Hi guys! As you know, I’m a chocolate dessert lover and the foodie in me also loves learning about the history of foods and ingredients. Chocolate is by far one of my most favorite ingredients where there is centuries of fascinating history. When I partnered up with Mars Chocolate, my goal was to learn some fun facts about their chocolate history! This is a sponsored post on behalf of AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate and the recipe and all my opinions are my own.
Mars Chocolate North America is dedicated to sharing chocolate’s fascinating journey through time – how chocolate was made, how it was used, where it came from, and what it tasted like throughout history. Mars has more than 100 years of chocolate-making excellence. As a leader in cocoa and chocolate history, cocoa sustainability and cocoa science, Mars Chocolate North America brings the history of chocolate to life through lectures, tastings and interactive demonstrations.
Chocolate has been woven through the fabric of American culture for centuries. Chocolate’s rich history is intertwined in the stories of their founding fathers, and ultimately, the history of Americas. AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate was created by Mars Chocolate North America to help educate consumers about the history of our nation through the engaging story of one of our most beloved foods – Chocolate!
AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate is an authentic historic line of products – developed from chocolate recipes from the 1750’s – that celebrates chocolate’s important role in the lives of Americans during the 18th century. Made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives, AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate is an artisanal dark chocolate containing 63% cacao. Mildly spicy, and slightly sweet, AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate is flavored with a blend of spices and ingredients available during colonial times, including cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange, anise and vanilla. YUM!
AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate is Kosher-certified, made without dairy, wheat, peanuts, or tree nuts, and is made in a facility that does not contain peanuts and tree nuts. You can eat, drink, and bake with AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate products and they come in cool commemorative packaging featuring a “window of time” emblem reflecting certain eras in chocolate history. You can use AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate in recipes replacing semi-sweet chocolate at a one-to-one ratio. For more historic and modern-day recipes (like mine below) using AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate, visit their website at www.AmericanHeritageChocolate.com.
Their products include Chocolate Sticks (individually wrapped single serving chocolate sticks great for stirring into your fave hot beverage), Chocolate Bites (individually wrapped, bite-size chocolates that come in keepsake muslin bags that are ideal for eating and sharing), Chocolate Blocks (perfect for grating, chunking, shaving, or baking – I used them for shaving toppings for my recipe below), and Finely Grated Chocolate Drink (used for drinking or baking – which I also used in my recipe below). Visit the AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate website for more details!
Exciting times ahead for us here in Las Vegas! We’ll be attending the debut of AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate at the M&M’s World Las Vegas location on Thursday, April 16! We will have the opportunity to touch, taste, see and smell how chocolate has been women into American culture for centuries! Can’t wait!
AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate S’mores Brownie Sundaes Recipe
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- ¾ cup [url href=”http://americanheritagechocolate.com/home/goods” target=”_blank”]AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate Finely Grated Chocolate Drink[/url]
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2/3 cup oil (vegetable oil)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups marshmallows
- Ice cream, graham crackers, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, colored frosting
- OPTIONAL: Shaved pieces of [url href=”http://americanheritagechocolate.com/home/goods” target=”_blank”]AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate Block[/url]
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Chocolate Drink, baking powder, and salt.
- Mix all the dry ingredients until blended.
- In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients (oil, eggs, and vanilla).
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix together until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Fold in the mini marshmallows until just incorporated.
- Pour the brownie batter into a lightly greased 9×13 baking pan.
- Bake the brownies at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
- Once the brownies are finished, remove from oven and let them cool so you can place your fun toppings on them!
- Stick the pan in the fridge to speed up this process.
- To create the sundaes, cut the brownies into bars, top with a scoop of ice cream, crushed graham crackers, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup, sprinkles, colored frosting, or optional shaved pieces of AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate Block and anything else fun.