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01-12-2006, 02:09 PM
Chocolate dipped strawberries :T


* 1 pound of medium-sized whole strawberries
* 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate

Microwave chocolate in a glass bowl, stopping after 30 seconds, then every 10 seconds until almost melted. Stir until smooth and glossy. Wash strawberries and pat them dry as any moisture from the fruit will spoil the texture of the melted chocolate.

Dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate, covering the lower half of the strawberry. Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refridgerate for at least 1 hour.

Nutritional Info -per Strawberry: Calories 48, Fat 2g,Fiber 1.1g

01-12-2006, 02:13 PM

3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
6 oz jar of Maraschino cherries

1. Spray non-stick cooking spray on a non-stick cookie sheet with lip, set aside.

2. Beat eggs and cream of tartar in a medium-size mixing bowl until soft peaks form.

3. Slowly pour sugar into the egg mixture and mix until stiff glossy peaks form.

4. Fold in pecans, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt.

5. Spoon mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and spread thin and evenly.

6. Bake in oven at 250 degrees for about 20 minutes.

7. Remove cookie sheet and let sit for a few minutes.

8. Using a 3" heart-shaped cookie cutter begin making cuts. Press firmly to insure even shapes.

9. Place cookie sheet back into oven and bake at 250 degrees for 20 additional minutes.

10. Remove hearts carefully and let cool on wire rack.

11. Spoon a few cherry halves on top of hearts.

Servings: Approximately 14 @ 1 Heart per serving: Calories 90, Protein 1.5 g, Fat 3 g, Carb 12 g.

Best if stored at room temperature and eaten within 5 days.