3 Chocolate Recipes You Need to Try
Calling all you chocolate lovers, this one’s for you!
While you could go out and buy a chocolate treat when the craving hits, creating your own in the kitchen is much more fun. To channel your inner Willy Wonka, check out the recipes below.
Nothing is more fun than indulging in the tasty mess of chocolate fondue! Invite some friends over, crack open a bottle of wine, and let World Chocolate Day give you all the laughs and entertainment you need!
What You’ll Need
- Fondue set, or just a sauce pan and some skewers for dipping
- 5 oz chopped dark chocolate (the higher quality chocolate, the better the fondue)
- 3.5 oz of chopped milk chocolate1¼ cup cream
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- Fondue dippers (see Instruction #4)
- Pour the cream in saucepan and heat over medium-heat until hot. This will take roughly 2 minutes.
- Add the chopped dark and milk chocolate, vanilla extract and sea salt. Stir until it melts and is smooth in texture.
- If you have a chocolate fondue pot or melting pot, transfer it. Make sure your fondue pot is warm! If you do not have a fondue pot, you can eat out of your saucepan; however, the chocolate fondue will lose its consistency as it cools.
- Now, pick your fondue dippers! Strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, pound cake, doughnuts, kiwi, and pretzels are all great dippers. Get creative and choose whatever you and your friends like. Just don’t forget to cut them into bite size pieces before serving!
Easy-To-Make Chocolate Mousse
Whose mouth doesn’t water at the sight of chocolate mousse? Your taste buds will love this recipe and, once you try it, we’re sure you’ll come back for more!
- 1 cup dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
- 1 cup whipped cream
- Extra whipped cream to serve
- Grated chocolate to serve
- Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water! Stir the chocolate until melted, then remove the bowl from heat and set aside to slightly cool.
- Put the eggs and sugar into a large bowl and beat until mixture is thick and smooth. Mix cocoa powder and chocolate until fully combined.
- In a separate bowl, whip the cream until thickened (don’t overdo it!). Carefully fold the cream into the chocolate mixture. Spoon the mousse into serving glasses and put it in the fridge to cool for 1 hour. When you’re ready to serve, remove the mousse from the fridge and garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
While chocolate obviously takes center stage for World Chocolate Day, peanut butter is definitely welcome to play a supporting role! There’s no better duo than dark chocolate and peanut butter, so obviously this one will be an absolute hit!
- 16 oz chopped dark chocolate
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- Melt the chocolate by placing it in a heat safe bowl over a pot of boiling water. Make sure the bowl isn’t touching the water! Add 2 tbsp of coconut oil to the bowl and let both the chocolate and coconut oil melt completely. Stir occasionally.
- Once melted, turn off the heat, but leave the bowl on the pot to keep warm.
- In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter and remaining 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
- Grab a muffin tin and fill it with cupcake liners. Double up on liners for more structure around the peanut butter cups.
- Pour chocolate into the bottom of each liner. Place the tray in the fridge to harden.
- Once set, add the peanut butter over the chocolate. Then top it all off with the remaining melted chocolate.
Place the peanut butter cups in the freezer for 30 minutes to set. Be sure to remove them from the freezer 15 minutes before serving.