Dr Oz: Favorite Dark Chocolate Recipes
Dr Oz shared that he asked his viewers to send in their favorite recipes that use dark chocolate. Dr Oz welcomed “Mr Chocolate” Jacques Torres to come out and taste the sweets and say which one he thought was the sweetest. So which treat would be named the best? Jacques named the dark chocolate bark the winner. Dr Oz surprised everyone with chocolates, compliments of Jacques Torres.
Dr Oz: Dark Chocolate Bark With Cherries & Coconut Recipe Ingredients
The first one comes from a woman named Laura. She shared her dark chocolate bark, saying that her son has a lot of food allergies in her classroom so she wanted to find something she could have him bring in on his birthday that everyone could enjoy. There are no nuts, but you can certainly add them if you want. Jacques Torres said that he liked Laura’s recipe, especially the nibs and how thin the bark is.
- 2 lbs 70% or higher dark chocolate (melted)
- 1/2 C cherries
- 1/4 C cocoa nibs
- 1/4 C shredded coconut
Dr Oz: Dark Chocolate Bark With Cherries & Coconut Recipe Directions
- Put parchment paper down on sheet tray.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave on 50% power at 60-second intervals, stirring well in between.
- As chocolate becomes more fluid, cut interval time to 30 seconds, then 15 seconds, being sure to stir well in between.
- Lay 1 1/2 lbs of chocolate out on the tray & use a spatula to create a leveled layer of chocolate.
- Set remaining chocolate aside.
- Sprinkle dried cherries across the chocolate on the sheet, then sprinkle with shredded coconut.
- Sprinkle a light amount of cocoa nibs on the chocolate & spread evenly across the chocolate.
- Put the extra 1/2 lb of chocolate into microwave to liquefy.
- Pour the melted chocolate on top of what’s already on the tray.
- Let solidify.
Dr Oz: Dark Chocolate and Banana Crepes Recipe Ingredients
Next, Ariana shared that she makes the most delicious dark chocolate banana crepes. She said she was craving chocolate one night and wanted to eat something low in sugar but that would still give her a sweet fix. Dr Oz shared the recipe online but instead of calling it a crepe, he called it an omelet. I like the word crepe better to describe this recipe, but either way, you can find the recipe below.
Jacques said he likes to have a little more chocolate flavor, but liked that she used the whole egg to make for a great texture.
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
- 1 banana
- Cinnamon, to taste
Dr Oz: Dark Chocolate and Banana Crepes Recipe Directions
- Combine the eggs, cocoa & half of the banana in a food processor and blend for a few seconds to mix.
- Add a dash of cinnamon to taste.
- Pour mixture into a gently heated pan on low heat.
- Cut up the other half of the banana into slices & spread on top of the mixture in the pan.
- Cover with a lid & let sit for 3 minutes, then turn over, let sit for another minute & serve when ready.
Dr Oz: Dark Chocolate Whopper Recipe Ingredients
Dr Oz then moved on to talk to Christine who combined chocolate and espresso to make dark chocolate Whoppers. Christina said her family calls them Chocolate Bombers, but they definitely love them. Jacques said he likes the texture, saying that they’re soft and have a good chocolate flavor.
- 6 oz semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
- 1/4 C sifted all-purpose flour (sift before measuring)
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 C sugar
- 2 tsp instant espresso powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 oz chocolate chips
- 1 C pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
- 1 C walnut halves, broken into large pieces
Dr Oz: Dark Chocolate Whopper Recipe Directions
- Heat oven to 350 degrees & line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place chopped chocolate & butter in medium saucepan over low heat & stir until melted.
- Whisk flour in small bowl with salt & baking powder.
- Beat the eggs, sugar, espresso powder & vanilla extract in large bowl using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, for about 5 minutes.
- Mix in the chocolate mixture until blended & add the flour mixture.
- Beat at low speed until incorporated.
- Using a woodless spoon, stir in the chocolate chips & nuts.
- Form the mixture into dough balls.
- Use 1/3 of the mixture on each baking sheet, spacing the balls 3 inches apart.
- Bake 17 minutes until the tops are dry & shiny.
- Slide the parchment with cookies onto wide racks to cool completely.
Dr Oz: Dark Chocolate Mousse
Finally, Keisha shared her dark chocolate mousse that she made to introduce her family to dark chocolate. She said the one trick is that it doesn’t have any sugar in it. Jacques said she was using sweet dark chocolate, which is why she didn’t need sugar, and said he found it sweet, but very well done.