Chocolate Seed Bites

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I am pretty lucky Norah is a good sport about her school lunches.  When I take her grocery shopping she always manages to find Lunchables with oreo’s in them and gummy snacks and wonders out loud why I don’t buy them for her for lunch.  So I am always trying to find new little “half treats” I can make for her so she doesn’t feel deprived of sweets and processed junk food. Enter Chocolate Seed Bites.

Of course I screwed this up for her completely, at first.  My plan was to make a healthy dark chocolate little bark with sunflower seeds, raisins and pumpkins seeds in it.  We always have those ingredients in the house, we use them to make homemade trail mix, but the kids have started to wain on that so onto something new.  I thought I was so smart too, I would buy one of those organic real dark chocolate bars that everyone in the world says is healthy for you in small doses.  They are like $5 a piece which is a lot to me but of course the quality and health benefits would out way the cost in my head.  The major downside to this plan was it was so bitter the kids wouldn’t eat them at all!

Plan two now taking effect.  Purchase a bakers semi sweet chocolate bar to make it palatable to the maniacs. In case you don’t see my cooking pattern yet it is always screw up plan one then try plan two!

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So I start with a 4 oz bar of semi sweet chocolate, a 1/4 cup golden raisins, a tablespoon raw unsalted sunflower seeds and a tablespoon of roasted salted pumpkin seeds (to give it some salty taste to go along with chocolate).  First step is to melt the chocolate.  I break up the bar into little pieces and put it in a small glass bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir and repeat another 30 seconds.  After that I continue stirring until the chocolate is smooth it will be warm enough to melt itself after the minute with some stirring.

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Now on a piece of parchment paper I drop little teaspoons of chocolate, then drop raisins and seeds into it without pressing them down.  I just let them sink in a little.

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This gave me 12 little chocolate seeds bites after of course testing each ingredient for quality. 🙂

I let them harden back up on the counter for the afternoon then transferred to a plastic container to keep in the fridge.  We will pop one into Norah school lunch each day then bask in the compliments we will receive from her!

Chocolate Seed Bites
Recipe Type: Snack
Author: Blogging with Apples
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 16 mins
Serves: 12
A little dose of chocolate to brighten a school lunch!
Ingredients
  • 1 4 oz bar semi sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon roasted salted pumpkin seeds
Instructions
  1. Break chocolate bar into small pieces and place in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Cook on high 30 seconds then stir, return to microwave and cook another 30 seconds and stir until melted.
  3. Drop teaspoons of chocolate onto parchment paper and top with raisins and seeds.
  4. Allow to harden at room temperature and then transfer to a container and place in fridge.
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Jeff McIntosh

About Jeff McIntosh

Jeff's family lives in his childhood home on a 1/4 acre in town lot. Despite the small space to work with, they have challenged ourselves to produce as much of our own food as possible — and cook it! They document their journey at Blogging with Apples.