Food as gifts is always a great idea, especially when it’s homemade, delicious, and healthy!
Here’s a unique idea that will be sure to delight the lucky recipient, a chocolate salami! Not chocolate-dipped salami, but rather a chocolate dessert that looks like a salami!
Traditionally this Italian dessert is made simply with a filling of pieces of biscotti, I see this as a great opportunity to play with an array of flavors and textures. For this recipe, crystallized ginger, dried apricots, macadamia nuts, and coconut wafer cookies create a surprise for the lucky recipient with a jewel-like effect when sliced and a sublime taste.
The Good Chocolate, Sugar-Free!
A true ‘chocoholic’ at heart, I am so happy chocolate has redeeming qualities, loaded with heart-healthy antioxidants and polyphenols, it truly is a health food… just not the sugar most chocolate candies are loaded with!
In my quest to enjoy chocolate without the guilt I have tried many different sugar-free options, most have an unpleasant after taste or have an equality unpleasant effect on digestion 🙁
Imagine my delight when I happened across the most amazing sugar-free and DELICIOUS chocolate from The Good Chocolate! Ben and Miki, two lifelong friends on a health quest set out to create a truly ‘bean to bar’ sugar-free chocolate that is 100% organic, with none of the unpleasant sugar substitute effects.
Mesquite, the Unique Super Sweetener
The secret to success for confections from The Good Chocolate is down to incorporating a blend of a little erythritol, stevia, and the new star of the show mesquite powder.
A unique, quite unknown super-sweetener, mesquite powder is made from seeds inside the pods of the mesquite tree, it has been used by Native Americans as a sweetener for centuries. Mesquite powder is surprisingly high in fiber (25%), high in protein (11-17%) yet maintains a very low glycemic index (25), perfect for low carb diets!
I am so happy to have found this amazing chocolate, and partner with The Good Chocolate to bring you this unique recipe.
I do hope you truly this easy recipe and create unique holiday food as gifts!