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Easter family fun with coconut Easter egg nests.

Make Edible Coconut Egg Nests – A Fun & Easy Easter Activity for Kids!

April is here and it means one thing:  Easter is coming!  Time to fill those Easter baskets with gourmet chocolate bunnies and organic chocolate carrots!  It’s always fun to build excitement for the upcoming holiday with a project the entire family can enjoy.  Pinterest is filled with all sorts of fun ideas, like art with […]

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Celebrate National Pi Day with rich, dark chocolate cream pie.

How to Celebrate National Pi Day

Did you know that today is National Pi Day? A whole day dedicated to celebrating the mathematical phenomenon of π (pi). This distinct mathematical constant, discovered over 4,000 years ago, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. And, while we could spend the day setting a record reciting the digits of pi […]

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Have a hygge Valentine's Day with chocolate fondue for two

Plan a Memorable Date Night at Home for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away. As chocolatiers we start preparing for your big day more than a year in advance. But, the reality is that Valentine’s Day is a notoriously last minute holiday and the majority of couples, like you, are just starting to contemplate gift ideas and date night plans. Each […]

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Tips for making the most delicious hot chocolate.

Tips for Making the Best Cup of Hot Chocolate

The brisk chill of frosty winter air brings an irresistibly delicious treat – hot chocolate season! There is something so deliciously satisfying of about a warm mug of gourmet hot chocolate, whether it’s shared with friends and family, or enjoyed while cozied up by the fireplace. Here at Lake Champlain Chocolates, we know just how […]

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Have a hygge Valentine's Day with chocolate fondue for two

15 Chocolate Recipes to Celebrate Fair Trade Month

If you are going to eat chocolate, isn’t it better to eat chocolate with a mission?!  For the past 15 years, Lake Champlain Chocolates has worked to increase transparency in all of the ingredients that we source.  This means not only looking for the freshest local ingredients, but making sure that the quality ingredients we […]

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Vermont Beer and Chocolate Pairings

Vermont Beer and Chocolate Pairing

Slow down and taste the beer?  You’ve probably indulged in wine and cheese pairing and maybe even tried wine and chocolate pairing, but have you ever done a beer and chocolate pairing? Everything is better with chocolate, including beer.  This past weekend we had the pleasure of celebrating some of the best beer in the country […]

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2015 VT Brewer’s Festival Beer & Chocolate Pairing

Summer is upon us when the Vermont Brewer’s Festival arrives at the Burlington Waterfront Park every July. For us chocolate folks, it is also the time of year that we sit down with local brewers and friends to collaborate for the annual Education Tent Beer & Chocolate Pairing. This year’s event showcased two breweries from the Burlington […]

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Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Making Hot Chocolate Do you know how to make hot chocolate?  That might sound like a silly question.  Opening a packet and pouring in some hot water is not “making hot chocolate.”  We don’t know exactly what that little packet makes,but we know it’s certainly not hot chocolate.   So what IS hot chocolate?  Rich.  Warm. […]

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Caramel apples at the Church Street Marketplace store.

How to Make Caramel Apples

Make your Own Caramel Apples Macintosh apples in the fall in Vermont are just about the best thing ever.   You know what we mean: fresh, crisp, tart.  Mmmm.  Hard to beat.   But not impossible.  Sometimes you need a little sweet to balance all that tartness.    Enter the caramel apple.   With real caramel.  Dipped in nuts.  […]

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Four Chocolate & Beer Pairings to Try this Summer

Gary Coffey and Eric Lampman, our official beer and chocolate experts, once again entertained and wowed the crowd at this year’s Vermont Brewer’s Festival.   We have kind of a thing for craft beer here in Vermont so the idea of pairing chocolate with beer gets us pretty excited.   And luckily there are breweries popping up all […]

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