November 29, 2016 Sarah Lefebvre

Happy National Chocolates Day!

Happy National Chocolates Day! Yes, November 29th is dedicated to ~chocolates~. Chocolate makes everything better. Add chocolate fudge to ice-cream– it’s better. Dip strawberries in chocolate– they’re better! You get the hint. Many of our favorite foods include chocolate already. I could probably list a hundred foods off the top of my head that have chocolate. Brownies, cakes, donuts… The list goes on and on. Plus, I would totally eat every single chocolatey food I could list at this very moment.

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Cocoa beans

Chocolate is actually a very old food. People have been enjoying it for hundreds,  even thousands of years. Cocoa beans were actually even used as a form of currency by the Mayan and Aztec cultures! However, they did not eat it like we do today. They actually made a sort of chocolatey drink with cocoa beans, chili peppers, and water. No sugar at all- yuck! Since then, it has been greatly transformed into the foods we know and love today.

In honor of National Chocolates Day, let’s cook with some chocolate! The Forq app has hundreds of recipes that include this tasty ingredient. Don’t forget to upload your own chocolatey recipes for everyone to share!

Let’s start with some classics. First, we have this delectable Chocolate Cake. Make it more chocolatey by topping it with this Creamy Chocolate Frosting. There’s no such thing as too much chocolate!

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Chocolate cake topped with chocolate frosting

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Another classic is obviously chocolate chip cookies, but let’s kick it up a notch and try out these Ultimate Double Chocolate Chip Cookies! Or you could go ~total chocolate~ and make these adorable Chocolate Crackle Cookies– perfect for the holidays!

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Chocolate & Coconut Triple Layer Slices

Let’s get a little fancier. With the holidays coming up, we all love to bake! Now you have an excuse to get a little fancier. We’ll start with this festive Hot Chocolate Pudding. Super tasty! Even fancier (but just as tasty) are these Chocolate and Coconut Triple Layer Slices. Again, delicious and perfect for the Holidays! Switch it up and try out these tasty treats. If you are looking for something a little more reminiscent of the holidays, you should definitely try these Lightened Up Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies! Chocolate and gingerbread is an amazing combo perfect for this season.

This holiday season is a time where I personally struggle a tad bit with my eating habits. It seems my New Years resolution is always to eat better! So, here are a couple recipes that can give you your chocolate fix without breaking your diet. First, we have this Chocolate Fruit Dip. Again, you could totally use this at your holiday party! If you want to go total health, try out this Chocolate Cherry Smoothie. It’s a great, tasty boost for every morning!

Hopefully these recipes can cure your chocolate cravings on National Chocolates Day!

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