Can you really make the world a better place with chocolate? We think you can! Our friends at Central Market are hoping to ‘bake’ the world a better place this month during their annual Chocolate Festival kicking off Wednesday, January 31.
Scroll to ‘savor the sweetness’ with these chocolate-inspired recipes: everything from Cocoa Chipotle Salsa to that ravishing Red Wine Hot Chocolate you see above — get the recipe for this sweet sipper right here!
And don’t forget about all the fun happening at Central Market through Feb. 14, 2018 (Valentine’s Day!). Take part in the Chocolate Stroll Thursday, Feb. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.to sample some of the finest crowd-pleasing chocolates to the edgiest avant-garde chocolate items. Register online here. You can also learn to ‘Cook with Love’ all month long with special chocolate-focused classes at their amazing cooking school. Get more details here.
Cocoa Chipotle Salsa
Who knew chocolate paired with chipotle peppers so well? This spicy salsa is made with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and a few tablespoons of cocoa powder. Don’t be surprised when your sweetie asks for seconds! Get the recipe here.
Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula Salad with Cacao Nibs
Chocolate .. in salad? You’re reading that right! Cocao nibs make an elegant addition to an arugula salad, especially when you put it together with a vanilla bean vinaigrette. Get the recipe for this swoon-worthy salad here.
Hot Fudge Pie
What’s not to love about Hot Fudge Pie? This recipe takes just 25 minutes to bake and results in a pie that is warmer than a hug! Get the recipe for it here.