I often see dark chocolate chips used in vegan recipes since they contain no dairy. The downside is that even a small serve is quite high in fat. Chocolate chips can be an occasional treat on a high carb, low fat vegan lifestyle, but you do have to be aware of how many you consume.
Never fear, there is a low fat alternative - one which you can enjoy as often as you like, without a worry about your fat intake.
These won't melt like traditional chocolate chips, however they'll still add a new texture to a dish along with that desired chocolate taste.
You'll see these choc chips make a few appearances on some upcoming blog posts.
120g Dried Dates
2 (~30g) Fresh Dates
2 tsp Cacao, Carob or Cocoa Powder
Pulse the dried dates in a blender until they resemble a crumble
Add the fresh dates and cocoa, pulsing again until the mixture comes together
Transfer to a non-stick tray, form into a sausage-like shape
Roll on the tray until it becomes long and thin
With a knife, cut into small pieces, around 3-4mm thick
Store in the fridge and use how you please
Makes ~150g of choc chips
Macros (for the entire batch)