As a chocolate lover, you can get a rush from everything from truffles to candy bars, but what do you do if you're married to someone who doesn't enjoy the delectable treat as much as you? Not everyone likes chocolate, and it can be tough to get around this difference if you love incorporating the food into everything from cakes to candy. Here are a few ways that you can creatively use chocolate with your significant other and help him or her learn to love the delicious sweet.
If your significant other isn't into the idea of biting into a slice of chocolate cake, make dessert more interesting by transforming it into an activity - fondue allows you to craft your own concoction for munching. Melt some of your favorite chocolate in a heated pot to make everything from fruit to cake more fun to eat.
Chocolate Sauces and Marinades
Do you have a hard time convincing your significant other to eat hand dipped strawberries or chocolate-coated malt balls? Find a way to incorporate the sweet into something he or she will eat, such as steak or chicken. SheKnows.com reports that chocolate can be incorporated into marinades and sauces to make for a flavorful addition to any dish.
If your loved one doesn't have any interest in munching on chocolate candy, think about using this delicious sweet in a drink or two. There are many martini recipes that include chocolate liqueur and can make for a wonderful mixed drink (call it a dessert, if you will).
Wine and Chocolate
If your significant other isn't into the idea of sipping on a chocolate martini, you might to help him or her find ways to enjoy the food by pairing it with the right drink. Wine and chocolate were seemingly made for each other, and the right beverage can help unleash a slew of flavors within any type of chocolate.
Never paired chocolate and wine before? Keep the following rule in mind - light wines are best with sweet chocolate. Bittersweet and dark chocolate go well with full-bodied varieties.
Chocolate and Beauty
Who says you can only eat chocolate? This delectable treat can be an effective skin treatment and help you relax. Next time you draw a bath, you might want to use a chocolate or cocoa scrub. The Daily Record reports that simply smelling chocolate can release endorphins and help enhance your mood.