31 Days of Chocolate: Oct.11- Chill out!

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October 11th: Cure what ales you, Sample some chocolate beer

I admit, I’m not a huge beer fan. But, every once and a while, I have a taste for it. Which means my older brothers are in town, playing poker and drinking craft beers. Okay, they drink beer, and I sip some samples. Especially, when chocolate is on the label. Chocolate flavored beer. Game, changer.

Here are some variations of chocolate beer- so many flavors! Have you tried any? Let me know in the comment section below!

Wasatch Brewery: Black O’Lantern- Pumpkin Spices & Chocolate

Founder’s Brewery: Breakfast Stout- Double Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout

Flying Dog: The Fear- Pumpkin Spices with a hint of Chocolate

Left Hand Brewing Company: Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout- Black licorice, dark chocolate and coffee

Sonoran: White Chocolate Ale

Boulevard Brewing: Chocolate Ale with Raspberry

Not a fan of beer? Have a root beer! ( Don’t forget to add the chocolate).

31 Days of Chocolate: Oct. 7th-Game Day Butterfinger Ball

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October 7th: Watch football, and eat a Butterball, er, a Butterfinger Ball

One of my favorite fall activities is to “Watch” football, which translated means, an afternoon hovering over the snack table.

This cheeseball-style snack, is sweet, simple, and perfect to curb game day cravings.

Butterfinger Ball

Ingredients:

8 oz cream cheese

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1 package of butterfingers ( or other candy)*

Cookies, Pretzels, or apples for dipping

Directions:

1. With a mixer, blend cream cheese, sugar, and peanut butter until smooth.

2. Mix in chocolate chips by hand.

3. Chill mixture for 15 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, crush butterfingers in a resealable bag.

5. Place cream cheese mixture in plastic wrap. Form a ball.

6. Roll the ball into Butterfinger pieces.

7. Serve the ball with cookies, pretzels, or apples.

*You can mix up the recipe, by substituting Butterfingers for other candies, such as Reese’s Pieces, M&M’s, or chocolate chips.