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Mar 1, 2009 11:25 AM

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

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.


      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.


        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!