Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Reindeer Droppings


Dark Chocolate Trail Bites



  • 1 Bag of Dark Chocolate Morsels
  • Mix of nuts, seeds, cranberries

-Create a double boiler out of pot of hot water and glass bowl
-Cover baking sheets with parchment paper
-Melt dark chocolate morsels over the boiling water
-Dab quarter size melted chocolate onto the parchment paper
-Sprinkle on nuts, seeds, cranberries 
-Cool in refrigerator for 45 min
-Enjoy a simple healthier treat, bring to holiday parties, or package as gifts



  • Dark Chocolate may help with lowering blood pressure, preventing blood clots, and improve overall circulation in the body. It has also been thought to help with cognitive function due to increased blood flow to the brain.  The increase in blood flow as well as flavinoids in dark chocolate has been thought to help prevent insulin resistance (the mechanism of Type 2 Diabetes). Dark chocolate is also low glycemic index and thus does not cause a large spike in blood sugar as opposed to other sweets.

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