Chocolate lovers rejoice on National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! December 16th offers the chocolate day you’ve been waiting for. On this day, dip and drizzle your favorite foods in every kind of chocolate imaginable.

If you could cover anything in chocolate, what would it be? So many foods improve when we dip them in chocolate. Businesses have been built on a foundation of dipping food into chocolate. Whether you pick up a chocolate fountain or order a bouquet of a beautiful arrangement of chocolate-dipped fruit, celebrate! 

But fruit isn’t the only food meant for dipping in chocolate. Oh no. Other foods cry out for chocolate, too. Have you tried chocolate-covered peanuts, cashews, or walnuts? Pretzels undergo a divine transformation when dipped in chocolate, and they even have a national day of their own. Pound cake and gummy candies taste delicious with chocolate, too. If you love coffee, how can you pass up chocolate covered coffee beans?

The list goes on. What’s you’re favorite covered chocolate covered anything?

HOW TO OBSERVE #ChocolateCoveredAnythingDay

Pick up some chocolate covered anything or try your hand at dipping your favorite food in chocolate.  Invite friends to join you and share in the experiment. 

Try these suggestions:

  • Bananas and peanut butter
  • Cookies
  • Potato chips
  • Orange wedges
  • Ritz crackers
  • Biscotti
  • Peanut brittle
  • Marshmallows
  • Fudge
  • Shortbread
  • Ice cream

Use #ChocolateCoveredAnythingDay to post on social media.


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December 16th History


In protest of Parliament’s Tea Act passed in 1773, 60 men dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded ships belonging to the British East India Company. They tossed 342 chests filled with tea into the Boston Harbor. Their actions have become known as the Boston Tea Party.


Author Beatrix Potter self-published her children’s story The Tale of Peter Rabbit in the format publishers rejected – small enough for children’s hands to hold. The story of four rabbits that began as a letter to an ailing child from Potter became a bestseller and classic children’s story.


President Theodore Roosevelt looks on from the presidential yacht Mayflower as the Great White Fleet departs from Hampton Roads, VA. The nickname referred to the 16 battleships of the newly designated fleet of ships departed to circumnavigated the globe as a demonstration of “America’s naval prowess.”


NASA launched Explorer 16 from Cape Canaveral. It was the first satellite created exclusively for meteorite studies.


The Color Purple starring Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, and Oprah Winfrey premieres in New York City. Adapted from the Alice Walker novel, the film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards. Steven Spielberg directed the film.

December 16th Birthdays

Ludwig van Beethoven – 1770

The German composer is considered the world’s greatest composer. From a young age, Beethoven mastered musical composition and produced a massive collection of works. Even after his hearing began to fail him, he continued to produced some of the world’s most beloved music.

Jane Austen – 1775

The author is best known for her novels Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Some of literature’s more romantic characters, such as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, are found within their pages.

Margaret Mead – 1901

The American anthropologist served as curator at the Museum of Natural history for 28 years.

Ruth Johnson Colvin – 1916

In 1962, Colvin founded Literacy Volunteers of America. The organization is now called ProLiteracy Worldwide.

Arthur C. Clarke – 1917

The British author has published numerous books of science fiction and non-fiction. One of his most recognized work, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

William Perry – 1962

The defensive lineman played ten years in the National Football League. With the Chicago Bears, he won the 1985 Super Bowl Championship.