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Dear Chocolate..Please Melt

Chocolate that doesn’t melt??? Who? Cadbury How: The Process is called “Conching”, where metal beads are put into a container that aid in grinding down ingredients like cocoa butter, vegetable oils, milk and sugar. This grinding process brakes down the sugar … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Bites

Ingredients: 21/2c Flour 1tsp Salt 3/4c Sugar 3/4c Brown Sugar 1tsp Baking Powder 1tsp Vanilla Extract 2 Eggs 1c Butter 6.3oz Chocolate morsels Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixer, mix all dry ingredients. Add soft room temperature … Continue reading

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Quick Tip #1 Cocoa Powder: Regular vs. Dutch

Regular Unsweetened Cocoa Powder is for the most part acidic. Most recipes that call for “Regular” or “Unsweetened” powder will use an ingredient like baking soda (which is alkaline) to balance or neutralize the amount of acidity. Dutch Cocoa Powder … Continue reading

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Double Hot Chocolate

This double hot chocolate is decadent! Prep/Cook: 10 min Servings: 4     Ingredients: 2 c Whole Milk 2c Heavy Cream 1tsp Vanilla Extract 1/2c Granulated Sugar 1/3c Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/4c Ghirardelli Premium Baking Chips (60% Cacao, Bittersweet Chocolate) … Continue reading

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Chocolate Brains

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57530422/eating-chocolate-may-help-you-win-nobel-prize/ Have you ever wanted to win the Nobel Prize? Eat more chocolate!

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bars

Ok, here is a great and simple recipe for “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars”. 20 minutes prep 18-20 minutes baking Ingredients: 4 ounces (1 Stick) butter, softened 1/2 c Chunky Peanut Butter 1 c Firmly packed Brown Sugar 1 Large … Continue reading

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