Tall, Dark, And Handsome

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It’s been one of those ‘I’d climb Mount Everest in stilettos to get my chocolate fix’ kinda weeks…’ :mrgreen: (In case yesterday’s post wasn’t clear…)

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Only a woman would understand this desperate need for CHAAAA-COOOO-LATE.

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Tall, Dark, And Handsome… Hawt Cocoa

Unlike the male variety, this form of tall, dark, and handsome is guaranteed not to disappoint. I adapted the ‘hot coco-cocoa’ recipe from Eat Drink & Be Vegan. This is hands down the best cocoa I have ever had. Ever. In eternity.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coconut milk (full strength, not light!)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk)
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder (I used regular cocoa)
  • Pinch of sea salt to bring out the sweetness
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup (or agave but I like maple syrup)
  • marshmallows and cacao nibs/chocolate chips to garnish

Directions: Throw all ingredients into a pot and whisk like crazy. Bring to a boil and then simmer on low for several minutes while whisking to remove clumps. Try not to burn your tongue like I did while taste testing. :) Pour into a 1 or 2 mugs and top with marshmallows and chips. Enjoy with a spoon to make it last longer.

Serves two (or one female that would bulldoze anything in her path to get it)

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Best tasting hot cocoa in the world. I don’t joke about this kind of thing. :mrgreen:

It was luxurious, decadent, and totally necessary. 

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Eric suggested that we make this again on Valentine’s Day. Just imagine snuggling with a blanket, sipping on some hot cocoa, and watching a movie. Amazing, no?? It would be equally fun for a girl’s night too. Have a bunch of friends over and make a huge pot of this stuff!

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Are you a chocoholic?

Will you be making anything on Valentine’s Day?

 

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Coming up on OSG a Hot Topic on Friends and Weight.

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I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process…. It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?
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Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 11, 2010

Oh my gosh. Total food porn. YUM!!!!!!!

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nicolene February 12, 2010

Life without chocolate would be pointless! Big up for the recipes Angela!

xxxxx

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Jennie {in Wonderland} February 11, 2010

Argh, I wish I still live in Canada JUST so I could order Glo bars! I can’t wait until I’m back :-)

That hot cocoa looks so decadent. I love that you used full-fat coconut milk too. Plus your spoon pictures are seriously steady! How do you do that? Mine always get blurry, ha ha.

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Kristy February 11, 2010

Gahhhh – Just my luck! Ordered 2 days too early :-(

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Amy February 11, 2010

Ummm yah. I’m excited in my pants reading about that hot chocolate! ;)

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Danielle (Coffee Run) February 11, 2010

I didn’t know making hot cocoa was that easy! Where’d you get the vegan marshmallows?

And yes, I’d def. consider myself a choco-holic :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2010

They are called Dandies :) roast amazing

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Maureen February 11, 2010

Hi Ang,
Where do you buy them?

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Heather Dawn February 11, 2010

Wow that looks amazing! My boyfriend is not a fan of hot chocolate, but this looks too good not to be a fan! I will have to try this out and see if I can convert him… Otherwise more for me :)
Can’t wait to read your Hot Topic post!
Have a beautiful day*

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Sagan February 11, 2010

That hot chocolate looks PERFECT. I know what recipe I’m using the next time I get a craving :D

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 11, 2010

I love that this calls for coconut milk! It sounds absolutely divine!

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Nicole, RD February 11, 2010

Wow! That looks fantastic and totally gluttonous! Love it! : )

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Emmanuelle February 11, 2010

Oh dear… Added to my grocery list: coconut milk, yeah!

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Kate February 11, 2010

I was craving chocolate yesterday, too! I don’t usually, but thanks to TOM, if I didn’t get chocolate, like, 5 minutes ago, someone was going to get hurt!! I’m definitely making this for Nate this weekend!

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Jenn @ Livewellfit February 11, 2010

You need to write a cookbook! I love your recipes! :)

I’ve been satisfying my chocolate/peanut butter craving everyday with my smoothie but I’m not gonna lie…I think today might be the day for some real chocolate and your warm drink will do the trick!

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 11, 2010

Ummm…every DAY is a day when I crave chocolate and nothing else will do :-)

This hot cocoa looks seriously to DIE for!!!

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thedelishdish February 11, 2010

every day is a chocolate day for me!! ive been obsessed with hot chocolate this winter and this recipe looks like a keeper! and you guys are right…it would make a very sweet vday treat :)

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Grace February 11, 2010

One more reason for me to get that cookbook. I understand the need for chocolate, no explanation needed.

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Dana (www.eatsleepgetfit.com) February 11, 2010

Ummmm, that hot chocolate looks AHHHHMAAAAAZZZING! And I just scored a coupon for glo bakery and placed my first order! I’m so excited! I was reluctant to order up until now because the shipping is a little high :( But the coupon sold me :) Can’t wait til they get here!!!

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Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind February 11, 2010

o…mi…GAWD. That’s all I have to say. ;)

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 11, 2010

Mmmm looks good!! And that’s coming from a non-chocolate lover! Definitely sounds like a good v-day to me!!

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Christina February 11, 2010

That cocoa looks yummy!

We’re planning on making heart shaped pizzas at home. Boyfriend can have all the meat he wants and I can have my veggie pizza ♥ I’m still thinking about a dessert. We’re also going to rent a romantic movie. I’m going to try to coerce my boyfriend into watching the Notebook, mwhahahahahahaha.

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Christina February 11, 2010

Oh, I’m definitely a chocoholic! I have fudgy oatmeal almost every morning =)

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Paige @ Running Around Normal February 11, 2010

I loooove that drink in ED&BV! Love, love, love :D

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Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) February 11, 2010

Yummmm… oh chocolate! I’ve been making hot cocoa every night with rice or soy milk, cocoa powder and a little agave nectar. Such a great cold weather treat. :)

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Shannon (The Daily Balance) February 11, 2010

yaaaay! I was able to take advantage of the v-day discount!

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La February 11, 2010

I feel you 100% on that chocolate craving! I can’t get enough – I ate just about all the chocolate in my house and still want more? I don’t know.

To get my fix ever since we oh so mysteriously ran out of chocolate I’ve been simmering So Delicious coconut milk with one or two bags of Yogi Mayan Cocoa Spice tea, some cocoa powder, and sweetening with agave. I might need a new box of tea…

Your hot chocolate looks absolutely divine.

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] February 11, 2010

Wow…that. looks. amazing.

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Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 11, 2010

Wow, you really were felling that cocoa– seduction city.

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Greta February 11, 2010

Thank you for the recipe – my boyfriend will absolutely LOVE this. He actually will “bulldoze anything in HIS path” to get chocolate.

Looks SO delish!

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Ameena February 11, 2010

I am such a chocoholic…this looks perfect for me! Love the pictures…just gorgeous!

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Joelle (The Pancake Girl) February 11, 2010

That looks scrumptious! I wish I had some coconut milk at home!

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Ashlei February 11, 2010

Wow that looks amazing!!

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katherine February 11, 2010

I’m a total choc-o-holic. I need a little bit EVERY DAY!

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Natasha February 11, 2010

Hi! I’m Natasha and I’m a chocoholic. I eat chocolate every evening for my dessert, and if I can’t have it I get a bit crazy… it’s my drug! My fiance knows better than to get in my way when I want it, and he knows better than to let the supplies dwindle.

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Sophie @ yumventures February 11, 2010

Mmm that hot chocolate is perfect for the weather we have been having lately!

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Christie @ Honoring Health February 11, 2010

Looks amazing!

Can’t wait for the hot topic post!

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman February 11, 2010

You can’t really go wrong with chocolate. But this is just crazy. If I could taste it, I’d lick my screen. And if I had those ingredients on hand (and it didn’t require braving the snow) I’d make it right now!!

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Carolyn February 11, 2010

Mouth. Is. Watering.

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Jessie (Vegan-minded) February 11, 2010

Umm, yeah, that hot chocolate looks like the best thing ever! I love the marshmallows and chips on top, yum! Perfect Valentine’s treat. :)

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Jil February 11, 2010

Ahh, that looks and sounds amazing. It’s funny cuz Sandra Lee on the FoodNetwork (not a fan) made a “tall, dark and handsome” cocktail the other day which looked “mehh…” — THIS on the other hand…YUM.

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Kaytee Kedzz @ tryingonimperfection.blogspot.com February 11, 2010

ANGELA,

when are the GLUTEN FREE glo bars coming?! i’ve been dying for them!! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2010

not for a while…lots left to do for them. I will announce it on the blog :)

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Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 11, 2010

I am very much a chocoholic and my husband is the complete opposite. LOL! It’s so sad because he hates anything sweet and I always feel bad eating it. OF course, I’ve gotten a lot better as the years have gone by, but every now and then a girl needs some chocolaty goodness, right?

This looks amazing!!

K

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