recipe from Food Network's Ellie KriegerIt happens at about 4:00.....
I'm starting to think what/why/when/how to make dinner.
And I'm hungry.
And the kids are LOUD.
The house has been destroyed, cleaned up, and re-destroyed.
I need SOMETHING. And if I don't have something on hand, I usually go through about half a bag of chocolate chips.....
And then I found this little recipe and I am in LOVE. They are so so so easy, and just what you need when 4:00 hits.
1 cup almonds, toasted and chopped (toast in a pan on medium heat for 10-15 minutes)
1/2 cup dried cherries (I used dried cranberries, because that's what I had on hand)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate (the darker the better I say!)
Melt your chocolate (you can get all fancy in a double boiler, but I melted it SLOWLY in the microwave--don't cook your chocolate, just melt it)
I also added a heaping tablespoon of ground flax seed, because I like to trick my family like that.
Mix in your chopped almonds and cherries. Drop by small spoonful onto parchment, ( I love a sprinkle of sea salt!) and let set up in the fridge.
Try to only eat them one at a time......they are so so so good (and not too bad for you either!)