Monday, February 29, 2016

Dark Chocolate Superfood Bites

I mentioned in our last 30 Days of Dinner that part of my efforts to keep the kids on track for eating healthy foods has been to cut out dessert on weekdays. But when they are allowed a sweet treat on the weekends, I've been trying to keep it on the healthier side too. And one of the things I've worked back into my own diet, now that our Whole30 is done, is a bit of dark chocolate. When I spotted The View from Great Island's combo of good dark chocolate and healthy bits, I knew we had to try them. She calls them "detox bites," but since it's still sugar, I'm not exactly sure what is detox about them. So we're going with Superfood Bites -- they are chock full of good-for-you superfoods and the kids will still eat them because they are on top of dark chocolate. Plus, they are actually super easy and fun to make. And so pretty!

You'll need:
- good quality dark chocolate (we used 73% dark chocolate)
- a variety of superfood seeds, nuts, and organic dried fruits (make sure you get unsweetened!). We used: chia seeds, goji berries, dried apricots, unsweetened coconut flakes, pistachios, and dried cherries.

Have the kiddos help break up the chocolate bars into a glass bowl and warm over a double-boiler or pot of boiling water until just melted. Being careful of little fingers, spoon melted chocolate onto parchment paper into small medallions. Let the kids go to town placing superfoods on top. Leave the bites to dry for about 1/2 hour (you can place in fridge to speed this up). Then remove from paper and devour.

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