I have had quite a sweet tooth lately and with Valentine candy of the past and Easter candy of the near future on my brain I decided to satisfy my craving with a raw version of one of my very favorite holiday candies, Turtles.
1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup raw agave nectar
30 raw pecan halves
30 date halves
Mix coconut oil, cacao powder and agave together into a thick chocolate sauce. Lay the pecan halves on waxed or parchment paper covered cookie sheet and cover each one with half a date. Dip each pecan/date combo in the chocolate sauce and place in freezer to harden.
I recommend storing in either the refrigerator or freezer to keep the chocolate from melting. They'll last longer in the freezer and I find that I eat goodies like this less frequently if I keep them out of site in the freezer than if I can see them every time I open the fridge.