|A holiday like July 4th should include freedom from the kitchen|
It's not easy to improve on Nature's little blue beauties. Though they do seem kinda plain and naked...
when dark chocolate enters the picture.
Taste one of these clusters, and those little blue beauties start looking a mite shabby without their chocolate robe.
Fresh blueberries, gently washed and thoroughly dried, at room temperature. The amount varies, based on the size of berries. I didn't measure, but I probably used 4 or 5 cups. You want just enough naked berries to slip comfortably and completely into that silky robe of chocolate.
12 ounces dark chocolate--use a good quality kind, like Ghirardelli 60% Cacao, Bittersweet Chocolate
Microwave the chocolate in a heat-safe glass bowl, first for one minute and then thirty seconds at a time, stirring until smooth and completely melted.
Gently fold blueberries into the melted chocolate and drop by spoonfuls onto a wax paper covered cookie sheet.
Freeze for about 10 minutes or until chocolate is firm.
Clusters should be kept refrigerated and eaten with 24 hours. Around here, that's not a problem.
Happy Independence Day!