This recipe was made for me. :)
Dark Chocolate, three ingredients, easy, fast and delicious! Craving something sweet? Check this one out.
2 (12-oz.) bags dark chocolate morsels (I actually used a few Ritter dark chocolate bars, see below)
1 cup raw almonds or walnuts, chopped (Next time, I’m going to try hazelnuts)
1 cup dried cranberries or blueberries
- Line a 12×15-baking sheet with waxed paper. Set aside.
- Microwave morsels in large glass bowl for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir after 1&1/2 minutes, then at 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Pour mixture onto paper lined baking sheet; spread to ¼ inch thick. Sprinkle with nuts and fruit, gently pressing into chocolate.
- Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours until firm. Cut bark into pieces.
Recipe: Karina Smirnoff’s Sweet Treat featured in People magazine.
The 12-step chocoholics program:
NEVER BE MORE THAN 12 STEPS AWAY FROM CHOCOLATE! -Terry Moore
Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouth.
I was born with a chocolate shovel in mine.
I’ve loved chocolate for as long as I can remember. Until this year, I had a love affair with almond M&M’s but like all bad relationships, it had to end. They were consuming too much of my time although they allowed me to grow…and grow…and grow.
There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that somehow, someway, I was going to keep chocolate in my life. Throughout my studies, I read about the benefits of dark chocolate (specifically a 70% or higher amount of cocoa). Like anyone with an addictive personality; I immediately fell in love and I have a feeling, this one is going to last. :)
A few Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Reduces blood pressure
It’s rich in antioxidants
It helps the brain to release endorphins
May prevent heart disease
There are many more benefits of eating dark chocolate but I know you don’t have all day to read this post and I need to head to the store and stock up.
*Don’t forget, you only need a couple of squares a day to reap the benefits. Okay, that was really just a reminder for myself.
I can’t promise many things in life, but I can promise you there will be plenty more post about dark chocolate since my dream job is to be a “dark chocolate connoisseur”.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz