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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

If it's covered in chocolate, it has to be good!

What is your favorite nut...and I don't mean comedian? There have been many opportunities throughout the year to celebrate different kinds of nuts from the actual nut itself to various nutty recipes to those smothered, covered or dipped in chocolate. The nut for this next celebration had you Feelin' Nutty back in November making the statement "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't" followed by the question "...but when do you NOT feel like a cashew?"

The 'birth' of the cashew nut is quite fascinating...


Just saying the word makes you want to pull a handful out of a can or bag and chomp, chomp, chomp away! Then, to completely cover them in chocolate is absolutely sinful! But, let's do it!

April 21 is...

Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day
The only criteria is that the cashews have to be covered in chocolate...candy, cake, pie, whatever you desire!

It's so easy to go to the store and buy a bag, can or box of chocolate-covered cashews. However, you may just be one of those DIY kind of persons so here ya' go with some different ideas to help you celebrate. Break out your chocolate blankets and get ready to cover up some cashews!



~Recipe Time~

http://www.savorysimple.net/salted-chocolate-covered-roasted-cashews/
Salted Chocolate-Covered Roasted Cashews Recipe

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2015/09/13/dark-chocolate-covered-cashews-sundaysupper/
Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews Recipe

http://shewearsmanyhats.com/dark-chocolate-cashew-clusters-recipe/
Dark Chocolate Cashew Clusters Recipe

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/chocolate-cashew-pie/211e5dfa-ca58-42ee-af60-0b2d09740dc1
Chocolate Cashew Pie Recipe


Chocolate Dipped Cashew Granola Bars Recipe

Some sites declare this day of celebration as...

National Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day

http://thefoodiepatootie.com/national-chocolate-covered-cashew-truffle-day/

Rather have a video?


Ending with something a little different just in case you rather drink your cashews...

https://spoonuniversity.com/recipe/how-to-make-your-own-flavored-cashew-milk/
Mint Chocolate Cashew Milk Recipe