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Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers

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These Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers are so good to be had on the weekend, I made this recipe last Sunday, since I love Jalapeno Peppers and chocolate, so why not make a dessert mixed with both ingredients, Then the idea of these Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers came to my mind, and to be honest the taste not disappointed me, it was a little bit different for the first bite, but after the taste turn out so good.

The recipe is so simple, I think anyone can make it at home, You just need Jalapeno Peppers and dark chocolate, also you can use even white chocolate or caramel, you can be creative with your dessert, I used chocolate just because I like it so much, and the cooking process is so simple like I said before, just simple simple steps and you done.

Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers

What are Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers?

Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers are a tasty dessert that is so sweet and could be so hot as well, the dessert is made with only two ingredients, chocolate, and Jalapeno Peppers, the directions are easy to follow, and will take only around 20 minutes, and the taste is amazing with the sweetness of the chocolate especially if you used the dark one and also spicy a little bit due to the Jalapeno Peppers, but you can control how hot it will be, even you can use little sweet peppers as well if you want it normal and not hot at all.

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 8 ounces of high-quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, sea salt, shredded coconut

How to Make Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers?

Step 1:

After washing and drying the jalapeno peppers, proceed by carefully cutting off the stems. With a sharp knife, slice each pepper in half lengthwise, ensuring to keep the halves are intact. Next, using a spoon, gently scoop out the seeds and membranes from each pepper half, taking care not to break or damage the delicate flesh.

Step 2:

Now, it’s time to prepare the chocolate coating. In a microwave-safe bowl, place the chopped dark chocolate. Heat the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well between each interval. Continue this process until the chocolate is completely smooth and fully melted, taking care not to overheat it.

Step 3:

While the chocolate is melting, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, carefully fill each jalapeno half with the melted chocolate using a spoon. Ensure that each pepper half is evenly coated with chocolate, covering the entire surface.

Step 4:

This is an optional step, consider adding some toppings to the chocolate-covered peppers. Get creative with chopped nuts, a sprinkle of sea salt, or shredded coconut.

Step 5:

Once all the peppers are filled and decorated, transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator. Allow the chocolate-covered peppers to chill for at least 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set and hardened.

Step 6:

After the chocolate has fully set, remove the baking sheet from the refrigerator. Carefully peel the chocolate-covered peppers from the parchment paper, and arrange them on a serving platter.

Step 7:

Serve the chocolate-covered jalapeno peppers immediately, allowing your guests to enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors in every bite.

Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers

Tips

  • Select fresh, firm jalapeno peppers for the best taste. Look for peppers that are evenly sized and free from blemishes.
  • Don’t forget to use high-quality dark chocolate. The chocolate should have a smooth consistency when melted.
  • Allow the chocolate-covered peppers to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to ensure that the chocolate sets properly.
  • Arrange the chocolate-covered peppers on a decorative serving platter for an eye-catching presentation.

How to Store Leftovers?

If you end up with any leftovers, just pop them into an airtight container and store them in the fridge. They’ll stay fresh for about a week. Just remember to let them come to room temperature before serving again.

What to Eat with this Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers?

Like all chocolate desserts, you can pair these Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers with a range of tasty dishes. Start with a cheese platter with creamy cheeses and fresh fruits. and for another option serve up a classic shrimp cocktail, or go all-in with a chocolate dessert platter.

And don’t forget to Wash it all down with a Mango Raspberry Swirl Margarita to cool down the heat, or an iced tea for a refreshing drink with it. Each pairing offers a unique combination of enjoyment.

FAQ

Can I adjust the spiciness of the peppers?

Yes, you can control the level of spiciness by removing more or fewer seeds from the jalapeno peppers.

How long do the peppers stay fresh?

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, chocolate-covered jalapeno peppers should stay fresh for up to a week.

Can I use a different type of chocolate?

Absolutely! you can use milk chocolate, white chocolate, or white chocolate or caramel.

Are there any alternative toppings I can use?

Get creative with your toppings! In addition to chopped nuts, sea salt, and shredded coconut, you can try sprinkling crushed graham crackers, dried fruit, or even bacon bits.

Are these peppers very spicy?

The level of spiciness can vary depending on the individual peppers and how thoroughly you remove the seed. If you prefer a milder flavor, consider using mini sweet peppers instead of jalapenos.

Conclusion

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CHOCOLATE COVERED JALAPENO PEPPERS

Recipe by CourtneyCourse: Dessert, AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

Pieces
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking timeminutes
Calories

80

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

This a sweet and spicy meal you can enjoy anytime in the day, Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers. This tasty treat adds a delightful twist to classic appetizers or desserts.

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh jalapeno peppers

  • 8 ounces of high-quality dark chocolate, chopped

  • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, sea salt, shredded coconut

Directions

  • After washing and drying the jalapeno peppers, proceed by carefully cutting off the stems. With a sharp knife, slice each pepper in half lengthwise, ensuring to keep the halves are intact. Next, using a spoon, gently scoop out the seeds and membranes from each pepper half, taking care not to break or damage the delicate flesh.
  • Now, it's time to prepare the chocolate coating. In a microwave-safe bowl, place the chopped dark chocolate. Heat the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well between each interval. Continue this process until the chocolate is completely smooth and fully melted, taking care not to overheat it.
  • While the chocolate is melting, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, carefully fill each jalapeno half with the melted chocolate using a spoon. Ensure that each pepper half is evenly coated with chocolate, covering the entire surface.
  • This is an optional step, consider adding some toppings to the chocolate-covered peppers. Get creative with chopped nuts, a sprinkle of sea salt, or shredded coconut.
  • Once all the peppers are filled and decorated, transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator. Allow the chocolate-covered peppers to chill for at least 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set and hardened.
  • After the chocolate has fully set, remove the baking sheet from the refrigerator. Carefully peel the chocolate-covered peppers from the parchment paper, and arrange them on a serving platter.
  • Serve the chocolate-covered jalapeno peppers immediately, allowing your guests to enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors in every bite.

Notes

  • Select fresh, firm jalapeno peppers for the best taste. Look for peppers that are evenly sized and free from blemishes.
  • Don't forget to use high-quality dark chocolate. The chocolate should have a smooth consistency when melted.
  • Allow the chocolate-covered peppers to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to ensure that the chocolate sets properly.
  • Arrange the chocolate-covered peppers on a decorative serving platter for an eye-catching presentation.
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