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Dark Chocolate Recipes To Try From Monday To Friday

02/07/2014 05:00 EST
Whole Living

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Dark chocolate

You won't find the words healthy and chocolate listed side by side too often — unless, of course, you're talking about dark chocolate. The darker the chocolate, the healthier it is and in fact, dark chocolate is full of flavonoids that are good for your skin. And while eating chocolate is most often associated with healing broken hearts, studies show dark chocolate can also reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

So in honour of Valentine's Day and a week of love, we've rounded up some of our favourite dark chocolate recipes.

And in case you missed it, last week we packed soup.

WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST:

Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Coconut milk
    • Dark chocolate
    • All purpose flower
    • Cocoa powder
    • Brown sugar
    • Blueberries
    • Sea salt
    • Popcorn kernels
    • Roasted nuts
    • Cherries
    • Almonds
    • Sunflower seeds

Dark Chocolate Recipes

Monday: Dark Chocolate Blueberry Muffin

Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack, these dark chocolate muffins are made with dark cocoa powder and brown sugar. Get the full recipe from How Sweet It Is.

Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Popcorn

Say goodbye to butter and say hello to (healthy) chocolate. Get the recipe from The Kitchn here.

Wednesday: Dark Chocolate And Nut Clusters

An easy recipe for those of you who always have a chocolate craving while on the go. Get the recipe from Real Simple here.

Thursday: Dark Chocolate Dipped Cherries

If you can get your hands on some cherries, try this quick and easy snack idea. Get the recipe from Whole Living here.

In our new weekly feature Pack It, we offer readers five tasty, healthy and inexpensive snacks for the office, your commute or just those days when you feel like trying something new. Each week on Friday, we'll provide you with a shopping list, along with five recipes you can prep on the weekend, and take along from Monday to Friday.

Friday: Dark Chocolate Bark

On the day of love, treat your valentine to a homemade treat with this dark chocolate bark made with almonds and sunflower seeds. Get the recipe from Kitchen Daily here.

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