25 Recipes Using Bittersweet Chocolate and a Substitution

Last Updated on April 29, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Are you looking for recipes using bittersweet chocolate? It seems like bittersweet chocolate is one of those things that you buy and then look for ways to use up the rest of the bar. I always end up with more of it than I need for just one recipe. I don’t want to leave the bar in the refrigerator forever so I try to use it up. If you’re looking for a bittersweet chocolate substitution, keep reading. 

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25 Recipes Using Bittersweet Chocolate and a Substitution

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Recipes Using Bittersweet Chocolate

So, what exactly is bittersweet chocolate? Bittersweet chocolate has some sugar (less than a third), more cocoa butter, vanilla flavoring, and sometimes lecithin added to it. It has less sugar than semi-sweet chocolate. If you need to, bittersweet chocolate substitutions are semi-sweet chocolate or unsweetened cocoa powder.

What you need to make these recipes using bittersweet chocolate:

Double boiler – To melt the bittersweet chocolate, you’ll want to use a double boiler. It will result in a smoother consistency than trying to do it in the microwave.

Chocolate shaver – To make those fancy curls you see on top of cheesecake or other desserts, you’ll want a chocolate shaver.

Hand chopper – If you want to make chocolate chips from your bittersweet chocolate bar, a hand chopper will make the process much simpler.

25 Recipes Using Bittersweet Chocolate and a Substitution

So, if you’re looking for a few ways to use up that bar of bittersweet chocolate, you can start here:

  1. Bittersweet chocolate brownies
  2. Bittersweet chocolate chip cookies
  3. Flourless chocolate cake
  4. Chocolate Fried Chicken
  5. Essential Bittersweet chocolate cake
  6. Bittersweet chocolate pound cake
  7. Bittersweet chocolate tart
  8. Easy chocolate truffles
  9. Bittersweet chocolate sorbet
  10. Bittersweet chocolate cheesecake
  11. Chocolate chicken mole
  12. Oatmeal bittersweet chocolate chunk cookies
  13. Velvety Bittersweet chocolate pudding
  14. Bittersweet chocolate mousse
  15. Beef and bean chili with bittersweet chocolate
  16. Spiced hot chocolate
  17. Bittersweet chocolate bread pudding
  18. Bittersweet chocolate cream pie
  19. Mole chicken tacos
  20. Homemade bittersweet chocolate syrup
  21. Bacon and bittersweet chocolate waffles
  22. Mexican hot chocolate
  23. Ancho chocolate BBQ chicken
  24. Bittersweet gingerbread brownies
  25. Rosemary and bittersweet chocolate quick bread

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Bittersweet chocolate substitution

Now, if you’re stuck for ideas, you really can simply substitute bittersweet chocolate in any recipe that calls for semi-sweet chocolate. Or, you can freeze it in the freezer in a freezer bag until you decide to make your favorite recipe again. And, I use it regularly in my big chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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6 thoughts on “25 Recipes Using Bittersweet Chocolate and a Substitution”

  1. These are some delicious choices. I would have a heck of a time picking just one to try. I would have never thought to add chocolate to chicken.

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