Have that chocolate craving? Try this delicious, guilt-free, dark chocolate hazelnut bliss recipe. It won’t disappoint you!
Fortunately, for us chocolate lovers, dark chocolate is a superfood and has many surprising benefits such as antioxidants along with healing compounds epicatechin, catechin, flavonoids, and polyphenols (Ok, let’s try not to pronounce these out loud!). When you consume dark chocolate, you can look forward to astonishing advantages like reducing inflammation, regulating glucose levels, lowering blood pressure, slowing aging, and more. That’s another amazing benefit to boosting your antioxidant levels and cashing in on the many benefits of this true superfood! WOW, give me more dark chocolate, please!
Dark chocolate is not only for chocolate lovers and couples but it’s heart-friendly in a vital way. The compound prostacyclin in dark chocolate helps reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure and keeping arteries healthy. And what better month to focus on heart health than the one that celebrates your love of chocolate on Valentine’s Day! (1) (2)
What exactly is it about this recipe that makes it such a cherished health food that you can’t forget? The flavonoid-rich content in dark chocolate helps to boost memory and cognitive function. But I don’t need a huge memory boost to remember this treat. Every bite is filled with a bittersweet deep chocolate-rich flavor that lingers on your palate begging for the next bite. The star of these heart-shaped treats is the hazelnut crunch that permeates in your mouth with every piece. What’s not to love?
And if you are like me and prefer a deep rich chocolate flavor without that sugary taste, this one does it. These yummy chocolate hazelnut hearts give you the best of the cacao goodness without the damaging effects of sugar. As you can see this recipe does not contain any added refined sugar but includes your choice of healthier sugar alternatives such as monk fruit or erythritol which are calorie-free and won’t raise blood sugar or insulin levels. How sweet is that!
And just when you thought chocolate was banned from your diet while trying to lose weight, it so happens that dark chocolate can actually keep your cravings at bay which helps keep the pounds off (3). Another little-known secret about these chocolate hazelnut hearts is it is safe even for those on a Ketogenic Diet!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t need an excuse to eat dark chocolate. This chocolate hazelnut recipe is so incredibly delicious. It actually puts a smile on my face every time I eat some because it’s that good! But don’t take my word for it — put this chocolate recipe to the test and judge for yourself!
All photos and recipe courtesy of Albert Crino (aka Tango Albert!). Thank you for sharing the love!
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