Archive for September, 2015

The Dark Chocolate Bakery Officially Branded on and Neiman Marcus’ 2015 Holiday Catalogs

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We are pleased to announce that the Dark Chocolate Bakery is now officially branded in all Neiman Marcus Holiday and Christmas catalogs as well as on and!

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Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake Recipe

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Carrot Cake with Chocolate ChipsChocolate Chip Carrot Cake Recipe

This moist carrot cake is studded with bittersweet chocolate chips and toasted hazelnuts glazed in bittersweet 72% ganache and surrounded by a dark chocolate chip cream cheese frosting made with 100% dark chocolate.

Servings Size: 18 Carrot mini cakes


Whole Grain Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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Bundt BrowniesBrownies are super kid friendly and can be made in a short amount of time. When kids go back to school it is always a good idea to have a few sweets in the fridge. Whole grain dark chocolate brownies are make ahead desserts that can be made days in advance and stored in the fridge. Once the school year begins, schedules get hectic and finding time to bake can be a challenge. Rather than skipping the sweet finale of a meal, opt for make ahead desserts. These whole grain brownies in particular are excellent. They are decadent, extremely fudgy and only require 30 minutes of your time. Here’s how to make this kid friendly dessert. 
Yields 12 brownies


Dark Chocolate Chewy Crinkle Cookie Recipe

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookie RecipeAlso known as crackles, this is a chewy gooey favorite for fall that also makes a memorable gift.

Servings: 3 dozen


5 oz bittersweet chopped

3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter room temp


Dark Chocolate and Roasted Banana Smoothie Pops for Kids

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Dark-Chocolate-Banana-Smoothy-PopDark chocolate is an awesome dessert ingredient because it’s sweet and chocolatey but also really healthy. Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients including fiber, magnesium, zinc, iron and antioxidants. Because of its nutrition value, dark chocolate is an excellent ingredient to use in healthy desserts for kids. There is no reason why dessert shouldn’t be healthy. One healthy dark chocolate dessert that kids will love are dark chocolate and roasted banana smoothie pops. These pops will take the place of their favorite frozen treats and give parents the opportunity to sneak in a few other nutritious ingredients including flax seed. After whipping up a batch of smoothies, pour the liquid into paper cups, insert sticks, freeze and voila, you have smoothie pops! Check out the foolproof recipe below.

Yields 6-8 pops (more…)