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Help! Need chocolate/cocoa finger food recipes and ideas...

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I am not much of a cook, but thought maybe all you gourmands might be able to give me some ideas...

I want to throw a "chocolate theme" engagement party for my brother. I'd like to have finger foods (no silverware to deal with) that either have cocoa/chocolate as part of the recipe or are paired well with chocolate (perhaps as a sauce on the side). Desserts and sweets aren't a problem... got plenty of ideas for that one. It's the actual food that I'm having issues with.

I've heard of cocoa dusted scallops (though I can't find an actual recipe). And I've also heard of using cocoa in a rub for pork, but not sure how I can turn that into finger food.

Any other ideas or thoughts about it? I really appreciate any guidance you have to offer!

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  1. Small skewers of steak rubbed with cocoa and spices are great
    I use a blend of cocoa chili powder and cocoa some sugar for a dry rub and then grill. A nice blue cheese dipping sauce is great with this.

    Also, Steak kabobs with a chocolate dip. Marinate the steak with salt and pepper, a little ground coffee and some chocolate and olive oil and seasoning and then marinade over night. Grill and serve with a chocolate dip

    1 1/2 cups dark chocolate
    3/4 cup heavy cream
    2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
    Some honey to sweeten

    Chocolate pasta is great like a chocolate mole. Great. Also a simple fruit sauce over the chocolate pasta.

    chocolate ravioli is great too.

    A slow rubbed pork roast with spices and chocolate is great pulled pork and served on a bun.

    Someone always gave me small thin strips of salmon skewered with a white chocolate sauce is you are interested.

    Chocolate martinis

    Chocolate dipped fruit of course and bruscetta with a fruit dip, cream cheese and chocolate. Easy put always works. Pound cake (yes store bought. I dip 1/2 in chocolate and then the other half in preserves and then serve with a dollop of marscapone cheese.

    Figs filled with gorgonzola and served with a drizzle of raspberry and white chocolate. Fondu of course.

    Shrimp I heard are good with a light chocolate dusting but never tried. Can't help there.

    1. http://www.cacaoweb.net/fish-and-meat...

      Here's a few recipes we've already tried. The chili was our least favorite.

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      1. re: HillJ

        Sorry, I love the chili, but I love hot or spicy and savory. all different. Some look good.

      2. http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/vid...

        It took some tracking down, but this finger-lickin good recipe for chocolate ribs is soooo worth it! Video offers a handy tutorial. Enjoy!

        1. jalapenos dipped in chocolate... mmmmmmmmmm

          1. Thanks for the suggestions! I was hoping to serve 4-6 different finger foods, but I'm starting to think I won't be able to have chocolate/cocoa in ALL of them, or it might be a little overwhelming. Looks like I'll have to try something that may balance the richness of some of the chocolate foods.

            Thanks again!

            1. Spicy to me works with sweet. Maybe some mild spice entrees to cut down on all those sweets

              1. Cocoa dusted foie gras on a crepe or blini!! Serves cold so it's easy on the timing. Make the crepe/blini chocolate flavor would be perfect.

                http://www.spooninandforkin.com/