Guess what? Chocolate really CAN be good for you!
Most of us have heard that before, it ranks right up there with the amazing news that the antioxidants in red wine contributes to heart health. Is it true, or just another bunch of hype to get us all hopped up on Valentine’s Day Chocolate?
As it turns out, there is some truth to the hype and red wine and chocolate can be good for you. As with everything, the balance between quality and quantity is key. Sadly, there is no way to justify downing a box of chocolates and a bottle of two buck chuck every night. However, sipping a glass of nice red wine and enjoying a quality piece of chocolate could be just what you need.
You can also boost the benefits of your chocolate indulgence by making the chocolate yourself. Try this recipe and let us know what you think! You can make your own simple syrup quick and easy
4 Tablespoons cacao
1-2 Tablespoon Simple Syrup
4 ounces cacao butter
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the simple syrup and cacao powder. Mix well.
In a double broiler, melt the cacao butter. Once the butter is completely melted, whisk in the syrup/powder mixture. Stir until completely combined and smooth.
Cool slightly and pour into molds. Refrigerate for about 2 hours. Enjoy!