Chocolate Lovers

Hosted by Alexine Golden
Group active since Wed, May 11, 2011

I love anything chocolate, so I'm looking for others that love chocolate also. I'm open for suggestions on chocolate recipes, so send them my way. Thanks.

Carol Parkhurst
Dec 24, 2013


Posted 9:14 PM on Mon, Dec 23, 2013
Carol Parkhurst mscarole

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stephanie malaspina
Jul 22, 2012

Black Magic Cake

My facebook page had a Just a Pinch ad with picture of Black Magic Cake that had a pale chocolate frosting that looks gooey and delicious. I think they took that recipe and put it in a cookbook so does anyone have that recipe. I did get a Blue Ribbon Black Magic Cake that looks good too.
If you see a recipe you like SAVE IT because it might go in their cookbook and you are up the river etc.

donna clark
Feb 29, 2012

I'm new to your group

I'm new to you'r group, I love chocolate and can't wate to try some of your recipes. But it will have to wate for a few weeks as I broke some ribs and can't do anything much yet.My brother-in-law brought me some chocolate covered carmel and peanuts clusters to help me feel better. I hope all of you have a great week.

Straws Kitchen
Feb 10, 2012


Types of Chocolate

Unsweetened Chocolate
Don’t look to satisfy your sweet tooth with this type. It’s pure chocolate liquor from ground chocolate beans, and it has a bitter taste. However, it is used as a base for a variety of baked goods because sugar is usually added. Test the theory by trying our recipe for Chocolate Fudge.

Milk Chocolate
Created by adding milk powder, this type is probably the most popular for its extra sweet taste. Join the trend by trying our recipes for Milk Chocolate Malt Brownies or Chocolate Cream Pie.

Dark Chocolate
This type is not as sweet as its counterparts and does not include milk as an additive. Semi-sweet chocolate is a form of dark chocolate with lower sugar content, but it has slightly more sugar than bittersweet chocolate, which is Europe’s version of dark chocolate. Go dark with our recipe for Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fondue or Noir Bars.

White Chocolate
Removing cocoa liquor from milk chocolate will give you white chocolate, which has a rich, dairy taste. Get creative with our recipes for White Chocolate Lime Bars or White Chocolate Cheesecake.

Make It a Chocolate Tasting Party
Consult Hosting a Chocolate Tasting for all you need know to entertain with this easiest of parties! What a sweet indulgence.

Chocolate Tips

Storing Chocolate
Chocolate should be stored in a dry, cool place that is between 60°F and 78°F. If the temperature is higher or if humidity is above 50%, trying wrapping it in a moisture-proof wrap. It can be stored in a fridge, but let it stand at room temperature before serving.

Melting Chocolate
Because it can burn easily, chocolate should be melted slowly. For microwaving, chop it up into small pieces (it will melt easier this way) and put it in a microwave-safe container or heat on medium power for a minute at a time, stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted. Make sure no water comes into contact with it because it will clump or seize.

Straws Kitchen
Nov 7, 2011

Nov. 7th...

Happy Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day, November 7th, grab an Emerald 100 Calorie Pack of Cocoa Roast Almonds (Dark Chocolate Flavor!) and paaaar-tay!!!!!

Shelia Senghas
Nov 3, 2011

Wisdom of a Chocoholic!

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming 'WOOO HOOOOO what a ride!'

A quote deserved to be mentioned!

Straws Kitchen
Oct 28, 2011

Halloween Treats...CHOCOLATE

These tiny treats can't be beat. Each one has 20 - 35 calories and 0.5 - 1.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 1*).

3 Musketeers Minis
Hershey's Kisses
Sixlets 8-piece tubes
Tootsie Roll Midgees
Whoppers Malted Milk Balls 3-piece tubes

Minis are the small, typically square morsels. The kinds below have 35 - 55 calories and 1.5 - 3g fat (PointsPlus® value 1*) per piece.

Baby Ruth
Hershey's Special Dark, Krackel, Milk Chocolate, and Mr. Goodbar
Kit Kat
Milky Way
Nestlé Crunch
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Snack-size and fun-size candies are usually about 2 inches long and weigh in at around half an ounce. The ones listed here have 60 - 85 calories and 1 - 4g fat (PointsPlus® value 2*) per piece, pack, bag, or box.

3 Musketeers
Baby Ruth
Hershey's Milk Chocolate
Junior Mints
Kit Kat (one 2-piece bar)
M&M's Milk Chocolate
Milky Way
Nestlé Crunch
York Peppermint Patties

Same specifics as the last list of snack-size/fun-size treats (about 2 inches long and half an ounce in weight), but these are a little higher in stats. Each bar or pack has 90 - 95 calories and 4 - 6g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*).

100 Grand
M&M's Peanut
Mr. Goodbar