Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sweet Week - The Healthy Way

Ok, 2 people at home can only eat so many desserts. So, I thought it was time to bring a bit of health back - almost. Something small that can be snacked throughout the day and doesn't fill you up too much. I made these little clusters a few months back for a charity event for Marymount Hospice and received positive feedback. The clusters don't look indulgent although they are held together with white chocolate. A hint of cinnamon adds an interesting note to the clusters and you keep eating them just to make sure you got all flavours. Even kids like them (I always add a bit more of the white chocolate for kids) and they get s good portion of healthy nuts and seeds (just don't tell them that it is a healthy option to crisps or they'll never eat them). They are dead easy to do - the most difficult task is to melt the chocolate and then to drop them into the paper cases (you can drop dollops of the mixture onto parchment paper and when hardened put them into an airtight tin).
Little Gems

You will need:

  • 225g white chocolate
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 50g raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Melt the chocolate in a bain marie until smooth. Mix all other ingredients into a bowl and stir in the melted chocolate. Working quite quickly, drop dollops into little paper cases on on a sheet of non-stick parchment paper. When dried - store in an airtight container.

Told you it was easy - happy snacking

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