I usually think of making these around Christmastime, as sort of healthier offering in a sea of far too much sugar. Of course, seasonally speaking, these suckers are fresh and local right now. My neighbor just gave me a basket of gorgeous berries from her own back yard, and I couldn't help but fill a few with chocolate. Super easy and quick: throw them in a bowl with some blueberries and this works every bit as well for the 4th of July as it does for winter celebrations.
3-4 squares of your favorite dark chocolate – we recommend 85% cacao Theo bars as you can get find dairy free and soy free varieties but even dark chocolate chips will work
1 - Cover a plate in aluminum foil.
2 - Chop chocolate and melt over double boiler or, if you prefer to use the microwave, melt in thirty second intervals, carefully checking to avoid burning, until chocolate is melted.
3 - Use spatula to scrap chocolate into a sandwich sized zip lock bag.
4 - Snip of a very small corner of the bag (you can always snip off more later but you can’t add bag back once you’ve snipped too far!). I snip such a small corner that I could use the chocolate to write with.
5 - Fill each berry and place on prepared plate. Refrigerate for five minutes before eating. These will last 24-48 hours in the refrigerator.
Did I mention you get 12 of these for only 42 calories???? That's right, a tasty treat that's only 3.5 calories each. Now THAT's what I call guilt free :)