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Homemade Chocolate Spread

Homemade Chocolate Spread

Happy almost Valentines Day friends!  I wanted to share something with you that I have been working on the last few weeks.  This homemade chocolate dessert gift is easy and oh so delicious.

A few months ago I was sent some free chocolate samples from a Green & Black’s representative (courtesy of Mondelez International) to try out and possibly share my experience after sampling their products.  Me being the chocoholic addict that I am said “of course!”  Saying no thanks to chocolate is just downright crazy for someone like me.  I should be thanking Vianney of Sweet Life Bake for referring me to them.  I’ve never met her in person, but from the emails that we’ve shared back-and-forth, I can only imagine a kind and sweet woman who I would gladly share a cup of coffee with at her table if I was ever in Texas. Thank You for being so kind to me Vianney

Homemade Chocolate Spread

I received six different Green & Black’sbars of organic chocolates in the mail and immediately opened up the peppermint, ginger, and almond bars with my daughter.  We sampled a little taste of each together.  Each bite was just as I imagined – decadent, smooth, balanced and full of the flavors that you would expect from each without overpowering the chocolate.  Perfect!

I left the milk, dark, and white chocolates for later, hoping I would think of some way to incorporate them into a recipe that would be easy to make and last long.  Well, months later it came to me.  One of my favorite ways to eat chocolate in fact.  A homemade chocolate spread.

Homemade Chocolate Spread

Ingredients I used…

1/2 the bar of 85% Dark Chocolate
1/2 the bar of Milk Chocolate
3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp honey

 

Homemade Chocolate Spread

So pretty, aren’t they.

Homemade Chocolate Spread

In a double boiler (or in my case, a heat resistant bowl over a pot of simmering water), melt the two chocolates completely.

Homemade Chocolate Spread

Stir gently.  Take your time.

Resist the temptation of sticking your finger into the hot chocolate and burning yourself because you have no self control.  Or not.

That’s just impossible for me so don’t worry, I won’t judge you if you do :D.

Homemade Chocolate Spread

Add the milk.

Warm milk is better but not necessary.

Stir until the milk has completely blended with chocolate and is smooth and silky again.

Homemade Chocolate Spread

Add the condensed milk.

Homemade Chocolate Spread

And the honey.

I tried this recipe without the honey and it was just ok.  The second batch with honey was better.  Somehow the honey made the spread smoother and easier to stir after having been in the fridge.

Homemade Chocolate Spread

It looks runny but it will thicken up in the fridge.

Confesssion…
If I was put in front of a life size pool of melted chocolate, I probably would drink it by the handful like the boy in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory too.  That’s bad, I know.  Please don’t judge me.

Homemade Chocolate Spread

An important note to remember before you pour your chocolate into a container is to wipe off the excess water that has built up outside of the bowl.  It will drip down into the chocolate as you’re pouring it if you don’t.

Entire cooking time for this recipe takes about five minutes and will  fill an 8 ounce glass jar or container.

Homemade Chocolate Spread

And there you have it!  Melted, spreadable chocolate whenever you want it.  I have been keeping mine in the fridge just because I’m too afraid that it will spoil faster if I leave it in the pantry.  Chocolate is too precious to me to take that chance.

Oh, and in case you are wondering what I did with the white chocolate, I added lemon.  And I must say, it was another little piece of heaven in a jar.

Homemade Chocolate Spread

Ingredients I used for the white chocolate & lemon spread…

1 whole bar G&B’s white chocolate
lemon zest from a whole lemon
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp condensed milk
1/2 tsp honey

Homemade Chocolate Spread

Break the chocolate into pieces and melt completely, then add the remaining ingredients.  Stir gently until fully combined.

Enjoy!

 

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Homemade Chocolate Spread
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Serves: 1 cup
 
Ingredients
  • ½ the bar of 85% Dark Chocolate
  • ½ the bar of Milk Chocolate
  • 3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 tsp honey
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler (or a heat resistant bowl over a pot of simmering water), melt the two chocolates completely.
  2. Add the milk (warm milk is better but not necessary). Stir until the milk has completely blended with chocolate and is smooth and silky again. Then add the condensed milk and honey. Stir gently until they are fully combined and you have a smooth spreadable chocolate sauce.
  3. Wipe off the excess water that has built up outside of the bowl, then pour it into an 8 ounce jar. If you don't wipe the water off the sides of the bowl, it will drip down into the chocolate as you’re pouring it.
  4. Entire cooking time for this recipe takes about five minutes and will fill an 8 ounce glass jar or container.