I've been enjoying pinterest online and love the random photos that are posted. Since I've joined I have taken an interest in Delicious Foods. My father and brother have been creating a blend of Dark Chocolate for a while and I have a whole box in my pantry to try out new ideas. So here is my Top Five favorite Dark Chocolate Treats.
Dark Chocolate Banana Bites
I bought some Banana's at Publix today and was excited to try this easy recipe. I melted three bars of dark chocolate and then peeled my banana. I cut the banana in bite size pieces and dipped them into the chocolate. Then I placed them on a tray and sprinkled powdered sugar on top. They went directly into the Freezer and once done we enjoyed a Delicious treat. I will for sure have to make this again. Simple and Yummy.
Dark Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries
I love Dark Chocolate and Love Strawberries. I saw the cutest picture the other day of stuffed strawberries. All that was required were three ingredients, Dark Chocolate, Strawberries, and cream cheese. I wasn't sure how the cream cheese would taste but I thought I'd give it a try. First I melted the chocolate. Then I cut out the center of the strawberries. I then dipped the strawberries into the chocolate and then stuffed them with cream cheese. I placed them in the fridge to harden and enjoy. They were good and I enjoyed them. Next time I think I'll make a cheesecake filling and then freeze them. So Sweet.
Dark Chocolate Covered Popcorn
Since I have been making quick desserts lately we had some leftover popcorn and I wasn't sure what I was going to make. It was simple to melt the chocolate and then pour it over the popcorn. I stirred it in and then set it in the fridge to harden. I have to say this was so simple and delicious. Sometimes lots of ingredients in recipes overwhelm me and so I won't make a dish. This has got to be the easiest treat for anyone to make!
Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
We had some leftover marshmallows from our cook out the other day and since I have been in the dark chocolate covered mode I wanted to try this one out. I melted the chocolate and dipped the marshmallow into the chocolate. I then mashed up some Kids cereal for a crunchy outer covering and rolled the dipped marshmallow into the coating. Then I set them to chill in the fridge. Once they were done and we could enjoy them I was impressed with the taste but disappointed that they were to big to bite into. They made a big mess as they melted with each bite. Next time I will cut the marshmallow in half and it will be easier to enjoy. All in all, it was for sure a contender for Top 5 Favorite Chocolate Dipped Treats.
Dark Chocolate Covered Cherrios
Finally coming in Number 5 on my Top 5, this was an easy and delicious treat. I had a Tea Party for my daughter the other day and wanted to make something sweet. We had a big box of Cheerios in the pantry and I thought what if I made a platter of dipped chocolate Cheerios for the kids to enjoy. Another simple recipe. I melted the dark chocolate, then poured the cheerios into the bowl and stirred them until they were completely covered. After that I poured them onto a serving platter and set them in the fridge to harden. The cheerios were in a shape of a heart and when I took them out they were delicious. Everyone snacked on them for a fun treat. Next time I'd like to cut them into heart shape pieces for easier enjoyment as they were all stuck together and a bit hard to break apart. This was definitely a great way to enjoy all the dark chocolate bars I have and enjoy our Cheerios too. As some scientists say, Dark Chocolate is great for us and I've also seen the commercials that say Cheerios help reduce Cholesterol, so a Win Win for sure!