When you think of a fall dessert, you might think about cakes or pies. While these are delicious and often made with chocolate, there are a few other alternative chocolate recipes that are even more amazing. Adjust your dessert lineup this holiday season and see if you can fit in any of these delectable ideas.
This is a dessert that is a little more decadent than a chocolate pudding. You want to use semisweet chocolate, along with cream and butter. After the mousses is prepared, top it with whipped cream or fresh fruits. Raspberries or strawberries are great options for an end-of-summer, or fall treat. For Halloween, make your mousse into mini grave sites with crumbled Oreo cookies.
Most bread puddings are rather simple, but the best thing about this flexible dessert is you can add anything to it, including chocolate. One variation is to create a chocolate bread pudding that incorporates chilies as well. You don’t need a lot of the chilies, as you only want enough spice to blend with the sweetness of the chocolate. Top the pudding with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Almost like a pie, this alternative chocolate option has a richer flavor and a thicker consistency. The tart crust is also a little thicker than a typical pie crust. A cranberry chocolate tart is ideal for an end of Thanksgiving treat, or you can add mint to the tart if you want to make something a little closer to Christmas. Check out syrups and sweeteners at DunnCo – Monin Account for other fall flavors like pumpkin and blackberry. Caramel and walnuts are other good ingredients that go well with this option.
The macaroon is another dessert that can be just as tasty with chocolate. Add any kind of ingredient you want, from nuts to different spices, and it always turns out. Similar to a shortbread cookie, macaroons are perfect for being enjoyed after a meal with a cup of coffee or tea. Dip them in white chocolate or caramel. Bananas and walnuts are two other ingredients that pair well with the chocolate in the macaroons, making the dessert taste like a totally new fall treat.
The fall season is often a time of baking for family and friends. If you crave chocolate all times of the year, you can always go for the traditional chocolate cake or chocolate pie, or consider taking your desserts to the next level by adding fruits, nuts, and a lot more chocolate.