Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Chocolate Covered Everything: Chocolate Covered Anything Day Poetry

If stress is on your plate,
this holiday season.
No reason to despair your fate.
and here's the reason. 

December 16th is a special time,
Chocolate Covered Anything Day.
Our poetry group will celebrate.
And you know in what way.

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 Chocolate Covered Everything

Let me just say,
loud, proud and true.
Everyone knows there's
nothing chocolate can't do.

Some cultures even dunk
scorpions, bees and ants.
Cover anything, everything,
and make 'em look like Rembrandts.

I'm not as artistic, not
ahem . . . adventurous too.
But I approach this day,
as you'd expect me to do.

Baked Chocolate Lovers’ Donuts are a baked chocolate donut dipped in a dark chocolate glaze. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #chocolate

Baked Chocolate Lovers' Donuts
Baked Chocolate Lovers’ Donuts are a baked chocolate donut dipped in a dark chocolate glaze. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #chocolate

I'm a kitchen disaster,
but really, that's okay.
Because the results of my mess,
Always saves the day.

Melted chocolate everywhere,
on nuts, fruit and chips.
Even gave some thought
to those licorice whips.

In walked the family,
proudly showed my display.  
Eyes popping in awe,
here's what they say: 

"You've done yourself proud,
that much is true.
But is chocolate covered everything
supposed to include you?"

Before you go, click on these links to more poetry from some of my friends:
Diane of On the Border shares Are You Going To Eat That?
Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares Dear Chocolate Lover

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Baked Chocolate Lovers' Donuts

Printable Recipe

Ingredients (makes 12):
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 TBSP butter, melted and cooled slightly
3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 TBSP chocolate syrup
2 eggs, room temperature

1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy cream

OPT: Multicolored sprinkles or nonpareils

*Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 12 donut pan cups.

*Whisk together the baking cocoa, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
*Separately, whisk together the melted butter, buttermilk, chocolate syrup and eggs. Add to the flour mixture, just until incorporated.
*Spoon or pipe evenly into the prepared donut pan(s). Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the center springs back to the touch. Cool in the pans for 1 minute before turning out onto a rack. Cool the donuts completely. Put wax paper under the rack before glazing to catch the excess glaze.
*Heat the dark chocolate chips and heavy cream in the microwave until smooth when stirred. Dip the tops of the donuts into the chocolate glaze (or drizzle the glaze over the donuts). Immediately top with sprinkles or nonpareils if desired.


  1. I leave the rhyme to the experts. I’ll just take the chocolate.

  2. Replies
    1. In the interest of full disclosure, they may have a calorie or two . ..

  3. All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt, so said Charles Schultz.

  4. Chocolate, oh how I like chocolate but it will not fix everything, try pouring chocolate over an open wound and se e how that works out.

    1. True, but after the stitches, head straight to the chocolate shop. It definitely helps.

  5. Baked. Donuts Chocolate baked donuts, yes, please! Do you ship? Seriously, I don't have a donut pan, but I'll think of something! Pinned for the future. Alana

    1. I didn't have one either, but you can get them at most mass retailers and they're not expensive.


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