Written by Marv Parker

“Hot Chocolate” has new meaning!

Photo: Joseph Erdos. This calls for a taste test… serve it with Mexican cocoa and macaroons for the total taste bonanza!   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/06/chocolate-covered-jalapenos_n_1324808.html

March 7, 2012 0
Written by Marv Parker

A New Holiday Fudge

Gingerbread fudge is new to me but it sure sounds appealing. I found it on this site. Let me know how it turns out if you decide to make some yourself!  

December 6, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Chocolate crisis looms

This is a scary story and it has nothing to do with Halloween: “The prophets of chocolate doom predict that the world’s supply of sustainable cocoa could run out by 2014 (Society’s Child, 2011). According to an article published on the internet, Angus Kennedy, the editor of Kennedy’s Confection and a leading British chocolatier, has [...]

November 1, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Boost your health with chocolate!

So says a new study just released. Read about it here: http://www.health24.com/dietnfood/DietDocs_articles/15-1871,67239.asp

November 1, 2011 0
Beer and chocolate marriage,
Written by Marv Parker

4th of July Paradise: Beer and Chocolate

I have found an amazing recipe for Chocolate Beer truffles at Honest Cooking and I will be making them before the 4th holiday. This could be the ultimate alcohol/chocolate pairing! Let’s celebrate! Photo from Honest Cooking.com

June 23, 2011 0
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Peanut Butter Fudge, the All-American Candy

Being a peanut butter fan and a fudge fan, I especially like the two combined. This may be the first All American candy…. after all peanut butter was invented as we all know by the good Booker T Washington in Alabama. So, without his fabulous discovery, no peanut butter fudge. This recipe seems straight forward [...]

June 23, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Learn How Video: July 4th Chocolate Firecracker Dessert Cups

Here’s a video from “The Chocolate Addict” that’s just in time for July Fourth. Looks kind of complicated to me but interesting to watch. Haven’t ever used transfer sheets myself (thin sheets of cocoa butter with printed designs) but they certainly open up a world of candy and cake decorating possibilities. This is part one of [...]

June 23, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

4th of July Candy Ideas Coming In!

  Found this recipe for red, white, and blue bark over at this site. Looks easy enough, as long as you use good chocolate, like the Guittard Dark pastilles that I wrote about recently. Be careful of putting them outdoors in heat, they will soften and melt for sure!         Step 1: [...]

June 21, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

National Fudge Day and Elvis

Today (June 16) is National Fudge Day!! I bet you are as surprised as I was to learn that, and I’m supposed to be some kind of candy expert. I’ve already marked it on next year’s calendar so I have a little more lead time. So, you ask, what is the Elvis connection? Well, turns [...]

June 16, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

A Favorite Dessert Recipe

Chocolate Truffle Dessert Ingredients: 6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped, or 6 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces 1 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur, Kahlua, Amaretto, or milk 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten 2 tablespoons sugar Melted white and/or dark chocolate (optional) White chocolate shavings (optional) Steps: 1. Chill a small mixing bowl [...]

June 4, 2011 0
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