Did you know what today is? It’s #NationalChocolateCoveredAnythingDay! I didn’t even know this holiday existed, but it’s already one of my favorites! Who wouldn’t want an opportunity to cover anything and everything in chocolate? I know I do!
So, to celebrate today’s holiday, I wanted to share one of my favorite dessert recipes with you from my book ‘Belly Fat Diet For Dummies.” This recipe is super easy to make and a great way to get your family to eat more fruit. You can substitute any fruit you would like and the recipe still works great. Plus, as an added bonus, the dark chocolate provides an extra boost of heart healthy flavonoids. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
- 2 lbs strawberries fresh
- 3/4 cup 70% dark chocolate chips
Rinse and dry the strawberries,keeping the leaves and stems intact. Cover a plate with wax paper and arrange the strawberries on top.
In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate chips over low heat until they become liquid, about 3-5 minutes.
Carefully pour the liquid chocolate into a small, plastic pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag. If using a resealable bag, make a very small cut at the corner of the bag’s tip with scissors (or use a skewer to poke a small hole).
Gently squeeze the bag to lightly drizzle the dark chocolate over the strawberries.
Evenly distribute the chocolate over the strawberries, and then allow to cool and harden in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
NUTRITION FACTS (makes 7 servings) Calories 115 Fat 5gm Carbs 20gm Fiber 4gm Protein 1gm
Note: Be sure to use dark chocolate, which is filled with health-boosting flavonoids that help to decrease inflammation and boost heart health.