Chocolate Berry Patches

A Valentine’s Day Treat

Recipe for building strong bones by Dr. Claudia Tamas

Berries and Dark Chocolate is a match made in heaven!  Berries are high in Vitamin C which can help boost the absorption of calcium to help you build strong bones. Dark chocolate has more antioxidants than milk or white chocolate, so look for a cocoa content of 60% or higher. Dark chocolate is packed with important minerals to help keep your bones healthy, including iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and phosphorus. But beware; chocolate is a high-calorie food, so enjoy no more than 3 ounces a day. 


  • Melt approximately a 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Dollop a teaspoon of the melted chocolate on the baking sheet.
  • Top with raspberries, blueberries and/or blackberries.
  • You should be able to make approximately 20 dollops of Chocolate Berry Patches.
  • Save some of the melted chocolate and drizzle it over the berries.
  • Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes until the chocolate sets.

These Chocolate Berry Patches are a healthy treat you can enjoy right away or store a few in the freezer and enjoy them later as a frozen treat!

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Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra is the founder and Clinic Director of Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is Board Certified in Chiropractic Medicine and Chiropractic Neurology, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has been in practice and providing educational health and wellness programs in the community since 1986.

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