Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's Recipe for the Date at Home

It's February and undeniably the love month. The season is associated with sweet indulgences that can pack on the calories. Reserving for dinner dates can go crazy as well. Choco Lava may just be the answer. :)

Prefer staying home on Valentine's Day with your sweet someone? Romantic treats need not threaten the health-conscious either.

To show your special someone you care, get creative in the kitchen with easily available ingredients like Choco Lava. It's a powdered chocolate drink with zero gram trans fat, less calories, and less sugar.

Here are two simple and flavorful recipes specially concocted by Chef Gino Gonzalez of Buenisimo in Eastwood, February can be so much sweeter, minus the guilt.

Choco Lava Crinkles

  • 1 ¼ cups Choco Lava Powdered Chocolate Drink
  • 2 cups and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon chocolate extract
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Mix Choco Lava powder, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt, then set the mixture aside. In a medium bowl, mix white sugar and vegetable oil. Beat eggs into this mixture one at a time. Add vanilla and chocolate extract, then stir. Add the dry ingredients in batches. Refrigerate the dough and chill for one to two hours. After the dough has chilled, line cookie sheets with baking paper. Roll the dough into balls, measuring about an inch each. Coat them in confectioner’s sugar, then place on prepared cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave on cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks for cooling.
Choco Lava Chocolate Crinkles
Hot Choco Lava Mallow


¼ cup Choco Lava Powdered Chocolate Drink
1 cup water
½ cup mini marshmallows
1 tablespoon ready-made chocolate sauce


Mix Choco Lava powder and hot water, then pour the mixture into a mug or cup. Sprinkle the drink with marshmallows and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

For a more romantic presentation, sprinkle Choco Lava powder on the serving saucer.

Make your Valentine's more special with these recipes from Choco Lava, you can easily prepare luscious but guilt-free treats for your beloved. A healthier choice for a chocolate drink, Choco Lava is available in leading stores nationwide.

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