My 31 days of writing about chocolate are over. It began in response to the Nester’s challenge and invitation to writing for 31 days in October about a topic of our choosing. There were over 1200 of us that participated in this challenge. Wow!
Normally, I write about coupons and saving money and living frugally. I write book reviews and share my encouraging thoughts for wives and moms. Those are things I live and know. I also love to bake, so decided to use this series as an opportunity to share some of my favorite recipes.
In case you missed some, here is a list of all 31 of the chocolate recipes from this past month.
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
- No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- Homemade Buckeyes
- Zebra Cookies
- Tollhouse Pie
- Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
- Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Homemade Chocolate Syrup
- Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Yogurt
- Simple Puppy Chow (aka Muddy Buddies)
- Nestle Toll House Coffee Cake
- Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Caramel Morsel Bars
- Buckeye Cake
- Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies
- O’Henry Bars
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge-Full Bars
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- Individual Mini S’more Cups
- Fudge Topped Almond Shortbread
- Fake It Frugal Thin Mints
- Peanut Cluster Candies
- Apple Snickers Salad
- Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
- Best Homemade Chocolate Frosting
- Cream Cheese Filled Cupcakes
- Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
- Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
It was wonderful…and exhausting…and encouraging…and motivating. Most importantly, it was a good change of pace for me.
I knew what I was writing about each day – chocolate. At the start of the series, I planned what recipes I wanted to share. With few exceptions, I stuck to those recipes. Since I knew what recipes those were, I could bake ahead. And bake ahead I did! That was the only way I could make these series work.
It was nice to have a reason to bake. It was nice to have feedback on my chocolate recipes. It was nice to gain some new chocolate recipes for my box. Mostly, it was nice to be able to share chocolate treats with friends, family and students – just because.
I’m glad I did this series. I really am. It was a good challenge for me – and an opportunity to put my chocolate recipes in writing.
Now, tell me. What was your favorite chocolate recipe that I shared?
I’m ever so curious to hear yours!