I believe that chocolate is the most consumed fresh in the world. If such research was based on my preferences would then be the only one, since I am chocoholic assumed 🙂

In fact chocolate is not only a delight. Its moderate consumption also provides a list of benefits and the more cocoa in the formula, the better. Below, just a few:

  • Chocolate can help fight bowel cancer, because of some molecules present in cocoa, called procyanidins, which have antioxidant property.
  • The sensation caused by chocolate welfare finds support in the action of endorphins and dopamine, related to relaxation.
    Chocolate during pregnancy may help prevent pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure).
  • Studies show that the consumption of dark chocolate improves blood flow and is good for cardiovascular health by reducing the tendency of platelets and coagulation of blood vessel blockage. It helps lower LDL levels (bad cholesterol).
  • Chocolate is also a beauty ally. Is present in the hot tub baths, massages, masks and other cosmetics. Besides the high moisturizing power, the product fights free radicals, preventing oxidation of cells.

So let’s make good use of this information and invest in a versatile, world-famous dessert, the Italian Straw.



1 packet of biscuits cornstarch (200g)
1 can of condensed milk
50g chocolate bar semisweet 70%
1 tablespoon (soup) of powdered chocolate 50%
1 tablespoon (soup) unsalted butter
pinch of salt

Method of preparation:

In a saucepan (preferably with thick bottom) place the chocolate bar, chocolate powder and butter over low heat, stir constantly until melted and everything. Add the salt and condensed milk. Keep stirring, always over low heat until Brigadier start unglued from the pan and keep shiny. After 3 minutes, still stirring, place the cookie broken coarsely (before breaking book 6 cookies to the cookie farofinha to tarnish), stir until Brigadier until well blended. Place in a greased pan and cool naturally.

The form of presentation is at the discretion of each, put in a rectangular shape, can cut into rectangles after cold and tarnish in cookie ground cornstarch and sifted in a sieve, as in the illustration above.

For a birthday, balls can be done, as the common Brigadier and also breaded in crushed biscuit.

Indicate not tarnish the sugar because it is very sweet, but as I said, is at the discretion of each.

Tip: For those who have an intolerance to lactose, make condensed milk without lactose, lactose-free cookie cornstarch and coconut oil, is a delight.

This recipe yields 10 rectangular units or 30 balls. Good appetite!

For orders, minimum 1 Revenue – R$ 30,00

Nutritional information:

Serving size – 50 g (slice 1)
Calories: 132, Fat: 9.1g, carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 3.8g