National Chocolate Day

Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t. But if chocolate is a passion, try these super simple beauties! Your tastebuds will thank you.

Super Simple Dark Chocolate Pecans
1 ½ bars Lily’s intensely dark chocolate
5 oz pecan halves
5 T coconut oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pink Himalayan salt

Melt chocolate & coconut oil together for 1 min in microwave, stirring at 20-second intervals till smooth. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon & salt. Add pecans, stirring till coated. Spoon into 24 silicone mold squares, 3-4 pecans per section. Or spread on parchment paper. Salt heavily. Freeze 30 min.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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