10/28/2013 09:32 am ET Updated Oct 29, 2013

The Best Ways To Eat Chocolate For Breakfast (PHOTOS)

Okay, we know what you're thinking -- anyone with a lack of self control and disregard for health can eat chocolate for breakfast just by investing in some Hershey's bars. But we're talking about a much more socially acceptable way to eat chocolate for breakfast: by sneaking this sweet favorite into all your favorite morning staples.

Chocolate chip pancakes are a given -- but we're not stopping there. We found 20 granola, waffle, muffin and scone recipes to make sure you're starting your day off on the right note. And of course, we included some chocolatey versions of the most classic dessert-for-breakfast food, the donut. So the next time you're struggling to get out of bed, treat yourself to a sweet wake up call.

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