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National Chocolate Day

national chocolate day

choc·o·hol·ic
noun \ˌchä-kə-ˈhȯ-lik, ˌchȯ-, -ˈhä-\
1. a person who likes to eat chocolate very much
2. a person who craves or compulsively consumes chocolate

Hi, my name is Jessica and I’m a chocoholic. It all started before I was even born… you see, my Mom is a chocoholic as well so it’s in my blood. I grew up with homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, and all sorts of treats constantly being made in our kitchen. My favorites have always been the desserts with chocolate in them. Always. So, it is only fitting that on National Chocolate Day, I share with you my top 5 favorite chocolate recipes.

Caramel-Chocolate Brownies

14 oz. package caramels
⅔ cups evaporated milk
1 German Chocolate cake mix
¾ cup butter, melted
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
2. Melt together caramels with 1/3 cup evaporated milk, set aside.
3. Mix package of German chocolate cake mix with 1/3 cup evaporated milk and 3/4 cup melted butter. Spread half of this mixture in a 9″x13″ greased and floured pan. Bake for 8-9 minutes at 350° F.
4. Sprinkle 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips over it and pour on the caramel mixture. Put the other half of the cake mix on and bake for 18-26 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

1½ cups butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups peanut butter chips

1. Mix together butter and sugar; beat in eggs and vanilla; add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; mix in peanut butter chips. Chill in refrigerator for one hour.
2.  Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
3. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes at 350° F.

Five-Star Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2½ cups oatmeal (put in blender to make a flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
12 oz. chocolate chips
4 oz. Hershey’s chocolate bar, grated

1. Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
2. Cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, flour, oatmeal flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together.
3. Add chocolate chips and grated Hershey’s bar to mixture.
4. Shape into golf ball size and place 2″ apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes.

Chocolate Cookies (a.k.a. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies)

½ cup shortening
1⅔ cups granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
⅓ cup milk
2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate (or ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder + 2 tablespoons shortening)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup walnuts (optional)
½ cup powdered sugar

1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
2. Mix all ingredients except powdered sugar together.
3. Drop dough by small spoonful into powdered sugar and roll around to coat and shape into balls.
4. Place onto cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Chocolate Malt

3-4 scoops vanilla ice cream
½ to 1 cup milk
3-4 tbsp chocolate syrup (Hershey’s is my favorite)
3 tbsp malted milk powder
½ banana, optional

Blend all ingredients together.

Those are my favorite personal recipes but I want to share a few of my favorite Blendtec recipes as well:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Best Brownies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, there you have it! My absolute favorite chocolate dessert recipes. What are yours? Let us know in the comments below!

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz

 

Sources: 
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chocoholic

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