Sometimes there is nothing better than enjoying some delicious chocolate after dinner or as a cheeky treat with a cup of coffee or tea! Chocolate has always been a decadent food which is why it should be consumed in moderation, but for the occasions where you need something sweet for a little pick me up, it’s always wise to have a few chocolatey treats stashed away at home, and below are some of the best ones you should have in your kitchen cupboards!
Hot chocolate is the perfect soothing drink, especially on a cool winter’s day! Is there anything more comforting than that? Settling down with a hot cup of cocoa to watch your favorite movie or read a good book is absolute bliss, and there are so many fantastic flavors to choose from nowadays. You can opt for the classic, or perhaps you want something more indulgent, like white chocolate? Mint flavored? Caramel? Orange? The list goes on.
It might be something that reminds you of being a kid, but even adults can enjoy some chocolate spread on toast as a sweet breakfast or mid-afternoon snack. It’s also useful to have at hand for baking as it can be used in brownies or as fillings for cakes. If you like your chocolate spread with a nutty flavor, possibly the most popular brand known for that is Nutella, and it’s delicious. If you suffer from a nut allergy though, you could always try yohealthy alternative to Nutella, which has less sugar and is nut-free, but with no compromise on great taste!
Chocolatey ice-cream is a perfect dessert choice, whether you’re enjoying it on a hot day in the summertime or not. It not only can be eaten on its own, but can also be the perfect make for other desserts like tarts, cakes, or pie. It also makes a fine movie snack on a Friday night if you want something other than popcorn. There are also dairy-free options of this treat available in most supermarkets as well for those who are lactose intolerant or follow a vegan diet.
Cookies are great for a quick sweet snack, whether you have them with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. They’re also a convenient treat to put out for unexpected guests if you have a cookie jar or tin that keeps them fresher for longer. If you’re a true chocoholic, buy or make triple chocolate cookies to enjoy, but be warned, you’ll want more than one!
Chocolate cake is a perfect snack to have with a cup of tea or coffee, or even as a dessert. You might not have this in your home all the time, but if there is a birthday coming up for you or another member of your household, it’s a must!
Finally, for something truly indulgent as a treat, why not buy yourself some handmade chocolate truffles? These are perfect for Christmas time or over other festive periods and are better enjoyed occasionally so you can truly appreciate their quality. The best kind of chocolate truffles will melt in your mouth and make you want to go back for more.
Everyone deserves something sweet every once in a while, so make sure you have one or more of these chocolatey treats at home to satisfy your sweet tooth.