Who doesn’t love chocolate?  Personally I wouldn’t trust that person!  😉  Happy National Chocolate Day!  Did you eat your chocolate today?  I know I have – and I may need to go back and “celebrate” again with a few more treats!

What is your favorite chocolate treat to enjoy???  Post your answer below in the comments.  I’m curious what you all will pick.

It’s funny how the chocolate industry managed to make National Chocolate Day right before Halloween when all the candy is out and on sale!!!  SNEAKY!!!  But…I’ll play along.  😉

If, for some reason, you feel that you shouldn’t eat chocolate, just remember…

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…You’re welcome.  🙂

Chocolate making is an art.  And that art is transformed into many different types of chocolate.

Milk Chocolate: Made with milk and with a minimum of 10% cocoa solids in the United States – and a range of 20-25% in most of Europe.  (Now I know why I love European chocolate so much!)

Dark Chocolate: Known as “Plain” or “Black” chocolate.  It’s made with much higher concentrations of  cocoa solids ranging from 70-99%.  It’s also made with cocoa butter – not milk.  Dark chocolate is considered semisweet, while Extra Dark is considered bittersweet.

White Chocolate:  Is made with sugar, milk, and cocoa butter – and no cocoa solids.  It has NO chocolate solids that are found in all other types of chocolate.

Cocoa Powder:  Used for baking and drinking in milk.

Organic Chocolate:  Made with certified organic ingredients.

Raw Chocolate:  Is chocolate that has not be processed, heated, or mixed with other ingredients.

Unsweetened Chocolate:  Is pure chocolate liquor mixed with a fat substance to make a solid.

Bittersweet Chocolate:  Is unsweetened chocolate mixed with a little bit of sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla, and a fat substance.

Semisweet Chocolate:  Is made with dark chocolate, no milk, and half as much sugar as cocoa.  It’s mostly used for cooking and baking.

Compound Chocolate:  Is typically the coating on candy bars.  It’s made from cocoa and fat.  Since it has a lower cocoa presence, in many countries it is “illegal” to call it chocolate!

Modeling Chocolate:  Is a chocolate and syrup mixture.  It’s mainly used by upscale bakeries and patisseries.

That’s A LOT of chocolate for us to enjoy!

…and to celebrate National Chocolate Day – I wanted to give us something delicious that we can all enjoy.

I found this delicious recipe for Crockpot Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from TheFrugalGals.com!!!  Doesn’t it sound amazing?!?  I love how easy it is to make – and imagine how incredible your house will smelled as your crockpot is doing its magic!  This will be PERFECT for a cool fall evening!

Crockpot-Salted-Caramel-Hot-Chocolate-Recipe
From TheFrugalGals.com

All you need: 6 Ingredients and your crockpot!

Milk

Hershey’s Cocoa

Sugar

Hot Water

Starbucks Caramel Syrup

Sea Salt

Salted-Caramel-Hot-Chocolate-Recipe
From TheFrugalGals.com

The recipe serves 5, it takes 10 minutes to prep, and 2 hours in the crockpot.

Easy Peasy – right!?!

Crock-Pot-Caramel-Hot-Chocolate-Recipe
From TheFrugalGals.com

Ready for the recipe???  Wait no longer – you’ll find it right —> HERE.

I’m so impressed with everything on TheFrugalGals.com – Recipes, Home Décor, Organizing, Holiday ideas, and more!  Be sure to check them out!

I can’t believe I’ve deprived myself of chocolate while typing this – so I need to make up for lost time, well, lost chocolate time!

Nom Nom,

Jacque 💜

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8 comments on “Happy National Chocolate Day”

  1. Hmm, chocolate…. One of my guilty pleasures in life. Believe it or not, I hate chocolate ice cream and hot chocolate, but love chocolate milk. Weird right? But as far as chocolate candy goes: Crispy M&Ms (well, any M&Ms in general), Kit Kats, Snickers, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. Chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Gosh, Jacque, you’re making want to eat some brownies I made last night…

  2. And Happy National Chocolate Day to you too! Thank you so much for sharing that recipe. I will definitely try it when the weather gets a little cooler. It sounds absolutely divine. Love your blog!

  3. Awww, thanks, Jacque, did you have to tell me this! Just so happens I love anything salted caramel! And….I am diabetic…so, dear, you are especially taunting me. LOL

  4. I love Dove chocolate in either milk or dark and Dark chocolate almond buds from See’s. Thanks for the recipe!

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