By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
Chocolate can be very healthy when homemade using whole quality healthy ingredients. Chocolate is full of antioxidants, flavonoids, magnesium, iron, calcium and more. It has been shown to be helpful for heart, brain and nerve health as well as being beneficial for blood sugars (without the added sugars) and a happy mood, see here for more on the benefits of chocolate.
Homemade chocolate is easy and delicious, and the fun of it is you can add any additions that you enjoy whether this is dried fruit, nuts, chilli, extra sea salt, cinnamon, spices, superfoods or seeds, which can make these little treasures even more delicious. These are a great gift for loved ones to celebrate with or simply to enjoy as an alternative to store-bought chocolate that can contain many undesirable ingredients such as vegetable fat, excess sugar and dairy.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes (in freezer)
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serving Size: 1 chocolate
Trans Fat: 3.5g