Give me a good gingersnap and I’m happy. Dip them in dark chocolate and crystallized ginger, and I’m downright elated. What an idea, marrying gingersnaps with heart-healthy chocolate and healing, sweet-spicy candied ginger!
Although I adore making cookies from scratch, I also love recipes where you can dress up store-bought items, like this one. Look for a good quality ginger cookie in your natural foods store.
8 small organic gingersnaps
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 tablespoon finely chopped dried cranberries
1. Dip gingersnaps into melted chocolate. Let the excess drip off.
2. Place on a wax paper-lined plate. Sprinkle with crystallized ginger and cranberries.
3. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.
Tip: To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium in 20-second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. Or place in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.
Yield: 4 servings, 2 cookies each. Per serving: 157 calories; 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 1g mono unsaturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 97 mg sodium; 96 mg potassium. 2 Carbohydrate Servings.
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