The holiday season has finally arrived and if you’re anything like us, you cannot wait to dig into all of the delicious holiday treats. This season we are challenging you to enjoy the holiday treats you love BUT to try a healthy twist.
We’ve all got those traditional favourites, but we’re encouraging you to try new recipes, experiment with your own ideas and see what you can do with your traditional treats to make them just a bit healthier. We bet you’ll be surprised, not only at how fun this can be, but how good your creations will taste!
Lets be honest, giving up tasty treats at this time of year isn’t an option so we found this recipe for Cherry Almond Chocolate Clusters and they are amazing! This recipe only uses 3 ingredients and they’re great for your skin. Talk about added value. Try this tasty treat and feel free to share some of your own. Happy Holidays everyone and we look forward to trying your new favourite healthy holiday treats!
Here is the simple recipe from the Food Network, so you can try these goodies out for yourself!
1 cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
6 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
In a medium bowl, toss together the almonds and the cherries. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
Melt half the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over slightly simmering water, over the lowest possible heat, stirring frequently. Make sure the water is not touching the top pan. Remove the double boiler from the heat and stir in the rest of the chocolate. Remove the top pan with the chocolate in it, gently wipe the bottom of it and set it aside for a moment. Replace the simmering water in the bottom pan with warm tap water. Put the pan of melted chocolate on top of the warm water. This will keep the chocolate at the right temperature while you make the clusters.
Stir the fruit-nut mixture into the chocolate. Spoon out heaping tablespoon-sized clusters of the chocolate mixture onto the baking sheet about 1-inch apart. Put them in the refrigerator to set for 15 minutes. Store and serve at room temperature.