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Family Hot Cocoa
Famous Fudge

Decadent Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Brownies
Dipped Chocolate Chunky Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Chocolate/Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yummy Chocolate/Peanut Butter Chippers
Chocolate No Bakes
Irresistible Brownies
Fudgey Gooey Bars
Gourmet Brownies

Chocolate, you want chocolate???

Family Hot Cocoa
3/4 Cup Cocoa  -  1 Cup Sugar  -  2 tsp. Salt  -  8 Cups milk
Mix together in saucepan dry ingredients, stir in 1Cup water, mix well and place over low heat. Cook for about two minutes or until thickened and smooth---stirring constantly. Stir in the 8 Cups Milk, continue stirring to near boiling. Serve with a squirt of whipped cream. 
Yield: 10 Mugs of cocoa

                   Famous Fudge

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups (9 oz.)  Nestle's Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
LINE 8-inch-square baking pan with foil.
COMBINE sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.  STIR in marshmallows, morsels, nuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared baking pan; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into pieces.
SUBSTITUTE 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semi-Sweet Morsels.
SUBSTITUTE 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Butterscotch Flavored Morsels for Semi-Sweet Morsels.
SUBSTITUTE 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semi-Sweet Morsels and 1/2 cup chopped peanuts for pecans or walnuts.

Decadent Chocolate Cake

2 Cups cake flour
2 Teaspoons baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup butter or margarine
2 Cups granulated sugar
3 Large eggs
1 1/2 Teaspoons vanilla
3 Ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 Cup dairy sour cream
1 Cup water -- boiling
1/2 Cup butter or margarine
12 Ounces Caramels
1 Can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour a 9x13 pan. Set aside. Sift together
cake flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar together
in a large mixing bowl. Blend in the eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
Stir in vanilla and melted chocolate. Alternately, add the dry ingredients
and the sour cream to the butter mixture. Beat well after each addition.
Stir in the boiling water. (Batter will be thin.) Divide cake batter in
half. Pour one half into prepared cake pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm
to touch. Remove from oven. Meanwhile, prepare filling. Mix the butter,
caramels and sweetened condensed milk in a sauce pan and melt over low heat,
stirring often. Can be melted in the microwave. When melted, pour the
mixture over the half baked cake. Pour the remaining cake batter over the
caramel mixture and return to the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm
to the touch.Cool and frost or serve with whipped cream or serve with ice cream.


Chocolate Brownies

1 c. butter, softened
4 eggs
2 c. sugar
1 c. cocoa
1 c. flour
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. chocolate chips

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 9x13 inch pan. In large bowl, cream butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread mixture into greased pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes


Dipped Chocolate Chunky Cookies
8 (1 oz.) bars semi-sweet chocolate, divided
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt 1 square chocolate over low heat; cut 3 squares chocolate into large chunks. Set aside. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Stir in melted chocolate. Mix in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from sheets. Melt remaining 4 squares of chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate. Let cookies set until chocolate is hardened.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

2 c. powdered sugar
2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. smooth peanut butter
1/2 c. plus 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 (12 oz.) pkg milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Mix sugar, crumbs, peanut butter, and butter until well blended. Scrape into a 9x13 inch ungreased pan; press into an even layer. Spread melted chocolate over top. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Let stand at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes before cutting into squares.

Chocolate/Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
1/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Butter – softened
3/4 cup Granulated sugar
3/4 cup Packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 Eggs
2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup Chopped nuts -- optional

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Stir together flour, baking soda
and salt. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar
and vanilla on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs;
beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in
chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly
browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool
completely. About 5 dozen cookies.

Yummy Chocolate/Peanut Butter Chippers

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips

Mix eggs, peanut butter, butter and sugars. Add the dry ingredients. Bake at 375 on greased cookie sheets for 8 minutes ONLY. They will not look done.

Remember this old recipe??? Children like this one...

         Quick Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Place all in a bowl and set aside.
4 cups uncooked oats
˝ cup chopped peanuts (optional)
1 Cup chunky peanut butter (make a "well" in the peanut butter for the vanilla)
1 tsp. Vanilla
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˝ cup cocoa
˝ cup butter
2 cups sugar
˝ tsp salt
˝ cup evaporated milk

Combine cocoa and sugar & salt in saucepan, add milk, butter. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until it reaches a full boil. Continue boiling 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Add vanilla and stir. Add oat mixture. Mix quickly. Drop from teaspoon on to waxed paper. Cool thoroughly before removing cookies from paper.

          Irresistible Brownies

3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
One 12 ounce pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips, divided (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350. In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat. Add sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir with wooden spoon until well blended. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and nuts. Spread into a 13 X 9 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Bake for 30-35 minutes until set.

Fudgey Gooey Bars

1 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup water
2 eggs mixed with 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the topping:
          1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
          1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
          1 pound powdered sugar
          1 teaspoon vanilla
          1/4 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 10 x 15 inch rimmed cookie sheet. Over low heat, melt together butter, cocoa and water. In large bowl of an electric mixer, beat together eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla. Add butter/cocoa mixture to egg mixture. Slowly add sugar, then flour and salt. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. While bars are baking, prepare topping, combine and cook butter, salt, cocoa and buttermilk over medium heat. Remove pan from burner and add powdered sugar, vanilla and nuts, if desired. Slowly pour hot topping over cake while cake is still hot, spreading with a spatula if necessary. Cut into bars while still warm. Cool and then serve.


Gourmet Brownies presented by Bedford Inn Victorian Bed & Breakfast

3 squares (3 oz.) unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup shortening
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1/3 cup raspberry preserves

Velvet Chocolate Glaze
1 square (1 oz.) unsweetened chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Melt 3 squares chocolate with shortening over warm water; cool slightly. Blend together eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt; stir in chocolate mixture, then flour. Fold in walnuts. Turn into well-greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 325° for about 40 minutes. Spoon preserves over hot brownies; spread carefully. Let cool. Spread Velvet Chocolate Glaze over brownies. Glaze
Melt 1 square chocolate. Blend in butter and light corn syrup. Stir in powdered sugar, milk and vanilla; mix well.



8 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons strong hot coffee
3 egg yolks
1 carton (8 ounces) CoolWhip

In a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate. Remove top pan from heat; stir in sugar and coffee. Add one yolk at a time, stirring until smooth. Place top pan over boiling water; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until thick. Pour into bowl; chill 6-8 minutes. Fold in 3 cups whipped topping.
Spoon into dishes. Top with whipped topping.

Chocolate is a Vegetable

Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans.  

Bean = vegetable.
Sugar is derived from either sugar cane or
sugar BEETS.

Both of them are plants, in the vegetable category.
Thus, chocolate is a vegetable.

To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk, which is dairy.  So candy bars are a health food.

Chocolate-covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.

Remember: "STRESSED" spelled backward is "DESSERTS"

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