This drawing is now closed. Day one of Ellie Week went really well, so here’s day two — a little something sweet. Remember, Ellie Week on Justcooknyc is to celebrate the publication of Ellie’s newest cookbook, So Easy, and I’m doing a giveaway for each blog post. That means even if you entered the giveaway for the lamb pizzas post, you can enter again by posting a comment here too (U.S. and Canada residents, please).
So it doesn’t get much easier than this. You chop up dried cherries and almonds, and then toss them with melted dark chocolate.
Then you scoop them onto a baking sheet and chill in the fridge.
What a treat. So why are these in a healthy cookbook? Personally, I think staying fit is so much harder if you deprive yourself all the time. Plus, nuts and dried fruit, and even chocolate can all be good for you, in moderation of course. Plus, by tossing them together, you get just a light coating of chocolate, unlike a heavy chocolate bar. For me, it’s just the right amount of chocolate. These are so tempting.