It's been ages since I blogged and I have so many things to talk about!
Not least is the dreaded 12 week body transformation challenge that I'm undertaking with Michelle Bridges - and what seems like half of Australia. It's a GREAT program, but I'm really struggling with the food side as I have realised I eat out SOOOO much! Plus it's hard for a foodie to sacrifice delicious food. Having said all that, I'm sloooowly losing weight. So yay me!
While I've never had a big sweet tooth, I do love a bit of chocolate most days - particularly around 3pm when I'm starting to fade.
These little chocolate delights are perfect for that fixing that sweet need. And they are SO simple. And under 60 calories each (which is VERY important when you're trying to eat only 1200 calories a day).
So, how do you make these I hear you ask. Easy-peasy.
200g dark chocolate - I use 70% either Lindt or Club
60g chopped pecans (about 1/2 cup)
60 g craisins
Line a baking tray with Glad Bake or some other silicone paper.
Melt the dark chocolate (I do it in the microwave, but you could also use a double boiler). Mix in the chopped pecans and craisins and stir well.
Drop teaspoon sized amounts of the mix onto the silicone paper. Place tray in the fridge to set (takes about 30 minutes).
Makes 30. Try not to eat them all at once :)
You can easily substitute other nuts for the pecans, or chopped up dried apricot/peaches/dates for the craisins.
What's your favourite way of eating chocolate - when you just need a little treat?