Is there such thing as healthy chocolate? Of course there is when it’s DIY. Made with antioxidant-rich raw cacao, whole nuts, fruit and infused with spices (and no added nasties), you can’t go wrong with this delicious chocolatey treat for Valentine’s Day.

This recipe originally appeared in Fitness First blog as part of my monthly column and you can find the full method on their site here.

Makes 12 – 14 pieces.


¾ cup of raw cacao
½ cup of coconut oil
3 tbsp of maple syrup
½ tsp of cardamom
½ tsp of cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
¼ cup of hazelnuts (roughly chopped)
¼ cup of almonds (roughly chopped)
¼ cup of dried mulberries (or use unsweetened craisins or raisins)


Line a baking tray with baking paper
Melt cacao and coconut oil in a bowl over a pot of boiling water

Find the rest of the method for this recipe online at Fitness First here.

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