Coconut Pecan ClustersReport Violation
Serving Size: 1 cluster
Carbs Per Serving: 4.6 g
Prep Time:<25 minutes
Skill Level: Super Easy
Chocolate is made from plants, which means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. These benefits are from flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from aging caused by free radicals, which can cause damage that leads to heart disease. Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Pecans, the only native American tree nut, contains more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. One ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for fiber. Studies have shown that nut consumption may increase metabolic rates and enhance satiety. This makes this recipe the perfect healthy, low carb, diabetic safe snack. Enjoy!
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1 ounce pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Place unsweetened baking chocolate in a sauce pan on medium heat. Stir until smooth.
Reduce heat and add pecans and coconut. Stir until well mixed.
Drop by tablespoon sized ball onto a wax paper lined baking sheet to make 12 clusters.
Chill or freeze until set.
Store in the refrigerator.