December 16th is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! Chocoholics, rejoice! Today is your opportunity to top everything that you eat with chocolate. Indulge in chocolate covered waffles for breakfast, chocolate covered crepes for lunch, chocolate covered pretzels for a snack, and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert! You can also get creative and experiment with more unusual dishes like beef tenderloin smothered in a rosemary, chocolate, and wine sauce.
There are many different types of chocolate that you can use to top your food: sweetened, unsweetened, bittersweet, semisweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, and more. Fun fact: Cacao beans, the main ingredient in chocolate, were so valuable in the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations that they were used as currency to pay for commodities and taxes!
Cover your food in chocolate today, and, in spirit of the holiday season, share some of your chocolate covered treats with your friends and family.