Chocolate Date & Brazil Nut Bites

Chocolate Date & Brazil Nut Bites

These incredibly moorish 'Chocolate Date & Brazil Bites' will satisfy any chocolate craving. Eating a few Brazil nuts daily will supply you with a good dose of the antioxidant mineral selenium which is needed for good tissue elasticity. It also acts to reduce cell damage from free radicals, and may play an important role in reducing the risk of skin cancer. Dates are a good source of dietary fibre and iron to support bowel health and energy production in the body. Having a couple of squares of good quality dark chocolate at night with a cuppa is a good way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Dark chocolate contains powerful antioxidants called phenols that help lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. The darker and more pure the better, so look for a dark chocolate with a cacao content of at least 70%, and preferably organic.

Gluten-free.

Chocolate Date & Brazil Bites


12 Medjool dates
12 Brazil nuts
200g good quality dark chocolate
Topping:
Raw cacao nibs, bee pollen, coconut, or crushed nuts or seeds


Method:

  1. Cut medjool dates down one side and remove the seed.
  2. Place a Brazil nut inside each date and press date around it.
  3. 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.
  4. 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: Our Bodhi Organic Masala Chai goes perfectly with these Chocolate Date & Brazil Nut Bites.

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