Ok, we all know that warm temperatures and chocolate don't mix but a great bar of chocolate can be the best dessert for a picnic. Everyone loves chocolate and all you need to do is grab a chocolate bar or two or three, pop the bar (still wrapped) in a plastic bag that locks (like a ziplock sandwich bag) and put them in with your cool bottle of wine or beverages. After the picnic just bring the bag out of the cooler, take out the chocolate, break the chocolate into pieces while still in the wrapper - its easier that way, open and pass the pieces around. Done and delicious.

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- Anna w/ HCP