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Did You Know?

  • Of all the varieties of chocolate available, from white to milk, dark chocolate is the healthiest.
  • Dark chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants that work to reduce your risk of cancer.
  • Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that can decrease your blood pressure.
  • The flavonoids in dark chocolate also help blood flow more smoothly, decreasing your risk of heart attack.
  • The flavonoids in chocolate that help your blood flow more smoothly also improve your cardiovascular function.
  • Some suggest the phenylethylamine in dark chocolate stimulates the nervous system, acting as an aphrodisiac.
  • Cocoa contains substances known to kill the bacteria in your mouth that cause tooth decay and cavities.
  • The higher cocoa content a chocolate has, the bigger the health benefit.
  • White chocolate has none of the antioxidant benefits of other chocolates since it contains no cocoa.

Mini Moon Pies

Mini Moon Pies

The first Moon Pies were made by the Chattanooga Bakery in 1917 and were based upon requests from hungry coal miners. When a Chattanooga Bakery salesman visited a company store that catered to coal miners, the miners told him they wanted something solid and filling, because they often didn’t get time for a full lunch. When the salesman asked them how big the snack should be, a miner framed his hands around the moon hanging in the sky and said, “About that big.”

Chocolaterie Stam  Mini Moon Pies

The easiest way ever to make this vintage classic, this recipe calls for just four ingredients, and takes less than 10 minutes to make! Enjoy a nostalgic favorite in no time at all!
Makes 12

24 Vanilla Wafer cookies
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup Chocolate Stam dark chocolate drops
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions

Lay vanilla wafer cookies out on a clean work surface, curved side up. Place ½ cup of mini marshmallows in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave them for 15-20 seconds, just until melted and fluffy.

Working quickly, spread about 1 ½ tablespoons of melted marshmallow on the curved side of 6 vanilla wafers. Press a second wafer on top, curved-side down. This will give your final cookies a flat top and bottom (just like the original Moon Pies!)

Repeat with the second ½ cup of marshmallows.

In another small microwave-safe bowl, melt Stam dark chocolate drops with coconut oil for 30 seconds. Stir and return to microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir once more and return to microwave, if needed. Chocolate will melt before it gets hot, and your goal it to get a smooth chocolate without it actually being warm to the touch. This will keep your chocolate from mottling as it cools.

Plunge cookies into the chocolate mixture. Transfer to a piece of parchment paper. Once all cookies have been dipped, place them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to all the chocolate to harden.