I hope you are all enjoying a peaceful and fulfilling holiday season in whatever fashion suits you best.
If you are anything like us, I suspect that you have been amply fed this past month (or so) and may be looking to shift gears from the heavier hitting sweets and treats to something a little lighter.
I find dark chocolate (75% cocoa or more) especially effective at satisfying sugar cravings while not feeding the bottomless pit of desire fueled by milk chocolate (the kind of sugar that hijacks our brains’ neural circuits and keeps us locked in to old habits). If you’re looking for an exit strategy to slowly come down from the sugar high and the treadmill of addiction that surrounds it, this dessert idea offers a kind and gentle descent.
Fun and festive, these little apple wedges are not only full of flavor and satisfying texture, they also pack some wonderful antioxidants and nutrients. Light, crunchy and super tasty, they make a perfect addition to any new year’s table (and are rather pretty too, don’t you think?). They are also a great project for small hands and completely adaptable to taste preferences.
Be sure to read the Nutrition and Cooking Notes for options, explanations and ideas.
I hope you have fun with these, any time of year!