any excuse to sneak chocolate into my meals - or my snacks, mind - is welcome in my book... when it's not as bad for me i'm doubly euphoric, of course. these superfood (i.e. dried fruit and nuts) dark chocolate nibbles are good for you, minus the often involved guilty pleasure compensation.
i created them for a special project i had going on with si style magazine*, a small recipe booklet dedicated to "beauty food" inspired recipes. naturally, when i spotted a version of these - and actually they seem to be all over the interwebs, especially pinterest now, hello, foodie trend! - i couldn't help but turn them into my own version, adding some healthy spirulina for an extra healthy plus.
* unfortunately, it's in german and only available in print, but many of the recipes have or will be featured here on fork + flower. it was still very exciting to see an actual, real life, analog print magazine - with some renommé, even - feature my recipes and pictures.
superfood dark chocolate nibbles
makes about 18
200 g dark lindt chocolate
1 handful various nuts; like almonds, macadamia, pecan and pistachios
1 hadnful dried fruit such as cranberries, pomegranate aerils, goji berries, barberries
1-2 tbsp. spirulina seaweed powder
break the chocolate into pieces and melt it very slowly on very low heat, stirring occasionally with a spatula to smooth it. when fully melted, add spirulina and remove from the heat. let cool a little. with a tablespoon, shape little circles onto a parchment paper. garnish with nuts and fruit according to your liking. let harden in a cold place until the chocolate is fully set. keep in an airtight container in the fridge.