Coconut Crunch Stuffed Prunes

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Coconut Crunch Stuffed Prunes

Don’t let the word prune scare you away from this recipe. These little bite-sized treats are delicious. They are easy to make and look pretty impressive as well. They’re the perfect blend of sweetness and crunch.

Serves 5
Serving Size: 5 prunes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour    
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut           
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Zest of one orange (optional)
  • 25 prunes       
  • 2-3 squares dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except prunes and dark chocolate in a small bowl. Stir until evenly coated.
  3. Transfer to parchment lined or sprayed cookie sheet.
  4. Roast for 5-8 minutes until lightly browned, then set aside.
  5. Push prunes in to create pouches.
  6. Press about ¼ tsp crunch mixture into each prune.
  7. Melt chocolate in microwave in 15-second intervals until smooth.
  8. Pour melted chocolate over each stuffed prune.
  9. Chill until hard and serve.

Nutrition Information per Serving:(Based on 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 2½ squares dark chocolate)

  • Serving Size: 5 prunes
  • Vegetables: 0 cups
  • Fruits: ½ cup
  • Calories: 325 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 45 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Fat: 21 grams
  • Sodium: 55 mg

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