Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food, a guilty pleasure, and the good news is that the right kind of chocolate can actually be good for you…
200g dark chocolate
Your choice of fruit
Desiccated coconut / chopped nuts (optional)
1. Melt 200g dark chocolate by filling the bottom of a saucepan with a couple of centimetres of water and bring to a simmer over a medium-high heat. Put the chocolate in a glass bowl and set over the simmering water.
2. Let the chocolate melt, stirring occasionally, until no more lumps remain. Remove the bowl with the chocolate from heat. While the chocolate melts, line a large tray with baking parchment.
3. Wash your fruit and pat dry well before cutting up into slices – when fruit is wet, it’s much harder for the chocolate to stick. Almost any fruit works, including bananas, pears and orange slices as well as strawberries and cherries.
4. Dip a third of the fruit slices into the chocolate and place on the parchment to set.
Option: sprinkle with unsweetened desiccated coconut or chopped nuts.