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substituting for chocolate chips

Janskitchen Jul 18, 2012 09:43 AM

I want to make a chocolate mouse pie but the recipe calls for melted chocolate chips. I have cocoa but no chips. Can I substitute?

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  1. pinehurst RE: Janskitchen Jul 18, 2012 09:57 AM

    There is a real handy dandy substitution chart here:


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      Janskitchen RE: pinehurst Jul 18, 2012 10:36 AM


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        paulj RE: pinehurst Jul 18, 2012 11:48 AM

        As can seen on that chart, cocoa powder does not substitute for chocolate. The powder had the chocolate flavor, but none of the cocoa butter, the fat. So while it may be possible to make a mouse with cocoa powder, the recipe is bound to be different in more ways than one.

        I guessed that a low-fat mouse would use cocoa powder. Here is an example:
        I have no idea whether it is good or not.

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