As I look at the NC temps, summer is upon us and that means pool, shorts and tank tops are calling. Unfortunately, I let my love of all things carbs, sugar and calories have their way with me over the past six months and a lot of my hard weight loss work from last year went out the window. It’s ok, it was my choice each and every bite, but now I need to discipline myself again.
With this hot weather comes all the bounty of the farmer’s market and beautiful garden produce at rock bottom prices.
I love taking advantage of that, so always stock up, flash freeze and prepare a lot of fruit for my freezer. It makes year round smoothies a breeze and picking and freezing blueberries is a family tradition.
I have a sweet tooth though, so before I start my no carb detox, I need some tricks up my sleeve. For a guiltless healthy treat, have you tried frozen blueberries and grapes? I just love popping them in my mouth when I have a sweet craving. but sometimes I take it up a notch by dipping them in chocolate. I first did this back in college with frozen bananas, but now, Chocolate Covered Blueberries are a favorite.
They are low fat, easy to make and curb the biggest sweet tooth.
Recipe: Chocolate Covered Blueberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry
- 1 cup favorite chocolate chip (dark, white or milk chocolate)
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper so blueberries don’t stick.
- Place chocolate in a small bowl and use the microwave or double boiler, to melt.
- Stir until melted, making sure chocolate doesn’t burn.
- Gently fold fresh blueberries into melted chocolate.
- Form clusters by spooning 4 or 5 warm chocolate coated blueberries onto wax paper.
- Repeat until all blueberries are used.
- You can also use a non stick mini muffin tin, which works well too and use can choose how big or small you want the clusters to be.
- Refrigerate clusters until firm, about 30 minutes.
- Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.
- I make a lot of these at one time and then freeze them. We like them frozen.
- These make a special gift and the photo shows the addition of drizzled chocolate.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Just want to confirm, the blueberries should be frozen before dipping? It doesn’t specify in the recipe. This looks easy and (as with any chocolate) very yummy.
No, sorry, use fresh. They are not frozen before dipping. I just like to stick them in the freezer after, but that is not required. I’ll go edit it so that it’s more clear.
Chocolate and fruit are such a great combo! I’m wondering if I can use froze blueberries for this, as that is what I have on hand at the moment. Thanks for this recipe! Easy, healthy, and beautiful!
I bet you could. The melted chocolate may defrost them a bit, but I bet they’d be yummy. Let me know how they turn out. 🙂
Mine didn’t turn out looking nearly as pretty (quite the opposite actually), but they sure taste delicious! Thanks!
I think the pretty part is a learned art, but so glad they were delicious. That’s what counts. Did you try putting them right in the freezer? Maybe that might help.