Archive for the ‘Chocolate’ Category
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
2 pounds cream cheese
1 cup sugar
8 ounces sour cream
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup flour
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
In a 5 quart mixing bowl place 2 pounds of cream cheese and 1 cup granulated sugar and mix on low speed until cream cheese is softened and smooth, place in bowl 8 ounces sour cream and continue mixing until well blended, at this time add 2 eggs, mix for 2 minutes then add 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, and 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, mix on second speed until smooth and creamy.
At this time your cheesecake mixture should be fluffy like ice cream as it comes out of the ice cream machine. Prepare your 10 inch x 2 inches spring form pan, in a large bowl place your graham cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar, and your melted butter or margarine, then with a wire whisk, whisk them together until well combined, brush onto the sides of your spring form pan a little softened butter so the crumbs have something to hold to, place the crumbs on the sides and bottom of the pan. Now you add slowly to the pan your cheesecake mix as not to disturb the crumbs too much, now you should have a full pan.
Preheat your oven to 275 degrease and not more, when your oven is hot place the cake in it and bake for 55 minutes then shut off the oven and let it in there for 3 hours, at the end of this time you should have the most beautiful cheesecake you ever seen, let the cake on the table for 1 1/2 hours then place it in the refrigerator for about 2-3 hours. Now remove it from the pan and enjoy. You can put a coconut pecan topping on it if you like.
Chocolate candy is an ideal present or gift to buy someone you love and care about on their birthday. Its a absolute fact that chocolate candy will make a fantastic gift for Mothers day, Valentine’s day, Halloween, and Christmas. So if you are looking for a great gift for a special day, then you need look no further than a box of chocolate candy. It seems that the attractive box is almost as important as the candy contained inside. Isn’t that an amazing and surprising fact?
Packaging will enhance your chocolate candy:
Many individuals who eat chocolate usually like many different sorts, from the cheapest to the more expensive gourmet ones. This is great when it comes to buying a chocolate gift for them, because as long as the wrapping looks good you can go for a less expensive type. You will not have to spend all your money on the gourmet ones, that is unless you want to. Its amazing to find that an Hershey’s Kiss will take some beating for both taste and price.
Chocolate candy is actually quite inexpensive, therefore you could be a little extravagant and a tad crazy about how you present the candy. A fun idea would be to have some sort of theme like buying some chocolate balls and wrapping them to look like basketballs and baseballs is a fantastic way to please the sporting person in your life. Making a plastic baseball helmet, or football helmet and filling them with these sports themed chocolate candy is a super idea for a gift.
If you love dogs or if you have a friend or family member who is a dog lover then a really great idea would be to buy doggy shaped chocolate candy, wrap them and fill a dogs feeding bowl with them. Another equally crazy gift idea would be to also do this with your friendly cat lover too. You could get either fish or mouse shaped chocolate and fill up a fish or feeding bowl with them. Give your imagination freedom to be creative, it will pay off.
Another creative and possibly crazy idea that would definitely fit into a theme, would be to find some fruit covered chocolates, like chocolate covered fruit peels and marzipan fruit and create a fruit chocolate fruit salad. Chocolates that are orange flavored are sometimes sold in slices, like real oranges, so making sure your fruit salad looks like it was made of real fruit, and not chocolate candy is where your imagination and creativity can come into its own.
Use your imagination when choosing your chocolate candy gift:
Laughing at funny and creative gift baskets is part of the pleasure your friend or loved one gets when receiving a gift of chocolate candy. You could take chocolates left over from Christmas and re-use them for another occasion. For instance, chocolate lips and hearts normally reserved for Valentine’s Day would work in a romance themed basket at any time of the year.
All that needs to be remembered when choosing that chocolate candy gift for your loved one or friend is to enjoy the experience and have fun.
It is popular convention that when referring to chocolate candy, all one normally needs say is chocolate for an immediate connection to be made. Chocolate remains the most popular candy in America, surpassing greatly all other types of candy being sold. Many people describe the experience of a great passion for their chocolate. Often referred to as “chocoholics,” they attribute obvious addictive properties in the substance found in candy bars and desserts consumed daily.
Chocolate comes in so many forms today that it would be difficult to list them all. The form most often utilized by candy makers is the candy bar. Names like Hershey’s, Mars, and Nestle are synonymous with chocolate candy. Companies like these have been cranking out their cocoa confections for nearly a century, earning them billions of dollars. The formula for this success is simple: create the best tasting chocolate candy possible and sell it for a competitive profit. Creating the optimum product quality and thereby achieve customer satisfaction is the heritage on which many of these companies were founded.
Just as the big candy makers have found success in this, making chocolate candy on a small scale is immensely popular. Making and selling chocolate candies is how many small locally owned and operated candy stores make a living. These small candy makers often find a niche in the creation of gourmet chocolate candy that incorporates elaborate decoration and supreme quality of ingredients.
Making chocolate candy is a wholly different matter if candy making isn’t a primary occupation. While some of principles are the same, the scale will be on a completely different level than either of the previously mentioned sources of chocolate candy despite the fact that the methods used to create many of the candies are identical. It typically becomes a matter of hobby rather than sales in these instances. Yet with a marketing tool like the Internet at hand it is a simple matter to take what is currently a hobby and build it into an online candy business.
Thus it is no surprise that there are already several online chocolate candy businesses operating on the Internet. In a day and age where many people are buying even their groceries online it isn’t much of a stretch to browse the candy store from a computer screen.