Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chocolate Obsession!

Not to toot my own horn, but I made the GREATEST chocolate cake from scratch today! It was moist, creamy, and ooey-gooey melt-in-your-mouth chocolaty. One delectable bite and my mind begin to swirl with all of my favorite books that revolve around chocolate.

So grab one of these tasty books, a handful of chocolate chips (or a piece of the aforementioned chocolate cake) and enter the gates of chocolate heaven. Mmm...

Chocolate Picture Books

The Chocolate-Covered-Cookie Tantrum

By: Deborah Blumenthal

We've all thrown a kick-your-feet-on-floor and scream at the top of your lungs tantrum over chocolate cookies, right? This book never fails to crack me up, even though I'd like to think I've outgrown my chocolate tantrum phase.

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

By: Margot Theis Raven

During World War II, an American pilot began dropping chocolate candy in parachutes made from handkerchiefs to the children of West Berlin. Although it's a much more serious read, the illustration are beautiful and the historical aspect is fascinating.

I loved this book as a kid! While George and the man with the yellow hat stop at a chocolate store, George joins a tour of the factory to learn about how chocolates are made. Of course, in true George fashion, he finds his way to major trouble.

Chocolate Chapter Books

The Chocolate Touch

By: Patrick Skene Catling

Chocolate pancakes. Chocolate bacon. Chocolate soda. Chocolate gloves? What would you do if everything you touched turned to chocolate?

By: Roald Dahl

Sure, you've seen both versions of the movie, but you haven't tasted anything until you read Roald Dahl's scrumdiddlyumptious masterpiece of a novel. As much as I worship Johnny Depp, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (told from Charlie Bucket's point of view) trumps the big screen version any old day.

To make the world's greatest chocolate cake recipe click HERE.
So...what is your favorite chocolate treat??


  1. I just found your post via and I am so very happy I've arrived here - the first few posts I've read are wonderful! I can't wait to explore more. In the meantime, here's my favourite chocolate recipe:

  2. My favorite chocolate treat is chocolate fudge cake with chocolate sprinkles and hot fudge.

  3. That chocolate cake looks really good.