Chocolate is what makes Valentine’s Day sweet and infinitely loved. When served with spices and nuts, it’s rich in antioxidants. Cinnamon and cardamom stimulate sexual desire. Chilies quicken the beating heart. The scent of vanilla increases sexual sensations. Nuts and seeds are rich in vitamin E, which is an important nutrient for maintaining the health of sexual organs.
Each bite of these bittersweet brownies is spicy because of the warming spices of ground cinnamon, cardamom, chipotle, cloves and a dash of cayenne pepper. Instant espresso increases the intensity of bittersweet chocolate. Palm sugar (or use dark brown sugar) provides a slight caramelize flavor. Lavishly garnish almond slices tossed with pumpkin, sesame and hemp seeds on top for a nutty crunch.
This spicy chocolate treat is love at first bite. They’re best served with aromatic vanilla ice cream. For Valentine’s Day, share them with beloved friends, family and a lover. After all, this treat is seductively healthy when enjoyed as an individual serving.
Recipe was originally posted on FrugivoreMag.com. It’s a health site no longer running, and I don’t have the original materials or written recipe. My apologies for the inconvenience.
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