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7 Decadent Chocolate treats to celebrate American Chocolate Week | Eggless

Yes March 19th - 25th is American Chocolate Week!! 7 simple, easy, and quick recipes made using Chocolate, and the fact that these are eggless just takes the cake ;). Mind you, no prior cooking or baking skills needed to make these! And that in itself a treat in more ways than one!

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1. Pistachio Sea-Salt Coffee Dark Chocolate Bark

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This recipe of mine holds the humble honor of winning renowned Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's awards in 2014.

This is made using Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate. Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, which started in San Francisco more than 160 years ago, holds a rich legacy in Chocolate manufacturing, making it America's oldest continuously operating chocolate maker. Ghirardelli factory survived the earthquake and fire of 1906 and operated through both world wars, still standing tall! As they say.. Amidst the Chaos, there was Chocolate..

Recipe here

2. Serendipity 3 Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

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Serendipity 3 Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is Yumminess personified! This was Serendipity 3 Restaurant’s Best Kept Secret recipe for over 50 years!! Pure Bliss. One of the best chocolate drink you'll ever have!

Serendipity III, is a restaurant located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City, founded by Stephen Bruce. It has been famously featured in many movies, the most popular one being the Romantic Comedy Serendipity.

Recipe here

3. Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries are fun to make, as well as eat! These also make great edible gifts. So put on your creative hats and add a personal touch to your gift giving experience. The possibilities are endless!

These are healthy treats, quick to make - can be made in less than 15 minutes and yummiest to the core! It will make your heart sing!

As Charles M. Schulz has said: "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

Recipe here

4. Gravity Defying Chocolate Cake

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This cake, if taken to a party would gravitate the crowd towards it. A head turner without a doubt! It doesn't require super baking or decorating skills. It has a little detail to give that gravity look to it - but that's a piece of cake! See what I did there? :p I've included detailed instructions in the recipe. If you have never baked, you would feel like you have completed a masterpiece after baking this cake. Take my word for it! It is a chocolate cake with chocolate decorations on it. Lots of chocolate there.

And as they say, Chocolates make everything better! Who's denying it?

Recipe here

5. Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

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This is one of the easiest, no bake dessert, which can be ready within less than half an hour. Makes for a great edible gift!

Chocolate has traditionally been associated with magical, medicinal, and mythical properties. In fact, in Latin, cacao trees are called Theobroma Cacao, or “food of the gods.” In case you were looking for a reason to each chocolate, I gave you three :)

In United States approximately 12 pounds of chocolate is eaten by each person every year. Though Switzerland, with 22 pounds chocolate eaten per person each year, tops the list!

And, a little tidbit about myself: I made over10 pounds of chocolate dessert to give away as gifts during the holiday season when I made the above. And it was all gone in no time. And no, I am not a chocolatier or a food caterer :)

Recipe here

6. Chocolate Cake with Coffee Ganache Frosting

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This cake among the Top 10 finalists in Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s Christmas Fiesta Cake Competition 2013 It doesn't require pro baking or decorating skills. This one is similar to (but a lot easier than) the Gravity Defying Chocolate Cake I have shared above. Leave a dozen kids around this cake and in 3 minutes would would forget if you ever decorated this cake ;)

Did you know, cacao originated in Central and South America more than 4,000 years ago?

As they say, "Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is!" And with the above cake, you may have answered a lot of questions, as it's loaded with chocolates :)

Recipe here

7. Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These are quick, easy, fun to make! Also an amazing group activity.

Make a ton of 'em and share it with friends, 'coz as they say, in the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips :)

Recipe here

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Stay awesome and do share your experience if you tried any of the recipes I shared.

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