I’ve had the privilege of working with AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate over the past two years and leapt at the chance to create a new recipe and shoot their beautiful product. I mean chocolate + shoot = tasting, right? Especially when, like me, you have to perfect the recipe by making it four times (ahem).
Working from home, I am big into covering off the 3:00PM energy slump and occasionally that involves chocolate. I won’t say how often, just that it does. Therefore, I wanted to whip up something that is portioned for one, easy to make, doesn’t involve firing up the oven, and is ooey and gooey, because…why not?
The Mocha Fudge Brownie Cup [for One]
3 TBSP (rounded) all-purpose flour
1 TBSP (rounded) AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Drink Mix
Dash of salt
1 TBSP butter
2 TBSP maple syrup
1 TBSP hot espresso or coffee
1 tsp grated AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Block
- In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, drink mix, salt) with a fork.
- In a small pan, melt the butter over very low heat, then add the maple syrup and espresso.
- Add the wet ingredients (butter, syrup, espresso) to the dry ingredients and mix well with a fork. The consistency should be ooey and gooey and it will thicken as you mix it.
- Grate a small chunk of AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Block into your fudgy brownie mix to taste. I used about 1 tsp, just for additional color and flavor and stirred it in.
- Spoon into an espresso cup or small ramekin and enjoy. It’s pretty rich, so if your sweetie is home, you could share, but you don’t have to. I won’t tell.
ABOUT AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate.
This chocolate is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. It’s fashioned after recipes from the 1750s and uses a unique blend of spices such as orange peel, anise, chili powder, etc., which makes it a perfect complement to the mocha experience in my recipe. It’s a passion project for Mars Chocolate and in addition to making this beautiful artisanal product, the brand is committed to exploring and sharing the history of chocolate which dates as far back as 1500 B.C. in the Amazon basin.