Tag Archives: chocolate

donut fun

This fall I realized that my poor deprived child was three and a half years old and had never had a donut. This egregious oversight never would have happened if I could eat gluten (or if I could easily get gluten-free dairy-free donuts at any bakery), so we’ve started making mini donuts at home.

Our first attempt was my all-time-favorite, apple cider donuts! We used this recipe and gobbled them all up within about 24 hours.

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Our next donut-making adventure was chocolate dipped plain cake donuts (kid’s choice). The festive sprinkles were also the kiddo’s choice, and she enjoyed doing all of the dipping and sprinkling.

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The donuts were delightfully crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The plain cake donut recipe and the chocolate dipping sauce recipe are both in Babycakes Covers the Classics (one of my go-to cookbooks). We made a half recipe of the chocolate dipping sauce and still had a bit left over, so I made hot chocolate by mixing the sauce with hot almond milk. So much chocolatey goodness!

hot cocoa mix

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As fall turns to winter, I’ve been craving hot chocolate. The hot chocolate mixes in stores usually have dairy in them, or are overpriced, so I decided to make my own mix. A lot of the vegan hot chocolate mix recipes on the internet require ingredients that non-gourmet cooks don’t have around the house, but I found a recipe here that is totally reasonable.

I added a little less than 1/8 teaspoon salt to the batch and used the Enjoy Life semisweet mini chocolate chips. I like to make my hot cocoa by adding two heaping tablespoons of this mix to a mug of hot coconut milk and stirring until the chocolate chips are mostly melted. Yum!

new favorite tea

I have a new favorite tea: Chocolate Chai Rooibos from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea.

obsession of the week: chocolate mint oolong

Even though it’s officially spring, it’s definitely still hot tea-drinking weather here in Nova Scotia. And this chocolate mint oolong tea is fabulous. It’s like a decadent warm minty chocolatey dessert, but without the calories and fat!

fry’s orange cream

Woooow, this is a seriously delicious candy bar. It’s dark chocolate with lots of orange fondant inside. And amazingly enough, it’s vegan!

image from cadbury.co.uk

dark chocolate-covered marzipan

I think I just discovered the best thing ever…Marzipan Ritter Sport!

It’s dark chocolate-covered marzipan, and it’s sooo delicious! And it’s vegan, too!