31 Days of Chocolate: Oct.12th- New Improved S’mores

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October 12th: Add new flavors to the traditional S’mores

There’s nothing wrong with the classic s’mores.

Nothing.

Today, we’re just expanding the options. Try these new flavor combinations:

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookie Dough Marshmallows, Reese’s Cups

Triple Chocolate: Chocolate Crackers, Chocolate Marshmallows, Dark Chocolate

Bourbon Caramel: Oatmeal Cookies, Chocolate Caramels, Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

Spicy Cinnamon: Cinnamon Crackers, Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows, Dark Chili Chocolate

31 Days of Chocolate: Oct. 10th- Mmmummies

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October 10th: Chocolate Mmmummies

These little guys are warm, toasty, and oozing with chocolate.

Ingredients:

Miniature Hershey Bars

Refrigerator Croissant Rolls

Mini M&M’s

Directions:

1. Stretch a croissant around a candy bar. Be sure to cover the bar well so the chocolate doesn’t escape. Just leave a small opening for the eyes.

2. Add the M&M eyes.

3. Bake according to package directions.

Now that’s a Yummy Mummy!

31 Days of Chocolate- Oct.6th: Chocolate Frogs

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Halloween is all about the creep-factor. And I can’t think of anything creepier than eating a frog.

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A chocolate frog.

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October 6th: Watch (or read), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and eat Chocolate Frogs

If you can’t find them in the store, you can purchase frogs here.

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Or, you can make your own and get a lot more toads for your green. I like theseĀ moldsĀ because they’re big enough to add a filling or surprise center. Plus, they look more real, and less cutesy.

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Want to fancy them up? Print out and create these nifty chocolate frog boxes.

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Have a TOAD-ally RIBBIT-ing time!

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31 Days of Chocolate: Oct. 5th- Take a Hike, Raisins

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October 5th: Take a hike, make a chocolate trail mix

I confess, I don’t exercise like I should. But, if there’s one thing that will get me eager to strap on some athletic shoes and head outdoors, it’s fall. The cool, crisp air, the gorgeous Autumn landscape… the luring scent of chocolate chip cookies baking at the neighbor’s house.

For the best views, I like to venture away from home, to a park, or the mountains. Now if I’m going to go on some epic hike, I’m going to need to be prepared. That’s right, snacks. And hitting the trails means one thing, Trail Mix.

Of course, you can buy a generic trail mix already prepared on the grocery store shelf. But, if you’re anything like me, you’re going to pick around half of the ingredients. Enemy #1, The pesky raisin. I know many of you adore them. But, for me, if I accidentally ate one, my afternoon would be ruined. Too dramatic? Maybe the hatred stemmed from one too many bad trick or treating experiences as a kid.

You know the kind….You knock on the door, plaster on your sweetest smile, and eagerly open up your candysack.

All of your hopes are on a prizedĀ chocolate bar. Your eyes grow big; your anticipationĀ builds.Ā Thump…A box of dreaded raisins.

Okay, enough of my ramblings (until someone brings up kale. Lol)

For me, the perfect trail mix has several components. Something salty, something sweet, something crunchy, and something fun.

Here are some trail mix ideas for October:

 

 

 

*Chocolate nuts and dried apples pictured by Nuts.com.

*Gummy candy pictured by Candywarehouse

Have a favorite snack mix combination? Please share in the comment section below!

The Top 13 Chocolate Easter Basket Treats

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In case the Easter Bunny is searching for some last minute chocolate inspiration, check out these thirteen treats, that won’t disappoint.

(P.S. You’re going to need a bigger basket.)

Reester Bunnies

Because you just can’t go wrong with a Reese’s. And bonus points for the clever name.

Caramel Robin Eggs

by Marich

Yes, you read that right. Robin eggs have just been taken up a notch.

Ferro Rocher

These are a favorite any time of year, but put them in a sweet bunny container, and they are irresistible.

Dove “Carrot Patch” Truffles

While Dove chocolate in general, is creamy, rich, and smooth, it’s the adorable packaging that made it the perfect spring treat.

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Kit Kat Bunny Ears

They’re Kit Kats. They’re adorable. Enough said.

Lindt Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Mini Frogs

These little guys were a bit hard to track down, but Toad-ally worth it! If you can’t find these, the ladybugs, and chicks, are almost just as cute.

Russell Stover Mint Meltaways

Admittedly, my favorite confection from this company. The mint isn’t too powerful, and just as the name implies, the chocolate melts in your mouth.

House of Dorchester Hot Cross Bunny Chocolate Slab

(available at World Market)

Confession: If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you’re probably aware of my nemesis, the raisin. However, the originality and unique melding of cinnamon and chocolate flavors, got my attention.

Cadbury Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs

For me, these are an Easter staple. And yes, please bring on the jumbo bag.

Ghiradelli Caramel Bunnies and Eggs

Ghiradelli could run a business based on chocolate caramels alone. They’re that good.

Sanders Milk Chocolate Mini Coconut Nests

Spring is the one season, we find these coconut confections. Personally, I’d welcome them all year along. Okay, keep the jelly beans, but bring on the toasted coconut.

Sweet Surprise Chick

by See’s Candies

Egg-straordinarily adorable.

Godiva Spring Sampler

Here a chick, there a chick, everywhere…chocolate. No-bunny is going to complain with a box of assorted confections.

So, there it is. My picks of the season. Some old, some new, but all oh so scrumptious!

What’s the best chocolate to find in your Easter basket? Share in the comment section below!