‘Tis the Season for Free Gifts!

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Have a mystery reader or chocolate lover on your holiday list?

Purchase Thirteen Chocolates paperback this holiday season and get a free personalized bookplate, signed by the author. While supplies last, we will also include a free bookmark that doubles as a suspect score card.

Here’s how to get your free items:

Step #1: Purchase Thirteen Chocolates by Agatha Chocolats on Amazon.

 

Step #2: Send a business-sized, self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Agatha Chocolats

“Bookplate”

PO Box #412

Acworth, Ga 30101

Be sure to include name for personalization.

While supplies last, you will receive one self-adhesive bookplate and one two-sided bookmark.

Step #3: Share the kindness and leave a book review on Amazon. (Even a simple one word comment is appreciated!)❤️ Happy Holidays!

*Limit one deal per envelope.

**While supplies last. (Actual items may vary from picture).

***We cannot be responsible for lost or damaged mail.

Thanksgiving Chocolate Turkey Cups

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Time to Gobble, Gobble!

‘Tis the season to eat, loosen your belt, then eat some more. Better yet, forget the belt, forget all the buttons, and go with elastic-waisted pants. This is Thanksgiving, after all. And if you’re not careful, you’ll shoot an eye out.

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Because there can’t be too much food on the holiday table…

Here’s a little something to gobble up for dessert.

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Chocolate Turkey Cup

Ingredients:

  • chocolate melts (asst. colors)
  • pretzels
  • Hershey kiss
  • gummy worm
  • chocolate chip
  • candy eyes

Directions:

Coat a paper muffin liner with melted chocolate. Chill. Meanwhile, dip Pretzel sticks into chocolate. Dip the tip of the Kiss into orange chocolate for the beak. Dip a piece of the gummy worm into red chocolate. After all pieces have set, attach pretzel feathers, eyes, head, and gummy worm with more chocolate. (I attached a chocolate chip to the outside of the cup first, to prop up the head.)

Fill with candy, mousse, or ice cream. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

A Sweet Taste of Paris

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My family and I recently had the pleasure to visit Paris.

I could not travel to the city of lights, aka, the city of magical-sugary-concoctions, without a trip to Angelina’s. I’ve been daydreaming about their infamous rich, thick hot chocolate and decadent sweet pastries forever.

We arrived at Angelina’s late in the afternoon. It would have been my first stop, but the others had some other petty things to complete first. (Something about the Eiffel Tower and Louve😉).

To our dismay, the cafe was quite busy and the pastry case almost empty.

Life lesson: Always visit bakeries first thing in the morning for the most variety.

(Priorities, right?)

Thankfully, there were still a few things left for us to sample.

The hot chocolate, l’Africain, was served in its own cute little ceramic pitcher…but, was missing the notorious side of whipped cream.☹️The flavor was sweet, rich, and slightly more bitter than an American hot chocolate, (which probably would have benefited from a hefty dollop of whipped cream. Not that I’m bitter). But still, good stuff.

Next up were the pastries.

Although it wasn’t chocolate, I had to sample their house speciality, The MontBlanc. Filled with a pleasant chestnut cream, and a meringue crust, it was like nothing I’d ever had before.

But of course, I’m partial to chocolate. So, the next confection was even more appreciated.

The Choc Africain cake was layered with brownie, chocolate mousse, and bitter dark chocolate cream. Although I enjoyed the richness, the chocolate flavor was so intense, I had no problem sharing.

My favorite of the day? This little beauty…

The Trocadéro. This pastry was on the seasonal dessert menu. But, I could eat it all year long-each and every day. The Trocadéro is a hazelnut biscuit topped with layers of chocolate and hazelnut cream, and finished off with a coating of milk chocolate and crushed almonds. The flavors, plus the textures, created chocolate perfection.

Been to Paris? What’s the best thing that you ate?

 

 

 

31 Days of Chocolate: Oct.18- Caramel Apples🍎

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October 18th: Make and Eat Chocolate Caramel Apples

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If there’s one food that is symbolic of the season, it’s the candy apple.

Just one bite and all your dreams will come true.

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STOP! Don’t eat that…

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There’s no caramel or chocolate on that apple.

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Start with some warm, buttery caramel.

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Add some rich, thick chocolate.

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Drench it in your favorite toppings.

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Now, that’s the apple that will make all your dreams come true.❤️

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31 Days of Chocolate: Oct.16- Dirt for Dessert

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October 16th: Eat “Dirt”

No, we’re not talking about actual dirt. We’re talking about Dirt Cups. And if you’re a parent, you’re probably more than familiar with them. Kids love the staple ingredients to this dessert- crushed Oreos and gummy worms.

Classic Dirt Cup

Recipe by Kraft

Wanna dig a little deeper?

Try this Halloween version.

Boo Cups

Recipe by Snackworks