29 Jan '14, 1am

Satisfy your chocolate craving with these simple dessert makeovers:

If nutty, chocolate candy bars are your go-to treat, try making homemade dark-chocolate bark. Mix chopped dried fruit (like cranberries or currants) and nuts (such as walnuts, pistachios, or almonds) into melted dark chocolate and pour into a rimmed wax paper-lined baking sheet. (Reserving a handful of the mix-ins to sprinkle over the top of the bark provides a more visually appealing treat.) Once cool, break the bark into pieces. Or make chocolate the supporting player in a crunchy dessert by dipping a banana in melted dark chocolate and rolling it in chopped nuts. "Dark chocolate and nuts are great partners," says Monica Bearden, R.D., coauthor of Chocolate: A Healthy Passion . "Together they provide vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, protein, healthy fats, and arginine, an amino acid that works with the flavonols in chocolate to help dilate blood vessels and aid in mus...

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