Breakfast buffet: National bittersweet chocolate with almonds day
November 7th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Your cure for a case of the nutty Mondays - November 7 is National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day!

If chocolate is good for you, and so are almonds, today is guaranteed to get the serotonin going and brighten up the beginning of your week.

Bittersweet chocolate, also called semisweet, is exactly what the name brings to mind - unsweetened chocolate combined with a small amount, less than a third, of sugar. It's best for baking, especially in chocolate chip cookies, but it also pairs well with the woodsy and slightly sweet tang of almonds.

But you don't just want to take a bite of bittersweet chocolate and snack on a few almonds (though who are we to stop you?); instead, get creative and try deep dark chocolate biscotti, chocolate almond fudge squares or this luscious chocolate citrus almond torte.

Here's hoping end of the day isn't a bittersweet parting for you.

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  1. John

    Chocolate covered almonds are incredible! I had chocolate cake at a friend's last week and she had candied almonds as decoration and it just was SO good (! I think I will have to bring her some chocolate almonds my next visit.

    November 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
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