RECIPE: Coconut Pecan Clusters

Prepare to have your mind BLOWN. I thought my Power Balls were good. But these lil clusters of heaven are easier to make and possibly twice as delicious.  I gave one to a client 3 months ago, and she’s still talking about it!

Pecan Coconut CLusters

Finally, Kristina, here is the pecan cluster dessert recipe you’ve been waiting for!

in a food processor combine:
4 Tbsp organic cocoa powder
2 Tbsp organic coconut oil
2 Tbsp real maple syrup
1 Pinch sea salt
Once the chocolate coconut yumminess is mixed thoroughly , fold in 1/2 cup pecans (or nut of choice) add more or less depending on how nutty you are feeling and coat them thoroughly.
Scoop out spoon sized clusters on to wax paper or in to a glass container.
Sprinkle real unsweetened coconut atop clusters to garnish.
Cover and place in refrigerator to cool/store.  Maybe put a lock on the container, because these clusters will rock your palate!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

3 thoughts on “RECIPE: Coconut Pecan Clusters

  1. Don’t you EVER hold out on us! LOL! I made something similar to these, and I put them in silicone candy molds. Popped them in the freezer. The girls took them as snacks (in boxes with ice packs) and I was the BEST mom. I love that feeling. I made a big batch in the blender and used walnuts. Reminds me of the chocolate that used to come out soft and then freeze hard once it hits your ice cream.

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