A while back, like before Christmas, Foodbuzz sent an email asking if I would be interested in sampling some Pure Dark. After an overwhelming response from Featured Publishers, our chocolate was delayed. But it came just in time for one of the biggest chocolate eating holidays of all time (I will let you figure that one out on your own)
Upon receiving the Pure Dark chocolate, i had no idea what it was since it had been so long ago. But when i finally opened it I was elated.
Chocolate is yet another thing that makes me happy.
The bark is an amazing sheets of dark chocolate with sour cherries, Almonds, and cacao nibs. I really enjoyed this; its a bit on the rich side and meant, in my opinion, to be enjoyed in small pieces. I really loved the tartness of the cherries with the bitterness of the cacao nibs. It made for a great balance of deliciousness with the super dark chocolate.
When I got to the SLAB, literally a SLAB of Dark Chocolate, I knew this would be the perfect addition to my oatmeal cookies.
Since, this chocolate is a lot darker than the kind I normally use, i tweaked the recipe a tiny bit so the chocolate had an opportunity to shine, yet not be over powering. I proceeded to chop up the slab of dark chocolate into chunks and set them aside while i got to the cookie dough.
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Granola adapted from AllRecipes.com
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 bar of Pure Dark Slab, roughly chopped
3/4 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
Preheat oven to 375*
Using a mixer cream the butter and sugar together until its a gritty paste consistency. Mix in the following ingredients making sure each ingredient is fully incorporated in the dough before moving onto the next. And keeping in mind not to over mix the dough.
The dough should be light and fluffy.
Add rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
When cookies are done, place them on a cooling rack.
Serve. with Milk. MMM. (freeze leftover dough for upcoming girls night in!)
The Pure Dark slab was a great addition to the cookies. The cookies had a nice cinnamony flavor and the ultra dark chocolate was the perfect amount of sweetness without overpowering the other delicious elements.
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I hope you all have a superb weekend! Happy Presidents Day!