Chocolate Week (Part 2)

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Juliette et Chocolat Laval Opening

525, promenade du Centropolis, Laval (Québec) H7T 0A3

To top off chocolate week (like the perfect cherry on top!), I was fortunate enough to attend the opening of Juliette et Chocolat’s latest location in Centropolis Laval. Firstly, I don’t go to Laval very often, so I was SO impressed by how Centropolis has been built up. There are countless trendy restaurants, and family-fun activities. I will definitely be making a trip over there for dinner and some Putting Edge one of these days. Secondly, Juliette et Chocolat, already a Montreal staple, has really outdone themselves!

The place is quite big and gives you the option of taking something to-go from the “boutique”, or sitting down and ordering. The fall-themed event was, to say the least, DELICIOUS. To sum it up in one word: chocolatey. We were served fondue, truffles, brownies and hot chocolate, as well as other sweet treats. I also took-out a delicious tiramisu in an adorable mason jar for later.

If you live in the Laval area, or are looking for a good time (dessert, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, and a movie perhaps?), make your way to the latest Juliette et Chocolat! To all who organized this sugary event- thanks for the sugar buzz and the good times :).

Baking with chocolate: Dark Chocolate “Almond Joy” Granola (for you chocolate AND coconut lovers)

Recipe (made 2 full jars of granola- keep sealed and should last for about 2 weeks)
-3 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
-Almonds (as many as you desire- I like to keep them whole, but you can chop them too & feel free to substitute with any other nuts)
-Pumpkin seeds
-2 tablespoons of maple syrup
-3 tablespoons of coconut oil (warm in microwave to melt)
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-1 teaspoon of salt
-Dark chocolate bar roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 325 and line baking sheets with parchment paper. 
Mix coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. 
In a separate bowl mix oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds (and any other nuts)
Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated
Spread mixture onto baking sheet(s)
Bake for 10 minutes, then stir.
Bake for another 10 minutes and let cool.
Add the dark chocolate while the granola’s still warm if you want it to coat the granola, or add in when cool if you want chocolatey chunks!
All Done!

Pack it in a jar and use some parchment paper and ribbon to decorate and label the top, and VOILA! The cutest gift for fall!

Make your own variations and send in your pictures, or tag me on instagram! I am always looking for new ideas.

Well, that just about sums up chocolate week! Stay tuned for the next post on an incredible restaurant I tried this weekend!

Mind, Taste, Love.

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