Apparently, women think about chocolate more then men. Some scientists think this is because eating cacao helps release a cavalry of dopamine in the female brain, the same substance released during orgasm. It’s even been suggested that when women eat chocolate, it affects activity in the cerebral hemisphere responsible for regulating sexual desire.
Only one way to find out …
Sea Salt, Date & Cacao Halva
3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
1 mug light tahini (circa 340g)
Up to 1/2 cup date syrup (125ml)
Good pinch of flaky sea salt
2 tablespoons carob powder (can be subbed with cocoa/cacao)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
1. In a small saucepan, melt your coconut oil and date syrup together over a gentle flame.
2. Keeping the pan on a very low heat, add the remaining ingredients together, mushing with a fork. Ensure the oil is well mixed. Taste, and adjust with vanilla or sweetener. Work quickly, as the oil will begin to separate from the other ingredients as soon as it starts cooling. If this starts to happen, whack up the heat.
3. Line a small rectangular container (a little lunchbox perhaps?) with cling film so that it comes out over the sides. Transfer your gorgeous gooey gloss into the lined container and tickle with more cacao nibs and flaky salt (if you have any left).
4. Transfer to the freezer for 6 hours before indulging. Store it there too, as it melts quite quickly at room temperature.
We serve this in great big hunks and chards, alongside coffee and hygge (naturally).
This recipe is from page 208 Tasty. Naughty. Healthy. Nice. cookbook my friends. One of 140 healthy-assed recipes to help turn your kitchen into a wholefood mecca.
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