocolate to drop off. Repeat with remaining cake balls, only working with some out of the refrigerator at a time. The cake balls must be very cold when dipping!
- Decorate the top with sprinkles or coconut flakes or whatever you want! Be creative! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
- It is a snack rich in fiber.
- The dates contain natural sweetness and do not need to be added processed sugar.
- Pecan nuts are a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids, protein and fiber.
- Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. They are also a good source of several B vitamins, as well as vitamin K and potassium.
- Eating dark chocolate may improve brain function and help prevent neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Maria Mentzelou is Dietitian / Nutritionist with M.Sc. Applied Nutrition and Dietetics with specialization in Clinical Nutrition (Harokopio University) and Specialization in Life Coaching and NLP (University Aegean). Find out more about her or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 6984515475 and in its pages on Facebook and Instagram.
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