Simple Sundays | Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread

When the monster chocolate cravings strike, feed it a slice (or two!) of Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread.

Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Get your chocolate fix - along with a good helping of zucchini!

It was bound to happen sometime. It struck. That fierce, unrelenting craving for chocolate. Not just any chocolate, mind you. Deep, dark chocolate, the kind that you can get lost in, warm from the oven, oozing and wilting in your hands because you were too impatient to allow it to cool, leaving streaks of melty wonderfulness for you to lick once the crumbs disappeared.

You understand this feeling, don’t you?

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Cantaloupe Juice

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Simple Sundays | No-Churn Cheesecake Ice Cream Cake

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Coconut Jam Berry S’mores

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