This recipe was a nice surprise. On Tuesday Little Miss took a longer than usual nap so I ate lunch by myself in peace at my desk. A rare occurrence these days. A little while later, I fixed lunch for Ryan and Little Miss and hung out in the kitchen piddling around and talking while they ate.
Before I knew it I added a little of this, a little of that, mixed, tasted, and… Voila! These Turtle Bites were born.
Despite the name, there’s no caramel involved. I used a tablespoon with a soft back to form the dough into bites. The texture, different shades of browns, and rough edges reminded me of a turtle shell.
These bites are as easy as 1, 2, 3. No-bake, gluten free, and can be dairy free depending on the chocolate that you use… Which would also make them vegan. With no added sugar, they’re a tasty treat that will help to tame your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline.
1 1/2 c oats
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp shredded coconut
1/2 c applesauce
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
Add oats, cacao powder, shredded coconut, applesauce, peanut butter, almond extract, and chocolate chips into a bowl and mix until combined. Using a tablespoon, form dough into bites. You can also use your hands to roll the dough into balls, if you prefer.
Arrange bites on a pan or plate and chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Store in an air-tight bag/container for up to a week… But I doubt they’ll last that long!
Question: When it comes to cake, are you a bigger fan of the frosting or the actual cake? I’m on team frosting!
Question: Chocolate or vanilla cake? Vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. Or carrot cake.