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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Chocolate Mendiants Recipe

To celebrate chocolate’s global influence on our American culture, a story of connection that brings people together, spanning time and place, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate invites you to try their Chocolate Mendiants Recipe.

Chocolate’s global story finds a natural home in America. One nation of many, with a history of welcoming peoples from across the world, America truly is an international melting pot. Celebrating a cross section of generations and cultures, from Hispanics, Native Americans, Japanese Americans, African Americans, Jewish Americans and European Americans, among others, all peoples/cultures have a Chocolate Story, whether it is 3,500 years old or 200 years old.

Chocolate Mendiants Recipe

Chocolate Mendiants Recipe

2 blocks (6 oz) American Heritage Chocolate blocks, finely chopped (or 1 ⅓ C AHC drink mix)

Toppings, as desired (ideas include: dried fruit, candied orange zest, candied ginger, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, flaky salt, nuts, rainbow sprinkles, American Heritage Chocolate Drink Mix)

In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the chocolate, stirring constantly. Chocolate can also be melted in the microwave, but be sure to pause and stir the chocolate every thirty-seconds, to evenly distribute heat and prevent burning.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon teaspoon sized dollops of the melted chocolate onto parchment, leaving about 1 inch between each spoonful. Use an offset spatula, or the back of the spoon, to smooth the chocolate into a circular shape.

Top each chocolate disc as desired. Chill mendiants in the refrigerator until cold and set, 20 to 30 minutes. Once chocolates have set, carefully peel candies off of parchment paper. Serve immediately. Chocolates will last about four days, refrigerated.

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