Forget the roses, because the real way to a girls heart is through her stomach #amirite?And as a girl, I have complete authority to say that nothing makes our heart sing quite like chocolate. It’s sweet, it’s scrumptious and there’s actually a scientific reason it’s so damn satisfying! Eating chocolate triggers a response in the brain to release a chemical called dopamine, a feeling you experience when the body experiences pleasure.
So this Valentine’s Day, don’t wait for someone to spoil you… treat yo’self! But forget the store-bought, sugar laden, preservative packed variety and make it yourself. The combination of crisp cacao and creamy caramel will be gift though… trust me! So go on, what are you waiting for? As Justin Beiber would say, “you should go and love yourself”...
Chocolate Goji & Caramel Love Bites
Prep time: 15 minutes plus 4 hours chill time
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup medjool dates
1/2 teaspoon pink salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
Place in food processor and blend until smooth. Place teaspoon fulls of mixture into heart shapped moulds
150grams 85% dark Lindt chocolate or homemade chocolate
Melt chocolate over double boiler and pour into heart moulds over caramel filling
1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup Goji berries
Place in coffee grinder or NutriBullet and blend until breadcrumb texture. Sprinkle over chocolates. Place in refrigerator 4 hours or until set.