Ghirardelli Chocolate Martini Recipe

I was lucky enough to try out the Ghirardelli Chocolate Flavored Sauce the other day and it is fantastic! We used it on ice cream and they suggest that you use it in coffee. But the best suggestion that I have seen is to make a chocolate martini with it. Check out this picture and tell me you are not drooling!

The chocolate martini recipe is fairly simple–vodka, hazelnut liqueur, and raspberry liqueur. What really make it something special for chocolate lovers is the drizzle of chocolate sauce that coats the inside of the glass.

Have you tried this recipe? Do you have a favorite chocolate martini that you make yourself or get at a particular restaurant?

Simple Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Chocolate fondue is a fancy treat that everyone always thinks is difficult to make. The key is not to burn the milk or chocolate. Here is an easy fondue recipe that anyone can make. Serve it with angel food cake, pound cake, strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, brownie bites, or many other dippers.

Simple Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients

3/4 cup heavy cream
1 pound chocolate broken into pieces (milk or dark, your choice!)

Directions

In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the heavy cream and chocolate slowly. Stir until the chocolate melts.

Pour the chocolate into a serving bowl placed in the middle of a tray with the dippers surrounding it. Easy and tasty!

Flourless Chocolate Cake Demonstration

I had a delicious chocolate cake at a party and was told that it was “flourless.” I couldn’t understand how that was possible, so I looked it up online. Below is a great recipe and demonstration for a Flourless Chocolate Cake from howdini. The cake has only 5 ingredients!

Ingredients

2 Sticks Unsalted Butter (1 Cup)
6 Eggs
1 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
8 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate
1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Power

Melt the butter and bittersweet chocolate. Sift cocoa and whisk with sugar. Add eggs to dry mixture and whisk. Once butter and chocolate have melted, add the sugar/egg/cocoa mixture slowly (so as not to scramble eggs). Cut parchment paper to bottom of springform pan and butter it. Pour batter into pan. Prehear oven to 350 degrees. Bake 45 minutes. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top. Watch the video below for more instruction.

Chocolate Nachos from Cheeseburger in Paradise

Chocolate Nachos from Cheeseburger in Paradise

Tonight we had dinner at Cheeseburger in Paradise for the sole reason that I was hungry for Chocolate Nachos. The first few times that I ate there, I completely avoided the Chocolate Nachos on the menu because they just didn’t sound right. After eating them once, I was hooked!

If you have never seen the Chocolate Nachos before, they are made of the following:

  • alternating wedges of flour tortillas and chocolate tortillas
  • drizzled with hot fudge
  • strawberry pieces
  • sprinkles
  • served with different flavors of ice cream (vanilla and strawberry) for dipping.

They have to be one of my favorite desserts ever!

After sharing the platter with my family, I decided to head home and find the recipe for them online. Every recipe is online, right? Wrong! I can’t find a recipe anywhere for the Chocolate Nachos at Cheeseburger in Paradise. I’ve found a couple of different clues (one being a tortilla company that makes chocolate tortillas for sale in food service). Another clue was that I found powdered sugar residue on a couple of the tortillas.

As close as I can figure, you need to either buy the chocolate tortillas (which seem to be sold wholesale only) or make them yourself. I did find a recipe for making chocolate tortillas that looks moderately possible. While they are still hot, sprinkle them with powdered sugar to create a glaze when they cool. Then drizzle with your toppings.

Update: Our Cheeseburger in Paradise closed so I can’t even get these anymore! I’m going to have to make a trip to whichever one is closest to me and see if they even still have them anymore.