Is Chocolate an Aphrodisiac?

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Is Chocolate an Aphrodisiac?
Chocolate sets off endorphins in your brain creating a similar feeling of being in love.

“All you need is love. But, a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles Schulz

Looking to spice things up this Valentine’s Day with your Beloved?  Need an amazing treat to bring to the Galentine’s celebration with your girlfriends?  This super easy chocolate brownie recipe is a sweet treat that everyone will love!  And they’ll never guess what the secret ingredient is.

Chocolate has been thought to be an aphrodisiac.  It’s been said chocolate sets off endorphins in your brain that create a similar effect of what being in love feels like.  I’m not a scientist, but any reason to indulge in chocolate and love is a good one for me! 

The other great part of this recipe?  They’re gluten free!

They say you get to a man’s heart through his stomach – this one will do the trick!

Guys, your GF girl will love you for these. Give it a try.

Chocolate Flourless Brownie Recipe

Makes 16 (I double the recipe to make thicker brownies)

Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
3 large eggs
1/3 cup melted butter, more for the baking dish
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract (I use regular and have tried Almond extract and received rave reviews)
1/2 cup sugar (I use palm coconut sugar and less than 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips or peanut butter chips (gluten free if necessary or use regular)
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)

Method

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Butter an 8-inch baking pan (I use 13X9 when doubling the recipe). Place the black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade and carefully stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes (little longer for doubled recipe), or until just set in the center. Cool before cutting into squares.

Top with a little whip cream (save some for the brownies) and enjoy!

After you’ve given the recipe a try, come back here or on Facebook and share your results!

This article was originally published at Holistic Healing with Kelly Ann. Reprinted with permission.
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