Thursday, 25 September 2014

Chocolate Covered Blueberries



Chocolate Covered Blueberries
These may just be my perfect healthy treat.  Smooth dark chocolate, a hint of coconut oil and a sweet burst of blueberry freshness all combined into one blissful bite.  At the moment, these little chocolate bombs are my favourite after-dinner snack.  

Three things inspired these little treats.  I've been looking for ways to use more of the chocolate and coconut oil combination since using it in my cherry ripe ice-cream tarts.  I was inspired by Celia's chocolate platter to actually use the chocolate mould I've had sitting in the cupboard for a while. And I'm snacking on a lot of frozen blueberries at the moment.  I realised I could combine them all, so I did, and they are awesome! 


I love the taste and texture you get when you melt dark chocolate with a little coconut oil and let it set. Adding the coconut oil also adds some healthy fat to the snack. They take five minutes to make and five minutes to set - so you're happily snacking in 10 minutes flat!

Simply melt some chocolate and coconut oil, spoon a little into the bottom of each mould, pop one or two blueberries in each mould and finish by filling the moulds with the remaining chocolate.


Chocolate covered blueberries

I used a silicon chocolate mould and it worked a treat - they look kind of pro if you ask me.  They are a bit uneven on the bottom as I wasn't concerned if the blueberry sat above the top of the mould. But if you want your chocolates to have a flat bottom just cut your blueberries up to make sure they are small enough to sit below the top of the mould. 

I used frozen blueberries.  I prefer them to fresh blueberries as they defrost inside the chocolate which means you get a little burst of blueberry juice when you bite into the chocolate.

Chocolate covered blueberries


Chocolate Covered Blueberries

Total time: 5 minutes plus cooling
Yield: 15 small chocolates

Ingredients
  • 100g dark chocolate (70%)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen, I use frozen)
Cooking Directions
  1. Place chocolate and coconut oil in a glass jug to melt in the microwave.
  2. Stir chocolate mixture every 30 seconds until it is three-quarters melted. Remove chocolate from the microwave and stir until it is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Add a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of each mould.
  4. Place 1-2 blueberries in each mould.
  5. Fill each mould with remaining chocolate.
  6. Place in fridge for 10-15 minutes until set.
What is your favourite healthy after dinner treat?

Happy eating!

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Keep smiling
Dani :)


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    1. They taste as good as they look too!

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! I love this idea!!! These look absolutely delicious. I have some frozen blueberries in the freezer so am definitely going to do this! Thank you for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party - have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Frozen blueberries are a must in our house, there is always something you can do with them!

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  3. i love chocolate and blueberries. yum!

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    1. It is a classic, no fail combination!

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  4. I am obsessed with how delicious these chocolate coated blueberries look! Wish that I could devour a couple right now, they look so good!

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    1. If I could I'd pass them through the screen for you :) Thanks for visiting

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  5. They look amazing! What a great idea! I'll have to get my hands on a chocolate mould and give these a try!

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    1. Thanks Liz. The silicon moulds work really well. There are a whole heap of $2 moulds at the cooking shop at Brand Smart Nunawading at the moment if you live near that part of town.

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  6. I'm so excited about the fact that it's finally blueberry season in Australia! I can't wait to try making these...I have a heart-shaped mould that could do just the trick!

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    1. Heart shaped chocolates would look super cute! I'm looking forward to the price of fresh blueberries getting more affordable soon too!

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  7. Oh they look delicious! I just want to reach out and grab a few right now! Really pretty pics.

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