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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

Mmmmm - It's National Cocoa Day

Get out the marshmallows, folks! If your taste buds have been screaming for a sweet, chocolaty treat, go grab your mug. Today is one of the sweetest days in the entire year. Dec. 13 is National Cocoa Day, an annual holiday that celebrates, well, cocoa.

Just in case you need a little incentive to indulge, besides tasting great, cocoa is good for you, too. The antioxidant concentration in hot cocoa is nearly twice as strong as it is in red wine, according to a study conducted at Cornell University. It not only helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, cocoa makes you feel good all over! It enhances the levels of the feel-good brain chemical, serotonin.

As millions of Americans are busy preparing for the big holiday, why not take a moment out of your busy day and whip up one or two deliciously decadent recipes......

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