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Jun 15, 2009 09:05 AM

Ibarra Chocolate: What do you do with it?

I recently bought a box of Ibarra Chocolate and now I need some inspiration for what to do with it. The website was fairly unhelpful. What do you use it for? Thanks!

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  1. My mom used to make a blender gelatin dessert with Ibarra. It used powdered milk and instant espresso. I think she based it on an old Weight Watchers recipe, which may not appeal, but it's a tasty and convenient summer dessert. It tastes much better with Organic Valley non instant powdered milk. I can look it up, if that's of interest.

    1. I make Mexican chocolate chunk cookies. You can use your fave choc chip cookie recipe, but for flavor, it's important to use brown sugar and not too much, because the chocolate is sweet. Add cinnamon, some black pepper or chile if you please, and chopped Ibarra in place of chocolate chips.

      For this, I use 1 cup butter creamed w/1 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, vanilla, 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. baking powder, salt, 2 cups or so chopped Ibarra. Chill dough overnight, then drop by tablespoons on cookie sheet and bake at 350F for ~10 min.

      If you do a search on Epicurious for Mexican chocolate, you'll also turn up lots of dessert ideas.

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      1. re: Caitlin McGrath

        I second this. I make them all the time and they are fantastic. I also sometimes add ground coffee beans and make a Mexican Mocha Cookie. Hot chocolate is great too. I think the recipe is on the box. Have fun.

      2. we love this chocolate just as it is - one of the little chunks is a great dessert.

        1. Melt the chocolate (I use a glass double boiler) and stir in dark rum, lime juice and a dash of chili powder. Serve this spicy chocolate fondue with fresh pineapple, kiwis, strawberries and mocha pound cake. Yummy!

          1. Do you mean besides make Mexican hot chocolate? I grate it into both taco meat and chili.