Such a good healthy dessert! Chocolate and cherries are full of antioxidants, while the bacon and butter give you good filling fats that slow the sugar absorption. A win-win for a dessert!
1 bar stone ground fair trade dark chocolate (70% or higher)
1 tablespoon salted grass-fed butter
½ teaspoon nitrate free bacon fat (optional)
1 tablespoon pure (organic) maple syrup
½ cup organic dark cherries (fresh or frozen)
In a saucepan or double boiler, melt dark chocolate, butter, and bacon fat over a low heat, stirring constantly so it doesn’t burn. Once melted, add in maple syrup and cherries. Cook until cherries are warmed all the way through (especially if frozen).
** This can totally be eaten by itself. You can eat it hot, like a little cup of liquid chocolate, or you can put it in the fridge and make a fudge out of it. Or, it can be used as a sauce- drizzle it over fruit, or over a shortbread cookie. You can even get adventurous and drizzle it over bacon! Or remove the chocolate and it becomes a great sauce for duck or pork.