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Hot Chocolate Anyone?

I don’t know about you, but hot chocolate is just one of those beverages that I can have year round!!!! We are going to have cold weather this weekend and I took out my recipe to make hot chocolate and I wanted to share it with all of you! πŸ™‚

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar


1/4 cup baking cocoa


Dash salt


1/3 cup hot water


4 cups milk ( I use Almond Milk)


3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Miniature marshmallows, sweetened whipped cream, cayenne or cinnamon sticks, optional


Directions


1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt.

2. Add water; bring to a boil.

3. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

4. Stir in milk; heat to serving temperature (do not boil).

5. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Whisk until frothy.

If you want, feel free to garnish with marshmallows, cream, a dash of cayenne or cinnamon sticks.

Hope you enjoy!!!

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Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownies

It’s snowing this evening and there is a definite chill in the air. For dinner, I made chilli which is always perfect for a snowy night. Then I wanted to make simple, tasty dessert and I decided on homemade brownies. If you love chocolate, you will enjoy this recipe!! It’s easy to prepare and takes only 30 minutes to bake!!

Ingredients

1/2 cup salted butter, melted

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

2. Spray and 8×8 inch pan with baking spray (I use Pam Baking Spray)

3. Mix melted butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract

4. Whisk in flour, baking powder and cocoa powder

5. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes

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Gluten & Soy Free Chocolate Cake

I have been searching for healthy recipes that are not only low in calories, but are also gluten and dairy free. I discovered this recipe on my journey to healthy living and I wanted to share it with you. The great thing about it is that it needs only 3 ingredients!!!! Of course, when I saw that I said to myself, “This is not going to taste like a cake!!” Lol!! Well, I was wrong.

First, for one small cake, you will need:

Ingredients:

1 Banana

1 Egg

1 Tablespoon on Unsweetened Cocoa

Instructions:

1. Mix ingredients in a mixer or blender.

2. Pour into a small bowls that you can use in your over.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Now, I made two small cakes so my husband and I could both try it at the same time. To be honest, the taste was amazing and it was tasty healthy desert. So, give it a try and let me know what you think!!! πŸ˜ƒ