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Chocolate Trail Mix Clusters

Indulge in the sweeter things, even if you are maintaining a heart-healthy diet! Loaded with superfoods, fresh berries or rich chocolate, here are a few recipes that your heart will love:

Chocolate Trail Mix Clusters

Sometimes, the simplest treats are the best treats. Visit our bulk bins to mix and match dried fruit and nuts to create new flavor combinations!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Dark or semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 1-1 1/2 cups Dried fruit and nuts

Instructions:

  1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a small saucepan, gently melt chocolate over low heat. Using a spoon, scoop small dollops of melted chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet. (They’ll spread a little, so start small.)
  3. Top with dried fruit and nuts.
  4. Allow to cool and set 1–3 hours, or until completely solid and firmed up.
  5. Transfer to an airtight container to store.

No Bake Chocolate Berry TartNo Bake Chocolate Berry Tart

A healthy chocolate lover’s dream! This no-bake tart is so beautiful, yet SO easy! Perfect for parties and special occasions!

Ingredients:

For the Crust:
  • 1 3/4 cup Oats (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened cocoa (or cacao)
  • 1/3 cup Pure maple syrup (or honey, or agave)
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut oil
  • 1 pinch Salt
For the Filling:
  • 1/2 cup Pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk (can sub cashew milk, almond milk, or dairy milk)
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
For the Topping:
  • 1 1/2-2 cups Fresh berries

Instructions:

For the Crust:
  1. Put the oats in a food processor and pulse to break it up a bit.
  2. Add cocoa powder, syrup, coconut oil and salt. Process until mixture forms a ball and comes together.
  3. Transfer dough to a tart pan and pat out using fingers or the bottom of a cup until crust is spread evenly. Refrigerate while you make the filling.
For the Filling:
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor (or blender, or you can do this by hand) and purée or pulse until well combined and there are no lumps remaining.
  2. Spread filling over the crust and smooth out with a spatula or knife.
For the Topping:
  1. If serving within a few (4–5) hours, place the berries on top of the chocolate filling in any design you like, and chill for at least 30–40 minutes in the refrigerator to allow filling and crust to set. Store tart in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. If you are making this ahead of time (more than 4–5 hours before eating), refrigerate the tart (crust and filling). When ready to serve, top with berries. Store tart in the refrigerator.
  3. If you are making this far in advance, you can make and freeze the tart without the berry topping and store in the freezer in an airtight bag up to 2–3 weeks. Thaw in the refrigerator before adding berries and serving.

Superfood Verry Berry PopsiclesSuperfood Verry Berry Popsicles

Fresh, flavorful and loaded with superfoods! These frozen treats are sure to become family favorites.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup Frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup Frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup (or more) Baby spinach
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Chia seeds
  • 1 cup Orange juice
  • Water, as needed. (I usually use between 3/4-1 cup)

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in the blender and purée until completely smooth. Pour into popsicle molds, insert sticks, and freeze until completely solid, about 3–4 hours.
  2. If you don’t have a popsicle mold: Fill paper cups 2/3 full and freeze 30–45 minutes, or until starting to harden but still soft. Insert sticks (this way they won’t slip around in the liquid) and continue to freeze until completely solid, about 3 hours.
  3. If you don’t have a high-speed blender: Purée the spinach and chia seeds together with the liquid first to help break down the spinach. Add the remaining ingredients and purée until completely smooth.

 


About Emily

Emily lives, loves and cooks at One Lovely Life, where she shares healthy recipes and inspiration for living a happy, full life. When her daughter developed an intolerance to gluten and dairy, her blog shifted to accommodate their new eating style, and these days you’ll find fresh, vibrant, colorful recipes that don’t feel like they’re missing anything. In addition to enjoying healthy meal choices on her blog, you’ll find made-over sweet treats, book recommendations and tips for living a life you love.