It is Silky, soothing, scrumptious and even sexy, yes it is all about chocolate. I am fond of chocolate particularly Dark. The bitter taste lingers in my tongue for hours. That is the way I remember or even enjoy my food.
In chocolate, the darker is better for the health. If you are the one like me, go for the higher content of coaco >70%, they are good in antioxidant. Dark chocolate derived by the plant called Theobroma cacao is rich in flavonoid. Research shows that Flavonoid is the key sources to improve the function of blood vessel.
That doesn’t mean, you have to open a dark chocolate bar and gobble right away! After all, chocolate is calorie and try to be moderate. When you are for chocolate craving, go for one small cluster and stay fit!
The clusters are a concoction of dark chocolate, dried cranberries and pecans. You have the bitter taste combined with fruits and crunchy pecans. A small cluster is filled with antioxidant (from choc & Cranberrie), good fat (from pecans), and fiber.
Dark chocolate, fruit & nut clusters
It yield a small amount of 8 clusters
Preparation time : 5 min or under
Microwave Cooking time: 2 min
Dark chocolate >70 % : 1/2 cup chopped
Dried cranberries: 1 ounce or 1/4 cup
Pecans: 1/4 cup chopped
Keep ready the cranberries & chopped nuts. Take a tray, line a wax paper. Place the chocolate in microwave safe bowl. In medium heat settings, microwave for 2 minutes or less . Take a spoon mix the fruit & nut in chocolate and drop a spoon full in wax paper.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
*Store always the cluster in fridge in airtight container. Great to give as a homemade gift for holidays or any special occasion.
Avoid drinking milk after or while eating dark chocolate, you will not get the same result of antioxidant.
Be moderate after all chocolate is loaded of calories
Store chocolate in cool dark place, they can absorb easily other food smell.
Sending my chocolate clusters to Valli Microwave event MEC-Chocolate.