Using Chocolate in Recipes

April 24, 2014

If making chocolate cake or chocolate shakes or chocolate frosting or chocolate anything, add coffee to the mix. Brew it really strong. It deepens and really brings out the flavor of chocolate.


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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 170 Posts
February 22, 2011

Use creamy peanut butter instead of shortening when melting any flavor of chocolate in a recipe. You cannot taste the peanut butter, but it does enhance the flavor of the chocolate.

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October 2, 2006

Mix together and pat into a 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with one cup nuts or chocolate chips. . .

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April 27, 2007

I need everyone's expert help! My local "Friends of the Library", which I am a member of, is having an event on Saturday, May 5th called "Simply Decadent: A Tasting SINsation for Chocolate Lovers" Everyone is supposed to bring their best chocolate recipe. Now, I have many good chocolate recipes, but I don't have any GREAT chocolate recipes. Let me also state that I want to try the recipe out before the event. So, I dislike coconut. I'm sure there's more that I don't like, but coconut is all I can think of.

So, if anyone has a great chocolate recipe, I would be sincerely thankful if you would provide it.

Thanks in advance,
Karen from Middlesboro, KY


By Joy Mayer (Guest Post)
April 27, 20070 found this helpful

1 package nestles milk chocolate morsels
2tablespoons butter
1 can eagle brand condensed milk
2 teaspoons madagasgar bourban vanilla get at
Williams Sonoma or somewhere they have cooking stuff. It makes the difference.


1 10oz. bag of marshmellows
1 jar planters dry roasted peanuts

Put butter, milk chocolate morsels,condensed milk in a bowl. Put marshmellows and peanuts in another bowl.

In microwave melt butter,milk chocolate morsels,and condensed milk. Med. for about 3 min.
or so.
Stir after every 30 seconds . Don't get too hot or it
will melt marshmellows.
when done pour over marshmellows and peanuts Stir till all coated. Pour into a 13x9 waxed paper lined pan. Set to cool and cut into squares. Delicious and so easy. It will become a favorite.

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By jan (Guest Post)
April 27, 20070 found this helpful

I was surfing today and came across this site
It has chocolate recipes galore.Have fun it will take you 6 months to try them all.

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By Connie Robins (Guest Post)
April 27, 20070 found this helpful

This is a chocolate cake one will never forget.
Raspberry Black Satin Fudge Cake w/Raspberry Sauce
1/3 cup rasperry preserves
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate


1/2 pound butter
1-1/3 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 Tbsp. flour plus- "plus"means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses
1 tsp. flour
Powdered sugar
***Raspberry Sauce***
1 pint fresh raspberries (I've used frozen, then thawed)
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
Grease a 9-inch springform pan and line bottom with a parchment paper circle. Wrap outside of pan with aluminum foil to seal out water.. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Strain seeds from the preserves by pressing through a wire-mesh sieve. Place preserves, chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Heat over medium heat, stirring until melted. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs and flour. Add the chocolate mixture. Mix gently.

Pour into the springform pan. Place the pan in a larger baking pan. Add about 1-inch of water to the larger outside pan, forming a water bath. Bake at 325 degrees until top is dry and the toothpick or skewer comes out clean, about 45 minutes. If water evaporates, add more.
Let cool, unmold and turn upside down. Remove parchment paper. Place on a serving plate and dust with powdered sugar. Serve individual slices with the raspberry sauce.
***Raspberry Sauce***
Puree all ingredients in food processor. Strain seeds from sauce by pressing through a wire-mesh sieve.
Serves: 16

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April 27, 20070 found this helpful

1/2 cup whipping cream
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
4 bars (1 oz. each) Semi-Sweet baking chocolate broken into pieces
1 (7 oz.) Milk chocolate bar, broken into pieces


1 Tablespoon Amaretto or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Ground Almonds

1. Combine whipping cream and butter in small saucepan. Cook over med. heat, stirring constantly, just until mixture is very hot. DO NOT boil! Remove from heat; add chocolate, chocolate bar pieces and liqueur. Stir with whisk until smooth.

2. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface; cool several hours or until mixure is frim enough to handle. Shape into 1 inch balls; roll in almonds or cocoa to coat. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Store in tightly covered container in ref.

Makes appx. 2 doz.

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By Phyllis (Guest Post)
April 27, 20070 found this helpful

Chocolate Graham Cracker Cookie Bars

Line a cookie sheet with foil. Place 12 double graham crackers on the foil, ( Iuse the chocolate graham crackers) Melt 1 cup of butter with l cup light brown sugar, boil 3 minutes(be sure you boil, not cook) stirring constantley. This should become thick. Pour over graham crackers and spread evenly.


Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 11 3/4 oz. package of milk chocolate chips over sugar/butter mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle 1 cup chopped pecans over chocolate, push down to set nuts into chocolate. Break up into smaller pieces while warm.(Iusually break them into before I pour the sugar/butter mixture on. Refrigerate until serving.

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April 27, 20070 found this helpful

Anything by Marcel D?????, he did the Death by Chocolate PBS series and has several books. He make ganash (sp?) to die for. You could make homemade truffles with some really good ganash that would have people eating out of your hands! And it's pretty simple with not many ingredients! You could add spices to some (cayenne and chocolate are really good) or dust them with spices. Have fun!

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April 28, 20070 found this helpful

1 C. Oil
1-1/2 C. White sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 C. Flour
1/2 C. Cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla

Optional: top with semi sweet choc. chips, wt choc chips, butterscotch chips etc. prior to baking. (I like wt/semi combo the best)

Mix above for 3 Minutes with a mixer. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan (I use glass). Bake for 30 Min. at 350º

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April 28, 20070 found this helpful

Dear Joy Mayer:

Does the wonderful recipe you provided, Joy, have a specific name?

By the way, I will look look for and will probably get some Madagasgar (Is it called Madagasgar or Madagascar?) Bourbon vanilla.

Thanks ever so much,

Karen T. or majorw1010

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By Groovy Granny (Guest Post)
April 28, 20070 found this helpful

SEX IN A PAN (Supposed to be so good it can only be described as such) (I didn't make up the name).
Stage 1--Mix together:
1 cup of finely chopped Pecans.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
3 Tbs. white sugar.
Press into 9 x 12 greased pan and bake at 350 for 25 mins.
Cool and refrigerate.

Stage 2--Mix together well:
8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 cup Icing Sugar
Half of a large tub of Cool Whip
Spread on top of first mixture and put back in frig.

Stage 3:
Mix 2 cups cold homogenized milk (I use 2%)
1 4oz. package chocolate instant pudding
1 4oz. package vanilla instant pudding
Beat by hand or mixer until it starts to thicken.
Pour on top of previous layers.
Refrigerate for a while.

State 4:
Spread the other half of Cool Whip over top and decorate with slivers of chocolate.

Whenever I attend a function where people know that I bring this dessert, they line up at the table early to make sure they get some! By the way, this is not my original recipe--some kind soul gave it to me years ago.

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April 1, 2005

I just wanted to ask if anyone knows any really good tasting chocolate dessert recipes that you are willing to share with me. I've tried many different kinds of chocolate chip cookies, but none are the kind that stay soft, chewy, and tasty. If you know of any chocolate cookie, cake, or any kind of dessert at all please tell me.




April 2, 20050 found this helpful

An old trick my mother gave me to keep cookies from going hard - add a piece of apple to your container of cookies. Works well. Also, try baking your cookies for less time - try one minute less to start. My oven cooks things quicker than most recipes so I cut back about 5 min., then keep checking.


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By karen (Guest Post)
April 2, 20050 found this helpful

I sometimes add instant pudding powder to the mix depending on how many cookies your making, I usually only use half the packet. Makes cookies softer and I also never cook them for the full time indicated.

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April 2, 20050 found this helpful

Chocolate Wacky Cake: Combine all ingred. in one bowl, mix well w/ mixer, (will be pretty runny), pour into greased 9x13, 350-degr. for 45 minutes, check after 35 minutes, do not overbake. Recipe: 3 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp salt, 6 tbsp cocoa (not dutch process is best), 2 tsp baking soda, 3/4 cup cooking oil, 2 tbsp white vinegar, 2 tbsp vanilla. Pour in 2 cups water, mix well & bake. For richer taste, pour in 2 cups cold strong coffee (liquid, not instant or grounds) INSTEAD of water. This is a good moist cake. Doesn't taste like vinegar/coffee at all. Easy. Yummy w/ just about any frosting, but our favorite is peanut butter! No recipe, just by looks. About 1/2 cup p.btr., about 2-3 cups pwdr. sugar, slowly add milk to mix it into frosting. Note: Too much p.btr. it will be greasy & too soft. Can make choc-p.btr. by adding a bit of cocoa to it. YUM! If want recipe for 1/2 sheet cake, email I have converted it perfectly.

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April 2, 20050 found this helpful

This isn't a recipe but is a tried-and-true tip for softening any type of cookie: place a piece of bread in your sealed container of cookies. The moisture in the bread transfers to the cookies! Yum! (Works to soften brown sugar, too!)

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April 2, 20050 found this helpful

There is a lot of web sights that have wonderful chocolate recipes. and
You can request the chocolate recipes in them and bring up many good ones.

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By Mary (Guest Post)
April 2, 20050 found this helpful

the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I've found yet is the Mrs. Field one. Check out a copycat recipe site and it should be there.

Editor's Note: Here is a good site for CopyCat recipes although there are many. Put Mrs. Fields in their search box and lots of their recipes come up.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 263 Posts
April 10, 20050 found this helpful

Chocolate Chess Pie

- 1 stick margarine
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 Tablespoon cocoa
- 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 unbaked pie crust

Melt margarine. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, flour & cocoa. Pour margarine into sugar mixture. Stir. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition. Add milk & vanilla. Pour into pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or til set. Cool complete before cutting.


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By Neelima (Guest Post)
February 17, 20060 found this helpful

Try this has more than 50 chocolate recipes!!!


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