During the winter we all want is comfort foods and hearty meals to get us through the day, but sometimes we also need a small indulgence to put a smile on our faces — an indulgence like chocolate desserts. Studies show that chocolate releases neurotransmitters in our bodies that have a positive effect on your mood. So when you’re feeling down because of the dreary weather, whip up a chocolate-filled recipe that will make satisfy both mind and appetite. It can be as simple as a chocolate cupcake or as complex as a mint-chocolate trifle with mint whipped cream and chocolate mint cookies. This week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) is sure to help you lose those winter blues.
Here are this week’s highlights:
Easy Mint Chocolate Cookie Trifles
If you love chocolate mint ice cream, then this recipe is perfect for you. Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt blog made a dessert that is mint chocolate chip overload — the trifle consists of chocolate pudding, mint chocolate cookies, and mint whipped cream, yum!
Chocolate Fudge Marshmallows
Sky High Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes
This recipe, a simple chocolate cupcake, starts off simple, but with the addition of toppings like dulce de leche, pretzels, walnuts, and a salted caramel glaze, it is transformed into an over-the-top chocolate dessert creation. On a cold winter night when you need to get your spirits up, this is just the recipe you’ll need — which is why Dan Zehr of Platter Talk is the winner of this week’s SWAT.