5 Wickedly Delicious Chocolate Recipes That Will Transform Dessert Time

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the ooey gooey chocolate treats that your family will love.

March 28, 2017
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Alter Eco Foods

Make your family bonding extra sweet with these decadently delicious, and oh-so-simple chocolate-filled recipes. We consulted with Alter Eco Foods to get these 5 easy-to-bake desserts that are perfect for the kids.

More: Go Ahead, Eat Chocolate Every Day

If you're a true chocoholic (and who isn't?), you'll want to bake them all. Alter Eco Organic Chocolate is not only USDA organic, but is also vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and is made without any emulsifiers or artificial flavors. It's time to indulge and let the good times roll.

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1/5 Alter Eco Foods
Chocolate & Brown Butter Banana Bread

Get creative with those overly ripe bananas sitting on the counter. Bananas and chocolate come together in a swirl of slightly-sweet gooey bread that is not only easy to make, but so decadently delicious. 

Chocolate & Brown Butter Banana Bread​

Ingredients
Banana Bread:

Ingredients
Mascobado Caramel Sauce:

Directions
Banana Bread:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Grease loaf pan with butter. Melt chocolate bar in a pan on low heat, or in a double boiler.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine spelt flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 

4. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat eggs into butter and sugar mixture, one at a time. Add vanilla extract and mashed bananas. Beat until fully incorporated. Add banana mixture to flour mixture and slowly stir in milk until batter forms. Fold in melted chocolate bar. Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan.

5. Bake 55-65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

6. Cool loaf in pan for 10-15 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing.

Directions
Mascobado Caramel Sauce:

1. Spread sugar in a large skillet or saucepan. Pour water over sugar and heat over medium-heat, swirling the pan very gently. (Just enough to moisten the sugar evenly with the water). As the sugar begins to cook, swirl the pan to ensure all sugar is melting. Continue cooking until sugar becomes dark brown, and just starts to smoke. Remove from heat.

2. Whisk in cubes of butter until completely melted. Gradually whisk in cream, continually stirring until sauce is smooth. Tip: If spots of sugar still remain at the bottom of your pan, loosen with a spoon and return to low heat until completely melted.

3. Let cool. Drizzle over warm banana bread. Sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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2/5 The Movement Menu & Alter Eco Foods
Chocolate Espresso Glazed Donuts

Homemade donuts with a cold-brew infused dark Blackout glaze, yes please. Thanks to The Movement Menu for working with Alter Eco on this decadent recipe.

Chocolate Espresso Glazed Donuts
(Makes 6-8 servings)
Cook time: 12 minutes

Ingredients
Donuts:

  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup ghee or coconut oil, melted

  • 1/2 cup full fat canned coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • pinch of sea salt

Ingredients
Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 cup Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, broken into chunks

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream

  • 3 oz cold brew coffee

  • 1/4 cup organic palm shortening

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup

Notes
Coconut cream is the cream that has risen to the top of a can of full-fat coconut milk. You will need one can for every cup of coconut cream called for in the recipe. To get this cream, place coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight. I recommend using the brands: Thai Kitchen, Native Forest or Aroy-D.

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Lightly grease a donut pan with extra ghee. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, ghee, coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, sift together coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Stir to incorporate until smooth throughout.

4. Transfer the batter into a pastry bag or gallon-size plastic bag with a small corner cut off with scissors. Fill each donut cavity about 2/3 full with the batter. Tap the donut tray on the counter when finished to evenly distribute the batter. Bake at 350°F (177°C) for 10-12 minutes until the donuts are lightly browned throughout.

5. You can use a toothpick to check the center; it should come out dry. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

6. Using a double boiler or a microwave, melt the dark chocolate chunks. Once they have melted, transfer them into a small bowl and let them cool for 7-10 minutes.

7. Then, mix together coconut cream and cold brew coffee. Microwave for 45 seconds, until just coming to a boil. Pour this mixture into the melted chocolate, and let it sit for another 5 minutes. Add palm shortening, vanilla extract and maple syrup to the chocolate and blend with an immersion blender or in a high-speed blender until well combined.

8. Dip the tops of the donuts into chocolate-espresso glaze, and transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet. After you are finished dipping, let them sit in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before serving.

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3/5 Alter Eco Foods
Chocolate Pie with Mint Truffle Graham Cracker Crust

Alter Eco is welcoming the newest member of their truffle family with this Chocolate Mint Pie packed full of oh-so-minty goodness.

Chocolate Pie with Mint Truffle Graham Cracker Crust

Ingredients
Chocolate Crust:

Ingredients
Pie Filling:

Ingredients
Frosting:

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

  • A couple drops of green food coloring (if desired)

Directions:

1. For the crust: Preheat the oven to 225 °F (110 °C) and grease a 9 inch pie plate. Combine 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs, 6 Tablespoons softened butter, and 7 chopped mint truffles and mold into the pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes.

2. For the filling: While the crust is cooking, melt 3 Mint chocolate bars, 1 pinch salt, 1/2 cup milk, 1 batch marshmallow cream in a medium heat-safe bowl or double boiler. Careful not to burn. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely, stirring occasionally. In a separate bowl, beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream with electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold into cooled chocolate mixture. Pour onto prepared pie crust. Refrigerate until set.

3. For the frosting: Beat an additional 1 cup heavy whipping cream until just before stiff peaks form. Add 1/4 cup powdered sugar and drops of green food coloring, if desired. Continue mixing until peaks are stiff. Top pie with whipped cream design of your choice, or simply spread over entire pie.

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4/5 Claire Smith & Alter Eco Foods
Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Mint Ganache Frosting

These delicious mint chocolate chip cupcakes can be made with any Alter Eco chocolate combination. Have fun making your own creation. Thank you Claire Smith for sharing your mouth-watering minty creation with us.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Mint Ganache Frosting​
(Makes 6 servings)

Ingredients
Cake:

Ingredients
Ganache:

Directions
Cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. Cream the butter thoroughly with the sugar then beat in the egg.

3. Sift the flour and cocoa powder and fold in gently. 

4. Chop the chocolate bar into roughly chip-sized chunks and carefully fold into the batter along with the milk.

5. Turn the mixture into cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes.

6. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Directions
Ganache:

1. Melt the chocolate carefully over a water bath. 

2. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream and peppermint essence.

3. Refrigerate for a few minutes until the ganache has cooled and set enough to use, before spreading it onto the cupcakes.

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5/5 Alter Eco Foods
Salt & Malt Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Cookies

To celebrate the 70% Dark Salt & Malt chocolate bar, Alter Eco baked cookies. This Salt & Malt chocolate center gives these chocolate chunk cookies a crispy malty crunch to every bite.

Salt & Malt Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Microwave the butter for about 30 seconds to just barely melt it. It shouldn’t be hot – but it should be almost entirely in liquid form.

2. Beat the butter with the sugar until creamy. Add the vanilla and the egg; beat on low speed until just incorporated.

3. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chunks. Mix until crumbles form.

4. Roll the dough into 12 large balls.

5. Gently push chocolate squares into the center of the dough and pinch dough closed to seal it.

6. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 9-13 minutes until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden.

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