Chocolate Fruit Brittle




By Jordan Miller;

We all know how you like chocolate, and sometimes a little bit once in a while is a deserved treat - especially if we have been working to eat right and exercise regularly.  Not only does chocolate taste amazing (to many), it actually promotes health! That's right, chocolate is actually good for you! Well, high quality, unsweetened dark (or preferably raw cacao) to be precise. You see, chocolate is loaded with magnesium; raw cacao is one of the highest sources, if not the highest source of magnesium that any other food source. As you may know magnesium is a great micro-nutrient for the heart and nervous system. It's helps feed the heart with an abundance of essential nutrients; it's by no mistake that chocolate is synonymous with love and everything that correlates to the heart. This amazing treat is really the best of both worlds. So go ahead and sink your teeth into this delicious recipe; it's sure to win over your heart.

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Chocolate Fruit Brittle

Ingredients:

12 oz (375 mL) high-quality dark chocolate, at least 70-80% cocao, chopped
1/2 cup (125 mL) golden raisins
1/2 cup (125 mL) dried cherries
1/2 cup (125 mL) dried mango, chopped
1/2 cup (125 mL) cashews, chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) cayenne or chili powder (optional)
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ginger powder (optional)

 * Any dried fruit will work in this recipe.

Directions:

1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or lightly greased parchment paper.
2. In metal bowl, over saucepan of simmering water, melt chocolate until very smooth.
3. Stir in half the dried fruit and cashews, plus the spices.
4. Spread chocolate mixture onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining dried fruit and press gently to adhere.
5. Chill in refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes.
6. Break into pieces of desired size.

Serves 10

Nutritional Information:

Each serving contains: 310 calories; 3 g protein; 16 g total fat (0 g trans fat); 40 g carbohydrates; 4 g fibre; 10 mg sodium


Your question: What type of dried fruit would you include? (post your comments below)
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About the Author : Jordan Miller is the co-founder of guidinginstincts.com. He has overcome illness through dietary/lifestyle changes, and practicing a positive mindset daily. Jordan is currently learning about traditional North American medicinal herbs, in hopes of becoming a Certified Herbalist.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great recipe. I would love to try some out.

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