Chocolate–the very mention of this sweet bundle of joy brings water to our mouth. We all adore chocolate so much that we can have it in any form–milky chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate brownies, pancakes, black chocolate…the list continues eternally.
Chocolate, our favourite mood booster, is now being blended with everything edible under the sun, to come up with new, innovative desserts that you could never have imagined even in your wildest dreams.
So, here I have come up with some accessible must-try combinations that you never thought would go so well with chocolate:
1. Chocolate With Coffee
What can be a better start to your day than having a tempting chocolate muffin with your morning coffee?
This classic pairing will never disappoint you.
2. Chocolate With Cheese
Pair cheese with chocolate! Yes, you read it right. You may be surprised, but both cheese and chocolate are rich and savoury when eaten together.
Some of the perfect concoctions include dark chocolate paired with aged, more complex cheese, milk chocolate which is wonderful with sweet, fresh cheese such as ricotta, and washed rind cheese complementing fruity chocolates.
3. Chocolate With Potato Chips
We love to occasionally dip cookies in chocolate, but chips? Well, the combination is not that bad.
Super crunchy shards of salty potato chips in a smooth, milk chocolate base may sound like a gimmick to you right now. But believe me, it really works like a dream. The perfect harmony of flavours takes this combination to another level.
Don’t believe us, go try!
4. Chocolate with Spices
The function of spices is to provide aroma, colour, flavour, taste and texture to food. But when we add some high quality chocolate to it…need more even be said?
This concoction not only tastes good but also has certain health benefits. Some of the spices that add a wow factor to chocolate are ginger, clove, garlic, cinnamon, cumin and cardamom. And not to forget, of course, red chilli–the very idea of combining these two polar opposite ingredients is contradictory in itself, but those who have tried it claim that this experience is intense, unique and definitely unforgettable.
5. Chocolate with Peanut Butter
PB&J is well known, but a PB&C combo? Well, you may not want to believe it, but this is a match made in heaven. There is nothing like having sweet, rich chocolate with salty, creamy peanut butter.
This power couple is available in form of cookies, ice cream, pudding pies, brownie cakes and smoothies. And that is just the beginning, the list is never ending. Here are 16 scrumptious chocolate and PB recipes you’re going to love.