66% Dark Chocolate Discs, strawberries, and cinnamon along with some of the Equal Exchange hearts we reviewed earlier this Valentine's Day season. I'm doing this for Foodie Blogroll 1,2,3 Cook and Snap Recipe Contest! So today's post covers a lot of ground in terms of products I'm testing, organization we are a member of, and reusing previously revealed products. I started with this recipe for Turtle Brownies because it uses the dark chocolate discs.
Let's see how my idea worked, shall we?
Sweetheart Brownies by TammyJo Eckhart, PhD
1.75 cups whole grain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
8oz TCHO 66% Dark Chocolate Discs
17.25oz strawberry spread (you'll need to adjust calories if you use another type of fruit spread)
1 cup egg substitute OR 4 large eggs (you'll need to adjust calories if you use eggs)
1) Pre-heat oven to 350°F and grease/flour pan you will use. The size of pan you use will determine the amount of time you need to back. I used this 5-piece heart shaped pan (Valentine's Day) so my time is based on that. I also use a non-sticking baking spray that has flour mixed into the spray which allows me to quickly clean and reuse the pan for multiple bakings.
3) Beat together eggs and strawberry spread until as smooth as you can get it; it will still be a bit lumpy if you use spread that has real strawberry pieces in it.
6) Add in the flour mixture a bit at a time and blend in thoroughly. The batter will be very thick.
7) Spoon batter into your pan and then place in oven for 25 minutes. If you use a regular cake pan, 7 X 11, it will take about 35 minutes.
9) Be gentle and turn out the brownies onto another wire rack to finish cooling while you make the next batch.
Total number of heart shaped brownies = 14-15 (Yes, you see only 13 in the photo because we tested one from the first batch to make sure the recipe was a success)
There you have it, the TCHO 66% Dark Chocolate Discs used to make treats for Valentine celebrations 2014. This is certified organic and fair trade made only of cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, and vanilla beans, this is the real deal chocolate. It melted perfectly, it blended perfectly, and it stood out against so much strawberry sweetness and the cinnamon kick that I have to say this Sacrament Worthy for your baking and candy making needs.