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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 March 13, 2019

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                1. Work on the small tasks.

                                When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                3. Upgrade yourself

                                Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                4. Talk to a friend.

                                Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                7. Read a book (or blog).

                                The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                8. Have a quick nap.

                                If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                10. Find some competition.

                                Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                11. Go exercise.

                                Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                12. Take a good break.

                                Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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