We have a fellowship meal together after our evening worship service every Sunday at church. Sometimes we will put a theme to the meal such as Mexican, Italian, Greek, etc. Well last night we themed the dessert portion to a chocolate theme. I think we had a cheesecake theme last month!! I tend to make a lot of chocolate desserts because I LOVE chocolate!!! I decided to try a couple of new recipes so I put pictures and links to the recipes below for you to try.
My friend, Kristal, over at Knit1Kids4 posted this recipe last week on her blog. I’m not a fan of shredded coconut flakes so I left them out of the topping and used the pecans only. I did use the coconut flavoring because it is just the texture of the coconut that I dislike not the flavor. She had done the opposite (left out the nuts and used only coconut). They turned out fabulous and I highly recommend this recipe. I will be adding this one to my regular dessert rotation!! Click here for the recipe.
Just as a side note: It calls for you to chop up 10 oz of chocolate. It bent the blade to my chopper. I think I will use a bag of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips next time instead of chopping the blocks of chocolate.
Ok, I found this recipe in my inbox from Kraft Foods. I get emails from them periodically with recipes to try. I saw this one and loved the picture of the little chocolate hearts. Thought this would be a perfect dessert for our chocolate theme night plus it was Valentine’s day:) I must say they did not turn out as good as I would have hoped. This could be due to the fact that I didn’t follow the recipe to the letter. I am known for changing things up because I love to experiment and make it my own!! This time it was not done on purpose.
You see I didn’t pay close attention to the ingredients. I saw Baker’s chocolate and assumed it was semi-sweet since a lot of recipes call for this. I had lots of boxes of the these in my pantry so I didn’t buy any. When I went to make the recipe I noticed it called for unsweetened chocolate but it was too late so I used the semi-sweet thinking it wouldn’t hurt. Not sure if that was the problem or not because I didn’t find them to be rich enough however it got great reviews on the Kraft Foods website. I knew they would get eaten up just because they were cute. It’s all about the presentation:)
The kids loved them so I may try them again. We’ll see. Click here for this recipe. Let mw know if you decide to try these!