15 Chocolate Recipes to Celebrate Fair Trade Month
If you are going to eat chocolate, isn’t it better to eat chocolate with a mission?! For the past 15 years, Lake Champlain Chocolates has worked to increase transparency in all of the ingredients that we source. This means not only looking for the freshest local ingredients, but making sure that the quality ingredients we source from around the world (such as cocoa) have been ethically and sustainably produced. It’s also why we have vigilantly worked at becoming a Fair for Life, social and fair trade certified company. As of 2016, we are excited to announce that over 95% of the chocolate we use is fair trade certified! Grab your apron and celebrate Fair Trade Month and National Dessert Day with these delicious fair trade chocolate recipes.
There’s nothing more satisfying than a classic dark chocolate chip cookie, fresh out of the oven and still warm, served with a cold glass of milk. (Unless, of course, it’s two chocolate chip cookies.)
Wow your guests this coming Holiday season with a caramel chocolate moxie cake wrapped in a salted caramel buttercream frosting. Pro tip: top this cake with salted caramel jubilees to create the ultimate dessert.
It wouldn’t be Fall in Vermont without a little pumpkin spice. These scrumptious brownies combine pumpkin and chocolate to create the perfect after-school delight.
Made with a fruit and nut base, this is one chocolate truffle you’ll want to snack on every day. What’s even more surprising is that these little morsels are both gluten-free and vegan!
Is there anything more irresistible than chocolate and coconut? Combine them together to get this out-of-this world cookie that is perfect for your next holiday cookie swap.
What’s not to love about a snack-sized pie, especially when it combines the classic flavor of banana and chocolate? Kids will love the fact that these goodies come with their own dipping sauce.
Move over pumpkin spice latte, there’s a new drink in town. This yummy recipe combines fair trade chocolate and coffee with a touch of pumpkin to create the perfect drink to warm you up on those brisk Fall mornings.
A great flourless chocolate torte can be hard to master. This fool-proof recipe from healthy seasonal recipes creates a chocolate torte that is deliciously dense.
Brighten any chocoholic’s day with this rich deep dark chocolate cake. Pro tip: use extra-dark organic and fair trade certified chocolate to make this fudgy, moist chocolate cake even more divine.
Put a java-twist on the aforementioned double chocolate cake by liberally applying this mocha buttercream frosting. With just the right about of coffee and sweetness, this might just become your new go-to chocolate frosting!
Impress your guests with this rich flourless chocolate cake, topped with a Frangelico-infused chocolate mousse, topped with an bittersweet dark chocolate ganache and then sprinkled with roasted hazelnuts. A decadently rich dessert that is worth every bite.
Bring out your inner kid with an adult version of a chocolate milkshake. Bonus tip: take your tipsy milkshake to the next level by incorporating our house-made, award-winning ice cream.
These melt-in-your-mouth treats will make any chocolate mint aficionado swoon. Not only are these heavenly treats vegan and gluten-free, but the recipe creator from oh she glows, also offers a nut-free version of the recipe too.
It’s hard to resist a doughnut, especially when it’s dipped is fair trade dark chocolate and artfully decorated. Pro tip: for an added crunch try topping these gluten free donuts with direct trade roasted cacao nibs.
15. Chocolate Fondue
Add some flare to your next dinner party with chocolate fondue. Not only is this dessert is fun and easy, but it can easily accommodate most dietary restrictions. From fresh fruits and marshmallows to potato chips and cookies – there are endless options of dipping combinations to try.
Is your mouth watering yet? If these recipes didn’t overload you with deep dark chocolate deliciousness, I don’t know what will. But don’t think need to make them all this weekend. Pin these fair trade chocolate recipes for later when you need a delicious treat to bring to Thanksgiving dinner, a Holiday party, or New Year’s Eve soiree. Have a great chocolate recipe? Share it with us @LCChocolates and #ILoveLCC!