10 May Recipe: Nestlé chocolate snacks and WIN
Nestlé and I put together some simple ideas on how to enjoy chocolate snacks as we head into the colder months.
I’ve never met a chocolate I didn’t like, along with carbs, it’s my biggest vice. I would have a super-hot body if I just cut out chocolates, but YOLO. My cravings for comfort food, including chocolate, gets a bit more intense as winter approaches. Hence, I’m not sure how I feel about Nestlé giving away over R3million worth of prizes this month by just eating your favourite chocolates. All you need to do is buy your favourite Nestlé chocolate, dial *120*440# followed by the last 4 digits on the bar code, and voila. I mean, we buy them anyways, we might as well get a prize for stuffing our pre-winter faces.
In celebration of putting on a little bit of cuddle weight for the cold, Nestlé and I’ve come up with a couple of delicious ways to consume those chocolate laden calories. Don’t worry, I’m all about convenience and ease when it comes to chocolate, thus there’s a lot of cheats and not much to make from scratch.
Death by chocolate cake in a mug
Chocolate needed: Aero, Milkybar and Kit Kat
All you need for this scrumptious treat is a sachet of chocolate flavoured Cake in a Mug mix (you can get these in any grocery store these days in the baking aisle) and chocolate.
Follow the instructions on the sachet to make the cake. Break off a couple of blocks of Aero chocolate and put it in the batter before baking it in the microwave. I only included three pieces otherwise it’s a bit too sweet for me, but put in as many as you like! Bake in the microwave following the cake mix’s instructions. When it’s baked place a couple of pieces of Milkybar on top while it’s still hot. Put the cup back in the microwave for a further 10-15 seconds and test whether the Milkybar is melted enough to spread easily over the top. Using the back of a spoon, spread the chocolate over the top and push in the two Kit Kat fingers. I decorated mine with hundreds and thousands but let your imagination go wild.
Now for the best part! Eat and enjoy. It’s best served hot.
Nestlé chocolate cupcakes
Chocolate needed: Smarties, Kit Kat, Rolo and Milkybar
These don’t only taste great, but they also look great. Perfect for when you have visitors to impress. I made a couple of variations and every one is as chocolatey delicious as the next. The base of the cupcakes is the same for all of them though.
Buy some chocolate cake mix at your favourite grocery store. Follow instructions, bake and set aside to cool.
Smarties nest cupcake
Use a melon baller to make a hole in the top of the cupcake. Fill the hole with Smarties and enjoy.
Hashtag take-a-break cupcakes
This one is the easiest. All you need to do is arrange four halves of Kit Kat fingers in the hashtag sign on top of the cupcake. Simple, yet delicious.
Just like with the Smarties nest cupcakes, use a melon baller to scoop out a Rolo-sized hole in the top. Place a Rolo in the hole. In a container melt a couple of rows of Milkybar in the microwave in 20 second increments (this is to prevent it from burning). Add in a dash of milk while melting if it’s too thick. Once melted use a spoon to drizzle the white chocolate over the cupcake.
Make a cup of tea and enjoy!
Popcorn and Smarties
Chocolate needed: Smarties
This one is pretty self-explanatory, but the combination is addictive. Pop a bowl of your favourite microwave popcorn and empty a packet of smarties over it while it’s still warm. Shake the bowl so that the smarties distribute throughout the popcorn.
The best is to eat it while it’s still warm so that when the Smarties hit your mouth it kind of just melt away. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a movie or just catch up on your favourite series at home.
Milky Peppermint Crisp
Chocolate needed: Peppermint Crisp
This one I learnt from Mark. Up to now, I’ve just been enjoying my Peppermint Crisp by eating it, but this changed the game. Bite off the two ends of the chocolate. Make sure that you bite through the peppermint too. Pour yourself a glass of milk and use the Peppermint Crisp as a straw. I know it sounds weird, but just try it. Your milk is instantly transformed into a minty delight as you suck it through the chocolate. Bonus: you still get to eat the chocolate afterwards.
These ideas are extremely easy, don’t take much time and anyone can do them. Happy eating and remember to squeeze in some form of exercise on a weekly basis to keep your body and mind healthy.
*Don’t forget to buy your favourite Nestlé chocolates to stand a chance to win your share of prizes and to #TasteTheGoodLife!