Dad Cooks with Leftover Chocolate

Dad Cooks with Leftover Chocolate
February 14, 2017 contentdivas
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Maybe you look like Tom Cruise and was inundated with countless Valentines and boxes of chocolate or just went to the store on Feb. 15 and bought them out of every chocolate heart they had. But you’ve got a ton of leftover chocolate. Everyone loves it when dad cooks with chocolate because everyone benefits from those sweet treats. Don’t let all that chocolate go to waste when there are plenty of things you can do with all the milk chocolatey goodness.

Buckeyes

There are a popular winter treat that you can make easy. They’re perfect if you’re a fan of Reese’s peanut butter cups. You need a large bowl where you can mix 1½ cups of peanut butter, 1 cup of softened butter and a whopping six cups of confectioner’s sugar. Roll then into small 1-inch dough balls and place them on wax paper. Then, place them in the freezer for about half an hour to firm them up.

Create a double broiler and melt about 4 cups of chocolate. You can eyeball it since the chocolate is mostly just for covering the buckeyes. Take the balls and place them in the chocolate, leaving a small round opening at the top, so the look like buckeyes or just cover the whole thing. It doesn’t really matter.

Leftover Chocolate Sundae

We all love ice cream and there is no sense in going out and buying chocolate topping when you have so much V-Day chocolate at home. Just make your sundae how you like it with all your favorite toppings like nuts, sprinkles, etc.

Take some of the chocolate, put it into a microwave safe bowl, and cook it in for about 30 seconds. How melted you like the chocolate is up to you. If you like it really liquid-like, then put it in for longer, but keep in mind it will be hot and will likely melt some of the ice cream, which is ideal for ala mode. After 30 seconds and some good stirring, you should have a great consistency for topping. If not, then put it in for another 10 seconds and stir. You can also add a touch of vegetable oil to thin it out. DON’T use water, as this will cause it to seize.

Pour it over the top and your leftover chocolate sundae is complete.

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