How to celebrate National Chocolate Day
By Aimee Heckel
Whoever scheduled National Chocolate Day three days before Halloween either had a high metabolism or was a true chocoholic.
We call it trick-or-treat training day.
It’s going to be a sweet week. Here are two ways to celebrate National Chocolate Day, which is more like all week, with your kiddos. Not that anyone needs an excuse to celebrate chocolate.
Turn on the oven
Hold an impromptu fondue party — tonight, after dinner.
Lesson learned hard: There’s actually a little more to making good chocolate fondue than just melting a massive candy bar in the microwave and dipping All Of The Things into it. Check out this easy recipe on how to make chocolate fondu. Hint: The trick here is heavy whipping cream.
Also be careful not to heat the chocolate too hot, or it will burn. After melting it in a double boiler on the stove, keep it just warm enough to stay melty. That’s where a special fondue pot comes in handy.
Pretend to be healthy by providing fruit dippers: strawberries, kiwi, bananas. Your kids will beg you to dip marshmallows and cupcakes and cake in it, but don’t succumb. Until you put them to bed. Then make a peanut butter S’mores and dip that in there. You’re welcome.
No cooking required
Don’t feel like cooking? Order the chocolate directly to your door.
Brace yourself while you read the following words: Chocolate. Molten. Lava. Cake.
What’s better than a chocolate cake? One filled with liquid chocolate, obviously. This one from Omaha Steaks wins the world. Plus, they’re on sale right now for only $19.99 for six. Save more money by using an Omaha Steaks coupon (such as 40 percent everything storewide, plus an additional 10 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com). Read more money about saving money on Omaha Steaks here.
Other choco highlights from Omaha Steaks that are currently on sale:
- Chocolate Lover’s Cake, $10.99
- The Brownie Experience, $19.99 (you know something’s delicious if it’s not just an object, but an experience)
- Giant Chocolate Chipper cookies, $19.99
Think you’ve tried it all? These fudge-filled brownies, $23.99, are a new offering. No cooking required; this dessert is ready in about two minutes.
Money-saving tip: If you’re looking to save money on other goodies for your babies and kids, check out these coupons.
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