June 26, 2009

Chocolate Covered Blueberries.


No, no, no this is not another gross food post. This pic doesn't come with a "viewer discretion is advised" warning.
Those are chocolate covered blueberries and they are delicious. Not only are they tasty, I figure they are somewhat healthy. The antioxidants that are found in blueberries totally offsets the evil nutrients found in milk chocolate. Actually they just cancel each other out so it's all good ;)

How to make Chocolate Covered Blueberries

I made these by melting milk chocolate in the microwave. I know I'm supposed to melt the chocolate in a pan over the stove and that I'm supposed to temper the chocolate, but being as I have no idea how to temper something other than my kids foreheads... in the microwave they go. Once the chocolate is melted, add some butter or shortening. I added about 1 tablespoon of butter. Most of the recipes on allrecipes.com recommend shortening. I didn't have any shortening on hand, so I went with butter. Love the butter flavor.
After the shortening or butter is mixed into the chocolate, you then add the blueberries. Warning! Before you add the blueberries be sure they have had time to dry off from their washing. Another mistake I made was not drying the blueberries before I added them to the chocolate mixture. This made the chocolate mixture a little watery (go figure) and the chocolate didn't stick to the blueberries as nicely as it should have. However, it still tasted like chocolate and that's all that mattered to me.
Next, spoon the chocolate blueberry mixture on wax paper and refrigerate for about a 1/2 hour. Lastly, take them out of fridge and eat them all by yourself =) They were so good, and I bet they're even better had I followed proper directions.

Have a great weekend!

Jamie

6 comments:

Janina Modaal said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Laura said...

Sounds yummy! I might try it with dried blueberries since I have a bag that I haven't been eating.

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LilyHaven said...

I love chocolate and I love blueberries, so I think I might like those too. :)

GoyaDesigns said...

Yum, yum, Yummy! You can also dunk all sorts of nuts, pretzels, and other beloved fruit in chocolate. Yeah, you are right about fresh produce having to be dry in order to get a better finished product.

Kirstin said...

Wow! These sound yummy! I made white choc. covered cranberries last Christmas! YUM! I found your site through your amazing cousin Jenny!!! Love your blog name!