Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but instead of gifting your Valentine with an expensive store bought treat packed full of added sugar and unhealthy ingredients, why not make them something they will really love? This simple treat is so easy to make even my 4 year old can do it (really! he loves to ‘cook’ this with me). It only takes minutes to prepare and it looks so pretty you almost don’t want to eat it! It doesn’t get much easier than a recipe that uses just two ingredients! You can’t mess it up. And it tastes so good you won’t even realize it’s packed full of antioxidants.
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (70% cacao or higher)
- 1/2 cup freeze-dried raspberries
Melt dark chocolate and spread evenly onto a cookie tray lined with parchment paper. **My easy tip for melting chocolate: Add the chocolate into a plastic zip-lock bag and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Rotate and heat for another 30 seconds. Repeat until all of the chocolate is melted. Then, cut a small hole in the bottom of the bag and squeeze the chocolate out onto the parchment paper.
Next, sprinkle the freeze dried raspberries evenly over top. Allow tray to sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours until dark hardens. Break into pieces and serve. This treat is best enjoyed within 1-2 days as humidity can cause the freeze dried fruit to soften over time (it still tastes great, but the texture will be less crispy)
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
52 Calories, 7 grams Carbs, 0 grams Protein, 3 grams Fat