One of the things I love most about gifts of, is the fact that they chocolate sort of is the perfect gift for any occasion and Christmas is not excluded. But besides being the perfect gift idea, I love cooking with chocolate. A quick look at my large database of “to try” recipes, the Chocolate recipes are the ones I tend to save the most. Interesting.
Have you ever tried using a leftover box of chocolates to cook with, or to add to a recipe in place of chocolate chips?
Last year, we received a box of chocolates for Christmas, and we’d eaten a few. I was growing tired of eating them plain and decided to cut up the chocolates and use them as “chocolate chunks” in a chocolate chip cookie recipe I made. I’ve done the same thing putting them in cakes, cupcakes, muffins and even a pie. You could even try them in pancakes or waffles. Yes, I’m a chocolate addict, I would put chocolate in a lot of the things I eat if I could figure out a way to do it. Won’t lie there. And I’m also not wasteful, so using them up this way ensures they get eaten.
What’s your Favorite kind of chocolate?
My favorite is, and could eat it all day. I do love just about all chocolate, with the exception of white chocolate. I just don’t like eating white chocolate plain. I can put it in a recipe and it really adds flavor, but by itself? I can’t stomach it.
If you’re looking for some good chocolate recipes there are tons to be found right here. There are all kinds of yummy things listed like Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes, Chocolate Banana Pudding, and a rather odd recipe for Chocolate Covered Bacon with Almonds.
So what do you make with chocolate?