Chocolate : History,Health Benefits, and Favorite Recipes

Dark chocolate is more beneficial than milk chocolate.
Dark chocolate is more beneficial than milk chocolate. | Source

IN LOVE WITH CHOCOLATE AND IT'S OKAY!

Copyright DMCA by Jackie D. Kimball

Most of us today have had a love affair with chocolate since we were toddlers. Teachers attest to the fact that if you give a kid a choice of chocolate milk or regular milk at school, more than half will select the silky chocolate beverage. Since the Mayans and the Olmec and later the Aztecs cultured the cacao bean and drank it as a bitter drink, chocolate in every form has been revered.

Olmecs and Mayans

Olmecs and Mayans made a bitter drink from the cacao bean.It was so valuable that it was sometimes used as currency.
Olmecs and Mayans made a bitter drink from the cacao bean.It was so valuable that it was sometimes used as currency. | Source

In fact ,the bean was so valued that it could be used as currency. An ancient document from the mid 1500s was found that showed that a tomato was worth one cacao bean, while a turkey was valued at 100 cacao beans. History indicates that at that time only the wealthy could consume the bitter, frothy beverage.

About this same time, the first Europeans in Spaniard King Phillip’s court began to consume the bitter chocolate drink, soon adding honey to make it more palatable. By the seventeenth century, the now sweet drink had become known through much of Europe, though still not affordable by many.

The late 1700s saw chocolate in the colonies, still a beverage of the elite. By the mid 1800s chocolate was being made into a sweet edible concoction, the first prototype of the modern candy bar. From the drink, to candy, to syrup, to chocolate chips ,chocolate has become one of the most popular sweet treats worldwide. The love affair continues.

Good News About Chocolate

If asked, many people will share their favorite way to consume chocolate, be it hot chocolate, candy, brownies, cakes, pies, cookies, or Easter bunnies.

For years, chocolate was forbidden or only given rarely as a treat to children because it was thought to be an unhealthy treat. Now there is good news for self -proclaimed chocoholics. In moderation, chocolate-especially dark chocolate, has numerous health benefits.

Know why some say chocolate makes them happy? There are actually scientific studies that collaborate this claim. The body produces endomorphins, the “feel good” chemicals in larger amounts. Serotonin levels increase, which can counteract depression and anxiety.

Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, has been found to have large amounts of antioxidants which aid the body in ridding the body of free radicals. Dark chocolate has more antioxidants that green tea and red wine, and other well known foods that are rich in antioxidants.

Magnesium in chocolate is said to be heart healthy, can reduce inflammatory diseases and aids in preventing type two diabetes.

Additionally, some antioxidants called flavanols have other amazing properties. The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (J.B.B.), Tufts University, Boston, Mass., reported that “Consumption of flavanols that are rich in dark chocolate has been shown to decrease blood pressure and and insulin resistance in healthy subjects."

The reason is that the flavanols relax the blood vessels. Another study indicated that that the flavanoids, when relaxing the blood vessels prevents by inhibiting the inflammatory enzymes.

There is even good news for expectant mothers. Pre-eclampsia is drastically reduced by about 50% with just three servings (one ounce) of dark chocolate a week. The endomorphins produced are thought to lower pain sensitivity.

American Academy of Neurology's reported on a study with 44,000 subjects .Participants who ate one weekly serving of dark chocolate reduced strokes by 22 percent less than the subjects who didn’t eat chocolate.

For centuries ,chocolate was  only used as a beverage.
For centuries ,chocolate was only used as a beverage. | Source

Chocolate Fudge Pie

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Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Gather these ingredients:

1 1/2 stick of butter, unsalted

4 medium eggs
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, broken
6 tablespoons of self rising flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon of salt
1 baked pie crust

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Filling: Melt the butter and chocolate, stirring to blend, and then remove from heat. Let this cool to room temperature.

(1)Beat the eggs and, then gradually add the dry ingredients. (sugar, flour and salt)

(2)Using a whisk, add the vanilla to the cooled chocolate.

(3)Mix the chocolate mixture to the other ingredients and stir.

(4)Pour the filling into the baked piecrust and bake for 35-40 minutes. The pie is done if an a knife inserted one inch can be clean when pulled out

(5) Cool the pie on a rack to avoid sweating on the bottom

Top with your favorite toppings such as whipped cream with shaved chocolate, whipped topping with maraschino cherries, or perhaps an icing of peanut butter and confectioner’s sugar.

 

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

This is a popular snack in Louisiana, and I have no idea who originally created this cookie. I know that it has been a favorite in my family for over thirty years.

Gather These Ingredients:

1/3 cup plus one tablespoon of cocoa (not instant)

2 cups sugar

¾ stick of butter (not margarine)

1/2 cup whole or 2% milk

One teaspoon of pure vanilla

Tiny pinch of salt (about 1/6 of a teaspoon)
3 cups quick-cooking oats

Instructions:

(1) In a large boiler or pot add sugar and cocoa and stir. Add milk and stir.

(2) Add butter and stir, then add the pinch of salt.

(3) Place on low to medium heat and continue too stir, being careful not to let mixture stick to the pan.

(4) When the mixture has completely melted, turn stove to medium heat and stir.

(5) At the point that the chocolate comes to a FULL boil, cook exactly four minutes.

(6) Remove from heat. Now add the oatmeal and vanilla and nuts if desired. (I like to add 4 T of crunchy peanut butter. (stephick's recipe for homemade peanutbutter cups.)

(7)Stir immediately and drop by teaspoon on the wax paper and let them cool.

Here is another hubbers no bake chocolate cookies recipe that is almost the same as mine, but uses cocoa. I have served these many times, and they are a hit with every one.Just click the highlighted words! Rich No Bake Cookies

The 2Patricias have a hub Chocolate For All Occasions. ENJOY!

 

My Mama said,"Life is like a box of chocolates.You never know what you're gonna get." ~~Forest Gump.

Maybe you don't know what you will get, but used in moderation, you'll get many healthy benefits!
Maybe you don't know what you will get, but used in moderation, you'll get many healthy benefits! | Source

But Beware

The good news is that chocolate, especially dark varieties, has many healthy benefits. However, chocolate should be consumed in moderation. The sugars, fat and calorie dense ways that chocolate is consumed makes it a cautionary treat.

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This article is copyrighted 10/16/2010

 By Jackie D. Kimball / all rights reserved by DMCA

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katrinasui 6 years ago

No doubt, dark chocolate has many benefits. Great hub!


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

up and beautiful! Well written, nice recipes, hurrah for chocolate...


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

That chocolate fudge pie, looks so good, yet maybe too sweet:) Never heard of no bake, oatmeal cookies! Thanks for the recipes.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

katrina, Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I really appreciate it.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Samson, Thanks for rating up! You betcha! I love chocolate! It was hard not to make a cup of cocoa while I was writing this, and I did give in and eat a few dark chocolate baking chips! (No,really, I DID!)


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

heart4theword, Thanks for commenting! Yes, it is a bit sweet for some. You could probably use part Splenda , but I don't know.


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dosters 6 years ago from Chicago

Loving you for writing this hub. You assuage my guilt like no other bayoulady!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Go ahead dosters!DARK chocolate though. Sorry, but we ain't talkin' about a MARS bar!!


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GusTheRedneck 6 years ago from USA

bayoulady - You might want to check out the recipe for Black Bottom Pie. Chocolate at its very best.

Gus :-)))


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden

It is good that something that taste good also can be useful! Well written hub with recipe that looks delicious! Voted up!


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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Up and useful! Thanks for sharing.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

GUS...I'll check that out!Thanks for stopping by!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

thoughtforce-Thanks for the vote up and the hurrah!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

dallas=Thanks for the vote up . Do you want a hershey bar now?lol!


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lifegate 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

What's going on. Everyone's writing these great hubs on food and I'm getting hungry. Thanks for yours, bayoulady. Enjoyed it!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

hey friend...Me? I am just looking for the best excuse to eat chocolate!lol!Gotta go....and lowere my blood pressure.(eat 20 dark chocolate frozen chips...fun!)


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

I love this hub. I am trying the no bake chocolate oatmeal recipe. I am bookmarking it. I vote up awesome and useful. Thanks


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Oh that all looks SOOOO good - I unfortunately can't eat chocolate but I surely love to cook with it just for the smell alone! Great recipes and will have to try these out on my family and friends!!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Healing touch, I can't make them very often!(It's hard to stop eating them!) My sister-in-law has another recipe for the no bake chocolate cookies made with Hershey's cocoa that I'm going ask for to add to this hub.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Akirchner..CAN"T EAT CHOCOLATE? Oh my! How terrible! Yes, chocolate cooking in the kitchen is a tantalizing smell!Thanks for your comments!


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Jeepers, now I have to make that chocolate fudge pie! I really have only craved chocolate the last couple of years and i found out it helps high blood pressure so an added benefit! Great hub!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Chocolate is ALWAYS good, I eat dark organic chocolate just about every day. I'm headed to the store to get what it takes to make that Chocolate Fudge Pie

it looks so delicious. Can't wait. Thanks for the great chocolate history benefits and favorite recipes, this is a keeper and a vote up!


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joymk 6 years ago from Michigan

I love dark chocolate. This is another hub that needs a yummy button :-)


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

****Pollyannalana ....HA! It HAS truly helped my blood pressure! How cool is that!????!!!!

*****Katiem2.......I am going to make the pie this weekend, but w/o the crust. I think it will still be delish!

******Joymk.....Yeah, we SO need a yummy button for all the good recipe hubs out there!

THANKS,Y'ALL FOR READING AND COMMENTING< HUGS TO YOU!!!!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Thank you for these delicious treat ideas. Great Hub! Love you forever till eternity. God Bless You Dear Heart, and be well in God's loving arms.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

It is nice that they have found health benefits for chocolate consumption since so many people like it. No bake chocolate oatmeal cookies intrigue me. Might just have to give them a try someday. Thanks!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

**********STARS******** Hello,and thanks for the sweet comments. Y'all take care down there in cajun land!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Peggy, I really appreciate you stopping in! I loved your skunk hub! I laughed myself silly! The no bake cookies keep for a week, if you can leave them alone that long. We can't!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

So glad to hear of the benefits of chocolate. Nice to read a bit of history, too. Thank you for this pleasure.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

James,thanks for all of your positive comments. Hurray for chocolate!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Yummy, yummy hub! Voted up!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Thank you habee.Hugs to you and your Johnny!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Bayoulady, Great! Delightful hub! Thank you for sharing the Healthy, Educational as well as Tasty Tips on Chocolate! Yum, Yum! I must try the no bake cookies... THANK YOU!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Awwwww,Deborrah,how "sweet" chocolate that is! I still need to get and add my sister-in-law's no bake chocolate cookie recipe that uses Hershey's cocoa,instead of of block chocolate.


exjwlaurie 6 years ago

YUM! My favorite crutch! How wonderful of you to share with us those fabulous recipes! I will be trying these out-- at Thanksgiving!

I am happy to hear that chocolate has health benefits! That is the best news I have heard all week! Bless you for sharing--you are an angel! =)


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Helloooooo laurie! Thanks for all the "sweet" comments on chocolate!(Get it? Sweet...as in chocolate!)


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fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

Thank you for the wonderful history and chocolate recipes. I have bookmarked this hub and voted it up. I told my doctor, once , that if I was allergic to chocolate I would go out and buy one last designer box... Great Hub!!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

hi fetty!Funny how we love our chocolate!thanks for commenting!


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erthfrend 6 years ago from Florida

Chocolate is the BEST! Great hub! Yummy recipes! Thank you!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

erthfrend~~~~~~Thank you for your nice comments.


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stephhicks68 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Chocolate simply has to be rated AWESOME! Love the no-bake cookie recipe. My kids and I will be hanging out in the kitchen this weekend. Cheers, Steph


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

My favorite food, and the most important of ALL food groups! Thanks for this........... I'll make sure to bookmark so I can pull it out during my next round of defense ;-) Love it! Kaie


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

~~~~~Stephhicks68~~~~~~I made the cookies yesterday! I'm SOOOOooooooooo bad.....

~~~~~~~Kaie~~~~~~~~~~~AS I just said....OOoooooh I have been so bad. I can't go tooo long without something chocolate!


loriamoore 6 years ago

Alas, I can't have chocolate anymore and it has been an every day treat for 30 years!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Loria, that is pitiful news! There are so many benefits besides it being such a tasty treat! thanks for reading and commenting!


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Michael Jay 6 years ago

I rated this up. This is very informative hub about chocolate, bayoulady! I love the pictures and the recipes. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic hub of yours.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Hello Michael Jay . Thank you so much for the rate up and encouraging words!Now go nibble on some dark chocolate!Ha!


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tlpoague 6 years ago from USA

After reading this wonderful hub, I had to stop and say thank you for your wonderful comment and link. Now I need to drift off for a chocolate fix. Wonderful hub! I rated it up!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

~~~~tlpoague~~~I was happy to link to your recipe.it is good to know that if you don't have baker's chocolate you can used powdered cocoa with great success!Thanks for the rate up!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Good evening, my friend. How I miss this hub? But better late than never. Chocolate is my favorite. I love your presentation. Very delicious recipe. I'll bookmark this one. Thank you very much. Rating Up

Prasetio


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samiaali 6 years ago

I love dark chocolate also, and always have. This is a great hub with a lot of info and your recipes look very good! Thank you.


shygirl2 6 years ago

Yum! Thanks for this hub...I love chocolate!!! : ) I've bookmarked it, and voted it up!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

~~`Myster!ous~~thanks for your enthusiastic comments!

~~~~Prasetio~~~ Thank you so much for you faithful following. HA! It is okay if you miss some of my hubs. I know you are very active and have many follwers! you are much loved on hubpages! I appreciate you and your comments!

~~~~samiaali~~thanks for the great comments. I have had to learn to like dark chocolate, but now I love it!

~~~~~shygirl2~~~Thanks for the rate up!!!!!


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2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

We both love chocolate, and find it hard to keep to any kind of healthy intake. However, one day we may learn discipline, and until then we'll keep practising.

We like this hub so much that we have added a link from our hub on Chocolate for all occasions. Hope this keeps up your views, as you deserve it.

We've rated your Hub up!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

~~~~2patricias~~~~~Thank you for you comments and link! I'll link to yours as well.Now, during the coming winter holidays, is when i will have the worst chocolate overindulgences!


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SUSIE DUZY 6 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

Love chocolate. Health benefits have given me an excuse to eat dark chocolate, which is my favorite anyway.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

susie duzy~~~~~~Thank you for stopping by and making such nice comments.


mommyloves2write 6 years ago

I love chocolate and eat it every day! Great article!

BTW, it's mommy from IB! I'm following you now!


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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

who doesn't love chocolate, your oatmeal drop cookies sounds really good,I think I will give them a try tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe. Vited up awesome.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

~~~~~~mommy~~~thanks for your comments and for following me!(Gotta get back over to IB soon,mommymommymommy!

~~~~~~~~vietnamvet68~~~Thank you so much for commenting! The cookies are easy and delicious!


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WeNdYpOoPoO 6 years ago from Hudson Valley NY

Bayoulady,

omg I am a fan of chocolate. Loved your hub.


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RNMSN 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

my mom called them boiled cookies and I still make them every Christmas...bout the only things good I can make have to do with sugar and chocolate :) I let baby girl and hubby do the actual cooking...what?

you mean we have to eat something nutritious every now and then?

well now I can show them your hub and vindicate my indulgences right?


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Thank you Wendy, for your comments!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

RNMSN

Barbara, that is what we called them,too. They taste more like fudge to me. at any rate, they are cheap and easy to make. best of all, when company is coming, you can have them made and cooled in 20 minutes!true..we ARE vindicated..lol!


chips123/chris 6 years ago

im english and theres so many differant types over here like caburys and yorkie bars


loriamoore 5 years ago

Just found out I can't have chocolate anymore. :-( Heart condition + caffeine = chest pains. I'm really going to miss it.


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love chocolate! That chocolate fudge pie looks so delicious. The cookies look good too. Thanks for the recipes and the information.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Thanks for making it permissable to love chocolate! LOL Great hub. I voted it awesome. Yummy. thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays to you.


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

loria ,thanks again..lol! ( we forget,don't we? You have already been a sweetie and commented!lol!)

AliciaC Thanks,you really should try the cookies. So quick,cheap , and delicious. not fattening at ALL....No really.... only 3 calories per platter of them...ha!


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Denise,you are very welcome. You go eat that chocolate !It's Christmas!


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jorjaclare 5 years ago from Wherever there is a beach

Wow probably the best hub ever. Anything that says positive things about chocolate gets my vote!

Love your articles, thanks.


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mulberry1 5 years ago

I'm a huge chocolate lover and I plan on putting these recipes to good use. Thanks!


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Oh my, oh me...what better excuse than this hub to make one of these wonderful recipes! Yes, yes, moderation, but isn't that a relative term??? ;)


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

RTalloni,thanks for your enthusiastic comments!Definitely moderation,but I must confess...IT'S so HARD!


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Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

One of my favorites, for sure. I try to eat a square of Lindt chili chocolate every day. Both chili and chocolate are good for us.

Thanks for your message-- yes I have been extraordinarily lazy at posting hubs-- though I have a few in progress.

Good to see you are keeping up-- such interesting stuff!


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SUSIE DUZY 5 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

chocolate is my favorite treat. I love the news of the report that it is good for you, gives me an excuse to have a piece each day.


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Wealthmadehealthy 5 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

Racing to the kitchen on this one. What wonderful recipes and great information. Thanks for sharing and sorry it took so long to get over here and read it!! Have a blessed and safe day...I hear LA is having really bad weather today in the form of freezing rain??? Stay warm!


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AskAshlie3433 5 years ago from WEST VIRGINIA

Gotta love the chocolate. Awesome hub. Best wishes to you. Hope all is well.


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ImChemist 5 years ago

I like chocolate , thanks for sharing this information.


Duchess OBlunt 5 years ago

mmmmmmmmm so good! Going to get me something chocolate right now!


LASUECOOKS 5 years ago

MMM That pie and the oatmeal cookies look like must tries! Possibly for my next card party. I am a New Orleans Lady and love your Fleur de Lis picture Bayou Lady. Sue


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Well friend, I am going to go get a chocolate bar right now, lol. You have hit me at a hungry moment!

I wonder how these foods were kept from the common folk, i.e., "a beverage of the elite." I suppose it all had to do with money, but were there shops off limits to the poor by way of dress codes or simple social etiquette? These questions just occurred to me. I hadn't thought about it before.

Well, thank you for stretching my mind and my stomach! Great job, bayou girl!


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ahostagesituation 5 years ago

One of the reasons I believe in God...chocolate. Love this...love chocolate more, but I love this. Up!


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Story teller and hostage...My apologies for delaying my response. My daughter is very ill, and I haven't been writing or reading hubs in a good while now. I appreciate both of your comments so much!


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Deborah-Diane 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Mmmm! Yummy article about chocolate. Great pictures and information.


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Deborah-Diane Thanks for stopping in to comment! I'm so sorry I am late in replying. As you know I am over at webanswers, because it is a bit less taxing than articles. My daughter recently had a stroke, and she is with me, so I have been very busy with her.


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leroy64 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

Awesome hub.


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Anil and Honey 4 years ago from Kerala

Halo mam your chocolate is sweetly.thanks


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bayoulady 4 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

thanks Amil and honey.Also thanks leroy64! i appreciate the comments!


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kaltopsyd 4 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

Thank you for this yummy hub! Now you've provoked an intense chocolate craving within me. :D Well-written, well-researched. Thanks again!


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myawn 4 years ago from Florida

I lov e all kinds of chocolate the pie looks so yummy I want to make it.Nice hub about chocolate.

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