It Is NOT Acceptable to Drink Chocolate Syrup–So don’t admit it on the internet

Hello! How’s it going? I had a little house guest yesterday and then headed to my mom’s to return the Roxican to her best friend.

me and the rox

When I got home I was hungry and wanted a ‘treat’. I was craving something sweet, but didn’t have anything in the house.

So, I threw together this Chocolate Mug Cake in the microwave and then covered it in Cocoa Syrup. And promptly made a second one.

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Cocoa Mug Cake Recipe:

Spray mug. Mix: 1 Tb egg whites, 1 Tb Almond Butter, 2 Tb. oat bran (or oats), 1 packet NuNaturals Stevia, big dollop Cocoa Syrup. Microwave for 1 minute and let set. Cover in cocoa syrup and go to town.

I was about to make a third mug cake when I realized I just wanted more of the syrup. The cake was merely a vehicle in which to get more cocoa deliciousness to my mouth!

eating syrup

So, I was about to drink it straight up when I remembered Ron Redding himself emailed me a while back and offered to give 4 RER Readers a NuNaturals Prize pack for a giveaway!!! This stopped me in my chocolate covered tracks because now I’m writing this post and sharing the love with your people Smile 

NuNaturals Giveaway:

  • 1 bottle cocoa syrup
  • 1 bottle liquid stevia – vanilla
  • 1 bottle liquid stevia – peppermint
  • 1 box stevia packets

I used the vanilla liquid stevia drops every day in my iced coffee!

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That is what started this whole obsession. I stopped by their booth at Expo West to rave about the vanilla drops and they ended up sending me this whole pack mentioned above.

vanilla stevianusteviacocoa syrup stevia

I’ve been putting that stuff on everything.

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Discount at Enter the DISCOUNT CODE: BLG1214  and get – 15% off your ENTIRE ORDER.

To Enter the Giveaway: Leave a comment on this post with your favorite dessert this week.

Closes 7/4/14 at 8am PST. Open to all. Cannot ship to PO Boxes.

Disclaimer: NuNaturals sent me this pack of sweetness and is providing the gifts for the winners. All opinions are my own.


  1. says

    London Almond cookies my colleague left for us in the pantry – it’s a choc covered cookie with an almond in it. Absolutely to die for. :)

  2. says

    Bahahaha! Maybe I need to track down a Nutella mug cake recipe which I can add more Nutella to at the end, but as a topping. This won’t end well…

  3. Emily M says

    An impulsive stop at Yogurtland on Monday was the best sweet treat I have had all summer! The pistachio flavor was delish!

  4. Leah H. says

    I make healthy hot chocolate in the microwave with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, dark chocolate cocoa powder and stevia! It is awesome

  5. Shani says

    i had an amazing vegan apple crumble but generally i love dates as dessert. sometimes i have them with pb or almond butter

  6. Ashlee says

    Reese’s Oreos. OH YES… they totally make them. While they don’t quite taste like Reese’s cups, they’re still oh, oh so delicious. Especially dunked in cold milk…

  7. says

    Yum! I love me a good mug cake! I’ve been loving on chocolate chia seed pudding. 2 tbls chia seed, 1 c. almond milk, 1tsp cacao powder, 1 packed stevia. I’d love to try this peppermint stevia in my pudding tho! a little peppermint chocolate action is always a good decision!

  8. Kaitlin G says

    My favorite dessert this week was a red, white and blue cake during the game yesterday! Or maybe froyo… or maybe coconut cookies… I eat multiple desserts a day so it’s hard to choose :)

  9. Heather says

    I made a strawberry lemonade cake for my hubby’s birthday. It’s ok that I only ate half of it…right?

  10. Laura says

    Fresh strawberries from a local farm stand!! They are beautiful and taste amazing! Some chocolate syrup would be delicious over them!!

  11. Barbara Ann says

    I completely impulse bought a piece of frosted white almond cake yesterday and ate every bite. There was nothing nutritious about it but it sure did taste good.

  12. Bailey says

    My favorite dessert right now would have to be marble cake with thick vanilla frosting. I’ve been craving it so bad!

  13. Emily says

    i recently discovered that TCBY makes fro-yo flavors with almond milk. vegan fro-yo happiness. would love to add some of that chocolate syrup to it!!!

  14. Kelly M says

    I’ve never met a dessert I didn’t like but my favorite so far this week is called a magical coconut bar from the local whole foods cooperative. It’s some sort of dark chocolate, coconut, graham crackery goodness that must be laced with some sort of heroin-like addictive substance.

  15. Deb says

    Ummm, I haven’t had a desert yet this week :-/
    However, I do drink hot chocolate w/skim milk every morning (this may count) and would love to try their cocoa.
    This is a great giveaway package – thanks so much for sharing!

  16. Zoe says

    I made a big batch of cookie dough banana soft serve to enjoy throughout the week, and I had the same thought as you last night! I made a chocolate sauce to top it off with

  17. says

    PB/Butterscotch bars:

    1 Tbsp peanut butter
    2 Tbsp butterscotch chips
    ~2 cups cereal of any kind
    Optional: chocolate chips

    Melt PB and b-scotch in the microwave ~30 sec
    Stir well
    Add in cereal
    Mix in a few chocolate chips
    Eat and enjoy!

    (The cereal is supposed to be Rice Krispies, but I use that, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Cheerios, etc. The only cereal I’ve tried and haven’t liked with the pb/bscotch is the Reeses cereal.)

  18. says

    This week it was a tie between barbara’s vanilla snackimals and watermelon. I love watermelon after a long run and who doesn’t love animal crackers??

  19. Rachael says

    I tried Coconut Bliss Vanilla Island ice cream this week. It’s delicious! Can’t wait to try the other flavors.

  20. Jennifer says

    My favorite dessert this week was Heath ice cream – which would be even better with chocolate syrup!

  21. laura z says

    I definitely have had chai ice cream and cardamom ice cream and homemade chocolate birthday cake in the last 48 hours…stevia would be a good thing for me right about now…

  22. Amanda says

    Ohh… A handful of dark chocolate, ice cream sandwich, or a delicious chocolate banana smoothie!

  23. Amelia says

    I made Sally’s Baking Addiction’s cookie dough ice cream cake last night. That is an epic dessert.

  24. says

    My favorite desert this week… hmmm… well because I no longer have chocolate chip cookies in my house (thanks to the cookie monster and end of the month budget crisis), my guilty pleasure dessert would either be icecream or rice crispy treat. :)

  25. says

    Watermelon Mint Popsicles! Blended this up when I bought a watermelon that was a bit “rubbery” (yuck!) at the store and didn’t want to waste it or be stuck eating gross watermelon for the next few days. So refreshing!

  26. Kelsey says

    I am on a plain chocolate dessert kick in the form of chocolate bars and chocolate chips and occasionally a chocolate rice cake (desperate times call for desperate measures!) I am too lazy to make anything right now because it is hot and humid out and also because it is easiest to access when my craving kicks in.

  27. Heidi says

    My grandmother’s cookies! I live 7+ hours away from my family, so I don’t get them too often. I was lucky enough to see her this weekend and she stocked my kitchen with her goodies!

  28. cel says

    omgggg that syrup :0
    fav dessert this week: banana icecream with date caramel and dried mulberry/date cookie dough chunks (does this classify as a healthy blizzard?) 😉

  29. Allison says

    A couple of days ago, I had a birthday cake that was from a bakery that tasted like the best hostess Ho-Ho ever! It was amazingly delicious.

  30. Kristin says

    A homemade berry crumble topped with Bluebell vanilla ice cream. I pity the souls who do not live in Texas/the south and can’t get their hands on some Bluebell, aka the best ice cream in the world.

  31. Kelsey says

    I’ve been enjoying tofu pudding! I’m cooking my way through Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog.

  32. karleen says

    hmmm lately it’s been the frozen blueberries from Costco, mixed in with plain vanilla or greek yogurt. So good especially when the blueberries are still really frozen:)

  33. Sarah says

    I love that you ask about my favorite dessert THIS week… as if it would change?! Anything and everything with chocolate!

  34. Dawn G says

    Cheesecake w raspberry compote! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway (:
    I’d love to try those vanilla drops in my coffee ! Sounds awesome

  35. says

    Yum, those flavors sound awesome! I split a cinnamon pecan pancake with my husband on Sunday and it was super awesome (been trying to be good lately, so that was the sweetest thing I had all week).

  36. Melanie says

    Awesome giveaway. I’ve been alternating betweeen cookies n cream ice cream and peanut butter cup ice cream all week. Another reason to love summer… an excuse to eat all the ice cream!

  37. Kim N says

    It’s so hot here in Virginia that all I want is ice cold watermelon or sherbet/sorbet! Nothing hot or heavy here.

  38. Angelee Nelson says

    I can’t believe I’m putting this out there on the Internet for the entire world to see… cookie dough.

  39. says

    Monday I made the most delicious chewy chocolate chip cookies, recipe courtesy of Sweets. Eats. and Crafts., and I have been craving them constantly! Speaking of… mmmm…

  40. Sassypants says

    I’m on week 3 of a 4-week shape-up plan, so I’ve been keeping my usually out of control sweet tooth in check lately. I did however, finally break down and have a Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup yesterday. Delicioso!

  41. Jane says

    My favorite dessert of the week is and forever will be Umpqua Dairy’s Chocolate Brownie Thunder ice cream. So rich and delicious!

  42. Michelle W says

    That mug cake sounds WONDERFUL!!! My favorite dessert this week has been cherries (since they have finally been on sale this week!)

  43. Holly B says

    Home made chocolate chunk and white chocolate chip cookies. I made them to send to my family but I saved a few for me. Now they’re all gone and I can’t stop thinking about them!

  44. Julia says

    I’m almost a little embarrassed to admit that my dessert obsession this week has been mixing funfetti cake mix powder into my greek yogurt…it’s addicting and feels like I’m eating a bowl of frosting.

  45. says

    My favorite dessert ever is ice cream but I eat it like a mad woman so I try not to have any in my house haha so whenever my sweet tooth kicks in, I always make a mug cake. Super easy and satisfying :)

  46. says

    Oooh! Great Giveaway! Nu Naturals! Plus, I love your mug cake idea. If I win, I’ll have to try that out! Let’s see…for the Giveaway question…My favorite dessert, so far, this week has been a Skinny Cow Caramel Truffle Frozen Treat/Popsicle….but I also smashed a frozen banana up and topped it with Almond Butter and sprinkle Kashi Cereal on top for a semi-healthy Sundae.
    I’d love to win!
    ~Amy :-)

  47. Jess says

    I made a milkshake last night that I was pretty impressed with. Arctic Zero, PB2 and almond milk. The chocolate syrup would have been perfect to add in!

  48. Tiana B says

    I have been all about fat free frozen yogurt with sugar free sauces! I totally want to try this chocolate sauce :)

  49. PJ runs says

    I’m loving the Healthy Choice fudge bars from Costco. They are only 100 calories, so I don’t feel guilty if I find myself going for a another one!

  50. Nicole says

    My favorite dessert this week is Baskin Robbin’s new flavor: Cake Batter Oreo.

    It’s insane in the membrane.

  51. says

    I’ve been smothering Arctic Zero Cookies N Cream in chocolate sauce and putting a crushed graham cracker on top. addicting.

  52. Stacie says

    Fav dessert is ice pops x 10 at a time because they’ve got like 50 calories and i don’t feel as bad 😉

  53. Leigh says

    I can’t get enough cherries this summer. And my fiance doesn’t like fruit so I have to get through the whole bag myself. Challenge accepted. It’s dessert every meal!

  54. Erin says

    Menchie’s by me has buy 1 get 1 free take-home containers…so I’ve been eating it in mass quantities to make more room in my freezer for more take-homes hahah!

  55. Laura E. says

    Thanks for the opportunity. I’m enjoying frozen bananas covered in chocolate and chopped peanuts!

  56. Lara says

    I had a piece of my fav cake for my birthday yesterday – Sander’s Bumpy Cake! If you don’t live in Michigan, you’ve probably never had it. But trust me on this, it is THE BEST. Fly here and get some. Like right now.

  57. Claudia says

    I have a coupon for a free cookie from the cafeteria bakery and this is not your standard cafeteria or bakery – working for a big tech company does have its perks…

  58. Kari says

    I’ve been eating a spoonful of Nikki’s macadamia nut cookie coconut butter with semi-sweet chocolate chips! YUMMO!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Cassie says

    My favorite dessert this week and every day of my life is ice cream! Also, chocolate chunk cookies.

  60. Meredith Z says

    My favorite dessert is blendtec “ice cream”! Take any kind of milk, sweeten with stevia :), add some vanilla extract or cocoa powder, and freeze in ice cube trays. Then put in the blendtec and you magically have ice cream!

  61. Tara says

    Oh I have wanted to try those!
    My current snack obsession is frozen banana, 2 tbsp
    dark cocoa, and 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk-blend- BEST DESSERT!!!

  62. says

    Oh man, that chocolate syrup looks to die for! And with it being summertime, my fave dessert this week is definitely ice cream :)

  63. Maren says

    I was going to ask you where in the crap you found that stuff and then I carried on down to the giveaway and got all excited!!! I just bought some coffee bean dark chocolate yesterday and it’s soooo delicious!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. Janice says

    That cake cup looks AMAZING. I would love to try those items. Yum!
    My favorite dessert is the peanut butter protein balls I make each week. It is like eating cookie dough.

  65. says

    I had amazing macaroons last night after dinner. My boyfriend claims he doesnt like macaroons, well it turns out he had never tried one until last night! and now he’s obsessed too!

  66. says

    It’s been warm (for the pacific northwest) and browsing the ice cream aisle yesterday I discovered Yasso Greek Yogurt Bars. So so tasty! I got the raspberry dipped in dark chocolate ones. Gotta have the chocolate!

    • Cheryl says

      Another recipe we made was banana “ice cream”. Frozen bananas in food processor with cocoa nibs. Tastes like chunky monkey is you top with nuts!

  67. Heather says

    I had a delicious pumpkin cupcake last night. So not pumpkin season but it still hit the spot!!

  68. Jordan says

    I’ve been dying to try that chocolate syrup. FYI, it is totally acceptable to drink it straight up 😉

    My favorite dessert this week is fresh cut pineapple and ice cream…Obviously not together haha.

  69. Heather says

    i think brownies are my all-time favorite… i have a bad (?) habit of making them but not really cutting them up so i sort of just keep cutting off slivers here and there and before i know it the whole pan is gone!

  70. lindsay says

    Believe it or not, I haven’t had sugar in a week so my dessert was toast covered in almond butter and sliced peaches!!

  71. Lanna says

    Sadly my dessert(s) have been chocolate chips & almonds, and pb with anything I can eat it with, apples, bananas… :-/

  72. Amy says

    My work had a cupcake mixer this week and had Baked by Melissa cupcakes from NYC. They are the size of a quarter so we got to try multiple fun flavors!

  73. Maggie says

    I’m all about ice cream this week (month…)! It has been perfect for the hot weather we’ve had lately!

  74. Denise G. says

    Cinnamon toast crunch cereal has been my go to this week. I’m always starving by bedtime after prepping for work/daycare for my new baby the next day.

  75. kristin h says

    My favorite dessert this week would have to be the sweetish fish Rita water ice at ate at the amusement park when it felt like it was 200 degrees out – sooo refreshing

  76. Erica Rose says

    It’s gonna sound kinda nuts, but it’s legit! I’m on antibiotics so I’m eating a ton of soy yogurt for the probiotics. I had extra caramel sauce from cupcakes I made last week, so I’ve been making a fake flan and it’s freakin delicious!!

  77. Adrianna says

    I’ve been eating my ‘healthy brownies’ all week…healthy if you have 2+ each day, doused in chocolate syrup? yup.

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