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All About Chocolate


Chocolate. Just reading the word makes your mouth start to water, doesn't it? But it helps if you know which type works best in your recipe. Below is everything you need to know about the different types of chocolate.

Unsweetened chocolate: This pure chocolate liquor from ground chocolate beans has a bitter taste. It's used as a base for baked goods when sugar is added separately, as in this satiny Silk Chocolate Pie.

Milk chocolate: Created by adding milk powder, this type of chocolate is very popular for its extra sweet taste. It's great in decadent cookies and bars like these Warm Toasted Marshmallow S'more Bars.

Semi-sweet chocolate: A type of chocolate with slightly more sugar than dark chocolate, semi-sweet is frequently mixed into cakes, such as this moist Chocolate Ganache Cake.

Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that are good for you, so you can feel less guilty about indulging. Try substituting dark for semi-sweet chocolate chips in these sophisticated Noir Bars.

White chocolate: Removing cocoa liquor from milk chocolate will give you white chocolate, which has a rich, dairy taste. See for yourself with these Luscious Chocolate Truffles.