Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann - Indulge Your Chocolate Passion!

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Turn everyday chocolate recipes into indulgent desserts with new NESTLE CHOCOLATIER, the premium chocolate for baking. Compared to other baking chocolates, NESTLE CHOCOLATIER contains a perfect combination of ingredients and a higher percentage of cacao, resulting in a richer chocolate flavor experience.

NESTLE CHOCOLATIER can be used in any recipe that calls for chocolate to create mouthwatering chocolate desserts. A European-style premium baking chocolate, NESTLE CHOCOLATIER is sure to indulge your passion for richness.

Sea Salted Smokey Almond Chocolate Bark

  • 10 oz NESTLE CHOCOLATIER 53% Cacao Dark Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 cup smoked-flavored almonds, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt (preferably large crystal)

Line an 8-inch baking pan with wax paper. Microwave small chocolate pieces in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. If pieces retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Stir in 1/4 cup almonds. Pour into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Tap pan several times to spread chocolate and settle nuts. Sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Dark Chocolate Fudge with Pistachios

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLE CARNATION Evaporated Milk
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLE CHOCOLATIER 53% Cacao Dark Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, coarsely chopped shelled pistachios or toasted pecans, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Line 8-inch-square baking pan with foil. Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows, morsels, 1/2 cup nuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons of nuts over top of fudge; carefully press nuts into the fudge. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces.

Chocolate Layer Crumb Bars

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLE CHOCOLATIER 53% Cacao Dark Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLE CARNATION Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Beat butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in flour, sugar and salt until crumbly. With floured fingers, press 2 cups crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan; reserve remaining mixture. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Combine 1 cup morsels and sweetened condensed milk in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over low heat, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Spread over hot crust. Stir nuts and remaining morsels into reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over chocolate filling. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.