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Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened (from 8-oz package)
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 container (6 oz) French vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and peanut butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Beat in yogurt, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt on low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips for garnish, if desired.

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Drops Recipe

These easy no-bake cookies, featuring oatmeal, cocoa and coconut, are perfect to add to your dessert spread.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 can (31/2 oz) flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine

Directions

  1. Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. In medium bowl, mix oats, peanut butter, coconut, cocoa and vanilla; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, heat sugar, milk and butter to boiling. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour over oat mixture; quickly stir to mix well.
  3. Immediately drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets; cool. Carefully remove from waxed paper to serve.

Black Cat Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c Reduced Fat Oreo® cookie crumbs
  • 18 1/4 ozs reduced fat chocolate cake mix
  • 24 pcs Halloween Oreo® cookies
  • 16 ozs reduced fat milk chocolate frosting
  • black string licorice
  • jelly beans
  • semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1.   Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 24-2 1/2″ muffin cups with cooking spray and flour; set aside.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; stir in cookie crumbs. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack. Make cat faces on each of the  remaining 24 cookies: using some frosting, attach 4-1 1/2″ licorice strings  for whiskers, 2 jelly bean halves for eyes and 2 chocolate chips for ears.
    Let set at least 30 minutes. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. Stand cat faces on edge on each cupcake.
  4. Place 3″ piece licorice string on back half of each cupcake for tail.

Chocolate Spiders

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Twizzlers; chocolate flavor
  • 4 oz Milk chocolate candy melts

Directions

  1. Cut twizzlers into 1 1/2″ pieces. 
  2. Slice each piece in half lengthwise.
  3. On waxed paper place 4 legs (pieces) on each side and then drop 1 tsp melted candy in middle for body.  Use a toothpick to smooth to uniform circle and connect all candy pieces. 
  4. Cool completely before removing from waxed paper.

Chocolate Coca-Cola Birthday Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 devil’s food cake mix (18.5-ounce) (see note)
  • 1 bottle Coca-Cola (16-ounce)
  • 2 Tablespoons grated orange peel
  • ½ Cup semisweet chocolate chips (about half of a 6-ounce package)
  • 12 large fresh, ripe strawberries, preferably unhulled
  • ½ Cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 package confectioners’ sugar (16-ounce)
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered chocolate drink mix such as Nestle’s Quik
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F; grease 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Cake: Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using 1 1/3 cups Coca-Cola in place of water and stirring 1 tablespoon grated orange peel in batter. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert cake onto wire rack cool completely. Cake may be made and stored, tightly wrapped, up to two days before decorating. Frosting: Stir chocolate chips in small heavy saucepan over very low heat until melted and smooth; remove from heat. Dip strawberries into chocolate to coat halfway, placing each berry as it is dipped on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate berries until ready to use. Cut cooled cake horizontally into 2 equal layers with sharp serrated knife; place bottom layer on large cookie sheet. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy; gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar and chocolate drink mix until smooth. Beat in 1/3 cup of remaining Coca-Cola, remaining 1 tablespoon grated orange peel and vanilla until thoroughly blended and smooth. Spread half of frosting over bottom cake layer; top with second layer. Swirl remaining frosting over top of cake. Cut cake into 12 portions; arrange on platter. Decorate with chocolate-dipped strawberries and birthday candles, if desired.

Note: For firmer cake, use one 16-ounce package of pound cake mix, stirring in 1/3 cup powdered chocolate drink mix along with grated orange peel. Use cola for the liquid; bake as directed.

Thanksgiving Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar (I use 3/4)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Mix sugar and eggs well, gradually beating in the oil, then the buttermilk and vanilla.
  2. Stir in combined dry ingredients. Sift if the cocoa is lumpy.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin tins 3/4 full. Makes 12 large or 18 medium sized cupcakes. Bake at 350F for 20 min. Remove to cooling rack.

Frosting and Decor:

  • 1/4 cup butter, soft
  • 2 cups icing (confectioners) sugar
  • 3 Tbsp baking cocoa, sifted
  • 4 – 5 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • corn candy
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • candy for eyes, optional

Directions

  1. In a small deep bowl, beat butter, sugar and cocoa with wooden spoon until smooth.
  2. Add milk and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  3. Spread cupcakes using a butter knife. Add chocolate sprinkles.
  4. Add a little more confectioner’s sugar to the leftover frosting to firm it up a bit and, using a piping bag or small zip-lock with a hole cut in the corner, pipe the heads for the turkeys.
  5. Add corn candy for feathered tails and beak.

Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3  Cup All-purp flour or 2T cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Ounces  sqs unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 3 Slightly beaten egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter or margarine
  • 1  ]Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 9 inch baked pastry shell
  • 1 Recipe meringue

Directions

  1. in Saucepan, combine sugar and salt.  Chop up unsweetened chocolate and add with milk; gradually stir into dry mixture.  Cook and stir over medium heat till mixture boils and thickens.  Cook 2 minutes longer.
    Remove from heat.  Stir small amounts hot mixture into yolks; return to hot mixture; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.
  2. Add butter and vanilla; cool to room temperature.(To prevent a crust from forming, put clear plastic wrap or waxed paper directly on top, touching surface of the hot pudding clear to sides of bowl.) Pour into
    baked pastry shell.
  3. Meringue; Beat 3 eggs with 1/4 t cream of tartar and 1/2 t vanilla till soft peaks form.  Gradually add 6 T sugar, beating till stiff peaks form and all sugar is dissolved.  Spread atop pie, sealing to pastry. Bake in
    moderate oven 350 deg.  about 12 to 15 minutes, or till meringue is golden.

Chocolate Cheese Mousse Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c  Skim Milk
  • 1 Envelope Unflavored Gelatin
  • 2/3 c  Skim Milk
  • 2 lg Eggs, Separated
  • 6 tb Sugar
  • 1 tb Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 tb Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c  Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1/3 c  Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/8 ts Cinnamon

Directions

  1. Pour 1/4 cup skim milk into a blender container; sprinkle gelatin over milk; allow to soften for 5 minutes.  Heat 2/3 cup skim milk to boiling point.  Pour into blender bowl and blend until gelatin dissolves. Add egg yolks, 4 tb sugar, cocoa and vanilla.  Blend at medium speed until well mixed.  Add cottage cheese and blend until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate until thick. Beat egg whites; add remaining sugar and fold into chocolate mixture. Mix crumbs and cinnamon.   Place in an 8″ pie pan. Carefully pour in chocolate mixture and refrigerate. \

Only 105 calories per serving.

Chocolate Cheese Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 Oz Cream cheese,softened
  • 3 Oz Cream cheese,softened
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 1/4 C Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 2 Ea Eggs
  • 1 T Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C Chilled whipping cream
  • 1 Ea 8″ packaged crumb crust
  • 1 Cn Cherry pie filling

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.In large mixer bowl,combine cream cheese and sugar; beat well.
  2. Blend in cocoa,scraping sides of bowl and beaters frequently.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla;blend well.Blend in whipping cream.
  4. Pour into crust.Bake 35 to 40 minutes.(Center will be soft but will set upon cooling.Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Garnish with cherry pie filling.Serve 6 to 8.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2  tablespoons   cold water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate — shaved (1-oz)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whipping cream – whipped

Directions

Mix the gelatin and water, stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
Place the milk in a saucepan and scald.  Add the chocolate shavings and stir
to dissolve.  Blend in the gelatin mixture.  Remove from heat.  Add the sugar
and salt and mix until well blended.  Allow the mixture to cool.  Stir in the
vanilla.  Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture and pour into a 9
x 12-inch pan.  Freeze until firm.  To serve, scoop into large balls using a
spoon and place in tall wine glasses, or cut into squares and serve. 

NOTE:
Any leftover dessert can be covered well with plastic wrap and returned to the
freezer to serve within the next few days.