Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chocolate-covered Summer Berries

Summer is here, along with fresh produce, particularly berries.  Typical recipes at this time of year include pies, jellies, and jams.  If you are looking for something a bit different, quick, easy, and includes chocolate, I have just the recipe for you!  The finished product keeps for roughly two days in your fridge, so be sure to prepare only what you will be able to consume in that time.  Start small, if this is your first time (as it was for me):

1 cup FRESH blueberries (frozen will result in mush)
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 TBSP coconut oil

clean towel
double boiler
silicone spatula
medium cookie sheet lined with wax paper

STEP 1:  Rinse blueberries in a strainer.  Dry them thoroughly with a clean towel by gently folding the towel over the blueberries and patting them as you "roll". 

STEP 2:  Prepare double boiler by boiling water in bottom pot.  I used a tempered glass bowl set in the top of my glass saucepan.  Add the semi sweet chocolate morsels.  As they melt, stir with a silicone spatula until smooth.


STEP 3:  Add the coconut oil, and stir well to combine.
STEP 4:  Now add the blueberries, and gently stir well, completely coating them with the chocolate. 

STEP 5:  Spoon the chocolate-covered blueberries onto the wax paper-lined baking sheet.

STEP 6:  Use remaining chocolate to coat more berries, such as strawberries. 
STEP 7:  Place baking sheet in fridge, until chocolate hardens.  Transfer berries to a glass lidded container, store in fridge, and consume within two days. 

These chocolate-covered berries are excellent treats for the home, picnic, and gifts!  Enjoy!

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