Did you know …
That chocolate has more than antioxidants? According to the Eating Well newsletter published by Price Chopper, chocolate evokes smiles and supports cognitive health. Its antioxidants can benefit the heart, especially when combined with other healthy items such as those featured in the Valentine’s Day Parfait below.
Valentine’s Day Parfait
On Valentine’s Day, say I love you with a parfait. Place layers of yogurt, homemade chocolate
sauce, granola and your favorite in-season fruit in a glass or bowl. Yogurt, granola, and fruit are available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market.
Homemade chocolate sauce sweetened with honey is easy to make.
Chocolate Sauce Sweetened with Honey
Adapted from David Lebovitz
Makes: 2 ½ cups
*ingredients available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market
1 cup water
½ cup raw sugar (or granulated sugar)
½ cup honey*
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped.
1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the water, sugar, honey, and cocoa powder.
2. Warm the mixture over medium heat, whisking frequently. Once it just begins to boil, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped chocolate until melted.
4. Let stand until cooled. Refrigerate. It will thicken overnight.