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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

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By guest (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 guest (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 guest (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 guest (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 guest (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 28, 20070 found this helpful

Check out
Type in reeses squares, over 250 people have tried and loved this recipe. I have made it a few times, never any leftovers!

Reeses Squares - 5 Ingredients & No Bake (Reese's)
Recipe #29679

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 lb confectioners' sugar (3 to 3 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, melted
1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips

Combine graham crumbs, sugar and peanut butter and mix well.
Blend in melted butter until well combined.
Press mixture evenly into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave or in double boiler.
Spread over peanut butter mixture.
Chill until just set and cut into bars (these are very hard to cut if the chocolate gets "rock hard".

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April 28, 20070 found this helpful

Being a chocoholic myself, Here is a couple of "most favorites"

Chocolate Date Cake
1/2 lb. cut up dates + 1 teaspoon baking soda

Pour 1 cup boiling water over dates & soda - let stand
melt 1 cube butter or margarine (not whipped)
and pour over 1 cup white sugar
Beat 2 eggs and add to sugar mixture
Mix in 1-1/2 cups flour,a pinch of salt and 1 Tablespoon baking cocoa
to mixture. Pour off water from dates for liquid and beat.
Add dates and mix in. Pour into greased and floured 11x13 pan. Chop 1 cup walnuts
and sprinkle over batter. Chop a JUMBO Hershey bar and put on top of walnuts
Bake at 375* for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool in pan. cut like brownies. ENJOY !! Vi

Chocolatetown Cake

1/2 cup Hersheys cocoa
1/2 cup boiling water
2/3 cup shortening
1 - 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 - 1/4 cups flour
1 - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 - 1/3 cups buttermilk or sour milk*

Stir together cocoa & boiling water in small bowl until smooth; and set a side.
Cream shortening and sugar & vanilla in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, beat well. Combine flour, baking soda & salt; add alternately with buttermilk or sour milk to creamed mixture. Blend in cocoa mixture. Pour into two 9 inch layer pans or an oblong greased and floured 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350* for 25 - 30 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes - Remove from pans and frost with Cocoa icing.

* To sour milk: use 4 teaspoons vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 - 1/3 cups

Cocoa Icing

6 T. boiling water
1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar

Add boiling water to butter- Add vanilla and cocoa
Beat and when well blended
Add sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add
additional liquid if needed for right consistency to spread.
Spread on warm cake. This frosting stays soft for several days.
Yield : about 2 cups YUM!!!!

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April 29, 20070 found this helpful

Thank you ever so much:
1. Great Granny vi
3. Groovy Granny
4. Ann29
5. michawnpita
6. Phyliss
7. Sweet Cali40
8. Connie Robins
9. Jan
10. Joy Mayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The recipes, sites, ideas, and instructions you provided will be enjoyed by at least me and my friends and potentially by several hundred members of the local Middlesboro community!!!

Have a great rest of the weekend, and thanks again!

Karen T. or majorw1010

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April 30, 20070 found this helpful

The new Nestles Chocolatier Pieces are the best I have ever used. Sometimes I have to go to another supermarket to find them. They are a little more expensive but absolutely worth it. You can even make these brownies without the sauce and they are really decadent! I guarantee you will love these brownies. They disappeared in a flash at my house! Check out the other recipes on their website too.

http://www.very … l.aspx?ID=137841

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 30, 20070 found this helpful

I was reading the Sex in the Pan recipe...what is Icing Sugar?

Editor's Note: Icing sugar is powdered sugar or confectioner's sugar.

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 30, 20070 found this helpful

Hi Karen,
I send this recipe to the Thrifty group alot because this is the best fudge.
I cup of peanut butter microwave 1 minute
I tub of chocolate frosting (Any chocolate) add and microwave one additional minute
Add nuts (if you like them) mix and pour in a wax lined dish. Refrigerate and enjoy in about an hour.
This is never fail fudge at its best!
Enjoy! You only live once and afterall isn't chocolate one of the food groups?!?!?!*****

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May 1, 20070 found this helpful

Dear bettyboop5382:

Yesterday I tried the NESTLÉ CHOCOLATIER Grand Chocolate Brownie Wedges with Chocolate Sauce
and they were FANTASTIC! It is DEFINITELY a contender for my "SIMPLY DECADENT" chocolate event.

Thanks ever so much for posting this recipe!

Karen T. or majorw1010

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 17, 20080 found this helpful

Dear Karen T. The chocolate recipe I sent was called Rocky Road. I think it's Madagasgar Bourban Vanilla. Hope you tried it and liked it. Everyone who tries it loves it as much as I do. Joy

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 1, 20080 found this helpful

Hello, I have 3 kids and for easter they all recieved at least 4 chocolate bunny's each and they dont eat candy or Chocolate. So now I have all these bunnies just sitting here and would love to know what to do or even make with them? any suggestions...

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