Sweet Chocolate Ideas for Back to School




Remedy for back to school blues? Chocolate!  

 Here are some sweet treats sure to brighten up any student or teacher’s day!



Chocolate Covered Back to School Apple Pretzels

DIY Directions here


Rolo Pencils

DIY Directions here


Edible Chocolate Bar Chalkboard Cookies

DIY Directions here


Hershey Chocolate Nugget School Buses

DIY Directions and Printable here


Chocolate Pretzel Rod Pencils

DIY Directions here


Hershey Chocolate Ruler

DIY Directions and printable label here


Chocolate Covered Oreos

Apples with Candy Worms

DIY Directions here


Notepads photo

You can find Chocolate Mold here


Colorful Arithmetic Oreos photo


13 Chocolate Recipes Gone Bananas!


Chocolate has many friends. But, one of my favorites…the mighty Banana.



13 Chocolate and Banana Mash-ups



Chocolate Banoffee Pudding 

Recipe here by Good to Know


Chocolate Banana Cream Trifle

Recipe here by Pampered Chef



Reese’s Explosion Banana Bread

Recipe here by Mom on Timeout


Banana Bread Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

Recipe here by Carl’s Bad Cravings



Banana Chip Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Recipe here by Taste and Tell Blog


Peanut Butter Banana Cups

Recipe here by Honestly Yum


Bourbon Caramel Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Recipe here by Use Real Butter

Brown Butter Fried Nutella Banana Croissant Sandwiches 

Recipe here by Heather Christo


Chocolate Banana Custard Eclair (gluten free)

Recipe here by Gluten Free Canteen

Gourmet Banana Chocolate Tart

Recipe here by Not Your Mother’s Cookbook 

Banana Foster’s Fudge Cake

Recipe here by Very Best Baking

Toffee Banana White Chocolate Rice Pudding with Candied Almonds

Recipe here by Mccabe Kitchen 

Chocolate Banana Pancake Breakfast Casserole 

Recipe here by Food Network 

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Coming Soon: Meet and Greet Pumpkin Recipe Exchange!


Get those recipes ready! Our next Recipe Exchange is coming soon.

We’re going to kick off September with the most notorious ingredient of fallPumpkin!


The only requirement, is that the recipe must include chocolate. Although chocolate does not have to be the star, it should enhance the overall dessert.

Any type of chocolate- dark, milk, or white.

Any amount of chocolate- a sprinkle, a drizzle, a dunk.


In the mean time, keep sharing those recipes! We’re keeping a running post.

(Remember to include the link to your post with your recipe.)

Recipe Exchange: Chocolate + Berries

Recipe Exchange: Brownies

Recipe Exchange: S’mores



Dunk It or Dump It?: Chocolate Covered Watermelon



It’s my favorite post of the week. The time when I get to hear the opinions of my fellow foodies. It’s time for…






Each week we assess an unusual, and sometimes weird, chocolate combination. This week we’re bringing a classic summer treat to the testing table.




It’s Sweet,



It’s Juicy,





And it’s Delicious.




But,…should it be dipped in chocolate? Is this idea pure madness, or genius?



Chocolate Dipped Watermelon

Recipe here by By Devine Dezign Living


Chocolate Watermelon Smoothie

Recipe here by Got Chocolate 



What’s the verdict, should Watermelon be dipped in chocolate?



Dunk It or Dump It?

Please vote in the comment section below.



You can vote on previous Chocolate Pairings here.


(*Gifs courtesy of giphy.)

13 Chocolate-Covered Cozy Mysteries


When Once Upon a Time meets Chocolate, it’s got to be good! Here are 13 delicious books to get you through a dark and stormy night.





Dying for Chocolate  


Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder


Raspberry Truffle Murder

Devil’s Food Murder

All Fudged Up

Death to f a Chocoholic 

Drop Dead Chocolate 

Truffled to Death

A Bitter Sweet Murder

Hot Chocolate Murder

Death by Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Demise

Chocolate Frosted Murder

Meet and Greet Recipe Exchange: S’mores


Hello Fellow Bloggers and Bakers!


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We’re hosting another Recipe ExchangeThis is a great way to connect with other bloggers, add followers, and gain delicious recipes. Every couple of weeks, we will be featuring a different baking category. Not surprising, each will star chocolate.

We’re closing out the season, with one of summer’s favorite flavors. The theme of this Recipe Exchange is S’mores.

Meaning, any dessert with the basic S’more ingredients:

Chocolate + Marshmallow + Graham


Photo here at Salted and Styled

Examples include, (but are not limited to):

  • Brownies
  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Pies & Tarts
  • Cookies & Candy

If you have a S’more’s recipe on your blog, we’d love to showcase it here! Simply, post the name of the recipe and your blog link in the comment section below.


Photo here

Don’t have a recipe, but love great food? We’d love to connect with you, as well!

To gain the most exposure, be sure to add your recipes and blog link to past and future Recipe Exchanges. We’ll keep a running lists of posts.

Previous Recipe Exchanges:

Chocolate & Berries 





Looking forward to your S’more recipes! ❤️


13 of the Most-Wanted Copycat Chocolate Recipes


Have you ever been at home and had a craving for your favorite restaurant dessert? Today we’re sharing some of the most popular chocolate copycat recipes. 

Now you can have your guilty pleasure any time you like…and you don’t even have to share.


Copycat Cheesecake Factory Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Recipe here by Hugs and Cookies


Copycat Chi Chi’s Fried Ice Cream

Recipe here by Food.com


Copycat Cracker Barrel Chocolate Cherry Cobbler

Recipe here by Replica Recipes


Copycat TGI Friday’s Oreo Cake

Recipe here by TGI Fridays at Home


Copycat Chili’s Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Recipe here Chocolate Therapy


Copycat Starbuck’s Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

Recipe here by Food Fanatic



Copycat Olive Garden Tiramisu 

Recipe here by Recipe 4 Living


Copycat Panera’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe here by Whatcha Makin’ Now?


Copycat Carrabba’s Sogno Di Cioccolata Chocolate Dream

Recipe here by Crystal’s Crafty Creations


Copycat Applebee’s White Chocolate Blondies with Maple Cream Sauce

Recipe here by The Recipe Critic


Copycat Portillo’s Chocolate Cake

Recipe here by Cookie Madness


Copycat Melting Pot Chocolate Turtle Fondue 

Recipe here For the Love of Food


Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Chocolate Mousse

Recipe here by All She Cooks