November 15, 2010

Ghirardelli Review, Recipes and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!



This is a sponsored review by BlogHer and Ghirardelli.


It was an average, everyday Wednesday. Not too hot. Not too cold. Work went fine. Nothing too exciting, when a knock came at my door.

I opened the door and saw a huge box that was covered in some cool, outer space looking silver wrap. I picked up the heavy box when it struck me what this box might contain. I remembered that I had been selected to do a review for Ghirardelli and that I would be receiving some samples! Oh boy!

So I ripped open the box and was thrilled with what I found inside:

*10 bags of All Natural Chocolate Chips (two each): white, milk, semi-sweet, mini semi-sweet and 60% cocoa
*12 All Natural Baking Bars (2 each): white, milk, semi-sweet, 60% cocoa, 70% cocoa and unsweetened
*2 canisters of Cocoa Powder: Natural Unsweetened and Sweet Ground Chocolate
*1 large bag of Peppermint Bark Squares
*1 large bag of Chocolate Caramel Squares
*1 WONDERFUL Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook

Talk about a baker's ultimate dream come true! Now there is just one problem.....what do I make first??

I decided to try a recipe from the Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook. WOW! What a beautiful book. It gave the history of the company, the different types of chocolate, how to melt them and a whole bunch of interesting facts about chocolate.

I decided that I wanted to try the Buttery Breakfast Scones with Chocolate Chunks. How could you go wrong with that? What a wonderful way to start out the day. These were like warm, buttery and cakey chocolate chip cookies that would be wonderful with coffee or hot chocolate.

Look at those wonderful chocolate chunks!

And I wouldn't be "me" if I didn't drizzle a little bit of extra melted chocolate on top. I'm not too proud to admit that I have a drizzling problem. :)

Next, I decided to make my own recipe of Chocolate Covered Caramel and Coconut Pretzel Rods. I used the 60% cocoa to cover the pretzels and it gave it such a distinct and exotic taste. This ain't your everyday chocolate! I thought these would make great gifts to give away during the holidays.

Here is how I made them:

Chocolate Covered Caramel and Coconut Pretzel Rods


Things to get:
Pretzel rods
Sweetened coconut
Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips (whatever kind you like. I used 60% cocoa.)
Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips (optional)
Caramel ingredients (You can make your own using the recipe below or melt pre-wrapped caramels for convenience.)

1. Make a batch of caramel or melt your pre-wrapped caramels over low heat.

Homemade Caramel
1c. Karo syrup
1c. Brown sugar
1c. White sugar
1 stick of butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk


Put first 5 ingredients in a large sauce pan over medium heat and stir until melted and combined. Bring to a boil and stir for five minutes. Be careful to keep stirring so that it doesn't start to burn on the bottom of the pan. Take caramel off the burner after 5 minutes.

2. Put the hot caramel in a deep container. I used my Pyrex 4 cup measuring cup.

3. Prepare a couple cookie sheets lined with buttered wax paper.

4. Dip pretzel rod in caramel, about 3/4 of the way and let it drip off any excess caramel. Then lay the rod on the cookie sheet.

5. Repeat with remaining pretzels.

6. Put cookie sheets in the fridge to help set up caramel.

7. Once caramel is set, lift up each pretzel rod off the wax paper and mold caramel around the rod since it will puddle on the sides as it cools.

8. Roll caramel covered pretzel roll in shredded coconut and gently press coconut into the caramel.
9. Prepare the cookie sheets again with new pieces of wax paper. No butter required for this step.

10. Melt chocolate in the microwave or double boiler and place melted chocolate in a deep container like a tall cup. Dip caramel and coconut covered pretzel rods in melted chocolate. At this point, you can also roll the rods in chopped and toasted almonds or pecans.

11. Place chocolate covered pretzel rods on cookie sheets and place in fridge to set up for at least 15 minutes.

12. In a zip lock baggie, melt the Ghirardelli white chocolate chips in the microwave 20 seconds at a time. When completely melted, cut a tiny hole in the corner and drizzle the chocolate on the rods.

13. Place back into the fridge to set up.


Aren't they pretty?
I had so much fun baking and trying to come up with all the different ways I could use my Ghirardelli chocolate jackpot. I just love to work with quality chocolate that melts perfectly and Ghirardelli did not disappoint. I would without hesitation, recommend that you use Ghirardelli chocolate for all your holiday baking. Be sure to check out their website for information about Ghirardelli chocolate and browse the amazing recipes!

What would you make if a big box of Ghirardelli chocolate landed on your doorstep? Let me know in a comment and you will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card from BlogHer!

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345 comments:

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Emily said...

I'd make my friend's amazing hot chocolate.

Naomi, Art, and Hyrum said...

Definitely some white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies and chocolate covered pretzels, but honestly I would probably eat a whole lot of it first. Especially the peppermint bark. mmmmm....

Michelle said...

I would love to try making a ganache for my chocolate cheesecake cake! I bet I could melt some to make the chocolate mousse that goes in that cake as well. Delicious, just thinking about it!.

Melody said...

I would definitely make chocolate covered pretzels because my husband has been asking for them for a while. I would also make triple chocolate chip cookies! YUMMY!

Mami2jcn said...

Chocolate fondue.

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scmom (Barbara) said...

Mmm, maybe a Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte ( http://prayingforgrace.blogspot.com/2007/05/black-forest-torte.html ) or some delicious Peppermint Bark for Christmas. Anything is better with Ghirardelli!

Beth Gingrich said...

Caramel apples with a white chocolate and dark chocolate drizzle and white and dark chocolate-covered pretzel rods with opposite-colored chocolate drizzle.

Jayne said...

I would make homemade hot chocolate and big chunk chocolate cookies!

sarah said...

I would make brownies with chunks of chocolate in them and some hot chocolate. Chances are I'd eat a bunch of the chocolate just straight out of the wrapper.

Zoe said...

I'd like to try my hand in making brownies from scratch.

Jamie Newman said...

I would make those pretzels you made. I need them now that I have seen this post!!

susitravl said...

Brownies, brownies and more brownies. I love them.

Kimberly said...

I would make brownies. And put the peppermint bark in them, I think.

meeyeehere said...

sadly I would make myself sick is all.That chocolate would be eaten as soon as I could get the paper off of it.
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Alayna said...

I agree with several others - the first thing that popped in my head was definitely homemade brownies!!
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ma04santos said...

I love to make brownies... I only make them on holidays because my husband and his family are diabetics. Once or twice a year won't hurt:}

ma04santos said...

I make covered chocolate pretzels, with candy cane... they love those

Maria said...

I would make chocolate covered pretzels with candy cane.

Melanie said...

I'd make my mom's famous chocolate fudge.

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Jessica said...

I am a chocolate chip cookie junkie so that is what I would make

Pink Lady said...

hmmm, i'd DEFINITELY make another flourless chocolate/vanilla marble cake. yummers!!!

Jeanne said...

I would definitely make brownies, and those scones!

Home Cooking Memories said...

Your pretzel rods look awesome...I think I need to make some of those this year with my holiday baking.

And for me...I would make brownies and cookies...I love both!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I would make some awesome brownies...and maybe some chocolate sauce to go on top!

strmywthr3 said...

I'd make those scones! yum!

MaryBeth said...

On our trip back in Sept we went to San Fran and bought some from Ghirardelli Square. We purchased a bag of Pumpkin Cinnamon Caramel Spice, I would melt them down and use it as a fondue.

Anonymous said...

I would make a german chocolate cheesecake that I have been wanting to try!

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Rachel said...

Not sure I wouldn't just eat the chocolate straight....but how about melt some into hot chocolate? Yum!

quitecontrary1977 said...

I would make chocolate rum balss for the holidays!
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TruthHole said...

I would make a chocolate chocolate chip cookie the size of my front door.

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lnsrose said...

Oh, my goodness! Those scones look amazing!!!

Pressed Petals said...

YUm! Yum! Yum! Golly the things to make. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Megan said...

I'd make some chocolate mint chip cookies with the cocoa powder and the peppermint bark...yum!

Amy said...

I would like to make chocolate bar and drops cookies for my office exchange.

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gmissycat said...

I got to say, I probably would just eat the chocolate. Love chocolate so much. It would not even make it to a recipe.

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injaynesworld said...

I used to live just one block from Ghirardelli Square in SF. That box of chocolates would be history the first day.
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Rachel said...

I would make a big mess with all the wrappers as I rip apart all the chocolate and shove it in my mouth! Just kidding, although it would be tempting! :)

I would really make chocolate chip cookies with semi-sweet dark chocolate chips and eat them warm with homemade hot chocolate! And for dessert, I might have some chocolate pudding!

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Zach and Hannah Parris said...

That basket of chocolate looks amazing! I would make dark chocolate chunk brownies and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

Karin said...

I would make chocolate chip cookies- my favorite thing in the world

swoodsonshoeclips said...

I would definitely make chocolate covered pretzels. scg00387 at yaoho dot com

Susan said...

After reading this article, I would make the Chocolate Covered Caramel and Coconut Pretzel Rods... those look delicious!

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Susan said...

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Hannah said...

I would make chocolate chip cookies! Nothing better than good old fashioned choc chip cookies made with high quality chocolate!

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Hannah said...

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The Crave to Save said...

lots and LOTS of varieties of chocolate chip cookies

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Kerri said...

I would make Choco Chip Cookies and Choco Covered Prezels. Yum!

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Christa said...

I would make a triple chocolate cake, that is so good, it doesn't even need icing.

Becky said...

oooh those look AMAZING! I would totally want to try to make those same pretzel rods!

susan1215 said...

I'd make chocolate toffee brownies

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Jeannette said...

brownies!! well, i'd make that FIRST and then i'd make pancakes with mini chocolate chips, because these excite me :)

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cmf said...

I use Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chips for just about everything - brownies, cookies, ganache, scones. If I need chocolate, I reach for my 3 lb bag. If a box form Ghiradelli landed on my doorstep, I think I would try Cooks Illustrated's triple chocolate mousse cake.

peg42 said...

Love your pretzel recipe. I think that I would like to make turtle pretzels and add a little caramel.
Thanks so much.
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Mysharona said...

I'd make a chocolate house out of it...then devour the house!

Peace Love and Pets said...

I would make a big batch of Whoopie Pie's. Not the junk they sell in the stores and try to pass off as Whoopie Pies, my Mom's recipe, passed down from her Mom.

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Amber said...

Oooh I'd make brownies, rich fudgey cake, and maybe some fluffy mousse :) Thanks!

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abfantom said...

I would make my Chocolate Rum Mousse.

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Stephanie said...

brownies or fudge
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Tabathia said...

I have tried them in brownies and they were rich and delish, so I would try again
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Deanna G. said...

I'd make some chocolate chunk brownies! :)

Rebecca Graham said...

I would make brownies.

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The Fam said...

Oh glory! There's an absolutely sinful chocolate cheesecake with this chewy chocolately fudgy crust - I'd certainly be making that!

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Leilani said...

wow ... may give some away for Christmas and keep some to myself :-)

sweepmom said...

I would make a chocolate mousse dessert and some brownies.

Laura said...

I would make Oreo truffles and brownies

buzzd said...

I would make chocolate covered pretzels and peanuts

Betty said...

Well, if it was chocolate chips, I would probably make Apartment House cookies. They are one of my favorite cookies to make at Christmas because they are super easy and sinfully delicious...and they freeze well so they are out of my sight until Christmas!

Paige said...

Some chocolate Panna Cotta cake. Best cake I've ever had.

Janice said...

I dont know what I would make but I want to try those pretzel rods you made. They look awesome and pretty.

Bacallsmom said...

Chocolate brownies! :-)

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oliepants said...

I know it sounds too plain but I would have to go with fondue - I love the taste of Ghiradelli and it pairs well with fruit! :)

Kelly Massman said...

Well, I'd be tempted to just open it and start eating it!!! but, those pretzel sticks look really yummy!

thanks!
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Scott said...

My favorite holiday dessert is chocolate fudge. I was raised by my dad before he got extremely sick. The only dish he knew how to make was fudge. He made it once a year with my help. I love that guy!
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Catharine said...

Brownies are a favorite here with all sorts of add-ins.

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lisa said...

I like the chocolate covered pretzels. msmith572@yahoo.com

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Kelly said...

I'd be making some fondue with all kinds of fruit for dipping! :)

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Brent said...

I would give it to my wife. I wouldn't take too much of it first :-)

planetnomad said...

I think I would make those scones. Yum! They look fantastic.

EyeBeeLeaveEweHoney said...

I would make a big chocolate-y mess! I would dive in face first, and declare every man (woman) for themselves!

I have a Jug(with pump!)of Ghirardelli Chocolate Sauce in the fridge right now, and trust me...I am so enjoying using it every single day.

llinda29 said...

I would make a chocolate castle

ranya112 said...

I would make a chocolate cheesecake and maybe chcolate brownies with chunks of chocolate in them.

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Megan said...

If a big box of Ghirardelli chocolate landed on my door I would be in absolute HEAVEN. I'm not sure if it would make it to any kind of cooking or fancy fixing, I might just eat it all!!! :)

wildcat32 said...

I would make triple chocolate chip cookies.

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sarah said...

I'd probably do a search for some new, more creative recipes, but of the ones I have I might make chocolate lava cake or choc chip cookies.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Those pretzel rods look amazing (and I may try them), but I would definitely make double chocolate chip cookies. Thanks!

gapeach said...

Chocolate chocolate chip cookies. That basket looks WONDERFUL!

Susan said...

I would make a chocolate mocha cheesecake

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Anonymous said...

dark chocolate brownies with ganache

hale2005 said...

I would make some chocolate fudge.

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clc408 said...

I'd make some fantastic brownies or chocolate chunk cookies.

Jamie said...

Ooo, I would make those chocolate covered caramel and coconut pretzels that you made. Those look incredible! And what a great combination of flavors and textures. Yum.

Kristen said...

I'd make Rocky Road fudge.

amandawk said...

I would make the chocolate pretzels.
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jazz33 said...

chocolate chip cookies

Tracy R said...

I would make brownies and double chocolate cookies for starters!

simone/ thebubbledies said...

Chocolate boiler drops. Otherwise known as no bakes or dog poop cookies. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

Christa said...

If a box of Ghirardelli chocolate landed on my doorstep I would make the chocolate blondies on their website! They look SO good!

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Deb said...

Those pretzels look fabulous!! What a great gift they would make! I think the first thing I'd make is a chocolate chess pie.

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Cathy W said...

I'd love the Chocolate Covered Caramel and Coconut Pretzel Rods.
All my fave things wrapped up in one package.
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Tina12312 said...

Chocolate peppermint bark! Thank you!

The Murray Crew said...

I think I would try your chocolate covered Pretzels, those look awesome!

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Juliannajones said...

Brownies! can't have all that decadent chocolate and NOT make brownies :)

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Timbo said...

I think I might actually make me a delicious, old-fashioned PARFAIT :D

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tatertot374 said...

brownies
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AStarrA said...

Yum! Maybe some chocolate pie or peanut butter cups
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ohkeeka said...

I would make brownies and maybe some peppermint truffles for Christmas!

Nanci said...

I would make some cookies with the kids.

KaHolly said...

I was just telling my daughter the other day that I wanted to make chocolate covered pretzels!!

smilekisses said...

Chocolate covered strawberries.
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Abbey said...

Those chocolate pretzel rods look delicious!

tjinjtown said...

Truffles, flourless chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, fudge, or chocolate chip pie or ........Oh so many yummy, chocolaty possibilities!

M.A. said...

Would head straight to the freezer and build myself a super great Sundae!

Lisa Rathbone said...

The buttery chocolate chunk scones sound absolutely marvelous. A day without a little chocolate is like a day without sunshine!

The Sunshyn said...

I wouldn't manage to have time to make anything because they are *so* very good by themselves.
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DoughGirl said...

I would make a "Death by Chocolate" type cheesecake...chocolate crust, chocolate cheesecake with brownie chunks, chocolate chips, topped with a chocolate mousse and then finished off with swirls of whipped cream and ganache and chocolate curls! Can you tell that I love chocolate?

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Norma said...

Oh my gosh - those pretzel sticks looks so good I'd have to try making them!
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LAMusing said...

hmmm... white chocolate macadamia nut cookies would be on the menu~! And dark chocolate souffle with raspberries
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Debbie said...

Those pretzels look amazingly delicious. I may try making those this year as office gifts.

skkorman said...

What would I make? Hmmmmm—methinks I would make room in my tummy!

momgateway said...

I'll indulge and make chocolate lava cake, decadent Ghirardelli brownies and those macadamia nut cookies!

One Frugal Girl said...

I'd make brownies. Decadent, delicious brownies!

Just call me "B" said...

I would probably do just what you did! Make tons of funsies for Christmas!

sweetsue said...

I would make gingerbread houses out of graham crackers and decorate them with the chocolate.
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Nicole said...

Ok - do you want the truth or a lie? I would share the box with all of my neighbors and friends! (or, hide in the hallway closet with the box wrapped around my arms as I try and decide what it best for the both of us...)

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Megan said...

Oh my goodness, I would loe to make the pretzel rods while my mouth was full of chocolate! ;)

Mel Fraase said...

Ummmm...Make? I think I'd eat all the chocolate before I managed to cook anything. I have a recipe for Snow Balls that would be lovely with Ghirardelli chocolate!! (If I manage to save a few pieces)

Julie said...

My husband LOVES chili in his chocolate and has been asking me to make my too-yummy cheesecake covered with an amazing chocolate ganache (plus chili flakes) for awhile. Of course I have to wait for my "cheat day" 'cause yes, I have one too.

Robyn said...

I would probably make some chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies!
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Fitz said...

Umm, snack snack snack, chocolate topped toffee, snack snack snack, chocolate pretzels, snack snack snack, triple chocolate cookies or brownies, snack snack snack...

agirlandaboy said...

Those pretzels look AMAZING, but I'd probably make my favorite chocolate chip pumpkin cookies. So easy, and they never fail!

Jen said...

I'd make chocolate covered marshmallows and strawberries and then I'd try to make things I've never made before!
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sksweeps said...

I'd be savoring it myself (I'm SO lucky, my daughter doesn't have quite the sweet tooth I do)... and then maybe sharing with chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin chip cookies and hot chocolate!

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Shel said...

I'd make the Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake...best of both worlds..chocolate and cherries. Yum.

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Kolein said...

~The first thing that would happen after I passed out would be that my husband would be looking for me wondering why the front door was left open on such a cold day. As he approached, he'd notice my legs sticking out of the box and try to resuscitate me quickly realizing by the look on my face that I was in some state of euphoria. After a quick look at the label on the box and its contents, he would carefully drag me (and the delivery) into the house and leave me in the entry way until he heard me coming to...then he'd help me up, smiling his sweet smile, saying, "I know Honey. Everything is alright. Why don't you go splash some water on your face and then go in the kitchen and start baking." I'd make a robotic turn, he'd point me in the right direction of the powder room and some how I would manage to get on with the day.~

I write this because Ghirardelli saves my life...every. single. day.

Thanks for offering this up! Brownies, cookies, hot cocoa, chocolate cake...I'd be in the kitchen for some time.

Good Luck to everyone! Found you from Marianne at Songbird via FB!!!

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Angel Jacklyn said...

OMG EVERYTHING YOU MADE LOOKS DELICIOUS! I HONESTLY THINK I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME CHOCOLATE PRETZEL STICKS AS WELL! THANKS!! kytah00@yahoo.com

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Els Manning said...

I like putting whipped cream topped with grated chocolate bar to top hot chocolate. And lately i have developed a love for chocolate dipped pretzels. But do like brownies too.... So lots to make!

JC said...

Chocolate cookies and hot chocolate!
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tanya904 said...

I would make some chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered pretzels
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mkjmc said...

I would try your method with the pretzel rods, have tried before and they do not look that nice, alos the chocolate mousse
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penguin28 said...

Chocolate covered strawberries!

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crystalf said...

I would make brownies. There's not better tasting dessert out there than brownies. thank you!

msrodeobrat said...

i would dip strawberries in it
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jakiesmom said...

i would make chocolate no bake cookies that are my husbands favorite
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PauleyD said...

I'd make Chocolate fondue.

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dzoellmer said...

I would make Ancho Chile Chocolate Bark with Pistachios and Pecans - my favorite!

Karina said...

homemade hot chocolate

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Christina in MN said...

I would melt some dark chocolate and pour a little into a cupcake liner ,add a few fresh berries,more chocolate on top of that,another layer of berries,chocolate then 1 berry on top. Let that set up and enjoy.
Something I learned at Godiva.

fostertam said...

My favorite holiday candies-chocolate covered peanut butter balls and Martha Washington's

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Ravzie said...

What wouldn't I make??? Those dipped pretzels sure looked good!!

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

as many cookies as possible!!

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

as many cookies as possible!!

SusanD said...

Truffles. Oh my. They are oh so good. Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings, SusanD

Rebekah said...

Oh dear what wouldn't i make!!!! I guess i'll probably start out with peanut butter balls, then move on to chocolate caramel apples and go from there!!

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swisspotluck said...

I would take the whole box over to the home of the kids I babysit and we would research recipes on the internet and then make them together. Those pretzel sticks in particular look like they might be project #1.

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Donna-FFW said...

Cookies, truffles, bark, chocolate cream oie, hot chocolate, endless possibilities!!!! brownies, chocolate covered pretzals, etc.

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

I would first eat some, he he, then I would make brownies, cookies, chocolate gravy, buckeyes, and other great foods.

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monstergirlee said...

Truffels, White chocolate mint bark, then give some away as presents. Then eat the rest.
Thanks for a chance to win!

Poppy said...

I would make the scale move up 5 lbs because I would hide it from my family and just eat it when they weren't looking.

Natalie said...

Oh, I'd try to make the chocolate covered pretzels. My SIL made some for my son for Thanksgiving, and he LOVED them!

Annette Tracy said...

I'd be making our own recipe for peppermint bark. Using the white chocolate chips is a must!

Annette Tracy said...

I'd make my own version of peppermint bark. White chocolate chips by Ghirardelli is a must!

Donna Freedman said...

I'm so old-school that I'd make:
Chocolate chip brownies
Maybe some regular chocolate chip cookies, too
Oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips
My mom's sour cream chocolate cake (although it never tastes quite as good as the ones she used to make)
Food is tied to so many memories.

Jo said...

I would make some hot chocolate with peppermint for our annual Peacock Lane outing to see the Christmas lights! our kids would love it!
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Anonymous said...

i'd like to make a flourless chocolate cake with homemade whipped cream.
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Qtpies7 said...

There are a billion recipes that I would love to try! But I would for sure use the chocolate in my home made chocolate frostings, and also my daughter wants the sides of her wedding cake to be made of white chocolate, not frosting, but hard chocolate sides!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say, if I got a box like that of chocolate,....first I would squeal!
Also though; my family & I have a tradition of making bunches of baked goodies to send to our relatives at Christmas time. And chocolate is a MUST!

Mmmm... family, laughter & chocolate! :)

Dawn said...

Actually, those pretzel rods look so delicious, I'd love to make them for hubby as a christmas present!

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Marty, a.k.a. canape said...

What would I make if a box of Ghirardelli chocolate showed up at my house? A bee-line for the front door, of course!!!

And then chocolate covered pretzels.

clynsg said...

Chocolate chip cookies and some fudge!

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Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Homemade peanut butter cups, hehe!

Howell said...

aaah...just reading the recipes gives me a chocolate high but I have to make some for sure!

Howell said...

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jana_miles said...

triple chocolate brownies with salted caramel

Jamie Lovely said...

First I would eat all the carmel ones because those are my FAVORITE.

Then I would try to make those scones because those look amazing and who doesn't love chocolate for breakfast?!

dolphee said...

Wow so much to make. I'd make my double chocolate chocolate chip cookies and blondie bars.

Amy said...

I would make brownies.

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intime said...

id make smores intime@myself.com

wendy said...

i think i'd make BROWNIES. and after snacking on some, maybe some fudge?

Courtney said...

I would make some turtle brownies.

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mollie said...

i would try the pretzels. those look yummy

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Anonymous said...

If there was any left after I ate some. I guess some cookies and cake. mmmm I love chocolate.

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Anonymous said...

I would make chocolate covered pretzels or strawberries. YUM

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Alicia said...

I don't know that I would make anything at all. I'd just eat it all up!

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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olympicgirl said...

I'd probably eat a lot of it first and then a nice biscotti dipped in chocolate sounds good...

charity/ccboobooy said...

I would dip a bunch of fruit in the chocolate.


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Moth said...

Definitely brownies. Good, rich brownies with chocolate chunks. Then I'd probably work my way through their entire cookbook!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Nice blog posting! Loved the pictures.:))

I would definitely make hot chocolate, chocolate covered pretzels, nut clusters...

I really love chocolate! Thank you, and good luck to everyone!

Emily N. said...

I'd make a DoubleTree hotel inspired chocolate chip cookie.

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