Dark chocolate…oh yes…
And chile? Heck, yes.
Offset that with a delicate vanilla almond and you’ll know what I mean.
A few days before Thanksgiving, I was presented with a box of dried chilies and a challenge to create something with them, from a lovely food company, Marx foods. The catch? It has to be eaten with a spoon.
Sure, there’s soup, chilli, stews and other savories…but, I decided to try the newest trend with chilies. Chile and chocolate. And, I decided that those two flavors needed a mediator to join them. Who was the lucky mediator? Why, cinnamon of course.
And, since I’m a busy mama and just went through Thanksgiving- I went “sorta-homemade”…the outcome?
You have to try this-it’s that good.
And yes, you eat it with a spoon.
And, I made it partially from a mix. Doctored up, of course.
But, first let me explain what in the heck to do with dried chilies:
Now take a box of puddin’ mix. Not instant. Dark chocolate.
Add 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
Just as the puddin’ is ready to be removed from the heat, stir in this:
Guajillo chilies are a mild chile, with a fruity-almost sweet heat. Like a spicy cinnamon.
My box had hotter chilies….but- I wanted something that was friendly to my little one’s taste buds.
But, don’t worry- I have plans for those spicy guys.
Now, for the vanilla almond layers, which are optional- I used instant vanilla pudding with 2 teaspoons almond extract. Alternate the layers in clear glasses. Honestly, that chocolate is so good- you can skip the vanilla. But if you want to get all Martha fancy-pants, go for it. It does look pretty layered like that.
Yes, I did mention this is a “challenge” and I up to win some yummy foodie gifts, so- if you liked my little puddin’ creation, show some love an d give a vote. As soon as the voting link is up, I will put it right HERE. Have an awesome day.