Do you find dark chocolate bitter? Too boring? That’s because you’re not experiencing dark chocolate the way it’s supposed to be.

Buying a 90% cocoa chocolate bar won’t get you hooked. You have to develop a taste for dark chocolate in order to enjoy the full essence of this addicting chocolate. You can start by combining flavours and being a little creative (very little, I promise) to truly make the most of your dark chocolate experience

These 5 recipes are SUPER easy and guaranteed to get you hooked on dark chocolate in no time. The hardest part is waiting for the chocolate to harden (which is always optional).

Better Than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:6 large cups
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate (70%)
  • 6 tablespoon peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, both delicious)
  • 6 muffin tin liners
  • Step 1

    Break dark chocolate into small pieces and melt in the microwave for 20 seconds; remove the bowl from the microwave and stir chocolate. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted.

    Photo by Alexandra Capello
    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 2

    Scoop 1 tablespoon melted chocolate into the muffin liners and spread evenly to form a shallow base layer.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 3

    Place the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Once the chocolate has hardened, place 1 tablespoon peanut butter on the layer of chocolate.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 5

    Add another tablespoon melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter layer.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 6

    Return to the freezer until the chocolate has set (about 15 minutes).

    Photo by Alexandra Capello
    Photo by Alexandra Capello

Frozen Dark Chocolate Banana Bites

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:45 minutes
  • Total Time:47 minutes
  • Servings:10 bites
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate (70%)
  • 2 large bananas (ripe but firm)
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon crushed peanuts (optional)
  • Step 1

    Slice bananas into 1 inch sections and freeze until firm (about 30 minutes).

    Photo by Alexandra Capello
    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 2

    Break chocolate into small pieces then microwave for 20 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir chocolate. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 3

    Dip the frozen banana pieces into the chocolate using a toothpick.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 4

    Add desired toppings (coconut, crushed nuts, etc.) before chocolate has set.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 5

    Freeze until the chocolate has set (about 15-20 minutes)

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello

Sweet 'n Salty Dark Chocolate Popcorn

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:12 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:1 large bowl
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3 oz dark chocolate (70%)
  • 1 bag plain microwaveable popcorn
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Step 1

    Follow directions for popping your popcorn, then spread evenly on a cookie sheet.

    Photo by Alexandra Capello
    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 2

    Break dark chocolate into small pieces and melt in the microwave for 20 seconds; remove the bowl from the microwave and stir chocolate. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 3

    Drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn, then top with a pinch of sea salt.

  • Step 4

    Let the popcorn sit until chocolate hardens. 

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello

Fully Loaded Dark Chocolate Clusters

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Servings:6 clusters
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3 oz dark chocolate (70%)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup puffed quinoa (rice crispies work too)
  • 6 muffin tin liners
  • Step 1

    Break dark chocolate into small pieces and melt in the microwave for 20 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir chocolate. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted.

    Photo by Alexandra Capello
    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 2

    Measure out 1/2 cup pistachios, craisins, and puffed quinoa.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 3

    Mix dry ingredients into the melted dark chocolate.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 4

    Scoop spoonfuls of mixture into muffin liners. Let the clusters sit until chocolate hardens.

    #SpoonTip: Put in the freezer to speed up the hardening process.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello

Healthier Terry's Chocolate Oranges

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:30 minutes
  • Servings:Approx. 20 slices
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • 2 clementines
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • Step 1

    Break dark chocolate into small pieces and melt in the microwave for 20 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir chocolate. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted.

    Photo by Alexandra Capello
    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 2

    Peel and separate clementines.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 3

    Dip the ends of orange slices into the chocolate, then place on a plate or cookie sheet.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 4

    Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the oranges.

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    Photo by Alexandra Capello
  • Step 5

    Freeze until the chocolate has set (about 15-20 minutes).

    Photo by Alexandra Capello
    Photo by Alexandra Capello