Chocolate is definitely nature's way of making up for 2020!
It's only fitting that there is a day dedicated to celebrating this delicious wonder. December just got a whole lot more exciting, Sunday 13th December is National Cocoa Day.
We have gathered up our favourite ways of taking chocolate from the humble block to fabulous holiday treats.
Chocolate pudding smash cake
We have long admired Sydney Smash Cake creations. Their Christmas Pudding is sweet on the outside and filled with delicious sweeties.
If you have friends and family in Sydney, one of these would certainly make their Christmas. Unfortunately, delivery to the UK is not available but Claudia from Sydney Smash Cakes has shared some tips on how to recreate your own puddings at home with the kids. Click Here for the full recipe and instructional video.
Image Credit - Sydney Smash Cakes
These melted Olaf's are the perfect fun activity to do with the kids this Christmas. The wonderfully creative Foodbites inspired us to introduce more chocolate art into our kitchen this Christmas. It's so much fun and easy for the kids and no matter how it turns out, it's still just as delicious.
Gather all the decorations, melt some white chocolate drops and let it flow. Be careful that the chocolate is not too hot when working with small children.
Just like a snowflake, each snowman will melt in a unique style. If doing this with younger kids, try some pretzel sticks dipped in milk chocolate for the arms, orange skittles for the nose and pre-made icing eyes, all available from your local supermarket.FoodBites
Christmas Peppermint Bark
Possibly the easiest and most delicious minty Christmas treat. Best way to use up all those candy canes that come home from School.
- 350g milk chocolate, melted
- 350g white chocolate, melted
- 8 candy canes, crushed
- 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract (optional, use more or less depending upon your preference)
- Melt the milk chocolate either in a microwave or on the stove.
- In a baking paper-lined tray/dish, lay the milk chocolate layer and place in the fridge.
- Melt the white chocolate and mix in the peppermint extract.
- Lay the white chocolate layer on top of the milk chocolate layer
- Crush the candy canes and sprinkle all over
- Place in the fridge and set until firm.
- Break into pieces and serve.
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge
The perfect Christmas Hot Chocolate
There are so many ways to Hot Chocolate these days. We are not fussy, as long as its warm and sweet with maybe a hint of spice. Whether its a bomb or spoon or melted chocolate or a powder potion, we are happy to trial it all.
Our favourite spiced Hot Chocolate recipe
Melt 2 or 3 (or 4!) squares of Chocolate in the microwave. Then add your milk of choice, a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg, a spoonful of honey and serve with a handful of mini marshmallows and a cinnamon stick to stir.
Here are a few of our favourite Hot Chocolate gifts.
Hot Chocolate Bombes Crackers
Just like any good cracker, these are filled with delicious surprises to make your Hot Chocolate pop.
Christmas Hot Chocolate Spoons
These festive spoons are fab for a quick HC fix. Heat the milk and melt your snowman and his frosty friends.
Say it with chocolate
Why not send an edible card to really wish someone a Happy Holiday. We love these ones from Morse Toad as you can even upload a family photo to the front.