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Dark chocolate dessert recipe

Dark chocolate dessert recipe

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The smoothest, richest, double chocolate dessert made with dark chocolate, cocoa, cream and eggs! For a gourmet touch, sprinkle a little coarse sea salt and shaved dark chocolate on top of each dessert before serving.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 425ml whole milk
  • 150ml single cream
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 30g cornflour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 70g dark chocolate, finely chopped

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:2hr chilling › Ready in:2hr30min

  1. Heat the milk and cream in a metal bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the water does not touch the base of the bowl. Do not let the milk boil.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, cornflour, sugar, cocoa, salt and diced chocolate. Add hot milk, one ladle at a time, while whisking so the chocolate melts but the eggs don't cook.
  3. Pour mixture into a large saucepan and heat very slowly, stirring, until just below boiling point, about 98 C.
  4. Process in a blender until very smooth, or beat 5 minutes with a wooden spoon. Transfer into individual serving dishes; cover with cling film and chill for 2 to 3 hours in the fridge.

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Healthy Chocolate Hummus

This vegan Dark Chocolate Hummus is probably one of the healthiest, yet indulgent tasting desserts that I have made. Yes, it is sweetened with maple syrup, so it could be a bit healthier, but I have yet to make this with stevia, because it is so good as it is.

Since this is made with garbanzo beans, the protein and fiber slow down the sugar entering your body, making this vegan dessert dip a lot healthier than other desserts.

Because this is a sweet dessert hummus, it tastes great with tart raspberries or fresh strawberries. It also works well on a dessert pizza.


Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies are delicious, rich, and moist made with dark chocolate chunks, butter, raspberries, and vanilla extract.

Easy, Chocolate Brownies are truly the Perfect Dessert. They’re simple, kid-friendly, and amazing served with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream. This recipe takes classic brownies and adds melty dark chocolate chunks and tart raspberries to the already delicious treat.

DARK CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY BROWNIES

These fudgy brownies are sure to become a new favorite treat. The fabulous brownie recipe is made with classic ingredients like vanilla essence, cocoa powder, sugar, and butter to make easy brownies brimming with chocolate flavor. Then for a more strong chocolate flavor, dark chocolate chunks are mixed into the brownie batter. It’s the perfect combination of melty chocolate and gooey chocolate brownies for the ultimate deep chocolate flavor.

Along with the extra chocolate, these delicious treats are topped off with raspberries. Chocolate Brownies with fresh raspberries on top make the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. Serve them up with other favorite holiday baked goods like Red Velvet Cupcakes, Strawberry Cake Balls, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries for the perfect Valentine’s spread!


10 Desserts That Make It Easy to Reap the Benefits of Dark Chocolate

A fun way to tap into the heart-healthy perks of dark chocolate? Through these simple, delicious recipes.

When you bake with dark chocolate, you get a tasty dessert that also offers some potential health perks.

It sounds too good to be true, but dark chocolate really does have an edge over other types of chocolate. “Dark chocolate certainly supplies some super nutrients,” says Sydney Lappe, RDN, a St. Louis–based registered dietician and nutrition editor of bistroMD.

The reason for its healthfulness? “The cacao in dark chocolate is what packs its nutritional punch,” Lappe says. The higher the percentage of cacao is, the higher the flavonoid content, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Flavonoids are antioxidants that are found in higher quantities in dark chocolate compared with other types — with dark chocolate containing double or triple what you find in milk chocolate, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Flavonoids are prized for their ability to lower one’s risk of coronary heart disease, according to the AHA, and they may also lower blood pressure and improve vascular function, according to the Mayo Clinic.

You’ll find dark chocolate — and flavonoids — incorporated into these 10 dessert recipes. When shopping for ingredients, Lappe suggests looking for chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao and making sure that dark chocolate is listed as one of the first ingredients, with any added sugar at the tail end. Added sugar is a relatively new addition on the nutrition facts label, per the Food and Drug Administration.


Dark Chocolate-Bourbon Torte

Preheat oven to 300°. Coat bottom and sides of an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

Microwave chocolate morsels in a small microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) for 1 minute or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals.

Beat butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended (about 2 minutes). Add vanilla and egg beat 1 minute. Add milk and, if desired, bourbon beat 1 minute. (Mixture will look curdled.) Add melted chocolate, beating just until blended. Gradually add cocoa and flour, beating at low speed just until blended.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Add remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold one-fourth of egg white mixture into batter gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 300° for 45 minutes or until set. (A wooden pick inserted in center will come out with just a few crumbs on it.) Remove torte from oven immediately run tip of a small knife around edge of torte. Let cool on wire rack 30 minutes. (Torte will rise to top of pan while baking but will sink while it cools.) Remove sides of springform pan.

Spoon whipped topping into a zip-top plastic freezer bag. (Do not seal.) Snip 1 corner of bag to make a small hole. Pipe dollops of whipped topping around base of torte. Sprinkle torte with powdered sugar and cocoa.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips.


Recipe: Dark Chocolate Banana Bites

It hits me at about 8:30 every night…it’s a funny little nagging craving. It starts small, a little feeling that I want something. From there, it grows quickly into the thought “Hm, chocolate sounds really good.” Then, before I know it, I’m ripping through the pantry searching for something, anything to satisfy the craving. Must! Have! Chocolate!

Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But there are definitely days when the chocolate monster gets the best of me! And really, chocolate isn’t the worst thing I could be craving…studies show that dark chocolate does indeed have health benefits, including lowering your blood pressure. Maybe that’s why is sounds so good when I feel stressed out? Of course, you have to be careful. Indulging your chocolate craving with milk chocolate, chocolate candy bars from the checkout line at the supermarket, or wax-and-chemical laden chocolate that’s loaded with unhealthy fats and sugars is certainly not going to be good for you. The “good stuff” is dark chocolate, at least 65% dark chocolate is best. Make sure that you’re eating organic, fair trade chocolate that’s really chocolate, not carnauba wax, artificial flavor, and emulsifiers. Keeping a bar of good quality dark chocolate in the pantry to snack on is great, but one of my favorite ways to get my chocolate fix it Dark Chocolate Banana Bites. They are quick and easy to make, healthy, and are easy to keep in the freezer…ready to extinguish your chocolate craving at a moment’s notice!

All you need is a bar of good quality 65% dark organic chocolate, and a couple of organic bananas. You don’t want your bananas to be too ripe choose bananas that are not green but still nice and firm, no brown spots. Fist, slice the bananas into 1/4 inch slices. You can do this by hand, or you can buy this banana slicer which apparently makes up for the space it takes in your cutlery drawer by slicing bananas more efficiently (Note: reading the product reviews on this handy gadget will make you laugh so hard, you might find you no longer need a chocolate fix!). Place the banana slices on a piece of parchment paper, and freeze them until they are firm (about 1/2 hour).

When the bananas are frozen and you’re ready to start making the treats, Just melt the chocolate…I used a glass bowl in a pan of water to melt the chocolate gently, but you can use a double boiler (or a microwave…just keep an eye on it, because chocolate scorches so easily!)

When the chocolate is melted, use a toothpick to dip the banana slices into it. We like to leave a little banana showing, but you can dip the whole thing in if you want! Since the bananas are frozen, the chocolate will start to set up right away. Put the dipped bananas back on the parchment paper, and pop them back into the freezer for a few minutes when you’re finished dipping to let the chocolate finish setting. Once it’s set, you can take the treats off the paper and put them in a container with a lid. Keep them in the freezer for future snacking! I find that one or two slices will really satisfy my sweet tooth without a lot of calories or sugar, and my kids love them for a quick pick-me-up or a sweet treat after dinner!


Dark Chocolate Tart

Place the chocolate wafers and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process until finely ground. Pour the mixture into a bowl, add the butter, and mix until well incorporated. Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Place on a sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes. Set aside.

Meanwhile, for the filing, place the 1 cup of chocolate in a medium glass bowl. Heat the cream until it just comes to a boil. Pour the cream over the chocolate, allow it to sit for 1 minute, then stir gently with a whisk until smooth (see note). Stir the eggs and vanilla into the chocolate until smooth and pour into the tart shell. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the chocolate is set on the edges but still jiggly in the middle. Set aside to cool.

For the glaze, put the ½ cup chocolate and the coffee in a glass bowl. Heat the cream to simmering and pour it over the chocolate. Let sit for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Gently pour over the chocolate filling (not the crust) and spread to the inside edge of the crust with a knife or offset spatula. Sprinkle with the salt and set aside at room temperature until set. Remove the rim of the tart pan and place the tart on a flat serving plate. Cut in wedges (don’t worry if the crust crumbles) and serve at room temperature.

I use Lindt bittersweet chocolate.

If either chocolate & cream mixture doesn’t melt completely, heat in a microwave for 15 seconds.


Recipe: No-Bake Dark Chocolate Walnut Dessert Bars

This tasty and healthy dessert is a crowd-pleaser. Feel free to substitute unsweetened soy, almond or other milk for the orange juice. To reduce the caffeine, substitute decaf for regular coffee. And if you like a softer chocolate top, add 3 or 4 extra tablespoons of orange juice or unsweetened milk to the chocolate mixture.

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Ingredients

1 cup toasted walnuts
1½ cup golden raisins
5 each brown rice cakes
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons orange juice
5 ounces of 70% dark bittersweet chocolate
5 tablespoons orange juice or unsweetened alternative milk
1 tablespoon instant coffee (optional)

Directions

  1. Place walnuts in food processor, and pulse until fine. Add raisins, and pulse until mixture becomes sticky. Add rice cakes, and pulse until fine and mixture is loose. Add cinnamon, vanilla and orange juice, and process until gummy/sticky.
  2. Place in an 8”x 8” glass baking dish, spreading evenly across the pan. Cover with plastic wrap, and press into the bottom of the pan with a flat-bottomed object to evenly distribute the mixture.
  3. Remove plastic wrap. Combine chocolate, skim milk or orange juice, and coffee, and place over a double boiler, heating on a low flame while stirring until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  4. Pour chocolate over top of pressed walnut mixture, cover, and refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Cut into 24 portions, and serve.

Nutrition Information

Makes 24 one-ounce servings

Calories: 100
Carbohydrate: 13g
Sugars: 7g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Protein: 2g
Fiber: 2g
Sodium: 15mg
Cholesterol: 0mg

Source: Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute Lifestyle 180 recipes.

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Try These 5 Easy And Healthy Dark Chocolate Recipes:

1. Dark Chocolate Oats Mousse

This recipe is an absolute heaven for dessert lovers. It includes healthy ingredients like oats, maple syrup, cocoa powder, chia seeds and honey. The nutritional sweetness of honey and maple syrup will keep away that not-so-flavourful bitterness of cocoa powder. Click here for the full recipe.

2. Dark Chocolate Mousse Quenelle

This dark chocolate recipe is quite simple and will not take much time to prepare. Quenelle is perfectly smooth and instantly upgrades your plating and gives desserts a refined touch. Berries on top makes it a perfect dessert to have after dinner. Here's the full recipe.

3. Ragi Dark Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake is very dense, filling and healthy. Ragi flour will keep you full for longer time and you will binge less later. Other ingredients like compound dark chocolate, eggs and brown sugar make it a satisfying treat for all the health-conscious people out there. Click here for the full recipe.

4. Dark Chocolate Milk shake

Make a healthy version of the classic treat by using a (frozen) banana (we recommend you use fresh though), peanut butter, dark chocolate powder and almond milk. This recipe is the perfect drink for post workouts without the dreaded guilt trip.

5. Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate is one quintessential drink that we all love since childhood days! So why not to add it to our healthy drinks list too?! Just heat the almond milk in a saucepan, add cocoa powder and stir until well combined. Feel free to add cinnamon and vanilla for extra flavour. Here's the full recipe for you.

Be wise with your food choices and replace your normal desserts to these healthy ones. Let us know how you liked these dark chocolate recipes in the comments section below.