Monday, March 30, 2015

Crunchy Chocolate Clusters

Fess up. You love chocolate, right?  And while it has been found that dark chocolate can be beneficial to health, my guess is that a portion of you aren't that keen on the bitterness that can sometimes be present in the cacao rich dark chocolates, am I right again?  So, how do you eat milk or semi-sweet chocolate to satisfy your chocolate cravings and still feel virtuous?  Easy!  Make yourself a Crunchy Chocolate Cluster, the basis of which is Melissa's delicious, and super nutritious Clean Snax .  Chock full of nutrient-packed chia and flaxseed, and laced with honey and light salt, Clean Snax  is also gluten-free and absolutely magical when covered in chocolate. You will love them, your kids will love them, and they are nutritionally sound. Who could ask for anything more?

Crunchy Chocolate Clusters

 1 container Melissa's Clean Snax in your choice of one of the following flavors: Almond, Pumpkin Seed, Coconut and Cranberry (I chose coconut).
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cover a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper (or a Silpat).

Using a sharp knife and a cutting board, carefully cut each Clean Snax square into quarters. They will crumble, and that's fine. Largely you just want to break them up and have both big and small crunchy bits.
 In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate chips. When chocolate is melted, fold Clean Snax into chocolate, coating well.
 Using a tablespoon, scoop up mounds of the chocolate-coated goodness and plop it onto your covered cookie sheet. Allow to set out until cooled and the chocolate has hardened.

Chow down and feel virtuous!
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