Does chocolate make you happy? Wait, let me answer that: Yes, it actually does. Dark chocolate has significant health benefits, both mental and physical. Dark chocolate—the darker, the better—is a significant source of antioxidants and lowers blood pressure. Chocolate also boosts serotonin levels, which helps with depression. If chocolate is your jam, then this dessert has your name written all over it.
Dark chocolate clusters
Creamy, crunchy and chewy! The tender raisins in this recipe add a touch of sweetness. These clusters make a delicious holiday gift for the special woman in your life. Or man, ‘cause men are special, too!
INGREDIENTS (yields 30 clusters)
2 cups melted dark chocolate
2-4 tablespoons canna-butter or canna-coconut oil, melted
¾ cup toasted slivered almonds
¼ cup toasted coconut flakes
¼ cup raisins
Place the melted chocolate in a glass bowl, then add the infused oil or butter. Stir well. Add almost all of the ingredients, leaving just a handful’s worth to sprinkle over the chocolate before it sets. Place the candies on parchment paper by the heaping teaspoon. Immediately sprinkle with the remaining nuts, coconut and raisins. Let them set for at least an hour before eating.
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