Browsing Ingredients



Chocolate-Covered Bacon

We first tried chocolate-covered bacon at the Big Top Candy Shop on South Congress Avenue, and decided to make it for our friend Atticus’s bacon-themed first birthday party.

Making a double batch for a party on a warm Austin day wasn’t the best idea, but if you give yourself plenty of time and reserve this project for a cool day, the results are delicious.

Yield: 64 pieces Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Jamy’s Chocolate Buttons

These cookies contain 13 oz. of three different kinds of chocolate, but only 1/4 cup of flour. I’m not sure how that works, but they’re delicious.

Yield: About 40 cookies
Cold Desserts

Chocolate Ice Cream

This recipe is well-known on the Internet as the most perfect chocolate ice cream you can make at home. It’s dense, chewy, and very chocolatey.

Yield: 1 quart Total time: 4 hours
Cold Desserts

Chocolate-Coconut Sorbet

This rich chocolate sorbet is decadent and dairy-free.

Yield: 1 quart Total time: 4 hours

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

If anything is worth finding the perfect recipe for, it’s the chocolate chip cookie. This famous recipe from the New York Times calls for making the dough a day ahead and chilling it, using high-quality chocolate discs, and sprinkling the tops of the cookies with sea salt.

Yield: 18 cookies Total time: 37 hours

Nikki’s Healthy Cookies

These butter-less, flour-less, egg-less (but delicious!) cookies contain ripe mashed banana, coconut oil, oats, almond meal, coconut, and chocolate.

Yield: 3 dozen bite-sized cookies Total time: 45 minutes

Double Dark Chocolate Chipotle Cookies

These warm and decadent cookies contain cocoa powder, melted chocolate, and chocolate chunks, as well as crushed dried chipotle peppers.

Yield: 3 dozen Total time: 2 hours

Low-Fat Chocolate Torte

This guilt-free chocolate dessert relies on pureed prunes for moisture and sweetness, and on coffee for flavor.

Yield: 16 servings Total time: 1 hour

Tim’s Banana-Nut-Chocolate Muffins

I’m not a huge fan of muffins, but I love these. Be sure to include the chocolate chips — they add the right amount of sweetness.

Yield: 12 muffins Total time: 30 minutes
Cold Desserts

Spiced Chocolate Pudding

I am a huge pudding fan — it’s by far my favorite dessert. This chocolate pudding spiced with cinnamon, orange peel, cloves, and anise is fairly guilt-free, as well.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 4 hours