For the love of CHOCOLATE!

Hi my name is Holly and I am a chocoholic!   I must admit that I hide chocolate under my bed and must eat it the moment I wake up.  I do consider myself a chocolate connoisseur and I believe chocolate makes a girl beautiful and babies adorably silly.  I remember reading a study about 9 years ago just after my daughter was born, that suggested eating chocolate during your pregnancy will result in happier and sillier babies.  I ate chocolate quite a bit during both of  my pregnancies and I will attest that the studies are accurate.  My children are hilarious and super happy.   My sister on the other hand stayed away from chocolate during pregnancy and although her children are absolutely beautiful and super happy, they tend to be a lil more serious than my kids.  But I love them anyway!  Always will!  So…I stumbled upon a super yummy chocolate shop on Etsy called  Divine Butterfly Sweet Chocolate.  And boy is the chocolate really yummy!  The chocolate is soooo creamy, rich, and melts in your mouth.   My fave is the chocolate cake pops.  The cake pops  are soft and moist and the chocolate fudginess is divine!  I wasn’t too fond of the blueberry cake pops smothered in chocolate.  The blueberry cake was a lil dry and did not blend well with the chocolate drizzle.  Cake pops are fun and easy to eat.  Here are my two lil ones enjoying the chocolate cake pops…

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Divine Butterfly Sweet Chocolate shop offers chocolate candies for all occasions and holidays.  They can even do custom orders!  Here are some spoooky skulls created just for Halloween!

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And here are some of my top picks from the shop:

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A family favorite

It wouldn’t be quite like Christmas without Pretzel Hugs!!!  Four years ago while in a creative mood I discovered how easy it was to make homemade pretzel hugs and I have made them every Christmas since then.  How delish it is to bite into two pretzels hugging sweet chocolate!!!  These are sure to be a hit and are a perfect sweet treat at Christmas.  My niece absolutely loves them and it is requested that I make her a special batch that she can enjoy all by herself.  I guarantee these will become a family favorite!

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Simply place pretzels on a lined cookie sheet (lined with wax paper.) Place a piece of chocolate on pretzel.  I like the Bliss white chocolate.  Place in oven on 350 degrees for 10 to 20 seconds.  Just long enough for the chocolate to glisten.  This is the start of the chocolate softening.  Take out of the oven and place a second pretzel on top of soft chocolate and push down.  Let cool and enjoy!