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We’re Celebrating National Chocolate Day with lots of delicious Chocolate Recipes

It’s National Chocolate Day—a dream come true for a chocoholic like me! We are all complete chocoholics at Bee Inspired Honey House, so this is one of the year’s best days! Over the years, we’ve put together a nice collection of chocolate recipes with honey. When it comes to Chocolate, there are a lot of mixed opinions out there. Some people believe Chocolate is the ultimate indulgence, while others think it is a healthy snack. So, what’s the truth? Is Chocolate good for you?

No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Chocolate Pistachio Granola Bark

Is Chocolate good for you?

The answer may surprise you. While Chocolate does have some health benefits, it also has a few drawbacks. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of eating Chocolate so you can make an informed decision about whether or not it’s right for you.

Benefits of Chocolate

There are a few health benefits associated with eating Chocolate. For example, Chocolate is a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect your cells from damage, and they’ve been linked with reducing the risk of some chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.

Chocolate is also thought to improve brain function. One study found that people who ate Chocolate regularly were more likely to score higher on memory tests than those who didn’t. Chocolate has also been shown to improve blood flow to the brain, enhancing cognitive function.

Drawbacks of Chocolate

Despite its health benefits, there are also some drawbacks to eating Chocolate. For one thing, Chocolate is high in sugar and fat, leading to weight gain if you eat too much. It’s also important to note that not all Chocolate is created equal. Dark Chocolate is generally healthier than milk or white Chocolate because it contains less sugar and more antioxidants. However, even dark Chocolate can be unhealthy if you overeat.

So, is Chocolate good for you?

The answer isn’t as simple as yes or no. While some health benefits are associated with eating Chocolate, there are also some drawbacks. Ultimately, the decision about whether or not to eat Chocolate is up to you. If you choose to eat it, be sure to choose dark Chocolate and moderation so you don’t negate the health benefits of excessive sugar and fat intake.

What and when is National Chocolate Day?

Beyond a Hallmark Holiday, National Chocolate Day was created by the National Confectioners Association to celebrate chocolate and chocolate lovers worldwide. We hope you will share your favorite chocolate recipes made with honey for consideration in this roundup.

October 28th marks National Chocolate Day. Over the years, we’ve put together a nice collection of chocolate recipes with honey. Celebrate with these (mostly) healthy recipes made with honey, Chocolate, and mostly plant-based. Perfect for chocoholics.

Chocolate for breakfast? You got it! Chocolate on the go? That too! Chocolate and…beets? Just wait and see. Each recipe is worth a try, and most are pretty guilt-free.

Pumpkin Magic Bars

A perfect celebration of both Halloween and National Chocolate Day, these Pumpkin Magic Bars from our dear friend Namely Marly is such a treat. Perfect for on-the-go snacking! Whip up a batch of these for your party this week, and your guests will be in love.

Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars

Marly outdid herself. Again with this wonderful and festive autumn-inspired recipe
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The flavor in this Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats is fantastic. You’ll find yourself looking forward to another bowl the following day!

Chocolate Overnight Oats

These Chocolate Overnight Oats are made with honey and they are the perfect start to your day.
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Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa

This dairy-free Hot Cocoa is a healthier treat than the dairy variety. Cocoa is a superfood that some self-appointed health experts once considered bad for your health. While the average chocolate bar probably doesn’t contain any natural cocoa, those that do, with little sugar and low-fat content, can be considered suitable for you. It has been proven over time that cocoa is good for health.

Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa

This cocoa recipe is a perfect alternative to traditional cocoa made with dairy milk. Try it with your favorite nut milk. You won't notice a difference.
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This sweet treat is not only chocolate-y good, but it’s also healthy too! Pistachios, cranberries, and dark chocolate have antioxidants, not to mention fiber, good fats, and vitamin C, so here’s a sweet treat Chocolate Pistachio Granola Bark that our friend Marly developed for us that you won’t feel guilty sharing with your friends.

Chocolate Pistachio Granola Bark

Imagine your favorite superfoods combined with granola and topped with dark chocolate. Does this sound too good to be true? Good! Because we aim to please, we’re sharing our recipe for Chocolate Pistachio Granola Bark.
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This is a coveted chocolate sticky apple recipe from an old candy store in Baltimore. This might just be it if you want a special treat for your Halloween guests this year!

Chocolate Sticky Apples

Did you know that caramel apples (a close cousin to chocolate sticky apples) were invented in the 1950s, by a Kraft Foods employee? Aren't you glad you found this recipe, just for that little factoid?
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This Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding is as easy to make as it is amazingly delicious! It’s almost as delicious as dessert! You wouldn’t believe it’s good for you…it’s packed with fiber, antioxidants, and berry goodness.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

If you've never used chia before, you might be a little leery. Don't be! The fine seeds add body and texture to dressings and breakfast bowls and are packed with minerals and fiber.
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It’d be a shame if you had boycotters of this vegan chocolate pudding just because the main ingredient is green. Or don’t tell; in this case, it’s true; what they don’t know won’t hurt them. Save the surprise for after it’s gone.

Raw Chocolate Pudding

Here’s the plan, get everyone excited about dessert, present these beautiful pudding cups that you’ve perfectly garnished with your favorite nuts, hemp hulls, whatever you wish, and after everyone’s all finished, let them know the surprise chocolate pudding is made with avocado!
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Beetroot Brownies

These Beetroot Brownies are surprisingly delicious, and deep-rich Chocolate is only part of why. Baking with beets may seem odd, but you’ll have to trust that they’re as good as the regular brownie because you will know how much better for you than they actually are. Since beets naturally have a mild flavor, the cocoa shines through.

Beetroot Brownies

Say what you must about using beets in sweets until you've tasted these beetroot brownies, you'll never know how delicious they are!
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Truffles are an elegant candy that is very simple to make. The basis of a truffle is heavy cream, butter, and whatever flavor you fancy. In this recipe, we sweeten the mixture with Eastern Shore Honey and a high percentage of cocoa chocolate.

Honey Cocoa Truffles

The basis of a truffle is heavy cream, butter and whatever flavor you fancy. In this recipe, we sweeten the mixture with Eastern Shore Honey and a high percentage of cocoa chocolate.
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Strawberry season is coming soon enough, but in the meantime, you can get organic strawberries from your grocer. Our Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are simple and delicious. These healthy Valentine’s treats can be thrown together in just 15 minutes. All you need are a few simple ingredients that will cost around $10 at the grocery store.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

We are always looking for ways to cover things in chocolate at our Honey House. These strawberries are a true treat and simple to make!
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If you try these chocolate recipes, take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!