Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know Taste Delicious With Chocolate

There’s nothing better than chocolate, right? Or is there? Foodies have figured out that everyone’s favorite candy gets even better when combined with some surprising ingredients. Here are our top 10 favorite crazy chocolate recipes.

10. Avocado

It might sound gross, but avo mixed with chocolate chips makes an amazingly rich filling for Russell Warnick’s chocolate avocado pie.

 9. Eggplant

No, this is not a joke. Just give it a try. Salted fried eggplant drizzled with dark chocolate, from What You Give Away You Keep.

8. Goat Cheese

Chocolate is great. Cheese is great. Why the eff not? Macheesmo makes goat cheese raspberry brownies.

7. Zucchini

It doesn’t count as dessert if you put a vegetable in it, right? Double the chocolate and lose the guilt with these double chocolate zucchini muffins from Jamie Cooks It Up!

6. Beets

Levana Kirschenbaum’s flourless chocolate coconut beet cake is extra-flavorful and extra-moist — thanks to the addition of beets.

5. Bacon

OK, you probably do already knew about this one, since foodies have been obsessed with mixing bacon and everything for quite some time now. Still, it’s hard to beat a chocolate bacon cupcake, especially this delectable-looking one from Cherry Tea Cakes.

 4. Quinoa

It’s not just for salads — quinoa also makes a perfectly crunchy crumble topping, as in Le delicieux’s chocolate pear and quinoa crumble.

3. Tomato

In a “recipe” that Sandra Lee would approve of, add one can of diced tomatoes to a chocolate cake mix. You just have to trust us that chocolate tomato cake totally works.

2. Potato Chips

Can’t decide between chips and cookies? There’s no reason to. Whip up The Capitol Baker’s potato chip chocolate chip cookies.

1. Beer

Yes, you can fill chocolate truffles with rum or liqueur — but why do that when you can use beer? Check out these chocolate beer truffles from Bakers Royale.

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  • MaryAlice December 6, 2011  

    French fries dipped in chocolate milkshakes. On a hot day at the Dairy Queen.

  • Maids December 6, 2011  

    hate chocolate. the end.

  • van@recipe for spiced cider December 7, 2011  

    Why hate chocolates? I thought everybody loves chocolates.

  • erica December 8, 2011  

    everyone doesn’t love chocolate. i can totally pass on chocolate every time.

    that said, avocado pudding is tha ish for that one-time-a-year you crave chocolate 😉

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