We all know that sweet tooth snacking can be a dangerous habit! Unless you're making healthy snacks like these delicious Cocoa Pear Crisps! This simple recipe makes a great snack or light dessert that you and your skin will love!
Note: Studies suggest that a chemical in cocoa protects skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure and prevents the skin from aging.
COCOA PEAR CRISPS
adapted from Food52
3 firm pears
3 tablespoons coarse sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
Using a mandoline, slice the pears to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, ginger and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Sprinkle the cocoa mixture evenly over the pears.
Bake at 275 degrees. After 1/2 hour, flip each pear so that they cook evenly. After one hour, turn off the oven. Remove the pears from the oven and allow to cool. They will crisp as they cool.
And they will be eaten quickly.
Recipe Source: The Year In Food