Three Unusual Chocolate Recipes to Make Your Mouth Water
Tired of the mundane? Try these unusual chocolate recipes!
If you really love chocolate, you’ve probably stumbled across some unusual chocolate recipes in your time -- and if you haven’t, you don’t know what you’re missing! We associate chocolate with candy and treats, but the bittersweet cocoa bean has dozens of applications. You can work that chocolaty tingle into just about anything -- as these three recipes prove without a doubt!
Of all the unusual chocolate recipes, this is the one that usually raises the most eyebrows. The recipe might read more like chocolate syrup than gravy, and I don’t recommend putting it on your potatoes. But while this “gravy” is great over ice cream, it’s also delicious on pancakes, waffles, French toast, or even homemade biscuits!
2 Tbsp. cocoa
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 cup hot tap water
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk
Combine cocoa, flour, and sugar in a saucepan and add hot water. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Once the mixture dissolves, stir in the milk and keep stirring until it’s thick enough to be – you’ve got it -- gravy!
In the mood for even more unusual chocolate recipes than gravy? You’ve got it! How about trying chicken in cocoa sauce tonight?
1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in strips
1 chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
6 oz dry sherry
1 Bay Leaf
Cloves, to taste
Cinnamon, to taste
Thyme, to taste
2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa
Combine garlic and sherry to marinate. Cut the chicken into strips and sprinkle with spices. Heat oil in a saucepan, brown chicken, add onion, and continue cooking over low heat. Stir in the marinade and cook for 20 mins. Stir in the cocoa; cook 10 minutes more. Remove the chicken and reduce the sauce (cook it over a high temperature until there’s about half what there was), then spoon it over the chicken to serve.
Low Fat Cookie Cream
Okay, of all the unusual chocolate recipes you could find, this isn’t the most unusual. What it is is a delicious, reasonably low fat dessert that makes you look like a culinary genius. And if you’re anything like me, that’s unusual in and of itself.
20 Low fat chocolate sandwich cookies
1/3 cup egg substitute
3 chocolate bars
12 oz reduced fat cream cheese
2 tbsps diet instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup fat free whipped topping
Crush the cookies in a food processor. Add the egg substitute to form dough. Spray a 9 “ pie plate and press the dough into it to make a crust along the bottom only. Bake at 350 for 15 mins.
Melt the chocolate bars. Combine with all other ingredients except the whipped topping. Blend them together on low speed, then whip them on high for about five minutes. Pour over the crust and let it cool four hours before topping with whipped cream.
And there you have it: three unusual chocolate recipes destined to make you the talk of your next potluck dinner!