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Best Cocoa Brownies Recipe

It’s usually around this time of the year, right after the mad rush of Valentine’s and before Easter rabbits begin to hop around the kitchen that we seek reprieve and refuge in our library of cookbooks. Our collective brains are a little mushy so paging through our books is part relaxation, part jump start of our creative juices, but mostly having an excuse to bake or at least eat baked items. Although we don’t do much baking here, we have always had talented bakers in our midst (actually it is a prerequisite). Fresh brioche cinnamon buns at Christmas, a salty...

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Summer Citrus Salad with Candied Cocoa Nibs Recipe

To celebrate the end of our Chocolate Origin blog series, we wanted to share with you a delicious recipe perfect for the summer season that uses our Candied Cocoa Nibs. We like to think of them as tiny chocolate powerhouses created by fermenting, drying, roasting and crushing cacao beans that we then pan-candy in very limited batches. The resulting intense chocolate crunch is the perfect on a salad. We hope you enjoy this recipe from our kitchen to yours! Summer Citrus Salad with Candied Cocoa Nibs Makes 4 servings. 1 ripe avocado (peeled and diced) 1 orange (peeled and sectioned) 2 tablespoons sliced...

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Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Recipe

We are big fans of cookies, especially crispy flat ones. Here is a wonderful recipe for Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies adapted from Maida Heatter’s Cookies that we would love to share with you.Ingredients 6 oz 60% or more Dark Chocolate chopped 1 cup sifted all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 4 oz unsalted butter room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional) 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 cup of old-fashioned or quick cooking oatmeal (not instant) 3 1/2 oz shredded coconut Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place...

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