You can’t beat gooey, rich chocolate with light and zingy chilli
24 March 2017 | Schwartz
Give your desserts some pep with this exciting flavour combination – gooey, rich chocolate with the light and zingy punch of chilli. These chilli chocolate recipes feature rich and fun-sized truffles, creamy and decadent cheesecake and lighter spiced hot chocolate, so whatever your dessert style you'll find a taste sensation for you.
Hot chilli chocolate pots are a sumptuous end to any meal. These rich, gooey desserts with a little pop of chilli scream culinary decadence, yet take just 20 minutes to bake in the oven. A melt-in-the-middle centre makes for a gloriously chocolatey treat that's just sublime matched with warming cinnamon and a generous dollop of cool whipped cream.
Things are about to heat up with this gorgeous chocolate fondue. Using three different kinds of chillies - guajillo, chipotle and chilli de arbol - this intense dipping sauce is beautiful matched with lighter vessels; think sweet churros, sliced fruit and almond cookies. Plain and milk chocolate combine into a rich flavour combination, with sweet and salty peanut butter running through. This chocolate chilli fondue will steal the show at any party.
What could be more wonderfully malty, scrumptiously rich and dreamily creamy than a classic vanilla cheesecake? But wait - there's more! Elevate your cake from regular pud to oh-so-good with shards of dark, milk and white chocolate peppered with surprising pops of hot chilli. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy makes this a dangerously moreish combination - just don't say we didn't warn you!
There are only five simple ingredients in these dark and naughty chilli chocolate truffles, but they pack one big punch. Simply melt plain chocolate together with brandy and crushed chillies and leave to cool into satisfying bites of smooth, spicy chocolate. Serve these up at your next cocktail party and you're sure to be the toast of the night. Alternatively, these versatile truffles also make perfect gifts - that's if you can resist them yourself.
For a lighter chilli chocolate treat, this spiced hot chocolate recipe will satisfy all of your sweet cravings. Warming cinnamon, rich cardamom and floral cloves all add an exotic aroma to your favourite hot chocolate, while a little pinch of chillies revs them all to life. This wholesome Spiced Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is the perfect quick and easy end-of-day treat for the whole family.