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30 Recipes Of Chocolate Art You Should Try Now

30 Recipes Of Chocolate Art You Should Try Now

If you love chocolate, then you are going to want to try these awesome chocolate recipes. Most of them are fairly easy, and the results are out of this world. Just try not to drool too much on your computer screen while you are checking them out.

1. Salted Chocolate Diablo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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    It doesn’t get much better than this. These are definitely not the ice cream sandwiches you remember from when you were a kid. Delicious dark chocolate cookies with a hit of ginger with your favorite ice cream sandwiched in between. A little bit of salt helps to satisfy those salty/sweet cravings.

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    2. S’Mores Pie

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      If you love S’Mores, and if you love pie, you are going to go nuts for this S’Mores pie. Just imagine a soft, chocolate pie filling layered over a delicious graham cracker crust, topped with marshmallow, and even more chocolate. This is definitely a diet buster, but more than worth it. Besides, you can just do a few extra sit-ups tomorrow to make up for it.

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      3. Chocolate Fountain

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        There is more you can do with a chocolate fountain than just using plain chocolate. Check out these delicious recipes and maybe even get creative and try your own ingredients. Your next party will be the talk of the town with ChocolateFountainOnline!

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        4. Chocolate Chip Cookies

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          This is one of the simplest recipes to make, and also one of the most delicious. When you think back to the comfort foods you loved as a kid, chocolate chip cookies probably come to mind. Be sure to have at least one while it is still warm and gooey!

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          5. SweetAlmond (Tiramisu)

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            This looks fancy, but it is not difficult to make. The most difficult part of this recipe is waiting to eat these sweet treats. The recipe says to keep them in the fridge overnight, but you will be lucky to be able to wait a couple of hours. At least try to make sure that they get chilled.

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            6. Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Glaze

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              The name kind of says it all, doesn’t it? If you love chocolate and coffee, this is the dessert for you. Plus, the cinnamon in the glaze gives it an added burst of flavor.

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              7. DIY Chocolate Bowl

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                This is a fun project to do with the kids. This chocolate bowl is made with a balloon (no, you don’t eat the balloon). Use your imagination and try different types of flavored chocolate.

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                8. Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream Float

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                  This will take you back to your childhood days of hanging out at the soda shop. You can enjoy this cool, sweet treat any time, and it’s easy to make. Serve this tasty treat at your next barbecue.

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                  9. Chocolate Star Cookies

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                    This is a simple sugar cookie with a delicious chocolate twist. A chocolate star candy (also called rose buds) on top of each cookie turns a regular cookie recipe into total decadence. You don’t even need a cookie cutter!

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                    10. Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

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                      Chocolate and peanut butter. Is there any better flavor combination out there? Don’t forget the ganache, which will almost literally melt in your mouth.

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                      11. Paleo Banana Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins

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                        Believe it or not, healthy can still be delicious. This recipe, with plenty of delicious and healthy ingredients, proves it. These are great for kids’ lunch boxes, because there are no peanuts.

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                        12. Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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                          If you want a chocolate treat that is ready in less than 30 minutes, make these cookies. Just remember, they need time to set. You’ll need willpower to keep from eating them before they cool.

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                          13. Chocolate Orange Mousse

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                            This is more complicated than some other chocolate recipes, but oh so worth it. If you are having a dinner party, this is the ideal dessert. Just make sure that you don’t eat it all before your guests arrive.

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                            14. Chocolate Swiss Roll with Chocolate Ganache

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                              These melt in your mouth Swiss rolls may look like the ones you buy in stores. But, there is a big difference. Instead of melted chocolate on top, they are coated with creamy chocolate ganache.

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                              15. Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Vegan Banana Ice Cream

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                                Just because someone is vegan, it doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy delicious chocolate treats. This dessert is easy to make. It is also perfect for the vegan with a sweet tooth.

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                                16. Thick & Creamy Chocolate Pistachio Chia Shake

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                                  This recipe proves that chocolate recipes can be healthy as well as delicious. It is loaded with healthy ingredients that actually taste great. You can even turn this into a vegan recipe with a couple of substitutions.

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                                  17. Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies

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                                    The mascarpone cheese makes these brownies smooth and creamy. Forget the traditional chocolate frosting. Decadence requires more decadence, which in this case is a chocolate ganache.

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                                    18. Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups

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                                      Do you love Snickers bars? Do you love cupcakes and cookies? If you answered “yes”, you need to try this delicious recipe that combines the best of both worlds.

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                                      19. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

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                                        Remember watching your mother making fudge, and it seemed like it took hours? This quickie recipe involves very little cooking, and no beating at all. You can have awesome fudge in just a few minutes (but you have to wait three hours for it to chill before eating).

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                                        20. Easy, Elegant Chocolate Souffle

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                                          Don’t let anyone tell you that soufflé is difficult to make. It just depends on the recipe, and this is an easy one. You only need four ingredients to make this tasty chocolate dessert.

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                                          21. Chocolate Ice Cream

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                                            You don’t have to wait for summer to enjoy this frozen dessert, and it’s easy to make. It is time consuming, so don’t expect to eat it right away. Just remember, it is definitely worth the wait.

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                                            22. Chocolate Cannoli

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                                              You can make your own chocolate cannoli shells for this recipe, or use packaged shells. With this treat, you get chocolate, creamy, and crunchy all in one. These can be tricky to make, but with practice you will be a pro in no time.

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                                              23. Homemade Almond Joys

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                                                This recipe is better than the store-bought bars. The filling is sticky to work with, so be sure to chill it before rolling into balls and dipping in chocolate. You can eat these right away.

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                                                24. Chocolate Cake with Strawberries

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                                                  This is an awesome dark chocolate cake with creamy frosting. The original recipe calls for raspberries. But, using strawberries adds a whole new delicious twist to an old favorite.

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                                                  25. Layered Chocolate & Lavender-Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

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                                                    The hint of lavender completes this sweet dessert. You can try variations of this recipe. If you’re in a hurry, simply eliminate one of the layers.

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                                                    26. Marshmallow Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

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                                                      Two of the best flavors in the world, in one awesome treat. You can also try using marshmallow fluff in place of the marshmallow filling. This will let you make the cupcakes even quicker.

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                                                      27. Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

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                                                        Everyone loves food on sticks. What could be better than dessert on a stick? This simple recipe involves dipping frozen bananas in chocolate. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

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                                                        28. Dark Chocolate Waffles

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                                                          Breakfast will never be the same again. Now you can have chocolate for breakfast, guilt-free. Or, enjoy them as a delicious dessert with any meal. Kids love these.

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                                                          29. Chocolate Fridge Cake

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                                                            Here is a cake you don’t have to bake. Simply combine the ingredients, and refrigerate until the cake is set. It even has some healthy ingredients, such as prunes and nuts.

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                                                            30. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Dutch Baby

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                                                              This fall treat can be enjoyed any time of the year. All of the flavors combine into one delicious dessert everyone will love. You can use canned pumpkin puree when pumpkins aren’t in season.

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                                                              Featured photo credit: Dennis Wilkinson via flickr.com

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                                                              Last Updated on July 23, 2019

                                                              5 Steps To Move Out Of Stagnancy In Life

                                                              5 Steps To Move Out Of Stagnancy In Life

                                                              In the journey of growth, there are times when we grow and excel. We are endlessly driven and hyped up, motivated to get our goals.

                                                              Then there are times when we stagnate. We feel uninspired and unmotivated. We keep procrastinating on our plans. More often than not, we get out of a rut, only to get back into another one.

                                                              How do you know if you are stagnating? Here are some tell-tale signs:

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                                                              • If you have been experiencing chronic procrastination on your goals
                                                              • If you don’t ever feel like doing anything
                                                              • If you keep turning to sleep, eating, games, mindless activities and entertainment for comfort
                                                              • If you know you should be doing something, but yet you keep avoiding it
                                                              • If you have not achieved anything new or significant now relative to 1 month, 2 months or 3 months ago
                                                              • If you have a deep sense of feeling that you are living under your potential

                                                              When we face stagnation in life, it’s a sign of deeper issues. Stagnation, just like procrastination, is a symptom of a problem. It’s easy to beat ourselves over it, but this approach is not going to help. Here, I will share 5 steps to help you move out of this stagnation. They won’t magically transform your life in 1 night (such changes are never permanent because the foundations are not built), but they will help you get the momentum going and help you get back on track.

                                                              1. Realize You’re Not Alone

                                                              Everyone stagnates at some point or another. You are not alone in this and more importantly, it’s normal. In fact, it’s amazing how many of my clients actually face the same predicament, even though all of them come from different walks of life, are of different ages, and have never crossed paths. Realizing you are not alone in this will make it much easier to deal with this period. By trying to “fight it”, you’re only fighting yourself. Accept this situation, acknowledge it, and tell yourself it’s okay. That way, you can then focus on the constructive steps that will really help you.

                                                              2. Find What Inspires You

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                                                              Stagnation comes because there isn’t anything that excites you enough to take action. If you don’t have a habit of setting goals, and instead just leave yourself to daily mundanes, it’s not surprising you are experiencing stagnation. What do you want to do if there are no limitations? If you can have whatever you want, what will it be? The answers to these questions will provide the fuel that will drive you forward.

                                                              On the other hand, even if you are an experienced goal setter, there are times when the goals you set in the past lose their appeal now. It’s normal and it happens to me too. Sometimes we lose touch with our goals, since we are in a different emotional state compared to when we first set them. Sometimes our priorities change and we no longer want to work on those goals anymore. However, we don’t consciously realize this, and what happens is we procrastinate on our goals until it compounds into a serious problem. If that’s the case for you, it’s time to relook into your goals. There’s no point in pursuing goals that no longer inspire you. Trash away your old goals (or just put them aside) and ask yourself what you really want now. Then go for them.

                                                              3. Give Yourself a Break

                                                              When’s the last time you took a real break for yourself? 3 months? 6 months? 1 year? Never? Perhaps it’s time to take a time-out. Prolonged working can cause someone to become disillusioned as they lose sight of who they are and what they want.

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                                                              Go take some extended leave from work. A few days at bare minimum; a few weeks or months will be great. Some of my ex-colleagues have quit their jobs and took months out to do some self-reflection. Of course, some of us might not have that luxury, so we can stick to a few weeks of leave. Go on a trip elsewhere and get away from your work and your life. Use this chance to get a renewed perspective of life. Think about your life purpose, what you want and what you want to create for your life in the future. These are big questions that require deep thinking over them. It’s not about finding the answers at one go, but about taking the first step to finding the answers.

                                                              4. Shake up Your Routines

                                                              Being in the same environment, doing the same things over and over again and meeting the same people can make us stagnant. This is especially if the people you spend the most time with are stagnant themselves.

                                                              Change things around. Start with simple things, like taking a different route to work and eating something different for breakfast. Have your lunch with different colleagues, colleagues you never talked much with. Work in a different cubicle if your work has free and easy seating. Do something different than your usual for weekday evenings and weekends. Cultivate different habits, like exercising every day, listening to a new series of podcasts every morning to work, reading a book, etc (here’s 6 Proven Ways To Make New Habits Stick). The different contexts will give you different stimulus, which will trigger off different thoughts and actions in you.

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                                                              When I’m in a state of stagnancy, I’ll get a sense of what’s making me stagnate. Sometimes it’s the environment I’m in, sometimes it’s the people I’ve been hanging out with, sometimes it’s my lifestyle. Most of the times it’s a combination of all these. Changing them up helps to stir myself out of the stagnant mode.

                                                              5. Start with a Small Step

                                                              Stagnation also comes from being frozen in fear. Maybe you do want this certain goal, but you aren’t taking action. Are you overwhelmed by the amount of work needed? Are you afraid you will make mistakes? Is the perfectionist in you taking over and paralyzing you?

                                                              Let go of the belief that it has to be perfect. Such a belief is a bane, not a boon. It’s precisely from being open to mistakes and errors that you move forward. Break down what’s before you into very very small steps, then take those small steps, a little step at a time. I had a client who had been stagnating for a long period because he was afraid of failing. He didn’t want to make another move where he would make a mistake. However, not wanting to make a mistake has led him to do absolutely nothing for 2-3 years. On the other hand, by doing just something, you would already be making progress, whether it’s a mistake or not. Even if you make a supposed “mistake”,  you get feedback to do things differently in the next step. That’s something you would never have known if you never made a move.

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