Fun with melted Chocolate


Lately I have been trying to fight off a sweet tooth. As someone who is on a diet, fighting a sweet tooth takes a mountainous amount of will power. Most of the time I am successful, but this is large due to the fact that I try to keep most sweets out of the house. I keep a few snacks for the kids but that is about it. Some of the snacks I keep around for the kids include mini marshmallows, mini chocolate bars or Hersey kisses, and a few crackers (Ritz, Graham, Cheeze-Its, Goldfish, etc.).

For these recipes I just so happened to have marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate, and raisins all at the same time. Well, lets just say I need to either shore up my will power or stop being so damn imaginative.

Before I jump into the recipe, I want to note that these recipes were inspired by wanting to eat more than just a chocolate bar. I made these dishes for myself, so the ingredient list is for a single serving. Since they are simple recipes, it should be super easy to double or triple for larger or multiple portions.  These recipes were written by me, on the fly, and measurements are not accurate. If you are a cook that needs explicit step-by-step directions, please proceed with caution.  For those who are of the school of “toss it in the pot and YUM”, then enjoy and you’re welcome.  If anyone posts this recipe on their own blogs, please give me full credit. 

Microwave Smore’s

Ingredients

  • One graham cracker sheet
  • One mini chocolate bar
  • 6-8 mini marshmallows

Cooking Instructions

  1. Break graham cracker board in half.
  2. On one half of the cracker top with the chocolate bar (broken into uniform pieces). See photo below. Microwave the chocolate covered half of the graham cracker in microwave for 20-25 seconds.
  3. Take other half of cracker and top with mini marshmallows. Carefully microwave for 10 seconds.
  4. Sandwich both halves. Eat. Enjoy. Be sure to keep a wat-nap handy, chocolate will ooze.

Homemade Chocolate Covered Raisins

Ingredients

  • 2-3 mini chocolate bars
  • Handful of raisins (I suppose it looks like a 1/4 cup)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Break up the chocolate into smaller pieces into a microwave safe dish/cup (try to keep the pieces uniform). Heat for about 35 seconds. Stir until chocolate is smooth. Heat in microwave in 5-7 second intervals if the chocolate is still stiff. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate.
  2. Add raisins to melted chocolate, stir until all are coated.
  3. If hungry now, eat and enjoy. If not hungry, let cool until chocolate hardens. You can place the raisins in the fridge to quicken this step, but keep an eye on it (chocolate could harden too much and you’ll need to chisel out your raisins).

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