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Chocolate Isn’t Just for Dessert

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Chocolate Isn’t Just for Dessert

Many individuals have the misconception that chocolate is sweet and should only be consumed as a dessert – this couldn't be further from the truth!


Chocolate, in its pure form, contains no sugar, making it the perfect ingredient to change up some old recipes or find new ways to incorporate chocolate into your life. 


Legacy Chocolates encourages everyone to try new ways of indulging in chocolate, so we’ve put together a few ideas that use chocolate other than desserts. 


After all, chocolate is good for you, so we encourage everyone to enjoy it to the fullest!

Enjoy the Versatility of Cocoa Nibs

Cocoa nibs are crushed cocoa beans that have a bitter, chocolatey flavor. Sometimes, they are roasted for additional flavors. Cocoa nibs are packed with nutrients and plant compounds that are good for our health. 


Because they’re not overtly sweet, you can add cocoa nibs to a variety of dishes, such as: 


  • Roasted vegetables

  • Salads

  • Bread

  • Oatmeal

  • Grilled prawns

  • Couscous

  • Lamb

  • Poultry

  • Stuffing

  • And more!


Check out our roasted squash with chocolate nibs recipe for a fun and unique side dish!

Chocolatey Sauces, Glazes, & Crusts

Chocolate in other forms can also be incorporated into sauces and glazes (such as mole sauce) or as a seasonal change-up ingredient, such as in the dough of a pumpkin ravioli. 


You can even top a filet mignon or a piece of fish with chocolate for an extra special dinner! 


If chocolate sauce on a piece of meat is a little too out there for you, try using it as a crust on a steak. Chocolate also pairs well with pork roast, so don’t be afraid to try it out!

Wake Up With Chocolate & Coffee

If you are a coffee lover, then there’s no reason to deprive yourself of a little morning chocolate. Coffee is an interesting beverage and has many interesting facts


But what better way to cut through the bitterness of coffee than to add a little chocolate? 


Legacy Chocolates has a few different options that would go perfectly with a morning cup of coffee, like Potion #9 or our chocolate wafers. You can also spice up your coffee to make it even more decadent. 

Enjoy Chocolate the Legacy Way

Whether you are located in the Twin Cities area or one of our fans from around the country, we encourage you to enjoy chocolate whenever you can! Our chocolates are handmade by experts and ready for you to enjoy. 


Check out our online store and have our chocolates shipped to your house.


Questions? Give us a call today at 651-340-5252 or send us a message online!


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