Because of its inclusion in the baking aisle, it’s easy to assume that you can only use chocolate in a dessert. Chocolate and chocolate-derived items, like chocolate sauce, are often used as toppings or fillings for pies and ice cream. It might surprise you to know that chocolate can be incorporated into savory recipes, too!
Potato Chips, Fries, and Popcorn
If you’re in the mood to snack, this is a good place to start enjoying chocolate in an unconventional way. Here the chocolate is either used as a dipping sauce or topping as long as it’s melted first.
Ravioli and Pasta
Much like the next item on our list, you can prepare ravioli and pasta in general with an infusion of chocolate. Lace the pasta dough with cocoa powder, or fill it with chocolate pastry cream, depending on which you’d prefer.
You might be familiar with risotto that includes mushrooms and herbs. This chocolate risotto is a different spin that’s no less tasty. Think of it as a more elegant version of chocolate rice pudding with some red wine thrown in for good measure.
Steak is delicious, and with grilling season in full swing, why not change up the flavor of your steak tonight? Chocolate, ground coffee, and coconut flakes make for a delicious combination. It’s smoky, and best of all you can prepare it ahead of time – just let it marinate in the fridge!
Chili Con Carne
This is another stew that you should try, even if you have to wait until the first chill of fall. Dark chocolate squares are added to chili – simple enough, right? It brings out the flavor of the chili, but be sure to serve with either focaccia or sourdough bread to soak up every last bit of sauce!
Beef Stew Stuffed Potatoes
Sometimes you just want something hearty and comforting. This dish is much better suited for the cold weather of fall and winter, but that shouldn’t discourage you from having it during the summer. Plus you can add red wine and dark chocolate as a dreamy dessert, which we already know makes a great pairing!
A Wide Selection of Chocolate Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you will not be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!