Want a delicious treat? Dip fruit in melted chocolate – it’s relatively low in calories and you get the benefit of eating fresh fruit!
I made two things today. Chocolate covered strawberries and banana bon-bons. Both are so light but taste so decadent.
Get yourself some good organic dark chocolate and some fresh organic fruit. Break the chocolate in to little pieces and place in a microwave safe glass bowl (or if you are leery of using a microwave, melt the chocolate in a double boiler – you can mimic one by filling a pot with water and placing a glass bowl on top, bring to a low boil and keep an eye on the chocolate).
Prep your fruit and work surface. Wash the strawberries and dry with a paper towel. Peel the banana and chop into 1/2″ pieces. Place a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface (like a plate) and place another piece of parchment on a baking sheet.
If you microwave, do it in 20 second intervals – take out and stir each time. It won’t take long to melt – maybe a minute or so.
Working quickly, dip the strawberries into the chocolate one at a time and place on the parchment covered plate. Set aside.
Now do the same for the banana and place on the parchment covered baking sheet chocolate side up.
When you’re done place the baking sheet of bananas in the freezer for about an hour. Serve immediately or store in a freezer bag.
You can eat the strawberries when the chocolate hardens. Store in the fridge if you must. I try to only make enough to eat that day/night.