Amount Measure Ingredient – Preparation Method
12 ounces Premium Dark Chocolate
¾ cup Whipping Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla

1-2 teaspoons of your favorite liqueur such as brandy or Kahlua — optional.

Over low flame, heat whipping cream until warm (DO NOT BOIL).
Slowly add the chopped dark chocolate while stirring.
Stir until the mixture becomes smooth.
Stir in liqueur.

Serve with your favorite fruit and sprinkle with coconut flakes.

“Recipe submitted by personal chef Tori Groat www.eatrightnc.com”

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 628 Calories; 66g Fat (93.8% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 245mg Cholesterol; 67mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 13 Fat.

HEALTH NOTES: The center of chocolate’s health benefits are flavonoids. Dark chocolate retains more flavonoids than other varieties of chocolate such as milk chocolate, white chocolate, cocoa or chocolate syrup. New research has also determined that eating a diet high in flavonoids helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Now don’t get excited yet and claim chocolate your new “health food”. Chocolate still contains a fair amount of fat and sugar so moderation is always best.

Here are some tips when choosing chocolate:
To get the biggest flavonoid bang for your buck, choose Dark Chocolate with at least 70 percent coco content. Avoid chocolate candies made with hydrogenated fats or refined flours. Also pass on products labeled “artificial chocolate” or “chocolate flavored.”