Chocolate Crunchy Prune Treats

CrunchyPruneTreats1I’ve been eyeballing the toasted coconut chips at Costco and trying to decide if they are worth $10.  Well, they are, and I made something yummy with them.  These little Chocolate Crunchy Prune Treats are great.  Maybe they are not the prettiest food in the world but they are sweet, salty and chewy.  They also took 10 minutes to make.  One quick disclaimer, we all know why moms give babies prune juice.  Don’t eat 10 at once.  If you do, don’t plan on going out for a run anyway.

Toasted Coconut Chips.  Sweet and yummy.

Toasted Coconut Chips. Sweet and yummy.

Today is a rest day for me.  I ran on Saturday and Sunday then Monday we did 400 sprint intervals in Crossfit.  So I decided to sleep in this morning.  I’ve been talking about it on Facebook some, but I’m digging not being on a training plan right now.  I’m not running less, just running with a little more freedom.  Having some fun with it and stepping out of my comfort zone a little.  My primary goal right now is getting faster.  I’m also still waiting on my buddy with the broke leg to come back.

So in other big news, it’s Valentines week…gag.  You’ve probably discovered I’m not the cool mom that makes cool stuff for VDay.  Nope.  The kids write their names on those little store bought cards.  Then we stick pencils in them.  Hey, that’s what I did as a kid and I turned out just fine.  Right?  Right.  Now the baby is digging through the candy bags and eating way too much candy.  First world problems. 

So anyway, I told you guys I was going to continue to answer questions.  I am.  I want to talk about Paleo and calorie counting.  I have a lot of my own thoughts on it.  I also feel like you folks are more interested in the recipes when I post one, so this is my little teaser.  Probably tomorrow or the next day I’ll give you my thoughts on sticking to the Paleo lifestyle but also paying attention to the numbers.

Do you go all out for Valentines Day?

Let me know when you try the treats!

Chocolate Crunchy Prune Treats
Prune halves, dipped in chocolate, topped with sea salt and toasted coconut chips. Sweet, salty and chewy.
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  1. 2 tbls unrefined coconut oil
  2. 3 tsp 100% cocoa powder
  3. 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. 14-16 pitted prunes, halved
  5. 1/8 cup toasted coconut chips, chopped into small pieces
  6. Sea salt
  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. In a small saucepan melt coconut oil, chocolate and vanilla. Stir until incorporated.
  3. Using a toothpick dip a few prunes into the chocolate mixture and set on wax paper.
  4. Before the chocolate dries top with a small pinch of sea salt and a few pieces of the coconut chips.
  5. When all prunes are dipped and topped use a spoon to drizzle remaining chocolate over the top of all of the prunes.
  6. Place in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens, about 15 minutes.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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