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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Makes about 17 Ingredients 1 pint (1 pound) fresh strawberries (about 17 strawberries) 2 cups (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips, melting chocolate Directions Melt the dark chocolate: Fill the bottom of the double-boiler or saucepan with an inch or two of water and bring the water to a simmer over medium-high heat. Transfer…

Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Slices

Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Slices Makes 50 slices Ingredients 5 mandarin oranges 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melting chocolate   Directions Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside. Peel the mandarin oranges. In a microwave safe bowl or with the help of a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. Dip each slice…

Cashew Truffles

Cashew Truffles Makes 50 truffles Ingredients: ¾ cup raw cashews ¾ cup cold water 1 lb bittersweet chocolate Cocoa powder (for rolling truffles in)   Directions: Put cashews and cold water in a blender and blend at high speed for 1-2 minutes (yes a long time). Scrape the sides down and blend again until the…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles Makes 16 Truffles Ingredients:                                                                                                                          1 c unsweetened cocoa powder ½ c unsweetened applesauce 3 ½ tbsp honey ¼ tsp vanilla extract 16 small raspberries, clean and dry ¼ c freeze-dried raspberries   Directions: In a medium bowl, mix together the cocoa, applesauce, honey, and vanilla until smooth. Place the bowl…

Turkey and Hummus Pinwheels

Turkey and Hummus Pinwheels Ingredients listed are for 1 wrap, makes about 8 pinwheels.   Ingredients 1 Flatout multi-grain or whole wheat wrap 3 Tbsp. hummus 1-2 Tbsp. plain nonfat Greek yogurt 3 slices turkey (low sodium) Small handful of baby spinach 2 slices red bell pepper 2 Tbsp. shredded carrot 2 petite dill pickles,…

Roasted Red Pepper and Cannellini Bean Dip

Roasted Red Pepper and Cannellini Bean Dip Makes 16 servings, 2 tablespoons each Ingredients: 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1 (7-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, rinsed and drained 1 large garlic clove 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place first…

Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Dip

Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Dip Makes 16 servings, 2 tablespoons each Ingredients: 2 cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt (or a 16 oz container) 1 packet of ranch dip powder (read the labels for the lowest sodium option available!) 1/2 lemon, juiced Directions: Combine all ingredients together, and stir until smooth. The protein in Greek yogurt helps…

Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites

Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites Makes 30 Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, sliced into 1/8 in slices ½ tsp coarse salt 2 tbsp olive oil Guacamole 2 large avocados (or 4 small) ½ cup cilantro Juice of ½ lime 1 ½ tbsp. red wine vinegar ½ tsp red pepper flakes Salt to season Shrimp 30 large,…