Macadamia cherry hearts

This is a heartfelt and delicious way to spoil the one you love this Valentine’s Day. Easy to make, healthy, cute and impossible to not enjoy.




  • Dessert
  • Snack


  • Celebrations
  • Entertaining
  • Healthy Snack


  • Dairy Free


  • 1 cup macadamia nuts pieces or roughly chopped
  • 34 fresh dates 3 large or 4 medium
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup ½ cup dried tart cherries sweetened in apple juice  or dried cranberries sweetened in apple juice

To serve

  • 200 g quality dark (70%) chocolate melted
  • Place all the ingredients, except the melted chocolate, into a food processor and process until the mixture is thoroughly combined, while still retaining some texture. It should hold its form when a small amount is pressed together.
  • Press a tablespoon or so of mixture into a small heart-shaped biscuit cutter. Smooth the top and the gently release it by pressing it out. Place individual hearts on a baking tray lined with baking paper. When all the mixture is done, refrigerate the hearts until completely firm.
  • Lightly dip the bottom half of each heart into the melted chocolate. Allow any excess to drip off and place, chocolate side up, on a tray to set for 1-2 hours.
  • Serve or package as a gift.
  • Calories: 113 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8 grams
  • Protein: 1 grams
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 4 grams
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 grams
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4 grams
  • Trans Fat: 1 grams
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg
  • Sodium: 3 mg
  • Potassium: 96 mg
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Sugars: 4 grams
  • Vitamin A: 93 IU
  • Vitamin C: 1 mg
  • Calcium: 14 mg
  • Iron: 1 mg