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Brix Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Chips

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Chocolate and peanut butter is a classic combination, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of our favorite ways to enjoy Brix. But, if you’re like me, you enjoy a little crunchy texture with your snacks to truly feel satisfied.

As part of our National Wine Day partnership with Crispy Green, we received a goodie bag filled with their freeze-dried fruit and naturally started pairing them with our chocolate.  I instantly fell in love with the crunch of the banana chips and decided to combine them with the classic chocolate-and-peanut-butter combo of flavors.

Our No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Chips are fast, easy and delicious – and they seriously deliver on the crunch factor! Best of all it requires no baking. The recipe is naturally gluten free and can be made dairy free by swapping out the Milk Chocolate for our Extra Dark Chocolate.

Ingredients & Instructions:

1 Bag Crispy Fruit Bananas                                                     2 T. All Natural Peanut Butter (just nuts & salt)

2 oz Brix Milk Chocolate

Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. On a cutting board, fracture the Brix bar and place amount needed into a microwaveable safe bowl. Microwave on med-high power in 45 second increments until chocolate is melted (or you can melt the chocolate in a double boiler).  Spoon peanut butter onto banana chips and place on baking sheet. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow chocolate to harden (refrigerate longer if you want the peanut butter to harden). Enjoy!

Brix Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite treats. I love the combination of sweet and salty flavors and I find the crunchy texture to be ever so satisfying.  So I starting thinking, what better way to celebrate National Pretzel Day than with Brix Chocolate Covered Pretzels?

Our Brix Chocolate Covered Pretzel recipe is easy, delicious and fully customizable to your tastes and dietary needs. Following a gluten free diet? Simply use gluten free pretzels. Dairy free? Replace the Milk chocolate with our Extra Dark Chocolate.

I like to set up a toppings bar and make several types of chocolate covered pretzels, but feel free to use the toppings you enjoy best. Or, go old school and just stick with the chocolate! Either way, you’ll be enjoying this delicious treat before you can say Happy National Pretzel Day (well, not really, but you get my point). BONUS: Enjoy with your favorite glass of wine.

Ingredients & Instructions:

8 oz each Brix Milk Chocolate & Medium Dark Chocolate                 1 Bag Pretzels (or rods/sticks)

Optional toppings: sea salt, chopped nuts, sprinkles, coconut, crushed candy, peanut butter

Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment. On a cutting board, fracture each Brix bar and place into separate microwaveable safe bowls. Microwave each chocolate variety on med-high power in 45 second increments, stirring on each break until chocolate is melted (or you can melt the chocolate in a double boiler).  Using a fork (or your hands for rods), dip the pretzels into the chocolate one at a time and place on the wax sheet, working quickly to avoid having to rewarm the chocolate. Sprinkle with your desired toppings and allow to harden at least 30 minutes. Refrigerate to speed up the hardening process if you live in a warm climate or are experiencing high humidity. Enjoy!

Note:  Pretzels can be stored in an airtight container with wax paper between layers.

 

 

No Bake Coconut & Almond Bark Recipe

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One of the greatest perks of working at Brix is the never-ending supply of chocolate hanging around the office. It’s no secret that we love our chocolate (and wine) around these parts, but we also love finding new ways to enjoy Brix.

On a particularly busy work week, I found myself responsible for providing dessert for an impromptu dinner invite. Pressed for time, I scoured the pantry and ended up making a batch of this irresistible No Bake Coconut & Almond Bark.

The bark is a yummy combination of sweet and savory ingredients, combining our medium dark chocolate with crunchy almonds, creamy coconut and a hint of savory sea salt. The recipe requires just a handful of ingredients and is unbelievably quick and easy to prepare.  Best of all, it requires no baking and is sure to become one of your go-to desserts! (Tip: Swapping out the Medium Dark for our Extra Dark chocolate makes this treat vegan).

Ingredients & Instructions:

8 oz Brix Medium Dark Chocolate Bar                                          2.5 T sliced almonds

2.5 T Unsweetened shredded coconut                                           1 t sea salt

Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. On a cutting board, fracture the entire Brix bar and place in a microwaveable safe bowl. Microwave on med-high power in 45 second increments, stirring on each break until chocolate is melted (or you can melt the chocolate in a double boiler).Pour melted chocolate onto parchment paper and sprinkle with coconut and almonds, lightly pressing the almonds into the chocolate. Sprinkle with sea salt and place in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from freezer and enjoy!