Easy Chocolate Recipes

easy chocolate recipes

For your one-stop shop for the best and easy chocolate recipes, we gathered our favorite collections of chocolate recipes all in one place. Chocolate chip cookies, brownies, chocolate cake recipes and frosting, fondue, and fudge - we have a chocolate recipe to satisfy
the cravings of all you chocoholics.

If this is your first time trying out, don't worry. These are easy chocolate recipes to follow. You can also make it with your children’s help and have good fun together. I hope you enjoy making it and sharing it! There's no such thing as too much chocolate.

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Chocolate is a favorite for kids and adults alike. Chocolate bars, chocolate fudge, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, chocolate cereal, hot chocolate, chocolate sauce... There is something special about this substance -- so special that the average person in the United States eats 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of chocolate every year!

Cooking with chocolate can produce some extraordinary desserts, but it can be tricky as well. Knowing some easy chocolate recipes and chocolate tips can give you the foundation you need to be a chocolate success.

What are the differences among unsweetened, bittersweet, and semisweet baking chocolate? Can they be used interchangeably?

Chocolate is made from roasted cacao beans. The beans are crushed and ground, a process that generates heat and liquefies the fat or cocoa butter. The resulting liquid is called "chocolate liquor." (There is no alcohol involved; in this case, "liquor" merely means "liquid.") The liquor is poured into molds and allowed to solidify; the resulting bars are what is called unsweetened chocolate.

To make eating or baking chocolate, sugar, vanilla, and lecithin are added to the liquor, along with more cocoa butter. By U.S. government standards, bittersweet chocolate must contain at least 35 percent chocolate liquor; semisweet can contain between 15 and 35 percent, according to the Chocolate Manufacturers Association.

Bittersweet chocolate contains sugar, but generally not as much as semisweet chocolate, although, by government standards, they could contain practically identical amounts of chocolate liquor and sugar and still retain their bittersweet and semisweet labels. What this means is that one brand's bittersweet chocolate could be close in sweetness to another brand's semisweet chocolate, and vice versa.

Because of this, bittersweet and semisweet chocolate could be used interchangeably in most easy chocolate recipes; unsweetened, obviously, could not because it contains no sugar. But if your chocolate recipe calls for bittersweet chocolate and you have semisweet on hand, taste it first to determine if you could substitute.

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