Weekly Mix: Chocolate!

Happy Friday, my baking friends! I hope you’ve all had a great week. I spent the week visiting family and friends in Mississippi and celebrating an early Christmas. I am happy to be back home now and am ready to get back into the kitchen!

I’m also hoping you’ve enjoyed my little Cookie Week on BoB this week. If you missed anything, here’s a little recap:

If you’re looking for more cookie ideas, just peruse the Recipe Index.

There are plenty more good things to come for the holidays, so keep checking back here or follow me by RSS, email, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Now, let’s talk about one of my very favorite baking ingredients… chocolate! I tend to be a little picky about my chocolate, and I always try to use the best I can, especially in desserts where chocolate is the star.

One of my favorite brands is Scharffen Berger. I especially love their cocoa powder. For those of you in the New York area, Scharffen Berger is hosting a Chocolate Holiday Event on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Chelsea Triangle at 14th St and 9th Avenue. They are serving up hot cocoa, offering samples, and much more. All for free! They’ll be there until 7pm, so get there if you can. I’m certainly planning on it!

If you aren’t able to get there, Scharffen Berger has a treat for a Bake or Break reader. They are going to send one of you a generous sampling of some of their best products. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • Scharffen Berger Baking Bar
  • Scharffen Berger Chocolate Chunks
  • 12-piece Folio Box of Tasting Squares

Here are a few details about entering:

  • Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only.
  • Winner will be chosen randomly.
  • The winner will be contacted Friday, December 14th, 2012, via the email provided with entry. If no response is received within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.
  • Prize is provided by Scharffen Berger. I also received equivalent items. All opinions are my own.

Good luck! And happy baking!

Pssst! If you want even more giveaway fun, be sure to enter this Choose-Your-Own Gift Card Giveaway for Bake or Break’s Facebook fans.

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123 Comments

  1. Natalie S December 7, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is plain while drinking a cup of hot coffee.

  2. Mollie December 7, 2012 Reply

    Ooohhh I love chocolate in everything all the time…favorite? Probably chocolate cake!

  3. jessicaisbaking December 7, 2012 Reply

    So amazing. I love these products!

  4. Caley December 7, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is probably in cookies or drizzled over cheesecake.

  5. Sue December 7, 2012 Reply

    Who isn’t a chocolate fan? And it’s the season for chocolate everything. A great giveaway – thanks!

  6. Crystal December 7, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is to bake with it–brownies, cakes, cookies…pretty much anything!

  7. Ames December 7, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is in a chocolate cake, with chocolate frosting too.

  8. Isla December 7, 2012 Reply

    Yum! I love using Sharffen Berger chocolate in brownies.

  9. Julianne December 7, 2012 Reply

    Very gooey chocolate brownies are my favorite!!

  10. Marie December 7, 2012 Reply

    Anyway is my favorite way to eat chocolate…..

  11. Erin December 7, 2012 Reply

    My husband bought me some of these chocolates and they are wonderful. So, my favorite way to eat chocolate is to share it with a loved one.

  12. Mimi December 7, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is in cookies!

  13. Kathryn December 7, 2012 Reply

    Brownies for sure!

  14. Deirdre December 7, 2012 Reply

    Out of the wrapper! Thanks for the chance to win. XO

  15. Janelle December 7, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is ANY way! Well, I’m not a crazy fan of it plain, unless it’s really high quality like Scharffen Berger. But I like candy that prominently features chocolate.

  16. Jenny December 7, 2012 Reply

    Definitely in brownies!

  17. Petra December 7, 2012 Reply

    Would love to try some new Christmas cookies with this chocolate!

  18. Caitlin December 7, 2012 Reply

    Brownies or straight out of the wrapper! :)

  19. Pam R December 7, 2012 Reply

    Hot chocolate is the best way to eat chocolate. Yummy especially with marshmallows!

  20. Tania December 7, 2012 Reply

    Oh, pick me, pick me! I love chocolate.

  21. Heather @ Bake, Run, Live December 7, 2012 Reply

    I love dark chocolate straight up, however, I will never, ever turn down a dessert that is made with chocolate!!!

  22. Ciara December 7, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to try their chocolate. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it for sale around here.

  23. Ellen December 7, 2012 Reply

    I’ve never used Scharffen Berger chocolate for baking but I’m sure it’s amazing! I remember loving their dark chocolate squares.

  24. Suzie December 7, 2012 Reply

    I adore Scharffen Berger milk chocolate. I use chunks of the bars in my cookies instead of chips.

  25. Caroline December 7, 2012 Reply

    YUM! I haven’t heard of that brand, but I’d love to try it!

  26. Caroline December 7, 2012 Reply

    brownies are definitely my favorite :)

  27. Winston December 7, 2012 Reply

    It’s chocolate. Do I need to just pick one? If I must, then truffles.

  28. Stephanie December 7, 2012 Reply

    A square after dinner keeps the doctor away? Or something like that :D

  29. Heather December 8, 2012 Reply

    super rich brownies made with lots of high-quality bittersweet chocolate

  30. Maggie December 8, 2012 Reply

    Red velvet here I come!

  31. Alex S December 8, 2012 Reply

    I would LOVE to win this!! I’m a chocolate fanatic and it’s my favorite thing to bake with :)

  32. Tiffany December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is baking it into brownies!!! So rich and decadent!

  33. Shannon December 8, 2012 Reply

    I think my favorite way to eat chocolate is to break a few pieces right from a bar of good milk chocolate :)

  34. Liz Blunt December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is in a decadent brownie!

  35. Becca December 8, 2012 Reply

    I love Melton choclate and having it wig strawberries

  36. Melissa Degenhart December 8, 2012 Reply

    I love chocolate in thick Spanish-style hot chocolate

  37. Linda T December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite is a plain ol’ milk chocolate candy bar.

  38. Kristin December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is with peanut butter.

  39. Amy December 8, 2012 Reply

    Warm and gooey chocolate anything is the best!

  40. Susan December 8, 2012 Reply

    I know I’m a dinosaur – but – I only like milk chocolate candy. Plain dark chocolate is too bitter for me.

  41. Alyse December 8, 2012 Reply

    Dark chocolate, just on its own is lovely.

  42. vgispan December 8, 2012 Reply

    with a strong espresso

  43. Nancy C December 8, 2012 Reply

    In chocolate cookies

  44. JEP December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is a dessert call Chocolate Decadence. It’s like eating one huge dark chocolate truffle.

  45. Susan December 8, 2012 Reply

    My fave way to eat chocolate is with nuts……I love that combo!!

  46. Megan M December 8, 2012 Reply

    I can eat chocolate any way, I love to make a homemade chocolate cake and homemade chocolate icing! Thanks

  47. Naomi December 8, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate everything!!!!! Except for nuts in cookies/brownies/cake/etc……. AND coconut!

  48. Diane December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is by the handful!

  49. Mary Ann December 8, 2012 Reply

    I have always wanted to try this brand of chocolate for baking.

  50. dianna December 8, 2012 Reply

    I love chocolate desert in any form……

  51. Cassy December 8, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate….hmmm…so many ways to enjoy it, but in my opinion, the best way is through a rich, moist, yummy cake!! :)

  52. Carol December 8, 2012 Reply

    I enjoy chocolate ganache in desserts, or chocolate covered nuts, but my favorite is velvety chocolate mousse.

  53. April V December 8, 2012 Reply

    I love it with a hot cup of coffee!

  54. Meredith K December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is fudge full of nuts!

  55. Jennie December 8, 2012 Reply

    I love chocolate in a layer cake!

  56. Jari Francis December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is with virtually everything! Haven’ t found a way I do not like it!

  57. Louis December 8, 2012 Reply

    In a deep dark chocolate cake.

  58. Dawn December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is in a big wonderful, walnut-studded brownie!

  59. Janine December 8, 2012 Reply

    Looks delicious!

  60. Meredith December 8, 2012 Reply

    In small decadent nibbles as a rare and delightful treat.

  61. Nicole S December 8, 2012 Reply

    I love to eat high quality German chocolate!

  62. Lyn L. December 8, 2012 Reply

    Hmmm, there are sooo many ways. My favorite is hot chocolate, homemade of course!

  63. Corisa December 8, 2012 Reply

    my favorite way is in smores !

  64. Doc December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is all my myself, so I don’t have to share…

  65. sona December 8, 2012 Reply

    straight up!

  66. Lisa S December 8, 2012 Reply

    straight out of the wrapper!

  67. Tamara December 8, 2012 Reply

    I love chocolate! Especially hot cocoa, i drink it all year long.

  68. MaryB December 8, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is dark chocolate covered almonds and a cup of coffee!

  69. Shelly December 9, 2012 Reply

    In chocolate cake!

  70. Megan December 9, 2012 Reply

    MY favorite way to eat chocolate is baked into cookies!

  71. frost December 9, 2012 Reply

    i love brownies that are crunchy on the outside but soft in the inside.

  72. Donna Buckley December 9, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is to share with my husband his favorite cake, created with the very best chocolate and lots of love.

  73. maureen December 9, 2012 Reply

    my favorite way is any way…baked or drizzled in pies or cakes. Chocolate unwrapped and devoured..I have passed on the love of chocolate to my granddaughter who has me make chocolate cream cheese for her chocolate chip bagel…life without chocolate is like life without laughter…NO FUN

  74. laura December 9, 2012 Reply

    i cannot pick one favorite way to eat chocolate, because the different textures and styles are so great. but i do love me some chocolate.

  75. Terri December 9, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is in chocolate cream pie!

  76. Stephanie December 9, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chcolate is in fudge! Or HOT FUDGE, mmm!

  77. susitravl December 9, 2012 Reply

    Any possible way there is to eat chocolate, I love it, but plain is best.

  78. Nancie Nelson December 9, 2012 Reply

    You had me at the words……..Scharffen Berger

  79. Shelby December 9, 2012 Reply

    I love chocolate- this time of year my favorite is dark chocolate covered cherries.(clear centers)

  80. April December 9, 2012 Reply

    With peanut butter is my favorite!

  81. Kay December 9, 2012 Reply

    I have recently discovered teas with cocoa in it. That is my current favorite.

  82. Jennifer P December 9, 2012 Reply

    My favorite is when it is paired with wine. Unexpectedly delicious!

  83. Ttrockwood December 9, 2012 Reply

    I love dark chocolate alone, and love a good homemade hot fuge sauce!

  84. Megan December 9, 2012 Reply

    for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  85. Susie December 9, 2012 Reply

    easy! chocolate chip cookies. all day, every day.

  86. Lauren December 10, 2012 Reply

    I love eating chocolate plain or else as mousse. :-)

  87. Ashley December 10, 2012 Reply

    Hmmmm. . . just by the bar is fabulous!

  88. Whitney December 10, 2012 Reply

    So many amazing ways to eat chocolate… I must say my favorite way is dark chocolate cheesecake!

  89. Lina December 10, 2012 Reply

    Love eating a piece of dark chocolate by itself or with peanut butter! :)

  90. valerie December 10, 2012 Reply

    In chocolate-chip cookies!

  91. Kim December 10, 2012 Reply

    truffles!!

  92. Morgan December 10, 2012 Reply

    One or two squares of dark chocolate every night after dinner…best part of my day :)

  93. Denise December 10, 2012 Reply

    there are SOOO many ways to eat chocolate – suffice to say, chocolate MUST be eaten!

  94. Kristen B December 10, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to use this for my Christmas baking! I’m trying some new peppermint brownie recipes this year

  95. Heidi December 10, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is fudge!

  96. Pepi December 10, 2012 Reply

    My Favorite Way to eat is Chocolate is Anyway it Comes. But I Do Love Chocolate Cake

  97. Lynnette December 10, 2012 Reply

    I love eating chocolate in EVERYTHING and in every form!

  98. Charity December 10, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate Zuchinni Muffins or homemade Hot Chocolate are my favorite ways to eat chocolate.

  99. Sarah H December 10, 2012 Reply

    I like chocolate sauce!

  100. Linda December 10, 2012 Reply

    I smell truffles!
    thanks for the opportunity, great chocolate!
    Linda

  101. Dianne Shaw December 10, 2012 Reply

    I love chocolate in all shapes and forms, especially brownies!

  102. Heather December 10, 2012 Reply

    i love eating chocolate melted, in a bar, in a cookie, cake, brownie – anywhere. I LOVE CHOCOLATE

  103. Canthi December 10, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate would be in a cookie, cakes, cupcakes or brownies! Chocolate makes the world a happier place!

  104. Fork and Whisk December 11, 2012 Reply

    My wife is a baker, would love to go to New York for the event. We do love their chocolate though. Good stuff.

  105. Linda December 11, 2012 Reply

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is bite by bite.

  106. shari December 11, 2012 Reply

    In chocolate chip cookies.

  107. Kerry December 11, 2012 Reply

    Just plain chocolate! The best way!

  108. Laurie December 11, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate – hot, as fudge, or warm chocolate pudding.

  109. Gabriella December 11, 2012 Reply

    I think my favorite way to eat chocolate is as slow as possible (in whatever form) and savor it until it melts on my tongue! :D

  110. Erin December 11, 2012 Reply

    I love to use Scharffen Berger in my baking it have to order it online. :)

  111. Meghan December 11, 2012 Reply

    Mmm… Chocolate truffles.

  112. Sarah December 12, 2012 Reply

    I love chocolate in almost any form. My recent favorite is a chocolate sour cream bundt cake. So Yummy!

  113. Laura December 12, 2012 Reply

    Love Scharffenberger!!!!

  114. Emily December 12, 2012 Reply

    Scharffenberger is the best!

  115. SHoyal December 12, 2012 Reply

    I depends on my mood and the weather. Hot Chocolate is my favorite way right now!

  116. Courtney December 12, 2012 Reply

    Brownies! Specifically, the Baked brownie. Sooo good I made them for my birthday “cake” last year and might do the same this year, too! ;)

  117. Cath December 12, 2012 Reply

    Um, YES PLEASE.

  118. Pamela December 12, 2012 Reply

    Chocolate? Did someone say chocolate?? Give me good chocolate, and you’re my friend for life.

  119. Jeannie December 13, 2012 Reply

    Plain chocolate. Or brownies. Or cookies. Or any way you want to give it to me :)

  120. Kara December 13, 2012 Reply

    Straight out of whatever packaging it came in!

  121. Janna December 13, 2012 Reply

    Favorite way to eat chocolate? You really want me to pick my FAVORITE way to eat chocolate? Chocolate is good no matter what form it’s in!

  122. Dawn @ Butter And Spinkles December 13, 2012 Reply

    A favorite way to eat chocolate? Just in my mouth, please!

  123. carey p December 13, 2012 Reply

    Um….open my mouth and stick it in?

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