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Chocolate Chili

bigfellow Oct 23, 2009 02:53 AM

I make a mean chocolate chili cake, if I do say so myself. I was inspired to think about it by todays Chow Recipe of the Day, Chile hot chocolate.
There are many wonderful sweet and savoury chocolate chili recipes like those above and a great Mole sauce.
What are your favourite foods that use these two ingredients? Please feel free to share your thoughts, and pictures and recipes if you feel so inclined.

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  1. Cherylptw RE: bigfellow Oct 24, 2009 09:16 PM

    I love heat in my food & use fresh & ground pepper a lot. I made a delicious Venison chili recently and added some chopped bittersweet chocolate in it. Fabulous! Also, I make a really good flourless chocolate cake that I add ancho chile powder to. It's sweet with a unexpected smokey heat finish on the back of the throat that's nice.

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      Anonimo RE: Cherylptw Oct 26, 2009 08:26 AM

      ¡Por favor! No metes con el posole.

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        lgss RE: Anonimo Oct 26, 2009 02:55 PM

        ¿Por qué no?

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          Cherylptw RE: Anonimo Oct 26, 2009 03:53 PM

          Si, por Que no?

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        lgss RE: bigfellow Oct 25, 2009 05:13 AM


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          HillJ RE: bigfellow Oct 25, 2009 12:46 PM

          Chocolate Chili Candy Bites with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream is one of my husbands favorites. Also, Cowgirl Chocolates sells a line of bars and nibs that combine dark chocolate with chili powder and another that combines chocolate & tequila that is to die for.

          1. BobB RE: bigfellow Oct 26, 2009 07:47 AM

            I brought back a bar of Lindt dark chocolate with chili from a recent vacation in Europe. There are a lot of Lindt varieties that don't get imported to the US - I also picked up some dark chocolate with sea salt, and "Intense Blueberry dark," none of which I've seen over here.

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              HillJ RE: BobB Oct 26, 2009 08:52 AM

              BobB, My local Stop & Shop carries all of the Lindt dark chocolate var. you mention above.

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                BobB RE: HillJ Oct 26, 2009 10:07 AM

                Really? Cool! Where is this wonderful S&S? I brought home a bunch of the blueverry ones for a friend whose two favorite foods are blueberries and chocolate. When I googled it the only references I found were in Swedish, so I assumed (having never seen it here) that it was not brought in. Good to know!

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                  HillJ RE: BobB Oct 26, 2009 10:13 AM

                  For S&S store locations.

                  Oh and give the drink recipes by Lindt a try. We enjoy adapting this one:

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                    BobB RE: HillJ Oct 26, 2009 10:44 AM

                    Interesting - the Lindt USA Web site does show the chili and sea salt varieties, but not the intense blueberry - surprising, since it does list several other of their "intense" fruit flavors like pear and orange. In fact the only blueberry item on the entire site is a wimpy-looking blueberry-vanilla yogurt bar. Are you sure you've seen Intense Blueberry in the US?

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                      HillJ RE: BobB Oct 26, 2009 11:13 AM

                      BobB, I didn't check the entire Lindt product listing today but yes, the S&S carries the dark chocolate bars as you described.

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                        BobB RE: HillJ Oct 26, 2009 01:26 PM

                        Thanks, I will look for them.

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                          bistrobabe RE: BobB Oct 27, 2009 10:00 AM

                          my local Metro grocery store carries the sea salt and chili flavor. As does Pharmaprix. They often go on sale, 2 for $5.

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