I'm Pretty excited Valentine's Day is near. Any good excuse to eat chocolate. One of my favorite healthy Valentine's Day treats is chocolate covered Clementines. Now I know the traditional way is chocolate covered strawberries but to me this is my favorite sweet treat. In this cold season clementines are less expensive and super fresh.
I absolutely love chocolate! Can you tell? Did you know that studies show how healthy chocolate is for you. 70% cocoa solids or higher is best, as it means less sugar and other non chocolate additives in there (the percentage refers to the cocoa solids meaning the stuff that comes from the bean – 100% is unsweetened chocolate). Research suggests that people who eat chocolate regularly tend to have a lower BMI. Chocolate can help lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease. It contains healthy antioxidants and flavonoids, and has been shown to have a beneficial effect on cholesterol. Is that awesome!!
Below is an awesome recipe, Hope you enjoy!
Chocolate Covered Clementines
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
4 ounces Chocolate (I like 70% dark chocolate)
Peel the clementines and separate them into segments
Chop the chocolate
Put the chopped chocolate in a microwave safe bowl
Microwave the chocolate for about 45 seconds
Stir it really well
If it is not fully melted after a really good stir microwave for another 30 seconds
Stir it again, for me after stirring it really well after this zap in the microwave it was done, if yours isn’t then continue microwaving for 15 and stirring until it is melted
Dip the clementine segments into the chocolate
Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, or until you are ready to serve
Enjoy with a smile!!