Cover Me in Chocolate!

Merry Christmas Eve Eve everyone!
It’s almost here!

Just when I thought I had shaken my sugary addiction from last week’s cookie binge, I found a new “drug” today…chocolate! Now, I’m not typically a chocolaholic. I could take it or leave it. Hand me a cake donut, muffin, or other baked good and we have a different story!

I started my morning with a hearty waffle mountain and some spinachy goodness in the form of a green monster shake. As you can see, I had good intentions for the day…

What’s in this Waffle Mountain?

But then came this!

Jessica's Cake Batter Chocolate Bark

Oh.my.word! So easy to make and it was a HIT at work even though mine came out more like “stumps” than bark! Next time I’ll use a bigger pan!

And then THIS!

Williams Sonoma Original Peppermint Bark

A gift from the Emergency Room Staff.
I ❤ WS Peppermint Bark!

I was able to control myself for most of the morning, but after lunch all bets were off!

I thought when I left work that the chocolate cravings would stay at the hospital, but NOOOOO those little devils followed me home and forced me to make this:

I promise that's not steak with my oats!

Heather’s Cocoa Roasted Sweet Potatoes atop Coconutty Oats
Officially the best BFD (Breakfast for Dinner) I’ve had!

Cocoa Roasted Sweet Potatoes:

  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of cayenne
  • dash of salt

I used all the same ingredients as Heather, but being as I wanted my chocolate fix sooner than later, I decided to crank up the oven to 450 and baked for 15-20 minutes instead. They paired so well with the oats (kept it simple: 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water prepared on stove-top) with the sprinkle of cinnamon and snow coconut.

I am happy to announce that I my chocolate needs have been officially met and then some!

Do you like sweet potatoes? How do you like them cooked?
I love sweet potatoes anyway you make them, but this was by far one of the best!

Are you ready for Christmas or are you going to be battling the crowds tomorrow with the other Christmas Eve panicky procrastinators?
I will be out there! Not for long (I hope), just have to pick up ONE thing for my dad!

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5 Responses to Cover Me in Chocolate!

  1. I have been meaning to try those cocoa potatoes for a while now… thanks for the reminder!! 😀

  2. I love your savory waffle mountain. That looks and sound delicious, but I REALLY love your cocoa roasted sweet potatoes with coconut oats. Yum, what a filling and satisfying dinner. I alway like a little something sweet at night, and that just looks perfect…maybe I’ll try carob roasted sweet taters. 🙂

    Merry Christmas! I’m not battling the crowds today – just relaxing at home and cooking with the fam. Can’t wait.

    • Definitely good to be relaxing at home with family! For some reason, I haven’t been able to comment on your blog for the last couple of days…not sure why? I wanted to tell you I got a kick out of the mental pic of you eating your OITFP! Haha!

      Merry Christmas to you, Chris, Summer, and the pups! Hope it is filled with all the magic it can bring to you and your family!

  3. i LOVE sweet potatoes!! cocoa roasted sounds so good!!!

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