Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tasty Little Bites

It's a well-known fact that given the choice between a salty snack or a sweet one I'd choose salty every time. There are times, though, that I enjoy a sweet treat. A few days ago I put together these simple but tasty little bites. They were just what I was craving!

In a zip-top bag, I melted some semi-sweet chocolate using the microwave - 30 seconds at a time, mushing the chocolate around in between each time. Then I snipped the corner off of the bag and piped little circles of melted chocolate onto waxed paper.

Next was the fun part! Before the chocolate set, I sprinkled it with deliciousness. I made several different combinations using whatever little treats I had in the pantry - orange zest, pistachios, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, raisins, flax seeds, dried cranberries, etc.

If I were a patient person I suppose I could have just left them on the counter to set, but I'm not and I didn't. I popped them into the freezer for 10 minutes and then transferred them to a plastic container - after I taste-tested them, of course. These can be stored in the fridge, freezer, or even out on the counter.