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Stress-Relieving Dark Chocolate & Nut Rounds

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Dark chocolate and nuts are both high in stress-relieving properties, so this easy and delicious snack is the perfect way to indulge and relax.

Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: Freeze 1 hour Servings: 12 Chocolate Rounds

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of 80%+ dark chocolate (high in magnesium, which helps regulate the body’s stress response)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of sea salt or Himalayan salt *optional 
  • Handful nuts of choice, chopped (high in magnesium and B vitamins, both critical for stress management.)
    • Pistachios
    • Hazelnuts
    • Almonds
    • Walnuts

Special Equipment/Instruction:

  • Parchment lined baking sheet 

Preparation:

  1. Line your baking sheet and set out your nuts and sea salt so that they are ready to go once your chocolate is melted. Leave a handful of nuts whole, if desired. 
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup, microwave the dark chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. About 1½ minutes total.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine. The mixture should be smooth and pourable.
  4. Gently pour 1-1½ tablespoons of the melted chocolate mixture onto the baking tray, allowing it to spread naturally and form a round coin. Repeat with the remaining chocolate, leaving enough space between each round for the chocolate to spread a little. Sprinkle each with sea salt, then the chopped nuts, or gently press a few whole nuts into each round of chocolate. 
  5. Transfer to the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, and enjoy! 

Nutrition Info: 

1 serving: 1 chocolate round 

Calories: 148

Carbohydrates: 9 g

Protein: 2 g

Fat: 9.5 g

Sat fat: 4.5 g

Sugar:  4.5 g

Added sugar: 2 g

Fiber: 2.5 g