Monday, March 12, 2012
chocolate dipped blackberries
Sunday started rainy and cold, and as a result everyone in the house got the blahs. No one wanted to do anything, and yet no one wanted to do nothing either. Having just whipped up a batch of emergency chocolate cake, I came up with the answer - more chocolate.
After a lackluster lunch, I quickly melted some chocolate chips and asked the kids to help me make some chocolate-dipped berries. This turned too-sour blackberries into cute berry pops, and brightened up everyone's (well, at least my) mood. Warning - these "berry lollipops" go down quick!
Blackberries, or any other berry, washed and dried
Chocolate chips (I used a mix of Ghiradelli 60% Cocoa and bittersweet)
Maldon sea salt (optional)
Dump chocolate chips in a microwave bowl and microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring after each time, until melted and smooth. Meanwhile, stick toothpicks into the stem part of berries (if using blackberries). Dip berries in chocolate, then lay on a piece of waxed paper to dry. Top with sea salt if you like salted chocolate. I did this when I made homemade Reeses' peanutbutter cups, but found the combo of salt, chocolate, and berries to be a bit odd, so didn't salt all of them. Let harden, and enjoy!