White Espresso Hot Chocolate

I was gifted delicious chocolate by Forte Chocolate. This is the recipe I made with their White Swan Black Swan Espresso Bar. Since I have developed this recipe, I can’t imagine making hot chocolate any other way. No more powdered chocolate hot chocolate for me! The opinions expressed in this recipe are my own.

Ingredients:

1 bar Forte White Swan White Chocolate Espresso Bar, chopped

l/2 cup milk

1 cup half and half

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip cream to garnish, optional

Chocolate espresso beans for garnish, optional

Chop chocolate bar and place in a microwave-safe container. Microwave at 30-second intervals and stir to melt chocolate. Heat milk, cream, and sugar on medium heat until milk is warm. Do not boil or scald milk. Once the milk is hot, remove from heat and add vanilla and melted chocolate. Garnish with whip cream and espresso beans if desired. Makes a 12-ounce cup of the best hot chocolate you have ever had!


Holy Mole Burritos

I was gifted a delicious assortment of Forte Chocolate. I was also challenged to make a savory recipe. I immediately thought of a mole sauce (pronounced mo-lay). The outcome of using this chocolate in my mole sauce was fabulous.

Mole Sauce Ingredients:

I onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 carton low sodium chicken broth

1 8 ounces can tomato sauce

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon oregano

4 teaspoon chili powder

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 Tablespoon peanut butter

1 Forte Dark Chocolate Bar

3 teaspoons cornstarch, make a slurry

Place oil, onion, and garlic into a saucepan. Sauté for 3-5 minutes. Add all ingredients except cornstarch in a saucepan and once everything has been combined and dissolved, pull out 1 cup of liquid and add cornstarch to make a slurry. Boil 10 minutes, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes. Keep warm while assembling burritos.

Burrito Ingredients:

1 can of black beans, drained

1 rotisserie chicken, shredded

1 package Spanish Style Rice, I used Uncle Bens

1 can of refried beans

2 cups of grated cheese, I used a Mexican blend

Burrito Size Tortillas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a small amount of mole sauce on the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish. Spread refried beans in the middle of the burrito tortilla. In a large bowl, combine black beans, chicken and rice. Add mixture on top of the beans on the tortilla. Add cheese. Roll up tortilla and place seam down in baking dish. Once all burritos are in the pan, cover with remaining mole sauce and cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!