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15 Things You Should Cover With Chocolate Slideshow

15 Things You Should Cover With Chocolate Slideshow

Make 2018 the year you learn how to temper chocolate and then dip everything imaginable in it

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The grey, post-holiday months of January and February, when happy celebrations feel few and far between are the perfect time to practice your chocolate-dipping skills and bring joy to the kitchen. There are many ways you can enjoy a chocolate-dipped treat; it all depends on how you like your chocolate.

Perhaps you just want to cloak everything in smooth, warm, melted chocolate — in that case, chocolate fondue is for you. You can dip bread, fruit, cookies, or cake into the molten chocolate — but really, chances are whatever you submerge in quality chocolate will be delicious and a joy to eat.

Perhaps you are craving chocolate that is set but still soft, for a bite that gives way with ease as with these chocolate-covered strawberries. Adding a little fat to the melted chocolate — for instance, using cream with the chocolate to make a thick ganache, or adding about a teaspoon of shortening to every half cup of melted chocolate — will give you a smoother, more manageable consistency for dipping. Bonus tip: If you add coconut oil to melted chocolate you’ll have a “magic shell” for your ice cream.

If you want chocolate that is smooth, glossy, and hardens when you leave it to dry, you’ll need to temper it. You can tell that chocolate is tempered if you hear a sharp, clean crack when you break a piece of it. If truffles are on your holiday baking to-do list, tempering is essential.

So make 2018 the year you learn all about cooking with chocolate and then proceed to dip everything you can in chocolate. These 15 chocolate covered recipe are a great place to start.

15 Things You Should Cover With Chocolate

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The grey, post-holiday months of January and February, when happy celebrations feel few and far between are the perfect time to practice your chocolate-dipping skills and bring joy to the kitchen. These 15 chocolate covered recipe are a great place to start.

Buttery Coconut Shortbread Truffles

Chocolate Bacon Almond Butter Bananas

Chocolate-Covered Clementines

Chocolate-Covered Roasted Garlic

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Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bonbons

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Chocolate-Dipped Goat Cheese Balls

Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Empanadas

Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Marshmallows

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Strawberries are a chocolate-covered classic and a New Year’s staple. When making these strawberries, make sure you either temper the chocolate or add a teaspoon of shortening for every half a cup of chocolate to get a smooth, dippable chocolate.

For the Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries recipe, click here.

Dark Chocolate-Covered Kale Chips

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White Chocolate Hibiscus Truffles

No-Bake Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Truffles


When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate&mdashcocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.

One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.

Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.

These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes&mdashor less.


When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate&mdashcocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.

One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.

Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.

These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes&mdashor less.


When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate&mdashcocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.

One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.

Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.

These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes&mdashor less.


When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate&mdashcocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.

One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.

Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.

These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes&mdashor less.


When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate&mdashcocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.

One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.

Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.

These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes&mdashor less.


When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate&mdashcocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.

One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.

Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.

These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes&mdashor less.


When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate&mdashcocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.

One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.

Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.

These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes&mdashor less.


When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate&mdashcocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.

One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.

Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.

These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes&mdashor less.


When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate&mdashcocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.

One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.

Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.

These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes&mdashor less.


When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate&mdashcocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.

One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.

Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.

These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes&mdashor less.