These incredibly moorish chocolate bites with a healthy caramel-like centre will satisfy any chocolate craving this Easter. Eating a few Brazil nuts daily will supply you with a good dose of selenium which is needed for good thyroid health and protection against certain types of cancers and heart disease. Dates are a good source of dietary fibre and iron to support bowel health and energy production in the body. Dark chocolate has many impressive health benefits including being protective of the heart and cardiovascular system. The polyphenols in cacao can prevent bad ‘LDL’ cholesterol from clogging up arteries, they can lower total cholesterol and help reduce blood pressure.
Chocolate Brazil Bites
12 Medjool dates
12 Brazil nuts
200g good quality dark chocolate
Raw cacao nibs, coconut flakes, or crushed nuts or seeds
Cut medjool dates down one side and remove the seed.
Place a Brazil nut inside each date and press date around it.
Melt chocolate in a small bowl. Dip dates in chocolate, covering them well. Use a fork to remove your chocolate dipped dates so that the excess chocolate drips off.
Place them on a tray covered with baking paper. Sprinkle with topping of choice and then place in the fridge until set. Keep them in the fridge until ready to eat.
TEA PAIRING: These delicious chocolate bites go perfectly with a pot of Bodhi Organic Sticky Chai.