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5 Ways with Chocolate

Nobody really needs an excuse to eat chocolate, but in case you're looking for one, you've come to the right place. Whether you'd like to bake it, stew it, scrub it or melt it, we've got five perfect ways to warm up with chocolate this winter. CHOCOLATE CAKE IN A MUG Why didn’t we think of it sooner? Bake your favourite batter in mugs, ready to be devoured at a moment’s notice. And smothered in chocolate icing, of course… CHOCOLATE CHILLI CON CARNE The addition of a 75 per cent cocoa chocolate makes this already hearty dish that much richer and more delicious. CHOCOLATE MINT BODY SCRUB Mix 3T cocoa powder with 1 cup brown sugar and 1t mint essential oil and enough olive oil to make a paste. Use as a mid-winter treat for your body (and mind). ULTIMATE HOT CHOCOLATE Nomu’s new formula hot chocolate (from R38) makes it easy to whip up this favoured winter drink, delivering creamy results even with low-fat milk. And don’t forget to top it off with a large marshmallow. CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR FONDUE Add the liqueur of your choice to a chocolate fondue, and enjoy with fruit or forkfuls of sponge cake. Text: Roberta Coci Images: Thys Dullaart and Frank Ellis