This post was sponsored by Santa Barbara Chocolates. All opinions are 100% mine.
Chocolate is life.
I know it, you know it, and pretty much everyone since the Mayans discovered it knows it.
Don’t even try to pretend like it isn’t.
A quick Google search brings up thousands of results on the health benefits of chocolate. This practically makes chocolate the next superfood, right?
If we are going to start treating chocolate like a health food item (which I am totally all for!) then we also need to be concerned with the quality of chocolate we are using. Nutritionists and Dietitians are always stressing how important it is to use the highest quality food that we can. To gain the most benefits the nutrients have to offer, you should be eating foods that are the freshest, that are the least processed, and contain the least amount of ingredients.
But when it comes to the vast majority of store-bought chocolate (you might want to sit down for this), most of them don’t even contain much cocoa at all. They are filled with soy, fillers, fake sugars and other weird ingredients. Real chocolate, the good high quality stuff that comes straight form the source with only sugar and butter added makes a world of difference. The good stuff should be soy free, gluten free, and so close to a health food that it is diet approved! Guys, you won’t even believe the taste difference here – who knew chocolate could have such a complex and robust flavor?
These sticky rolls are the ultimate decadent treat. Soft and flaky brioche is swirled with generous amounts of chocolate, toasted pecans, and cinnamon and then baked in a bath of gooey bourbon infused caramel. A treat this amazing deserves to be enjoyed and savored while it is still warm from the oven.
Does anyone else find it super ironic that I just spent the last 5 minutes extolling how awesome and healthy quality chocolate was, and then I wrapped it in buttery brioche and smothered it in bourbon infused caramel? I just can’t help myself.
When you feel the need to treat yourself to something rich, chocolatey and oh so soul-satisfying, don’t reach for something that was shrink wrapped and stuck in a box months ago. Instead, head to the kitchen and spend just one hour (seriously, one hour is all you need!) creating this chocolately masterpiece, invite some friends over, and enjoy something that is truly worth it!
If you are looking to upgrade to real, life changing chocolates, I would highly recommend Santa Barbara Chocolates! Their organic cocoa is ethically traded straight from the rainforest in a sustained manner, and and they only use the highest quality ingredients. Their chocolates are gluten free, soy free, non-GMO and kosher. This is real chocolate.
I am SUPER excited to be offering an amazing giveaway for you guys – THREE lucky winners will be getting some awesome chocolate from Santa Barbara Chocolates. You have until 6/17/16 to enter. Winners will notified via email and on this post, so make sure you check back! If prizes go unclaimed in 48 hours, a new winner will be picked. See below for options in how to enter! Good Luck!
Santa Barbara Chocolates has also been gracious enough to give my readers a special $10 off coupon code! So head on over and buy yourself some awesome chocolates and use the code WHISK10! Happy Shopping!
Jenni lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her amazing husband, two girls, two dogs who think they are children, and a feisty cat. She is the creator of The Gingered Whisk, a recipe blog dedicated to finding easy, healthy-ish, and tasty weeknight meals that kids and adults alike will love. She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.