Cacao is wildly passionate, still, and effortlessly chic. It dresses anyone up as fine as a well-tailored little black dress. Melting cacao on the stove is a dance for the senses. You’ll wonder…why not make this every week?
For more info about cacao’s beautiful health benefits, read this.
Cacao Covered Hazelnuts & Pretzels
A simple to make, yet always appreciated treat!
Non-GMO, organic, local, vegan ingredients:
Hazelnuts and Pretzels, add in anything you like! Bananas and fresh berries are good!
100% Cacao 2-3 Bars (No sugar or additives)
Add a dash of cinnamon into the chocolate as it melts. (If you’re only using nuts and they’re unsalted, if you like, add a little pink Himalayan salt on after pouring the chocolate over top, before it hardens.)
Slowly heat up broken up cacao bar pieces in a metal (heat-safe) bowl over a pot of simmering water on the stove. (Use a heat safe wooden or silicone spatula.) Avoid the bottom of the bowl touching the water. Stir until smooth and gloriously melted. Pour over assorted ingredients on a cookie sheet. Place sheet in the refrigerator to harden. After a few hours, take out and break up pieces gently with the tip of a knife and store in a glass container. Serve cold as they deliciously melt in your fingers.
(Tip: A silicone baking liner helps cacao to not stick to the sheet after chilling. Also helps with clean up and gathering any excess so it’s not wasted.)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Turn an under-worn earring into your favourite necklace pendant in minutes! I wear this green amethyst good health charm daily now. I’ve been looking for a special necklace to wear every day, something just like these earrings, and now I’ve made that possible and free. Wrap the extra metal around so it won’t injure you or your loved ones. Works well with certain earring styles like ‘the drop.’
Amethysts have healing powers to help physically, emotionally, and energetically. They balance Chakras and heal. They are known for helping with: the nervous system, nightmares, sleep issues, and balancing the crown chakra. They are stunning and reflect light beautifully.
Tonight’s Dinner Music: “Hey Baby” by Rosemary Clooney and Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.