I have only one person to blame for these Chocolate Dipped Cherries and that’s my blog friend Tabatha over at Kitchen to Nirvana.
I love her blog because she has awesome vegan and gluten-free recipes and her photos are to die for. Check her out…you won’t be disappointed!
She just did a post on her website for Chocolate Covered Nuts & Coconut Bits and I have had chocolate on my brain ever since.
Last weekend when I was at Whole Foods, I spotted cherries in the produce section and I immediately thought about Tabatha’s recipe.
So I bought the cherries and made these easy chocolate dipped cherries using her recipe as inspiration.
I made a little change by using 100% organic Fine Italian Dark Chocolate with Probiotics and Omega-3’s from Beyond Organic that had probiotics and 1,000 mg of omega-3’s so I “melted” it in the dehydrator at 110 degrees so I wouldn’t harm the probiotics.
The omega’s in the chocolate come from toasted flaxseeds and they give it a nice little crunch.
This is a great little snack to make in a matter of minutes when you want something sweet, chocolate and healthy.
- high in anti-oxidants
- contains anti-cancer agents
- provides anti-inflammatory benefits
- contains beneficial phytonutrients
- contains 19 x more beta carotene than strawberries
5 Fast Facts About Beyond Organic Chocolate:
- contains probiotics
- contains 4 g fiber
- contains 1,000 mg of omega-3’s
- organic, non-GMO, vegan
This is the first organic chocolate I’ve come across that has probiotics and extra omega-3’s.
Here is the ingredient list for the chocolate I used: Organic Bittersweet Chocolate (Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (emulsifier), Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Flaxseeds, Probiotic Bacillus Coagulans GCI-30 6086.
Tip #1: Remember to use caution if you serve these to younger children because they do have big seeds in the middle.
Tip #2: I didn’t add the coconut sugar to my chocolate mixture because the cherries already have some sweetness to them, but add enough to your taste if you’d like your chocolate dip a little sweeter.
Tip #3: I used the Beyond Organic chocolate bar, but you can use any type of dark chocolate.
Tip #4: The amount I made was using a 1 ounce bar of chocolate which was enough for about 10 cherries, but if you need more chocolate dip, just follow the ingredient amounts from Tabatha’s recipe.