An old coworker of mine enjoyed cooking nutritious meals and foods. One day she brought in chocolate covered blueberries and I was blown away by how tasty they were. I’m not a big chocolate fan, but I just couldn’t get enough of them. I’ve been thinking about the tasty snack for weeks now and decided to make a batch.
Blueberries: A Superhero Fruit
At only 84 calories per 1 cup serving, blueberries pack a high nutritional punch. Blueberries are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. These berries offer powerful antioxidant protection and are known to improve nighttime vision, motor skills, and memory. To learn more about how awesome blueberries are visit Self Nutritional Facts or Driscolls.
Because this recipe uses raw blueberries – which provide the best flavor and greatest nutritional benefits – you are getting an indulgent healthy snack. Not to mention these chocolate blueberries are quick to make and made in a big batch can be stored in the fridge to be enjoyed for days.
What You Will Need
- Small non-stick saucepan
- Wooden spoon
- ¼ measuring cup
- Wax paper
- Pint of blueberries
- Baking Chocolate (I used these semi-sweet chunks, but use whatever you prefer. I found mine at Fresh Market.)
Step by Step
Add ¼ cup chocolate in a small non-stick saucepan and place over stove top on low heat. Stir while the chocolate starts to melt. Do not leave the chocolate unattended, you don’t want it to bubble or burn.
Once the chocolate is melted to a smooth creamy texture add a handful of blueberries. Softly fold the blueberries in to the melted chocolate and evenly coat. If you stir too rigorously, you may cause the berries to burst open.
Remove the saucepan from the stove top and place a long strip of wax paper on your counter. Using the wooden spoon scoop out the blueberries and place each berry individually on the wax paper. Smooth the chocolate on the blueberries with your finger.
Starting again at the beginning, repeat the steps until you’ve used all your blueberries. I like to make these in smaller batches so the chocolate doesn’t get clumpy and the blueberries don’t burst.
Once the chocolate has hardened completely, place blueberries in a seal tight container and chill in the refrigerator.
Enjoy chilled as a sweet snack!
I hope you enjoy this sweet treat as much as I do. To help you remember the steps I’ve created a step-by-step guide you can pin to Pinterest! As always, feel free to share with a friend.