My sister and I recently went on a natural foods health plan. Basically, we are trying to eat mainly fruits, veggies, nuts and grains and avoid all processed foods. Trying is the key word.
I was having a tough moment and reached out to her that I was dying for one of those chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. In her attempt to help, she wrote back that I could pit a cherry with a straw and shove an almond or walnut in it. It would be like a cherry cobbler.
My first thought was, “Is she nuts?” Apparently, I can still pun when I’m starving.
My second thought was, “I really want a chocolate chip ice cream sandwich.”
And finally, I realized what a great idea she had. I love cherries but never buy them because I hate the pits. I couldn’t wait to try this.
To make these, you will need red cherries, almonds (or mixed nuts) and a straw. I don’t recommend skinny, cheap straws because they are too flimsy. If you can get one of the larger ones from Starbucks, those are great. I also found that the hard plastic straws that are in some sippy cups work well.
Wash your cherries and remove the stem. Poke your straw through the center of the cherry. I found that I had to push the straw through each end of the cherry first to create a tunnel.
Now you have a nice, clean opening in your cherry.
You can leave it like this for easy eating or you can fill it with an almond or other nut.
For any Ohio State fans (or if you just love Ohio!), I thought these looked like little buckeyes.
I also had these little squares of chocolate from a trail mix and found they fit perfectly inside, as well. This made a yummy, chocolate-cherry treat.
While these are no match for a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich, they really are a sweet and filling snack. Enjoy!
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