A powerful antioxidant, rich in fiber & minerals, dark chocolate has significant health benefits including reducing insulin resistance and protecting against heart disease. Coupled with highly-nutritious, protein-packed pistachios, we have a confection not only for your palette, but general well being. Naturally sweet, creamy pistachio butter was the culinary inspiration behind this recipe, add-on the numerous health benefits, and these little confections couldn’t be more perfect.
Please note you will need a silicone candy mold and food processor for this recipe.
Set a double boiler over medium heat. **
Add chocolate pieces and one teaspoon coconut oil, stirring occasionally until melted.
For stability, place candy mold on a baking sheet.
Using a silicone pastry brush, partially fill each mold cup with chocolate mixture, coating sides.
Freeze for 5 minutes.
Using a processor, chop pistachios, olive oil, remaining coconut oil, maple syrup & sea salt, until smooth.
Stopping frequently to scrape sides.
Transfer pistachio butter to a small bowl.
Fill each partially frozen mold cup with 1/2 teaspoon pistachio butter.
Finish filling each mold cup with remaining melted chocolate.
Freeze for 10 minutes, until set.
Remove candy from mold.
Store refrigerated in an airtight container.
Naturally low-carb & gluten-free
**If you do not have a double boiler, simmer a few inches of water in a medium saucepan, fit a glass bowl inside, ensuring water does not enter the container.