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15 Chocolate-Infused Dishes That No Chocoholic Should Miss

15 Chocolate-Infused Dishes That No Chocoholic Should Miss

Are you a chocoholic? Check out 15 of the best chocolate infused dishes online, from a mouthwatering roast beef with chocolate, rosemary, and wine to the unique chocolate pasta. If you have a sweet tooth, these sweet and savory dishes will be perfect for you.

1. Chocolate and Marmite Macaroons

Either you love Marmite or you hate it – and if you love it, this is the perfect dessert for you. The chocolate and Marmite mix creates a sweet, tangy taste that you can’t get enough of! Who knew Marmite and chocolate would compliment each other so well?

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    2. Dark Chocolate Detox Bites

    This snack is perfect for anyone who loves chocolate but wants to stay healthy. This delicious snack is made with dark chocolate and filled with fruit, seeds, and nuts, so it will satisfy your sweet cravings while giving you lots of energy!

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      3. Slow roasted pear chips with chocolate sauce

      These pear crisps make a decadent snack when teamed with a creamy, thick chocolate sauce. Perfect for gatherings and parties.

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        4. No-Bake Strawberry Chocolate Tart

        This impressive looking dessert is perfect for a dinner party; it tastes great, it doesn’t need to go in the oven and you can prepare it in under 15 minutes. The Oreo base makes it ideal for children, too!

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          5. Chocolate Covered Banana and Peanut Butter Bites

          These frozen treats make a great cool-down snack for a hot summer’s day. With a frozen inside,they are both sweet, fruity and refreshing.

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            6. Chocolate and Balsamic Roasted Beets

            This may sound like a weird dish, but the balsamic vinegar compliments the sweet chocolate perfectly, making this the perfect dish for a cold winter’s day.

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              7. Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

              If you love mint, chocolate and fudge, look no further; this delicious dessert will be perfect for you. It makes a excellent snack too, and you can save the leftovers for later!

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                8. Chocolate Pasta

                This recipe is only for true chocoholics! You can easily make your own chocolate pasta at home and serve it with any sauce. The chocolate flavor is mild and it goes well with a creamy sauce.

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                  9. Chocolate Pancakes

                  This recipe is perfect to try with your children. The pancakes are moist and filled with flavor, so the toppings aren’t very important – some cream and strawberries would be enough! Alternatively, allow the pancakes to go cold and top them with hot fudge sauce.

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                    10. Nutella Croissants

                    These little Nutella croissants make the perfect mid-day snack. Make a large batch and your house will have enough delicious snacks for the week – and it only has three ingredients!

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                      11. Cocoa and Chili Rubbed Pork Chops

                      This unique dish is a great way to impress guests at a dinner event. The chilli and chocolate is tangy and sweet, perfectly complimenting the tender pork.

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                        12. Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

                        This scrumptious rich chocolate cupcake is topped with a creamy, orange butter cream and a dark chocolate orange slice – ideal for anyone who loves orange flavors.

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                          13. Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary, Chocolate and Wine Sauce

                          Even though this meal includes chocolate, it is not sweet. Instead the cocoa compliments the rosemary and garlic well, creating a tender mouthful that bursts with savoury flavors.

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                            14. Baileys Salted Caramel Mini Chocolate Tarts

                            Made with a tasty sweet shortcrust pastry and a layer of salted caramel, this dessert is topped with creamy Baileys and chocolate ganache, and finished with a sprinkle of sea salt to bring out the flavour.

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                              15. Moist Chocolate Mug Cake

                              Mug cake recipes are great – who doesn’t want a warm chocolate dessert that you can make in minutes? This recipe is the best we have found so far; the cake is moist and chocolatey, and never dry!

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                                Last Updated on January 11, 2021

                                11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                                Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                                Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                                1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                                Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                                2. Stress Relief

                                Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                                3. Improved Sleep

                                Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                                4. Appetite Control

                                Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                                5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                                When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                                6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                                Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                                7. Mosquito Repellant

                                Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                                8. Pain Relief

                                While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                                9. The New Anti-Viral

                                Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                                10. Improved Cognitive Function

                                Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                                11. Money Saving

                                With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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