Just because it’s hot outside, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy delicious summer chocolate dessert recipes. We have two we know you’ll love and enjoy!
Don’t Sweat It!
We really don’t want the hassle of making a summer dessert when the temps are high but, we still want to enjoy them. You’ll be happy to know you don’t have to sweat it – pun intended!
First, I want to tell you about the chocolate used to make these delicious recipes.
Recently, I got to experience American Heritage® Chocolate and it’s so incredibly delicious for creating some of the most summer chocolate dessert recipes.
American Heritage® Chocolate
Let me tell you a little bit about American Heritage® Chocolate before we dig into the recipes!
American Heritage® Chocolate has a unique place in the history of Mars Wrigley Confectionery and in the hearts and minds of people all over America who appreciate an artisanal, authentic approach to making and celebrating chocolate.
Conceived of, and crafted by, a dedicated team of historians, American Heritage® Chocolate is the result of painstaking years of research by a multidisciplinary team of more than 115 experts from around the globe.
American Heritage® Chocolate is sold in over 100 living history sites, museums and specialty gift shops nationwide as well as on Amazon.
Banana Split Fudgesicles
First, we will start with Banana Split Fudgesicles. They are very creamy, chocolatey and super easy to make. They are a family favorite and one of my personal summer chocolate dessert recipes to date!
- 2 bananas
- 2 cups half and half
- 1 1/3 cup AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Dark Chocolate
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Pinch of coarse salt
- 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple in juice, drained
- ½ cup American Heritage Finely Grated Dark Chocolate, melted
- 3/4 cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped
Puree1 banana until very smooth. Thinly slice remaining banana; set aside. In a
heatproof bowl, combine half and half, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Dark Chocolate, sugar and salt and set
over a pan of gently simmering water, stirring frequently until chocolate
melts, about 5 minutes.
Add cornstarch, banana puree, and pineapple. Stir until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool slightly before stirring in strawberries.
Pour mixture into 10 to 12 popsicle molds, filling each 1-inch below the top. Use a popsicle stick to press banana slices into each mold cavity. Place lid on mold and insert popsicle sticks according to manufacturer’s directions. Freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.
Briefly dip molds in a bowl of hot water to loosen. Remove popsicles and transfer to a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Drizzle with melted AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Dark Chocolate and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Store in freezer until ready to serve for up to 1 month.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
Next up, we have another easy to make and delicious one for you to add to your summer chocolate dessert recipes repertoire.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles are off the hook amazing!
So, let’s dive right in!
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Dark Chocolate
- ½ cup hand crushed pretzel sticks
Using an electric mixer, beat confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 4 to 6 minutes. Scrape the mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper and fold over to seal. Press gently to form a disc about 1 inch thick. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour or overnight.
Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, form the mixture into 1 inch balls. Set on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
Combine AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Dark Chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl. Set over a pan of gently simmering water and stir until
smooth. Remove from heat.
Using a fork, dip the peanut butter balls in the chocolate mixture one at a time, coating evenly. Allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl,
then transfer to a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Garnish with crushed pretzels while the chocolate is still warm. Repeat with remaining truffles.
Store truffles in the freezer until ready to serve for up to 1 month.
It’s important to hand chop the pretzel sticks that you use to garnish these irresistible treats, as they will become too pulverized in a food processor.
If you love desserts are much as we do, be sure to head on over and check out some of our other delicious desserts too!
We also have 10 Strawberry Recipes You Will Want To Make This Summer you will love as well.
I hope you get to enjoy these summer chocolate dessert recipes. And, be sure to check out American Heritage® Chocolate too. I know you’ll love it as much as I do.
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