The 7th of July is as sweet as it comes...it’s International Chocolate Day! Satisfy your sweet tooth and celebrate in style with your chocolatey creations! From Champorado, a chocolate-flavoured rice porridge made with glutinous rice and tablea, to your very own homemade chocolate bar, whip up these 7 delicious chocolate recipes to try at home.
1. Champorado - Chocolate Rice Pudding
Begin celebrating International Chocolate Day at breakfast with this popular dish or as a snack throughout the day. Champorado includes glutinous rice, pure cocoa, sugar and water - it’s as simple as that! The great thing about this dish is that it can be made in bulk, enough for all the family to enjoy. You may also set aside a portion by keeping it warm and fresh in a Thermos® Food Jar to enjoy later.
2. Chocolate Crinkles
Sweet, chewy and irresistible, what more do you want! Many locations across the country claim to be the founders of this nationwide favourite, but ultimately, when it tastes this good we’re not so bothered where it comes from, we’re just happy it’s on the menu! The great thing about this chocolate treat is that it has healthy properties, such as iron and minerals. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, check out the Chocolate Crinkles recipe here.
3. Tsokolate (Hot Chocolate)
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A drink aimed at putting a smile on your face, this local favourite is best served with bread for dipping. Tsokolate is popular over the Christmas period too for its festive smell and warming sensation. You can keep it warm for even longer in a Thermos® Mug With Handle. Tsokolate comes with a secret ingredient, and to find out what it is, check out the recipe here.
4. Homemade Chocolate Bars
Have you ever thought about making a homemade chocolate bar? We thought not. This simple 3 ingredients recipe allows you to get creative by adding your own ingredients to the chocolate mix, such as nuts or seeds. Prepare a big batch to share with your friends, family and neighbours - everyone will want a piece.
5. Chocolate Cupcakes
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This classic cupcake is a hit among the kids and to those who love sweets. The dessert can be modified in more than a hundred ways by adding toppings of all kinds. Made at the perfect size to enjoy as a snack, take a look at this simple recipe here.
6. Suman Moron
This popular treat is a smoother variety of suman and is made up of ground glutinous rice and cooked in coconut milk. Also known as “malagkit”, it can be mixed with cocoa or chocolate to give an awesome twist to a traditional treat. Check out the recipe here.
It’s someone’s birthday somewhere, so why not make a cake! Celebrate International Chocolate Day by creating a delicious Dark Chocolate Walnut Cake that requires no baking. Topped with walnuts, strawberries, blueberries or any fruit of your choice, this easy recipe is made even simpler with the Thermos® Shuttle Chef®. Discover the recipe here.