Chocolate(Latin- Theobroma Cacaois; which means Food of the Gods), is loved by many, even to the point of being an obsession for some. Luckily it is naturally gluten-free. It has been around for centuries, believed to be popular with the Mayans and Aztecs. It was brought back to Europe by the Spaniards but chocolate did not gain its popularity for eating until around 1874.
Chocolate is even thought to have health benefits. It needs to be dark chocolate. Sorry to all those milk chocolate lovers out there. This superfood's benefits are from polyphenol antioxidants, serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. These components help with mood, heart health, appetite control, and even anti-aging and inflammation.
There are several kinds and everyone seems to have their take on which is the best. From the rich,creamy flavor of white chocolate to the stronger flavor of dark chocolate, there is something for everyone. This recipe blends a couple forms of chocolate into a rich cookie with s mild mint flavor that will satisfy the pickiest chocolate lover.