• Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Bark! Posted on January 18, 2019

    Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Bark! Thin layer of toasted sliced almonds, coated in creamy dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt flakes. Crunchy, creamy, sweet, salty. This recipe from Sarah Bakes GlutenFree has all of these things!

    A sweet, salty, crunchy, chocolatey treat. This sea salt chocolate almond bark would make a delicious gift for a friend or you could just store it in your fridge and keep it all to yourself. No judgement.

    See the full recipe here: http://www.sarahbakesgfree.com/2017/02/sea-salt-chocolate-almond-bark.html

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  • 100% Sustainable Cocoa? Posted on January 16, 2019

    100% Sustainable Cocoa? Will we ever have 100% sustainable cocoa? The cocoa industry made big promises for sustainable cocoa that mostly come due in 2020 — but now that the deadline is just a little more than a year away, many of those companies are shifting the timeline to 2025, and they still face significant challenges.

    Read more here: http://www.candyindustry.com/blogs/14-candy-industry-blog/post/88420-will-we-ever-have-100-percent-sustainable-cocoa

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles! Posted on January 14, 2019

    Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles! These Mint Chocolate Truffles are the perfect party food! You’ll be the star of the show if you bring a big bowl of Mint Chocolate Truffles along! They are also perfect for eating a whole bowl all by yourself ... no judgment here!! :)

    These Mint Chocolate Truffles from Sugary Sweets have a soft, creamy mint chocolate chip center and are coated in decadent chocolate! And they are so easy to make! What are you waiting for? Go make some today!

    See the full recipe here: https://www.shugarysweets.com/mint-chocolate-chip-truffles/

  • Grilled Dark Chocolate Sandwich! Posted on January 11, 2019

    Grilled Dark Chocolate Sandwich! Simpler and more decadent than a chocolate croissant, a grilled chocolate sandwich is a marriage of bread and chocolate in which the two components are evenly matched. Where has this been all of my life?

    Check out the recipe here: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252194/grilled-dark-chocolate-sandwich/

  • Trying Paleo? Posted on January 09, 2019

    Trying Paleo? This is one way to do it :)

  • Gingerbread Spice Chocolate Truffles! Posted on January 07, 2019

    Gingerbread Spice Chocolate Truffles! The treacle in this chocolate and ginger truffle recipe from Paul A Young gives these chocolates a heady depth of flavor, perfectly encapsulating the wintery taste of gingerbread. The spice mix to sprinkle on top is optional, so feel free to experiment with different flavors to finish off your truffles. It is key to amazing truffles is get the tempering of the chocolate right!

    Read more here: https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/chocolate-ginger-truffles-recipe

  • Southern Biscuits & Chocolate Gravy! Posted on January 04, 2019

    Southern Biscuits & Chocolate Gravy! There is nothing quite like good homemade buttermilk biscuits, made from scratch by hand. Unless it’s a one that has then been topped with a generous dousing of what southerners refer to as “chocolate gravy”.

    Tender, flaky southern buttermilk biscuits are smothered in a rich homemade chocolate sauce for a wonderfully unique start to the day that is truly Southern!

    Read more from House of Nash Eats here : https://houseofnasheats.com/southern-biscuits-and-chocolate-gravy/

  • Resolutions? Posted on January 02, 2019

    Resolutions? Well, at least I know what I am NOT giving up :)

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  • Hair Of The Dog? Posted on December 31, 2018

    Hair Of The Dog? Check out this list of 32 Amazing Boozy chocolate desserts from Sumptuous Spoonfuls. There’s something about alcohol that makes desserts taste so much better!

    Even if you’re not a drinker, many of these amazing boozy desserts have cooked off the alcohol … and for those of you that do drink, there are a few “adults only” desserts and beverages in the mix.

    Read more here: https://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/30-boozy-chocolate-desserts-choctoberfest/

  • New Year's Eve Chocolate Popcorn! Posted on December 28, 2018

    New Year's Eve Chocolate Popcorn! Along with fun and friends, food has to be one of the best parts of New Year’s Eve! While you could go buy a couple party platters to stock your New Year’s Eve party with food, a frugal (and probably tastier) alternative is to make your own party treats! You could choose to serve homemade appetizers, or snacks like this sparkly New Year’s Eve Popcorn from A Cultivated Nest.

    This popcorn is so easy to make, you could probably whip it up right before your party starts! And it’d be easy to make more mid-party if you run out (which is very possible, as it’s so delicious)! You might also want to consider putting this popcorn in treat bags for people to take home and enjoy on New Year’s Day!

    See the full recipe here: https://acultivatednest.com/new-years-eve-popcorn/

  • Fudgy Bourbon Balls! Posted on December 26, 2018

    Fudgy Bourbon Balls! These festive fudgey chocolate bourbon balls are the perfect New Years Eve Treat! Read more from Smitten Kitchen and check out this delicious recipe at the link below!

    My mother-in-law has often told me that her coworker makes the best rum balls for their holiday party. Yes, rum balls, that holiday party staple from the 1960s, things that we thought went the way of bellbottoms and turtlenecks under dinner jackets. I figured they were just a giddy little way for people who need their booze cloaked in layers of sugary dessert to hit the sauce, and thus were not my thing until she plopped one in my hand week and I had to hold myself back from eating three more. Guys, please let’s make these a thing again.

    The result is like a sip of bourbon, a brownie and a chocolate truffle ran away together, and rolled in the shimmery sprinkly deep, are 100% more dressed up for a party that I’ll manage to be by 8 p.m. tonight. Plus, they’re no-bake and keep exceptionally well (and even get better with age, should they be ignored long enough to actually rest, i.e. I suspect this theory has never been tested); I’m so taken with the brilliance of these retro treats, I’m wondering what else we should be reconsidering from the 1960s in the new year. Pillbox hats, definitely.

    Check out the recipe here: https://smittenkitchen.com/2015/12/fudgy-bourbon-balls/

  • White Chocolate Santa Hats! Posted on December 24, 2018

    White Chocolate Santa Hats! Look For Something Fun And Easy To Leave Out For Santa? Try these cute White Chocolate Santa Hats from Snack Girl!

    With only FOUR ingredients, and NO baking required...you can make these right now!!

    Try them here: https://snack-girl.com/snack/strawberry-santa-hats/

  • Hershey's Kisses Mystery! Posted on December 22, 2018

    Hershey's Kisses Mystery! Chocolate lovers are up in arms over Hershey's Kisses missing their iconic tips.

    People across the US were quick to express their outrage to Hershey's this week when they unwrapped their teardrop-shaped treats to find the tops have been flattened or completely cut off.

    The majority of complaints have come from bakers, who posted photos online of the misshapen Kisses that they say are ruining the look of their festive Christmas cookies.

    Read more here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6516519/Hersheys-Kisses-missing-tips-angering-bakers-everywhere.html

  • Chocolate Peppermint Dip! Posted on December 21, 2018

    Chocolate Peppermint Dip! This Chocolate Peppermint Dip is a great holiday recipe to have on hand that everyone will love. It has two kinds of chocolate, mint and salty pretzels for dippers that make a great combo to satisfy that sweet tooth!

    There is something about chocolate and peppermint that is a must have treat during the holidays. Besides being chocolate, it has the refreshing taste of peppermint that is flavor explosion in your mouth! Then add in salty pretzels and well, you have a delicious and a bit of indulgent treat that will keep you dipping for a long time. It’s also best to make this chocolate peppermint dip in individual servings so you can double dip all you want so you can stay off the naughty list. You don’t want that Elf giving you a bad report!!

    Read more from Cooking on the Front Burner here: https://www.cookingonthefrontburners.com/2017/12/12/chocolate-peppermint-dip/

  • 3 New M&m Flavors! Posted on December 19, 2018

    3 New M&m Flavors! Is there anything that doesn’t taste good with chocolate? Here’s something new that could satisfy your sweet tooth. M&M’s is reportedly coming out with three new flavors of peanut M&M’s in 2019.

    New flavors reportedly will include: Mexican Jalapeno, Thai Coconut Peanut, English Toffee Peanut. Fans of M&Ms candies will be able to vote for their favorite or against their least favorite.

    Do any of these flavors get your attention? Would you be willing to try them?

    Photo courtesy of: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnm5Mgnl7Up

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  • Easy Egg Nog Truffles! Posted on December 17, 2018

    Easy Egg Nog Truffles! 'Tis the season for egg nog, better yet - Egg Nog Truffles! These Eggnog Truffles from The Gunny Sack are no bake, holiday delights that are delicious and easy to make - using only FOUR ingredients!!

    These bite sized Eggnog Truffles will look great on a tray of holiday cookies or dessert platter. Put some of the truffles in a small mason jar or cellophane bag with a pretty ribbon and give them as a homemade gift!

    Read more here: https://www.thegunnysack.com/eggnog-truffles/

  • Candy Cane Marshmallows! Posted on December 14, 2018

    Candy Cane Marshmallows! These Candy Cane Marshmallows from Mom Foodie are easy to make, and perfect to hang off a a cup of hot cocoa- ready to dip and swirl!

    These delicious Candy Cane Marshmallows also make a festive homemade edible holiday gift, that even the cooking challenged can manage. Simply place a few in a bag and tie off with festive ribbon. Make a gift basket out of it, by adding a jar of homemade cocoa mix, or some store bought pouches in a cute holiday mug.

    Read more here: https://momfoodie.com/candy-cane-marshmallows-hot-cocoa/

  • White Chocolate Holiday Bark! Posted on December 10, 2018

    White Chocolate Holiday Bark! This easy White Chocolate Holiday Bark Recipe is made with white candy coating (but, you know we prefer real tempered chocolate!) and a festive fruit and nut blend. It’s a quick and easy Holiday Bark Recipe, that once packaged in a festive box or tray, makes a perfect coworker or neighbor holiday gift!

    The basic ingredients you need to make this holiday treat is either White Chocolate Bark or Chocolate Flavored candy Coating (aka Chocolate Bark), plus whatever mix-ins you like so it is easy and versatile!!

    Read more here: https://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/almondbarkcandyrecipe/

  • Diy Andes Mints! Posted on December 07, 2018

    Diy Andes Mints! Andes Mints are a holiday staples in our home! But, we no longer have to buy them, thanks to this homemade and healthier version courtesy of Make The Best Of Everything.

    This recipe didn’t take a whole lot of time. It’s just a matter of letting each layer cool in the fridge before the next layer goes on. It is essential to line any pan you use with parchment paper. It will just pop right out of the pan when it as cooled. Add a little bit of coconut butter to each batch of melted chocolate. This way the Andes mint turned out “Melty.”

    See the full recipe here: http://makethebestofeverything.com/2016/01/homemade-healthier-andes-mints.html

  • Hot Chocolate Quiz! Posted on December 05, 2018

    Hot Chocolate Quiz! What kind of hot chocolate matches your personality? Answer some quick questions to find out!

    Take the quiz here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasminnahar/everyone-has-a-hot-chocolate-that

  • Easy Chocolate Truffles! Posted on December 03, 2018

    Easy Chocolate Truffles! These Deliciously Rich And Fudgy Chocolate Truffles Have A Soft And Creamy Centre Which Are Coated In A Hard Shell. The Perfect Decadent Treat! These Chocolate Truffles from Martha's Baking Addiction are super easy to throw together, and they are so decadent, you’ll find it hard to stop at just one.

    They’re made up of three types of chocolate. First, we have the soft and creamy milk chocolate centre (SO GOOD!). Secondly, we have the dark chocolate shell, and lastly the white chocolate drizzle on top.

    If you love chocolate just as much as I do, these truffles were made for you!

    See the full recipe here: https://marshasbakingaddiction.com/easy-chocolate-truffles/

  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars! Posted on November 30, 2018

    Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars! These Salted Caramel chocolate chip cookie bars from Lemons for Lulu are buttery, sweet, crunchy and chewy. They are the perfect treat any time of day!

    What are chocolate chip cookie bars? Simply put, they are basic chocolate chip cookie dough baked into a 9 x 13-inch pan. They are soft and gooey just like your favorite cookie but they are served up in big squares that beg to be served with a tall glass of milk.

    Chocolate chip cookie bars can handle almost any “extra’s” and ingredients swaps you’d like to throw at them. Change out the chips and use butterscotch or white chocolate chips instead of the chocolate chips. Candies like M & M’s, chopped Snickers or Reese Cups would be wonderful as well!

    Read more here: https://www.lemonsforlulu.com/salted-caramel-chocolate-chip-cookie-bars/

  • Cocoa Powder Health Benefits! Posted on November 28, 2018

    Cocoa Powder Health Benefits! There are some people (like me!) who love to gorge on chocolates and there are also some people who don't like having it because they think it's fattening and unhealthy. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans and these beans are crushed and made into cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is highly nutritious and it can provide numerous health benefits.

    Read more about the surprising health and nutritional benefits of cocoa powder here

  • Chocolate Nougat! Posted on November 23, 2018

    Chocolate Nougat! This is a soft chocolate nougat, similar to what’s found in some well-known candy bars, except this one has more chocolate flavor. It’s the fourth musketeer, the one with attitude, the one the others were jealous of, and you make it in your own kitchen!

    We know what you may be thinking. Yes, you can make your own chocolate nougat. We have faith in you. And in this recipe from Peter P. Greweling. You can do it.

    Go ahead and try it here: https://leitesculinaria.com/31185/recipes-chocolate-nougat.html

  • Chocolate Pecan Pie Truffles! Posted on November 21, 2018

    Chocolate Pecan Pie Truffles! No time to make a Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving? Make these easy Pecan Pie Truffles. Great for dessert or as a gift for your host! Dying for Chocolate recipe adapted from 2012 issue of Southern Living for Kentucky Derby Truffles! As always, use the very best ingredients for the best flavor!

    See the recipe here: https://dyingforchocolate.blogspot.com/2018/11/chocolate-pecan-pie-truffles.html