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Dark Chocolate Clusters

Glenys's picture

Dark Chocolate Clusters (post #57123)


The other night I did a class with two authors, Liz Pearson and Mairlyn Smith who presented from their book, The Ultimate Healthy Eating Plan.
They made these dark chocolate cereal clusters, reminiscent of those funny crunchy cookies people used to make with chocolate and Chinese noodles. Anyway, it's the dark chocolate and fibre thing that makes them healthy and perhaps a good way for some to get fibre.

The Ultimate Healthy Chocolate Treat
P. 308

1/2 lb (250 g) dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped into _-inch (1 cm) chunks
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Kellogg’s All Bran Flakes, or Nature’s Path Flax Plus Flakes.
2 cups (500 mL) Kellogg’s All Bran Buds

1. Line a 9- x 13-inch (3.5-L) pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl over gently simmering water. Remove from the heat just as it starts to melt. Continue to stir until completely melted and cool to the touch.

3. Mix the cereals in a large bowl. Pour in the melted chocolate. Stir gently until combined.

4. Spread evenly into the pan.(MY NOTE: I think it's easier to make 16 clusters than cut them after) Let it sit for 20 minutes or until set.

5. Cut into 16 pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Makes 16 pieces. 1 piece per serving.

130 Calories
6 g Total Fat
3 g Sat Fat
0 g Trans Fat
75 mg Sodium
21 g CHO
7 g Fibre
2 g Protein

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #57123, reply #1 of 3)

Now that's my kind of health food!

MadMom's picture

(post #57123, reply #2 of 3)

Hmmm...bran is good for us elderly folks.  Reminds me of my husband and I sitting on our boat one morning eating bran muffins, and a friend of ours, a radiologist, stopped by.  When he saw what we were eating, he just laughed and said "old folks, just eating and $hiting."  Hey, works for us, and think how much better it would be with chocolate.

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Marcia's picture

(post #57123, reply #3 of 3)

I do something similar but use salted nuts, usually pecans, for the clusters. Easiest candy in the world and DH adores it.