Recipes

Spicy Hot Chocolate

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Ingredients 2 cups milk of your choice ½ cup Dark Chocolate Buttons 1 tsp Mexican vanilla (or 1½ tsp. regular vanilla if that’s what you have available) Ground chipotle powder to taste ½ tsp. cinnamon Directions Sweet, hot, savory, what’s not to love?Heat milk until very hot, but don’t boil, and remove from heat. Quickly whisk in chocolate and keep whisking until smooth and no chocolate lumps remain. Then, stir in vanilla, and add enough chipotle powder to make it pleasantly spicy for you (I used ¼ tsp.). If you want the taste but no spicy heat, try fresh paprika...

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Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients 3 ounces Baking Chocolate Buttons 
 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
 1 tsp baking soda 
 1/2 tsp salt 
1 cube butter, softened 
1 1/2 cups sugar 
 1 tsp vanilla 
2 eggs 
 1 cup real sour cream 
 1 cup cold water Directions Melt chocolate slowly in microwave or over double boiler. Grease and lightly flour two 8 inch round pans. Stir flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside. Cream butter and mix in sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on medium speed until well blended. Stir in...

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Simple Coffee Chocolate Sauce

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Chocolate and water don’t like to mix. Why are we doing it here? Just to prove we can, I guess, and to make a smooth, rich chocolate sauce to pour over a torte, a bowl of ice cream, or just to spoon out of the pan (c’mon, we know you do that, too). Ingredients 8 oz. Dark Chocolate Buttons ¼ cup strong hot coffee Directions Pour the hot coffee over the unmelted chocolate buttons in a Pyrex-type bowl, and whisk like your life depends on it until all is blended and smooth. You may have to heat it for 30...

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Pumpkin White Chocolate Toddy

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Forget those pumpkin concoctions! We have a yummy soul satisfying hot chocolate that will scratch the pumpkin itch that pops up when the leaves start to turn and the air becomes crisp. Ingredients ½ cup White Chocolate Buttons 2 2/3 cup whole milk 1/3 cup pumpkin puree 1 tsp teaspoon Bourbon vanilla pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger 1 ounce whiskey (depending on taste) Directions Warm the milk in a sauce pan. Once the milk is warm add White Chocolate Buttons and pumpkin. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and pumpkin is fully incorporated.  Next add spices and Bourbon vanilla...

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Rum Mocha Chocolate Sauce

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Ingredients 1/4 pound of butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup Sunrise Baking Cocoa 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
1 cup heavy cream
 1/8 tsp. salt 1 tsp. instant coffee crystals
 2 Tbsp. dark rum Directions Melt butter in a medium sized heavy pot over low heat. Add sugar, cocoa, rum, heavy cream, and salt. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Add instant coffee and stir to dissolve. Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool somewhat, and serve while still warm or reheat for ice cream or other...

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