Tagged with chocolate

Peg’s Nut Crunch

Ingredients 1 1/4 c sugar 3/4 c butter 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 c water 1/2 c unblanced almonds (optional) 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c nuts Preparation Bring to a boil the first 5 ingredients. Heat to 290 F (or until the mixture turns golden brown), stirring constantly. Take … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

Ingredients 1/2 c. butter (1 stick), softened 1 3/4 c. sugar 1/2 c. vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 c. flour 2 tbsp. cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. cloves 1/2 c. buttermilk 2 c. peeled, shredded zucchini 2 c. chocolate chips, semi-sweet … Continue reading

(Mostly) Vegan Nutella Cookies

Ingredients 1 c. Nutella (which does contain milk) 1/2 tbsp. baking soda 1 c. flour 1/2 c. sugar 1/4 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. applesauce 1 tsp. vanilla Preparation Combine the sugars, applesauce, vanilla and Nutella in a bowl.  Mix until smooth.  Add the flour and baking soda and mix until combined.  The dough should … Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Truffle Torte

Ingredients About 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, for the pan 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour, for the pan 6 ounces (1-1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup (gently packed) fresh chocolate mint or peppermint leaves [CP: we used more, more like 1 cup] 12 ounces premium bittersweet chocolate chopped 6 large eggs, at room temperature 6 tbsp. … Continue reading


Ingredients 21/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips 1 can sweetened condensed milk 3 TBSP butter 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp cinnamon (kosher salt) Preparation You know what to do. Sprinkle with salt after spreading in pan. Giada de Laurentiis

Chocolate Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients 1 box (9 ounces) thin chocolate wafers (such as Nabisco Famous chocolate wafers) 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (do not use chocolate chips) 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

Cocoa Brownies

Ingredients 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cold large eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces (optional) Preparation Position a rack in the lower third of … Continue reading

Toblerone Dark Chocolate Honey Almond Fondue

Ingredients 6 tablespoons whipping cream 3 tablespoons honey 2 3.52-ounce bars Toblerone bittersweet chocolate or 7 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 tablespoon kirsch (clear cherry brandy) 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Assorted fresh fruit (such as whole strawberries, 1-inch-thick slices peeled banana, peeled pear wedges and orange segments) Preparation Bring cream and honey to simmer in … Continue reading

Hot Cocoa

Ingredients 1 quart milk 5 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon red pepper 3.5 ounces cocoa powder Preparation Pour the milk, sugar, and pepper in a medium-size saucepan. Keep stirring to avoid burning the bottom until almost cooked. Put the cocoa powder in a big bowl and add one cup of the hot milk. Mix the milk … Continue reading

Brown Butter Hazelnut Shortbread with Fleur de Sel

Ingredients Shortbread: 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened but still cool, divided 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch, divided 1 large egg, separated 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour Topping: 1 1/2 cups (6 3/4 ounces) chopped hazelnuts 2 … Continue reading