Chocolate Recipes and Memories

Everyone has a very favorite chocolate recipe that is saved for the holidays or other special occasions.  Friends and family beg you to give out that delectable and sinful recipe, but you just don’t know if you want to share your secret quite yet. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to share your chocolate recipe, but if you decide to do so, here are some ideas for sharing them.

Chocolate Recipe Gift Basket

Gift baskets are very popular especially around the holidays, so make a few of your best chocolate recipes and put samples in a small basket along with nicely decorated recipe cards and serving suggestions. If you really want to make the basket special, include some of the dry ingredients in mason jars and attach to the recipe card to the jar. This would make a nice holiday or shower gift for a new bride or bride to be.

Chocolate Recipe Memory Book

Every family recipe has a memory or story behind it and chocolate recipes are usually a favored and special moment in families. Create a scrapbook or memory book of sorts and include your chocolate recipes along with family memories, stories and even a picture here and there.

Thanks to the internet and the many creations that one can come up on a computer, there are more ideas than recipes to make the book special.  If you have a child about to leave home, put a book together for your child along with stories of your favorite memories from their childhood that surround those chocolate recipes. 

Maybe your recipe has a history. Was it Great Grandma’s recipe from her great grandma?  Have there been changes in the recipe over the years? Or, possibly Uncle Joe asked for a goodie box with those chocolate delights while he was off in the Army.
Chocolate seems to bring people together, and with those people come some wonderful memories to be cherished. Sharing those memories along with the recipes will bring joy to many generations to come, and help create a family history for the young ones who are yet to be old enough to understand how important that history will be at some point in their life.

When you share your chocolate recipes you are sharing a part of yourself, your heart and your love with those that matter most to you. Enjoy your chocolate recipes with your family and friends while you create new memories with them.