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Add Excitement to Your Valentine’s Day Treats

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It’s true that 70% cacao (or higher) dark chocolate has some health benefits when consumed in moderation, but why stop there? Incorporating red fruit into Valentine’s Day treats adds vibrancy with additional nutrients that are good for the heart.

You can still enjoy your chocolate, but consider making the fruit the star of the show. Try these delicious treats to share with your coworkers, friends, or sweetheart.

Chocolate-filled raspberry – No need to fool with the messy cleanup from melted chocolate. Simply place a dark chocolate chip in the hole of a raspberry. Easy and elegant!

Fruit nachos – Slice red apples into thin wedges and arrange on a plate. Drizzle melted dark chocolate and peanut butter over the apples. Top with finely diced strawberries or pomegranate seeds for an extra pop of color.

Trail mix – Combine dark chocolate chips, dried strawberries, dried cranberries, unsweetened coconut flakes, and unsalted nuts. Store in a festive dish with a scoop, or divide into individual bags.​


Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Health Plus, Updates and tagged ,

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