Make “Rock On Chocolates” for someone you love battling Breast Cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Cancer treatment can play havoc with your sense of taste. I remember when I was going through chemo water tasted off, crackers tasted like dirt, and salt was the only spice I enjoyed. But chocolate, well chocolate always tasted good. The beauty of custom chocolates is you can use ingredients that taste good at that moment in time.
“Rock On Chocolates” are a variation of what the French call “Rochers,” meaning rocks. This version has you mixing and matching dark chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit for a crunchy dose of chocolate therapy that is customized to meet the taste sensibilities of a loved one battling Breast Cancer.
When I was naming this recipe, the temptation to play off the word "rock" was oh so tempting: such as, when you have cancer you feel like you're between "a rock and a hard place" or breast cancer makes you feel like you're "on the rocks." But being a firm believer in looking at life through a positive lens, I preferred the more upbeat play on words. Beating cancer "rocks your world" or "rock and roll" through your cancer treatment. In the end I settled on "Rock on Chocolates" because a piece of customized yummy chocolate gives you a much needed feel-good respite to keep you rocking on. —RobbinW