Host a Chocolate Tasting

Move over Willy Wonka, there's a new chocoholic in town. Built for the most discerning sweet tooth, our guide of wine parings, edible decorations, and decadent desserts is a chocolate-covered celebration you won't want to miss.

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    Eat Your Heart Out

    Gather your closest girlfriends for a sweet weekend. Sip, swirl, and savor new takes on an age-old classic -- chocolate. Follow our no-fail tasting guide to kick-start your sweet escapade.  

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    Delicious Decorations

    Don't leave the party only on your plates. Create a festive setting with chocolate-inspired graphic art by downloading our print, bringing it to your local office supply store, and framing. 

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    Best in Show

    Let your guests be the judges of the chocolate taste test. For an easy ranking guide, download our tasting card to streamline the choosing process. We’ve broken it down into different sections for easy comparison so guests can rate aroma, appearance, and flavor as they pick a winner.

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    Doggy Bag

    We can't think of better giveaway than a goodie bag filled with chocolate. Our downloadable template makes it easy to bring your adorably packaged dessert on the road. Simply load 5 by 7-1/2-inch kraft paper bags in your printer and print our template. We recommend a test before printing all bags.

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    Top It Off

    There's more to chocolate than just indulging, and we think the rich color of this sweet treat is perfect as a design element. Create a chocolate-dyed tablecloth and runner with only three colors. 

    To Make: Following manufacturer’s instructions, dye tablecloth and/or table runner. For the chocolate oxblood tablecloth shown, we used three packets of Scarlet, 1/2 packet of Cocoa Brown, and 1/2 packet of Black. For a purple cast, add 1/2 packet of Gray, too. Rinse with cool water before machine-washing in warm water; line dry.

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    Edible Arrangement

    Forget licking your bowl clean -- now you can eat it, too. To make, blow up a clean balloon and dip it into melted chocolate bark. Then, wait for it to harden, pop the balloon, and enjoy.

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    International Flavor

    This creamy and personal-size dessert packs in major hints of chocolate with added spice. The cinnamon and vanilla bring a subtle undertone that helps reimagine the classic dish. Feeling adventurous? 

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    Eat: Salted Chocolate Caramel Clusters

    Sweet, salty, crunchy, and chewy are the core takeaways from this easy-to-make dish. Simply heat, mix, and pour to bring this treat to life.

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    Eat: Bourbon Chocolate Tipsy Cake

    Made for the boozy enthusiast, this transformed Bundt cake takes baking to the next level. Top it off with a thick caramel sauce, and your guests are bound to sing high praise. 

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    Eat: Chocolate Truffle Brownie

    The basic brownie just got a whole lot fudgier. 

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    Eat: Triple-Chocolate Cookies

    Pecans add a nutty, crunchy texture to this chocolate lover's dream cookie. Add a generous drizzle of melted semisweet chocolate and dig in. 

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    Eat: Triple Chocolate Silk Pie

    Layers of unsweetened, semisweet, and white chocolate blend together to create this rich confection. Top it off with hot fudge to turn this pie into a chocolate sensation.

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