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Chocolate Revel Bars

Chocolate Revel Bars

Brownies are the most common chocolate bar cookie out there, and unless you’re throwing chocolate chips into some cookie dough that you’re going to bake into bar cookies, you’re probably going to turn to baking a batch of brownies when you’re looking for a chocolate baked good fix in bar form. I say “probably” because a batch of Chocolate Revel Bars should be right up ... Read More »

Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers giveaway!

Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers

Not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? A copy of Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers might be just the thing. This cookbook features 150 chocolate recipes that have all been scaled down to meet the needs (and treat the tastebuds) of bakers who don’t need 4 dozen cookies or a whole 9-inch layer cake every time they want to bake something. Most ... Read More »

What does “percent cacao” mean?

61% Percent Cacao Chocolate

Just a few years ago, it seemed like chocolate was chocolate, and while some were better than others, they were all labeled the same. Seemingly overnight, numbers started to appear on chocolate packaging and we suddenly had a way to separate one chocolate easily from another. What does the “percent cacao” or “cacao content” on chocolate packaging refer to? The “percent cacao” refers to the ... Read More »

Salted Caramel-Filled Molten Chocolate Cakes

Caramel-Filled Molten Chocolate Cake

Is there anything that salted caramel can’t make better? There are actually plenty of desserts out there that salted caramel can’t improve on (although it’s difficult to come up with more than a couple), but there are an even greater number that can go from good to great with a little bit of salted caramel mixed in. One of these recipes is a molten chocolate ... Read More »

Betty Crocker Decadent Supreme Chocolate Molten Lava Cake, reviewed

Chocolate Lava Cake Mix, oozing

One of my favorite desserts to make at home is a Chocolate Lava Cake. They’re the kind of thing that you usually only find in restaurants because they look as though they are difficult to make. When you make them at home, they are a dessert that appears to be as impressive as it is decadent. They’re not that difficult to make from scratch, but ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Easy Melt Baking Chocolate, reviewed

Trader Joe's Baking Chocolate - Easy Melting

When it comes to melting chocolate, it is much easier to deal with small pieces than large blocks. Chocolate can burn easily, whether you are melting it in the microwave or in a double boiler, and smaller pieces mean a faster and more even melt. I generally chop off a piece of a larger block of chocolate, then cut it down from there. It is ... Read More »

How to make brownie pops

Me with a brownie pop

One of the many culinary activities that I took part in during my trip to the Betty Crocker test kitchens was making brownie pops. Brownie pops are simple to make, lots of fun to decorate and – of course – lots of fun to eat. Kids love these, so it’s a good activity for them to help with and a big batch is sure to ... Read More »

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska, innards!

I don’t usually trot out a big plate of brownies for dessert on a special occasion (although occasionally one will slip in there!), but brownies can be the basis for a fabulous and elegant dessert: Baked Alaska. Baked Alaska is a dessert that consists of a brownie base topped with ice cream, then covered in meringue and baked until browned. The “alaska” part of the ... Read More »

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