Handmade Luxury Chocolate Giveaway
I love intense, smooth, bold, rich and luxurious chocolates and the new Revel Chocolates from Lake Champlain Chocolates celebrate flavor with creative pairings.
Each handmade piece reveals a dreamy-smooth ganache paired with inspired ingredients — WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, Vermont crème fraîche, George Howell Espresso, chipotle and cinnamon, bergamot black tea kissed with Vermont honey, and an organic single-origin dark chocolate from Peru. All in a handsome, two-tiered gift box featuring three of each distinctive flavor.
One lucky winner will win an 18-piece Assorted Revel Chocolates (three of each flavor):MY OTHER RECIPES
• Bergamot & Honey: dark chocolate ganache infused with organic loose-leaf Earl Grey tea and pure Vermont honey. Every bite releases an enticing bouquet of fragrant bergamot, honey, and cocoa.
• Apurimac 70% Dark: a divine blend of organic Peruvian dark chocolate and fresh Vermont heavy cream. The ultimate single-origin chocolate, with notes of juicy red fruit and a seductive hint of earthiness.
• Vermont Crème Fraîche: a French-style cultured cream folded into milk chocolate ganache. Fresh milk from Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery lends this a distinctive tartness and incredibly smooth texture.
• WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey: the acclaimed 10-year 100% rye whiskey meets our famous dark chocolate ganache. Savor delicious notes of deep cocoa, caramel, toasted rye, bourbon, and vanilla.
• George Howell Espresso: dark chocolate ganache infused with a North Italian Style Espresso from coffee master George Howell. An elegant pairing offering bold notes of mocha, roasted almonds, and cocoa.
• Chipotle Cinnamon: a warming, earthy kick of chipotle and cinnamon in our special blend of milk and dark chocolate ganache. Opens up with sweet and smoky, followed by a burst of spice at the finish.
Lake Champlain Chocolates are preservative-free and Kosher-certified. Their chocolate contains no additives or shelf extenders. As chocolate has over 500 flavor components, anything extra is bound to compromise the flavor.
“At Lake Champlain Chocolates, our goal is to create something extraordinary. Vermont ingredients, such as maple syrup, honey, cream and butter, have always played a role in our chocolates, as we combine the best traditions of chocolate making with new flavors and techniques. Crafted in small batches, the ingredients in our chocolates have always been fresh and natural and the results will astound you. Perhaps that’s why The New York Times reveres it as some of the best chocolate in the country.”
Some of my favorite chocolate recipes:
Chocolate Molasses Chocolate Chip Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Glaze – Both cocoa powder and chocolate chips give this easy cake a rich depth of flavor, complemented by molasses, a splash of coffee, and diced Medjools dates baked into the batter, add layers of richness and flavors. Acreamy and smooth Baileys Irish Cream Glaze that’s good enough to drink really is the icing on this cake
Nanaimo Bars (No-Bake) – An ode to Canada’s national dessert, these decadent three-layered bars start with an almond flour-coconut-cocoa powder-buttery crust, with a rich creamy custard-butttercream filling, topped with a slick of buttery chocolate ganache. They look complicated but within about a half hour, they’re ready to go and are extremely rich and satisfying and would be perfect on a holiday dessert platter
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache – This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe because the cake turns out moist, rich, and has great depth of flavor. The batter comes together in just minutes with a whisk and is just as fast as using a boxed cake mix, with much more scrumptious results along with the smooth, silky and creamy chocolate ganache
No-Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles – One of the most popular recipes on my site, courtesy of Pinterest. These little truffles are so easy and fast to make, perfect for holiday parties and events. Plus, who can say no to vanilla cake batter that’s dipped in a melted chocolate
Dark Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies Stuffed with Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Any dried fruit may be used but there’s something about the combination of chocolate and chocolate-covered strawberries that is especially good. Strawberries and chocolate shouldn’t only be for Valentine’s Day
Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting – Nothing cakey at all about these fudgy, dense, rich brownies. The recipe is as easy as using a boxed mix with far superior taste and the batter comes together in less than five minutes with a whisk. Nutella swirls and cream cheese frosting optional, but recommended
Molasses Triple Chocolate Cookies – Chocolate is used three ways for maximum gooeyness in these new seasonal favorite cookies. Soft, moist, tender, no mixer is required, and if you’ve never paired chocolate together with molasses, it’s a great combo
Chocolate Saltine Toffee, i.e. Christmas Crack – A popular holiday candy recipe that many of us have had and it goes by many different names, but one thing is for sure is that it’s highly addictive, hence the name
Mounds Bar Chocolate Coconut Cake Mix Cookies – Chocolate and coconut is a winning combination and I baked both chocolate chips and Mounds Bar candy bars into these easy, goofproof chocolate cake mix cookies that turn out soft and moist every time
Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars – Calling all Biscoff spread and Cookie Butter spread lovers. If you actually want to use the spread in a recipe rather than just eating it straight from the jar with a spoon, these bars are fast to make and the combination of chocolate, bananas, and cookie butter is a win. Peanut butter may be substituted for cookie butter
Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free) – Chocolate and peanut butter is perhaps the best chocolate pairing of all time and these cookies use chocolate two ways, cocoa powder and chocolate chips, along with a hefty does of peanut butter
Frozen Chocolate Pudding and Wafer Cake (No-Bake, 3 ingredients) – Chocolate pudding and chocolate wafers are layered for a frozen and no-bake fun icebox cake, with wafers that stay crisp. Many ice box cakes made from graham crackers have a tendency to turn mushy and disintegrate but not this one
Caramel and Chocolate Gooey Bars (GF with Vegan adaptation) – The combination of caramels and chocolate is a favorite and the two melt together in these sweet, easy, and oh-so-gooey bars
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Don’t forget to also enter the Heilala Gourmet Vanilla Giveaway