Stuffed Chocolate Pralines

recipe by Nina Kokalj

Ingredients

10 dates, pitted
10 cashews or almonds
1/4 cup dark chocolate (70%)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp maca powder
1-2 cardamom pods crushed to powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
orange zest

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Directions

Slowly melt chocolate and coconut oil stirring constantly in double broiler.

Mix in maca powder, crushed cardamom and cinnamon.

Place cashews into dates instead of pits and dip into the chocolate mixture.

Leave them to dry and harden on parchment paper, than transfer to freezer for 10 min.

Get the pralines from freezer and decorate them with a fork that you previously dipped in the dark chocolate. Return to freezer for few more minutes, and than, keep cooled in fridge or freezer until serving time.

Benefits

Cardamom: Related to ginger and can be used in same way to counteract digestive problems: to combat nausea, acidity, bloating, gas, heartburn. It also works as antidepressant, diuretic, anti spasmodic (against cramps and hiccups)

Maca: Rich in vitamin B, C, E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium. Helps with mood swings, depression

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