Dry fruits and chocolates are a velvety, crunchy and yummy combination. They are rich in antioxidants. Besides adding greater flavor to the chocolate, dry fruits build upon the nutritional value as they are a great source of fiber, vitamins and carbohydrates. Chocolate is known for stimulating the cardio-vascular system; reduce blood pressure and endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure. It is considered an aphrodisiac due to the pleasure one gets on its consumption. Dry fruits also act as a great source of instant energy required for daily functioning.
Chocolate can be grouped with dry fruits to give a superior feel to the palette. Other than being a great source of energy, dry fruits strengthen the immune system, lower cholesterol and are proven to be anti-cancerous. Dry fruits such as dates, pistachios, almonds, etc. add a whole new dimension to the chocolate experience. They complement the flavor of chocolate beautifully along with the added crunch.
The possibilities for home-made chocolates with dry fruits are endless. Some of the most popular dry fruit chocolate combinations for different chocolates are:
With Medium and Dark Chocolate the combinations are: Almond Chocolate, Roasted Almond Chocolate, Cashew Nut Chocolate, Hazelnut Chocolate, Mix Dry Fruit Chocolate, Raisins Chocolate and Fruit and Nut Chocolate. Medium and dark chocolates are the most popular ones, when compared to the white chocolate.
With White Chocolate, the combinations are: Milk Chocolate, Strawberry Chocolate, Vanilla Chocolate, Mango Chocolate, Coconut Chocolate and Almond Chocolate. White chocolate is generally the milk-based chocolate and is liked by kids and people at different ages who like milk flavor.
Almond is one of the most popular dry fruits because of its taste and aroma. Additionally, roasted almonds give crunchiness with soft chocolate texture. Almonds help in brain enhancement and development, whereas chocolate sends a happiness signal to brain cells that makes us feel happy.
Almond chocolates flavored with orange peel or zest makes a deadly combo. One may not get all the flavours readily available in the market; therefore, we will learn how to make our own chocolate loaded with dry fruits and our favorite flavor.
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