Well, as healthy as chocolate can be, anyhow!
Hi, I'm Ruthy and I love God, my family, my country, coffee, chocolate and dogs.
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Cate was talking about chromium and chocolate and all that good stuff yesterday, and that reminded me to share this super easy, "won't break the carb or calorie" bank snack:
Dark Chocolate Bark
2 bags (or 4 cups) of dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups salted peanuts, almonds, nuts of your choice
Melt chocolate over pan of hot (not boiling) water. I create my own double boiler by setting a biggish bowl over a 2-quart saucepan with about 2 inches of water in the bottom. Heat the water to simmer. Add chocolate to the bowl.
Stir regularly. Don't let water or steam get into chocolate, that's why I use a bigger bowl to block the steam.
You can clean the kitchen or READ A BOOK while this is melting!
When melted, stir in nuts (more or less isn't a big deal). I used these Caramel Salted Peanuts:
Spread out on an aluminum foil covered cookie sheet. Refrigerate until firm, break into pieces. Store in covered container in fridge (at least in summer, when the weather's moderate, can be kept in cupboard. I made white chocolate bark and dark chocolate for our summer reunion:
Break into pieces:
This is a great, marvelous, quick grab without being high in calories or carbs.