baking chocolate as well as a few other items that you probably have in the kitchen. You can make something with a fresh taste that includes fruits or something that takes sweetness overboard by adding fudge and candy.
A pie is always an easy dish to make at any time of the year. You can
tweak the ingredients so that you have something decadent for spring and
summer or as a warm treat for the winter months. Use a pie crust that
is easy to bake as the chocolate won't take long to get done. You can
mix cream with melted chocolate for a softer touch or add a few crushed
cookies for something that has a crunch.
Another option is to make a cake. This is something that can usually go a
long way if you cut it into small slices. You want to use the chocolate
in the batter instead of adding it after everything is already blended.
The chocolate will have a bitter taste, so it's best to use it with a
little more sugar or another sweet ingredient. Orange zest works well
with this kind of chocolate as well as mint or lemon. You can develop
several different flavors if you experiment with items that you have in
the pantry or in the refrigerator. You can also frost the cake with
melted chocolate, but it's best to add a bit of powdered sugar or
something that will help give a little stability while it is on the
Peanut butter bars are a simple treat to make as well. The sweetness
from the peanut butter will go well with the chocolate, and you can use
crushed graham crackers or chocolate cookies as a crust. Cookies can be
made with the sweet addition, but you don't need to use much as it can
make them taste strong. Consider adding coconut to the cookies so that
there is a balance of sweet and bitter flavors.
As my middle daughter says--you cannot go wrong with chocolate. Period. Ever.
Enjoy the ideas--and enjoy a little chocolate in the kitchen!
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