Simple Dark Chocolate Candies

So, what does someone write about for their first blog post?

Great question! I have no idea.

I just figured that I would start with something we all love. DARK CHOCOLATE. Yes! I am just so excited.

Dark chocolate is delicious and is a great go-to sweet when the cravings take control…. in moderation, of course :) And it is even better, believe it or not, when you get to put your own little twist on it! That is what is so fun about today’s little concoction; you can add pretty much whatever and it will taste great because it is covered in DARK CHOCOLATE. Are you getting the picture that I like dark chocolate?

I hope so.

Anyways, this recipe is super duper easy and makes about 15 candies

And it goes a little something like this…

First you are going to gather up your ingredients, like so

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Fill up your 1 cup with chocolate chips…to the brim people! I like to go with the good stuff, like Ghirardelli (yes, I had to look at the above picture three times to make sure I spelled it right).

You are then going to melt the chocolate in either a double boiler or in a bowl over simmering water.

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Now it’s time to get to the nitty-gritty. Or the nutty-gritty, if you will. Combine the following into a small bowl (and give it a good mix with your hands) while waiting for the chocolate to melt:

1/4 cup dried cherries (try to find ones with no-added sugar)

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup whole, raw almonds

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

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Pour the chocolate over everything, making sure to coat evenly.

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Grab a tablespoon and start plopping them onto some parchment paper, and just TRY to not lick your fingers in the process. I dare ya.

(word to the wise: you may want to put a cookie sheet underneath the paper, making transportation from the counter to the freezer a much easier process)

You should have seen the balancing act I was performing when trying to do this without a cookie sheet…not cute.

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Find a nice little nook in the freezer for them to hang out for awhile….and after about 30 minutes or so VOILA! They are ready to be eaten. Feel free to adjust the recipe as you see fit! I also thought dried blueberries with some cashews would be a good combo. You can just go crazy with it!

Now go make some! You will be glad you did :)

xo Ashley

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