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Choc it to Me

In search of the perfect sweet treat to calm those chocolate cravings? Try these outrageously delish offerings (including chili) packed with plenty of rich and indulgent flavor.

Article
Tiffany Duncan
Photos
Chelsi Fisher
Posted
August 29, 2017

There is no shortage of subjects in this world for people to disagree on — like politics, sports teams, whether the dress is blue or gold, and if poor Jack really could have fit on that board or not. But there is one thing that almost everyone can unanimously agree on: chocolate. Young or old, male or female, pro or anti-oxford comma, we all love chocolate.

According to CNBC.com, in 2015 Americans spent $18.27 billion on chocolate — more than the entire population of Asia Pacific combined (which is well over 1 billion people to America’s mere 321 million, by the way). 

As we enter into fall, football party season, and on into the holidays, give the people what they want with these three delicious, death-by-chocolate recipes.

Oh-My-Ganache Cupcakes

Nothing says dessert heaven quite like a cupcake that includes dark chocolate, Guinness Stout beer, Baileys Irish Cream, and not one but two layers of decadent frosting, one buttercream and one chocolate ganache.

Oh-My-Ganache Cupcakes (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)
Oh-My-Ganache Cupcakes (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)

Chocolate Chili

Yes, you read that right; cocoa powder is the secret ingredient added to this classic dish. With the first whispers of fall in the air, welcome the change of weather with a simmering pot of this savory chili that will have everyone clamoring for seconds.

Chocolate Chili (Photo: Valerie Grant)
Chocolate Chili (Photo: Valerie Grant)

Dark Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookie

Oversized, soft, gooey dark chocolate cookies with an overload of chocolate chips, anyone?

Dark Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookie (Photo: Valerie Grant)
Dark Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookie (Photo: Valerie Grant)