Vegan Chocolate Dipped Cherries

Vegan-Chocolate-Dipped-CherriesI 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.

 

 

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5 Fast Facts About Cherries:

  • 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
  • gluten-free

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.

 

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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.

 

Vegan Chocolate Dipped Cherries

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Ingredients

  • 10 cherries
  • 1oz organic dark chocolate (melted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic coconut oil (melted/liquid)

Optional

  • organic coconut sugar

Directions

Step 1 Slowly and gently melt chocolate at lowest heat.

Add coconut oil (melted/liquid) and sugar, if desired and stir until well combined.

Dip the bottom half of the cherries into the chocolate and place on a piece of wax paper.

Leave them in the refrigerator just long enough for the chocolate/coconut oil to harden.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat because the chocolate will get soft if left out at room temperature.

Enjoy!

Note

Recipe source:  http://kitchentonirvana.com/2013/05/21/chocolate-covered-nuts-coconut-bits/


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