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Simple Yet Surprising Dark Chocolate Recipes to Try This Christmas

By AK, 24 December 2019

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Chocolate is among the universally appreciated flavors beyond the boundaries of culture and race. Therefore, you can see countless varieties of chocolates from mild to dark flavors available in the market. For an immersive experience, nothing is better than dark chocolate. The percentage of cocoa is almost twice in the dark chocolate than normal which is the main reason behind its deep dark flavor with a hint of bitterness. With dark chocolate, you can even prepare some surprising recipes that are perfect for your Christmas party. Without attaining a chef-level experience, it is possible if you have some tested recipes. Scroll down to check recipes that are very convenient to prepare in the kitchen. Just arrange all ingredients as we are mentioning below and start the journey.

1Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

The beautifully crafted mini cupcakes are the all-time favorites whether it is a small or big celebration. You will find countless flavors of cupcakes in a bakery. How about trying to prepare a mouthwatering dark chocolate cupcake at home? Just follow these instructions of Christmas dark chocolate recipe to cook at home.

Ingredients

  1. Bacon slices (12)
  2. Unsweetened cocoa powder (3⁄4th cup)
  3. Strong brewed coffee (1 cup)
  4. Vegetable oil (½ cup)
  5. Eggs (2)
  6. Buttermilk (1 cup)
  7. White sugar (2 cups)
  8. All-purpose flour (2 cups)
  9. Sea salt (½ teaspoon)
  10. Baking Powder (1 teaspoon)
  11. Baking soda (2 teaspoons)
  12. Unsweetened cocoa powder (1 tablespoon)

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2Directions to prepare

  • Total time:- 40 minutes
  • Servings:- 24
  • Calories:- 185 cal
  1. Preheat the oven at 190 degrees C and cook your bacon in a skillet until they turn brown. Drain the fat liquid, crumble it and keep aside.
  2. Take a large bowl and add sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly and then add coffee, buttermilk, oil and eggs. Stir the entire mixture until they are perfectly blended.
  3. Add 3⁄4th portion of bacon in the mixture and stir it.
  4. Fill 24 cupcake molds with this mixture and bake it for around 25 minutes at the previous temperature in a preheated oven.
  5. Take out your cupcakes after baking and allow them to cool down for at least 2- minutes.
  6. Use dark chocolate frosting and chocolate chips to embellish your cupcake with amazing flavors.
  7. Also, use the remaining bacon to garnish your cupcakes evenly. It will give a dark texture and distinctive flavor hint too.

Either serve your guests with this treat at home or try to add them in the chocolate baskets for Christmas as a gift.

3Almond rocks with dark chocolate

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This is among the simplest recipes of dark chocolate that anyone can try with just two ingredients. Scroll down to know how to prepare these appetizing almond rocks quickly.

  1. Half cup of crushed almonds
  2. Dark chocolate (a half ounce)

Directions to prepare

  1. Light up your gas burner at medium heat. Take a large skillet and spread almonds and roast them until they start turning brown.
  2. Take a double boiler to melt the chocolate over simmering water.
  3. After 5 minutes, pour the chocolate over almonds and mix thoroughly.
  4. Use a spoon for making scoops and spread on the wax paper. Keep it inside the refrigerator and your chocolate kinder treat is ready to serve.

Dark chocolate is a better option as compared to mild chocolate from the perspective of cooking. You can decrease the concentration by adding milk solids if preparing for small kids. Also, dark chocolate is good for health.

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