Posted in Chocolate, Party Snacks, Snacks, tagged 70 % dark chocolate, anti oxidants, Chocolate almond stars, diet snacks, double boiler, Food, healthy snacks, melted chocolate, natural anti depressant, raw almonds, recipes, snacks on July 24, 2012 |
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70% dark chocolate and raw almonds, both extremely good for you!
Your 70 % dark chocolate is off course not your kiddies chocolate loaded with sugar and milk, rather think of it as a natural anti-depressant full of anti oxidants.
So why not combine the two for a delicious little super snack.
I had some left over dark chocolate (I KNOW! who’s got left over chocolate in their pantry, right???)Well these things happens in my house since my husband is a diabetic and I would rather sell my soul for something salty…thinking salty cracks, yum!
I basically used left overs so off course I didn’t really bother to measure anything. So please use the quantities below with the knowledge that you might actually have left overs! lol.
Promise next time I make a batch I will write it down and amend my recipe!
+- 150 g 70 % dark chocolate
+- 100 g raw almonds
Roughly chop the chocolate and melt it in a double boiler. In the meantime spray a cookie sheet with Cooking spray. Use four nuts placing them in a star shape. It works best if you place all the top points facing each other. This requires a little patience, so be patient!
Drizzle a teaspoon of the melted chocolate over each star. Set in the fridge for 10 minutes and transfer to an air tight container.
No go on, have one or two or three…don’t have more than 3 if you are on a diet!
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Posted in Snacks, tagged cashew nuts, cocoa powder, Food, healthy energy bars, healthy recipes, healthy snacking, lunch box treats, natural sweetness, pitted dates, raw almonds, recipes on July 22, 2012 |
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I firmly believe that one should have a little treat while on any diet or healthy eating program.
Why? Because we are human and we humans like sweet chocolate things! That’s it.
This is a great lunch box treat and it also qualifies for that chocolate graving attacks that sneaks up on you after eight at night just before bedtime, and that’s normally the time that my mind and body is divided in thought. If you ever had to talk yourself out of a slice of toast before bedtime you would understand what I mean!
I love this recipe because it contains all healthy ingredients, no sugar, just the natural sweetness of the dates and a crunchy bite from the nuts.
I have successfully halved the recipe since pitted dates only come in 250 g packets and because our family only consists of 3 minus the grumpy one that doesn’t have a sweet tooth at all!
300 g moist pitted dates – roughly chopped
250 g Cashew nuts
100 g Raw Almonds
50 g Cocoa Powder
a Pinch of Salt
2 – 3 tbs cold water
Spray a cookie sheet/tray with a non-stick spray.
Pulse the chopped dates, nuts, cocoa powder and salt in a food processor and process until the texture is coarse.
Add a little water at time until it forms a dough ball in the food processor. The consistency should still be fairly dry. Press into the pan and cut into squares. Chill for at least an hour in the refrigerator. Keep bars chilled in an airtight container.
Add 50 g of desiccated coconut to the mixture.
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