Chocolate contains phenylethylamine which encourages your brain to release dopamine, a happy chemical. Chocolate that contains 70% or more cocoa is known to reduce cortisol levels, leaving you feeling less stressed.

Serves: 2-3


  • 180 grams of chopped dark chocolate (preferably with 70% cocoa)
  • 100 grams of unsalted butter
  • 75 grams of caster sugar 
  • 2 eggs, (separate the yolk and whites)
  • 210ml of thickened cream
  • 80ml of water
  • 2 tablespoons of icing sugar
  • Cocoa powder 

1 – Add the chocolate, water, and butter to a heatproof bowl that’s held over a pan of simmering water. Stir well until the chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and set to one side.

2 – Use an electric beater to beat the egg whites until you have soft peaks. Set to one side.

3 – Take the caster sugar and egg yolks and beat them until you have a pale, thick mixture. Fold in the chocolate. Add one-third of the egg whites, and stir to loosen. Now add the remaining egg whites. 

4 – Divide the mixture between 2-3 bowls and place in the fridge for up to 3 hours or until the choc pots have set. 

5 – Now take the cream and icing sugar and whisk them until soft peaks are formed. Top the chocolate pots with the cream mix and dust with the cocoa powder. 

6 – Add some mint or berries to decorate.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline. Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at