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March 2017 Share and Inspire Others! -Chocolate – Anything Chocolate

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Yes, I am early again in releasing this month’s entries, but I just cannot wait for 3 more days before sharing this with you all.
BLOG thank you to all participants who shared their most delectable and wonderful Chocolate – Anything Chocolate recipes with us.

Bloggers and friends, I present you with our March 2017 Share and Inspire Others! – Chocolate – Anything Chocolate Recipe Exchange

Remember to check out my blog as the new theme for April will be released on the 1st of each month.  Please spread the word to your followers and their followers and so forth and so forth, have them follow The Recipe Hunter and then join in these fun and exciting monthly Share and Inspire Others! Recipe Exchange events.  I ♥ it, as I learn so much from you all.
I would also like to take this opportunity to invite one and all of my followers and also new followers to check out the following link: An open invitation to all Bloggers and please comment on that post and then I can share your blog on  “Social Media” Participants and then we can all benefit from meeting more fellow bloggers.  Sharing is Caring!

All participants, have time from now up untill midnight March 20th, to Promote and do a post/reblog on your own blog, linking back to this post.

Posted in order of emails received:
Our very first video entry: Easy Microwavable Chocolate Mug Cake  courtesy of Lin’s Recipes

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Eggless Whole wheat Ragi Chocolate cake courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
When I was looking for a cake to try my hands on first time, I stumbled upon this Whole wheat Ragi chocolate cake. I decided to give a try as it is super healthy. I did adjusted a little with the ingredients. It turned to be super good. Kids loved it. You can have it as dessert or pack in snack box for kids.trh-eggless-whole-wheat-ragi-chocolate-cake
Home made dry fruits chocolate courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
Craving for some chocolate…then try this easy home made dry fruits chocolate.
Conversation Heart Brownies courtesy of No Plate Like Home
Cute looking homemade heart-shaped brownies will perk up anyone’s mood and make them feel a warm sentiment on Valentine’s Day!trh-conversation-heart-brownies
Chocolate salami courtesy of mad & delicacy
Are you looking for an idea to spend some fun time with your kids?  Make together this delicious, easy and quick chocolate cake that looks like a salami
Dark Chocolate Almond Cake courtesy of The Not so Creative Cook
The cake was so soft (I bet it’s because of the egg whites) and so moist.
The icing was so good.
The ground almonds on top gave a light crunchy bite.
A not-too-sweet flourless torte with intense chocolate flavor and amazing light, fudgy texture that will surely melt in your mouth. trh-flourless-chocolate-and-raspberry-torte
Filipino Hot Chocolate  courtesy of The Not so Creative Cook
Hot chocolate is one of my favorite drinks. trh-filipino-hot-chocolate
Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies  courtesy of The Not so Creative Cook
Cookies made from a cake mix – so rich in chocolate flavor and soft on the inside. So delicious that you can’t get enough of it. trh-double-chocolate-cake-mix-cookies
Julia Child’s Chocolate Almond Cake  courtesy of The Not so Creative Cook
I know you cannot love something on the same spot with the same level. But when I have tasted this, I already knew I was cheating on my favorite cake – Mocha Cake. From then on, I asked myself if Mocha Cake can share its place with this new-found love of mine. Believe me, it’s so heavenly!!!! Words are not enough to describe how much I love this cake.
Cuba Libre or Morena Cake courtesy of koolkosherkitchen
As I was browsing through two-or-three-ingredient desserts – I love those! – I discovered a combination of cake mix and soda pop, with frosting on top.
Fudge Frosting Brownies courtesy of koolkosherkitchen
The more chocolate, the better?
Brownie on a Date courtesy of koolkosherkitchen
This cool brownie is on a sweet date. It’s so totally cool; it has spurned the heat of being baked but had a hot desire to be refrigerated instead. The date is delightfully sweet, as is proper for medjool dates, otherwise known as Judean dates.
MONSTER ChoCo Squares courtesy of koolkosherkitchen
We don’t do Halloween, but we have our own monsters. One of them is world famous.
Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate courtesy of Real Life of an MSW
Instead of an afternoon coffee, try a walking mediation: Just walk slightly slower than your normal pace but not so slow that anyone would notice. What makes it a meditation is that you’re paying attention to the experience. As you move along, really see what’s in front of you and notice the sensation of your feet against the ground. Whenever you realize that your mind has strayed, in a friendly but firm way, return it to the experience. Integrating mind and body with a conscious walk lets you cultivate concentration, engage your muscles, bring fresh air into your lungs, and take your mind off your worries. Remember you don’t have to walk super-slow, like a zombie. But take your time. You’re not trying to go anywhere but inward – Cindy Leeboozy-peppermint-hot-chocolate
The Ultimate “melt-in-the-mouth” Fudgy Chocolate Brownies! courtesy of Afoodiehousewife
This recipe is so simple yet makes an amazing brownie. Pair it with chilled vanilla ice-cream and oodles of chocolate sauce, and you have a very fancy-looking, delicious dessert on your hands. It’s a perfect recipe for the dinner parties and extremely easy to make at a short notice.
TRH The Ultimate “melt-in-the-mouth” Fudgy Chocolate Brownies!
Anniversary special: Romantic Chocolate and Strawberry “Hidden-Hearts” cake courtesy of Afoodiehousewife
I came across a picture of this cake many months ago on the internet and had decided there and then, that I would try this on our anniversary. The recipe seemed simple but loooong, still it seemed worth the effort for this particular occasion.
TRH Anniversary special Romantic Chocolate and Strawberry Hidden-Hearts cake!
My sinful Orange and Dark chocolate Halloween cake! courtesy of Afoodiehousewife
I planned this cake for weeks before the Halloween day and I was so glad when it turned out exactly as I had envisioned it as! In my mind’s eye, I saw a vibrant orange and brown cake with some fun decorations and garnish.
TRH My sinful Orange and Dark chocolate Halloween cake!
Classic chocolate cake with strawberry syrup glaze courtesy of Afoodiehousewife
I enjoy baking cakes more than eating them. My hubby finds that hard to believe because I am a huge foodie and crazy for sweets but there is something about baking that definitely soothes me. It may be due to the fact that I whip my batter by hand instead of using the electric beater and it can be a good activity to channelize all your stress into the vigorous whipping hand exercise 😉
TRH Classic chocolate cake with strawberry syrup glaze
Shall we celebrate this occasion with our authentic Indian dessert Kulfi ? Here is the recipe of  Chocolate Kulfi which is a rich frozen dessert. Everyone loves this dessert for sure. Kulfi is little denser than the usual icecreams and can be easily made in home.TRH CHOCOLATE KULFI WITH JAGGERY AS SWEETENER
Rocky road courtesy of JO’S FOOD BITES
Decadent treat to have with a cup of coffee or tea. Really quick and easy to make. I love a recipe that doesn’t need scales. I always use the same basic ingredients – plain and milk chocolate,  marshmallows  and digestive biscuits ( gluten-free or wheat). To these I vary what I add. For this post I used dried apricots and cranberries. Sometimes I use pistachios and other dried fruits.

Of Hats, Pockets, Ears, and Hidden Messages courtesy of koolkosherkitchen
These pastries are called Hamantaschen. We can no more imagine the holiday of Purim without them than without the graggers – noisemakers gleefully shaken by children and adults alike to drown the name of the evil villain Haman.SONY DSC
My New Chocolate Cake Creation courtesy of My Favorite Recipes
It was a fun creation
TRH My New Chocolate Cake Creation
Red Velvet Chocolate Sprinklers Crinkled Cookies courtesy of ANN GRUBBSNCRITTERS
There’s something about Red Velvet that I like. Perhaps it’s the intriguing dark, red colour. Perhaps it’s the subtle chocolatey taste, perhaps it’s that tinge of sourness. Heck! It’s everything about Red Velvet that I like. It’s hard not to like them and I find myself not being able to say no whenever I am offered with one.
TRH Red Velvet Chocolate Sprinklers Crinkled Cookies
Soft, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies courtesy of ANN GRUBBSNCRITTERS
There is no greater joy than spending a Sunday afternoon baking with the kids to:
– Keep the little imps occupied to minimise the damage they could do in tearing the house down
– Mesmerize them with the magic of butter, eggs, flour and licking up the resulting cookie dough
– Fill the house with the aroma of freshly baked cookiestrh Soft, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies
Vegan Brownie with Coconut Whipped Cream courtesy of Spoon of Happiness
I recently had to make a vegan desert and I was actually very surprised of the outcome. This vegan brownie will surely win your attention (and heart) 🙂
TRH Vegan Brownie with Coconut Whipped Cream
Lastly, I give you a chocolate cupcake recipe I use frequently.
Es’s Vegan chocolate cupcakes courtesy of The Recipe Hunter
I do not use any other recipe when I need a VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE. This one is moist and incredibly easy and above all mega yummy!
I made the this recipe x3 and had 6 dozen cupcakes, which I made for our granddaughter’s 1st birthday party. 👶
Es's vegan cupcakes
Es’s Triple Chocolate Mini Fillo Cups courtesy of The Recipe Hunter
This one happened by accident.  I needed a treat to take to a get together, and then hunted in the baking cabinet and found these ingredients, so this was what happened.  It was well received, and I also made it more than once thereafter.  I winner and keeper.
ES triple-chocolate-mini-fillo-cups
Happy blogging my dear friends, keep up the good work.


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98 thoughts on “March 2017 Share and Inspire Others! -Chocolate – Anything Chocolate”

  1. Your posts are Amazing! I can literally smell the chocolate from the pictures and it’s making me so hungry! I love the idea of doing an ingredient by the alphabet every month! I really love your blog!

    • I have stopped the Alpha for a while and hopefully will continue again next year as I am running a Guest series for the moment. Let me know if you would be interested, and you can share any niche, no need to be food related.

  2. I have a love/hate relationship with this post – I’ve been successfully avoiding desserts and sweets to drop a few winter pounds before spring arrives. So many good-looking recipes here that my chocolate tooth is now screaming!! 🙂 Jumped over from Dolly’s post, btw [koolkosherkitchen].
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • Hi Madelyn. Well how do I respond to this one note.
      Firstly: Thanks for visiting and I will thank Dolly as well. A lovely bloggers friend and I just ♥ her blog and posts.
      Secondly: Sorry for the ‘hate’ portion but glad you also love this post. Thirdly: I totally understand as I am totally off sugar now for nearly three weeks, due to GP orders, so I know how you feel.
      Hope you find other more ‘healthy’ dishes and treats here to enjoy.
      Thanks again for dropping in and checking out my blog and what’s cooking in our kitchens around the world.

      • Didn’t mean to offend with my sense of humor – my apologies.
        What is it they say — a cat can look at a king?! Here’s to feasting with the eyes alone (which I hope you understood that I enjoyed).
        Do you get many GF entries in the desserts category? Many of these I’ve looked at (even Dolly’s) I can’t eat unless I adapt — which you may know doesn’t always work successfully, so we time-challenged folk tend to want to make only the ones already known to work GF – especially with desserts.
        But I’m sure there are many happy bakers with chocolate smiles who looooved every single recipe.

          • Whew! Thanks for responding.
            GF recipes coming up is WONDERFUL news for me. Many of Dolly’s are as well, just not the chocolate cake I’d hoped to try).
            The fewer ingredients (esp. “unusual” ones) the better my shot at actually trying them out, so those will be my favorites. Most days I relate best to Alice’s White Rabbit.
            I have avoided gluten prophylactically since attending Dr. Thom O’Bryan’s first Gluten Summit many years ago. If you are unaware of him, I’ll be linking in an article or several I will be posting in May for Celiac Awareness month (I do a monthly awareness calendar for Mental Health overlaps and try to post info on at least one of them as well – this month is Brain Injury Awareness).
            Turns out that gluten negatively affects the brain as much or more than the gut in a great many folks.

            • WOW – thanks for this useful information. As I am off sugar for the last 2½+ weeks, I am also off any flour products. I had some rusks this afternoon (it does have flour and oats bran) and for sure it negatively affected me, and I have finally decided that’s it. It’s not a good feeling I experienced today and previuosly, and I will now also be looking for more GF recipes. I have already pinned many GF recipes, and will be testing them from now forthwirth and tag them accordingly when posting, so you should see more on the blog in future. All of the recipes under Es’s for the past 2½ weeks, mainly main meals = GF.
              Once you do your post as mentioned above, please link to me if you remember. That will be awesome, thanks in advance.

    • Love your story. I am glad your friend convinced you to enter.
      Its just a fun recipe exchange and a way to learn of more recipes prepared by you all. Please I await your entry for next month, the theme will be released on tne 1st, and its not an April fools joke. Hope you will participate again. 🌹

  3. Reblogged this on Afoodiehousewife and commented:
    Checkout this superb collection of sinful chocolate recipes, compiled very sweetly by Esme of ‘The Recipe Hunter’! It’s amazing..Thanx Esme for featuring some of mine too! “Life is a box of chocolates” 🙂

    • It my absolute delight and pleasure. ♥ these exchanges and looking forward to many more as this is an ongoing event and my wish would be for your followers to follow us and also participate. Thanks again for joining in the fun, hope to see you also in the April event

  4. Thank you for sharing all these delicious recipes 🙂
    I use to share at Twitter, when I find great posts, but saw that you are not allowing this. It could give your blog much more attention, I say this by experience.

  5. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:
    I present to you, Beautiful People, a March release of the Share-and-Inspire-Others program by the tireless Esme The Recipe Hunter. This fantastic selection of desserts is especially close to my heart because it is Chocolate – Anything Chocolate!

  6. Hi dear Esme, Reblogged this post on Indian Kitchen and commented :
    Hello everyone, Go more chocolatey with the collection of chocolate recipes from March 2017 Share and Inspire others by Esme of TheRecipeHunter. Do check her blog for awesome collection of recipes and for a fantastic theme every month. I am glad to be part of Share and Inspire others. Thank you Esme.
    Check out here in this link:

  7. Reblogged this on thenotsocreativecook and commented:
    I have joined Esme in her March 2017 Share and Inspire Others with the theme “Anything Chocolate”. Check out her post for some delicious recipes with chocolate. 😛
    Thanks, Esme! <3

  8. Reblogged this on Lin's Recipes and commented:
    Participated in the Share and Inspire Others for the first! Really had a lot of fun! Check out this post to see some of the super awesome chocolate themed recipes 😊 who doesn’t like a good old chocolate dessert😉😊😊


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