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Healthy and delicious chocolate recipe for you this Easter…

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 8:21 pm
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Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food, a guilty pleasure, and the good news is that the right kind of chocolate can actually be good for you…

 

Chocolate comes from the cocoa bean, which literally means ‘food of the gods’. And, historically, chocolate was so prized, cacao seeds were used as a form of currency (and, of course, some enterprising sorts even found a way to make counterfeit cocoa). It turns out those Mayans and Aztecs knew a thing or two because modern scientific research is finding new ways in which chocolate  – good quality chocolate, at least – can be worth its weight in gold when it comes to your health.

The healthiest forms of chocolate are dark chocolate (70% cocoa content or higher) and cacao nibs, the original, natural form. (Just in case you are wondering, the health benefits of milk or white chocolate, and any of the processed sweetened stuff are slim to none!).

 

Creating this “chocolate bark” will get your home aroma ready for Easter, makes a beautiful table piece, and best of all you can indulge and enjoy, knowing you are giving yourself an healthy antioxidant boost!!

 

FRUIT & NUT CHOCOLATE BARK

 

350g dark chocolate

125g blanched almonds, toasted and chopped

100g unsweetened dried fruit (eg cranberries or mango)

pinch of sea salt

 

Method

Line a baking sheet with parchment.

Melt the dark chocolate by filling the bottom of a saucepan with couple of cms of water and bring to a simmer over a medium-high heat.

Put the chocolate in a glass bowl and set over the simmering water, stirring occasionally.

Once melted, tip into the prepared tin and smooth with a spatula so the chocolate is evenly distributed.

Scatter over the remaining ingredients (you can add a pinch of dried chillies if you’re feeling brave) and chill in the fridge until the chocolate sets (about 30 mins).

Peel off the parchment and break into pieces.

Store in an airtight container for up to a month (if it lasts that long).

 

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