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Go Ahead, Add a Little Cheddar to Your Brownies

I love a boxed brownie mix. I think it is very hard to make a brownie that tastes better than one made with the Ghirardelli dark chocolate mix, especially when you consider the price point and amount of effort required. But that does not mean I don’t like to tweak and futz with the mix—part of fun of using mixes is…Read more...
Tags: Food And Drink, Lifehacks, Foods, Murray, Brownie, Ghirardelli, Cheddar, Katie Quinn, Cheddar Cheese, Hospitality Recreation, British Folklore, Chocolate Brownie

28 clever Mother's Day gifts under $50 that are all Amazon Prime-eligible

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Succulents are a great gift for busy moms because they don't require a lot of maintenance or water. Amazon If you're shopping for a Mother's Day gift, Amazon Prime makes it easy. We rounded up 28 memorable and clever Mother's Day gifts under $50 with free two-day Prime shipping. Browse more of our Mother's Day gift ideas and check out all of Insider Reviews gift guides. In many househ...
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Easter White Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

I love chocolate-covered strawberries, and this cute recipe made using Ghirardelli white chocolate and drizzled with spring-colored royal icing is perfect for Easter or a spring treat. They're easy to make and taste delicious! To make the chocolate dipped strawberries, melt chocolate in a double broiler.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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The best crispy, chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe

Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite sweets to bake and eat, and over the years I have developed a recipe that really hits all the elements that I love most — chewy, crispy, a little bit salty, and loaded with chocolate. Jo previously shared her ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe with you, and today I'd like to share mine. Like any good cookie, my recipe starts with good ingredients. I use real butter (not margarine) and a high-quality pure vanilla extract, like Watkins (don't use ...
Tags: Crafts, Cook, Recipe, Cookie, Don, Jo, Watkins, Ghirardelli, Cook Time, Chica, Chocolate Chip

Delicious Fudgy Homemade Brownie Recipe

Do you love brownies as much as we do? This homemade brownie recipe has the perfect combination of crunchy outside, with a thick fudgy middle. There’s even a little crunch with the addition of chocolate chips. We’ve previously shown you how to make muffin tin brownies, stenciled brownies, and brownie sundaes. We’ve even done the healthy brownie experiment. There is nothing healthy about the brownies we’ll be sharing with you today, ha! Which brownie square is your favorite? Are you a corner wit...
Tags: Crafts, Desserts, Slideshow, Chocolate, Dessert, Fudge, Brownie, Don, Ghirardelli, Cook Time, Holiday Recipe, Tonya Staab

Perfect gift for the pandemic holidays? California’s fanciest chocolates

Chocolate Santas, chocolate dreidels and big ballotin boxes stuffed with truffles, wrapped like presents and tightly tied with satiny ribbons and bows — what family doesn’t love to indulge for the holidays? “My dad used to come up with different ideas to hide treats inside hollow chocolate Santas,” said Joe Terpoghossian, third-generation owner  of Mignon Chocolate shops in Glendale and Pasadena. “My brothers and I would fight about who got the best ones, filled with different kinds of gum, cand...
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REVIEW: Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Squares

What are Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Squares? The latest addition to this year’s sugar cookie craze comes from none other than San Francisco’s own Ghirardelli Chocolate. Ghirardelli’s stocking stuffer-ready interpretation of the quintessential holiday treat combines rich white chocolate with cookie bits and festive sprinkles. How are they? For a company based on a reputation for high-quality chocolate, these cheery little squares definitely deliver. Unwrapping one of the extre...
Tags: Reviews, Shopping, San Francisco, Candy, Ghirardelli, Sugar Cookie Pop Tarts, Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Squares, Ghirardelli Chocolate Ghirardelli, Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch Ghirardelli

How to Make Cakesicles

Hello! Do you love cute small seasonal treats like I do? Great! Today, I’m going to show you how I make cakesicles. Cakesicles are like cake pops but much easier to make because you don’t have to roll your dough into shapes or dip your chocolate. Here’s how you make a cakesicle! You’ll need: cake pop dough (smashed up cake), candy coating (I use Ghirardelli White Wafers and a cakesicle mold with popsicle sticks.) Optional: sprinkles, oil-based coloring, and candy decorating pens. Step One: Melt ...
Tags: Food, Cake, Desserts, Sweet, Halloween, Celebrate, Ghirardelli, Ren Padilla, Red Padilla Photos

4 Ways to Upgrade Your S’mores

Few fall activities are as enjoyable as sitting around a campfire on a cool evening and roasting up marshmallows, either to enjoy on their own or as part of that quintessential campfire dessert: the s’more.  This classic treat has been around for about a century, finding immediate favor with Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops as early as the 1920s. Despite this venerable history, and though I’m a guy who generally respects tradition, I think it’s perfectly fine to toy with its long-standing for...
Tags: Life, Travel & leisure, Food & Drink, Graham Crackers, Hershey, Reese, Ghirardelli, Rolos, Bacon Bacon, Baileys Irish Cream, Lorna Doone, Peanut Butter Cups Ghirardelli, Oreos Chips Ahoy

Comment on chocolate olive oil cake by Deb Adams

Deb, Finally got around to making this cake. OMG! It has now been marked as my absolute favorite fix for delicious chocolateness! (I used dark cocoa powder and Ghirardelli’s 60% cocoa morsels). The cake was so moist and tender, it melted on our tongues and the glaze (still a little warm and so wonderfully gooey because we couldn’t wait for it to set completely) reminded me of a chocolate sauce my mother used to make for ice cream. So easy – one bowl!!! – and the glaze was ready to pour in less...
Tags: Food, Ghirardelli, Deb Adams

Ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe

One of my favorite sweet treats is a classic chocolate chip cookie. I will never turn down a chocolate chip cookie, but I do have some qualities that make me like one more than another. I did the hard work of trying many, many different recipes before I settled on this recipe as my ultimate favorite and my family agrees! Jo's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe 13.75 ounces all purpose flour (a little less than 3 cups) 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp kosher salt plus additional for sprinkling 1 ...
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Comment on best hot fudge sauce by Brad

Sauce tasted incredible, however, just after adding it over the ice cream (Turkey Hill Vanilla Bean), it hardened (like the magic shell effect), and was chewy after. Trying to figure out what I did wrong. I used heavy cream, honey, and Ghirardelli semi-sweet chips. The cocoa powder was a bit older (opened in Dec/2018). I brought it up to medium heat to melt, then dropped it to low to simmer while stirring for ~5 mins. Removed it from the heat to stir the chips in (I did add the vanilla befo...
Tags: Food, Brad, Ghirardelli, Turkey Hill Vanilla Bean

Comment on bittersweet chocolate and pear cake by Julie

Outstanding. I mean, wow. Delightful golden crust on the top, smooth and creamy pears inside. I served it with bourbon ice cream. I agree that it took a little longer to bake – about 60 minutes. I used two big ripe pears, and Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips. Everyone loved. The kids had seconds.
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Comment on salted chocolate chunk cookies by Kathy Bash

I used Ghirardelli 60% bittersweet chocolate chips, which are larger than regular chips, and I like the cookies better than any other chocolate chip cookie recipe I have tried. Perhaps it is because of the salt since other chocolate chip recipes seem too sweet to me.
Tags: Food, Ghirardelli, Kathy Bash

Comment on dark chocolate tart with gingersnap crust by Isaiah

Excellent! This is a dark chocolate lovers dream desert. Delicious and easy to make. Any skepticism of adding black paper is immediately remedied upon tasting. Thanks for the recipe, and if you have not made this yet, stop reading reviews and go make it! We used Ghirardelli dark baking chocolate, and it was crazy good.
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Neighborhood Guide: 12 Places to Go in San Francisco (plus where to eat & stay)

After exploring the Bay Area for 7 days, and two of those days with a local guide, we feel we have a good handle on the best places to go in San Francisco Californa! So if you don’t know what to see in San Francisco, and what are the best neighborhoods to explore, keep reading! Down below we share not only the best places to visit in San Francisco, but where to eat in each neighborhood and where to stay! San Francisco California has worked out how different cultures can live together, celebrati...
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Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Microwave Brownie Mix, reviewed

Microwave single-serving cakes are a trend that aren’t going away any time soon. You can make them from scratch, of course, but the section of mixes dedicated to these quick-fix sweets is getting bigger all the time. One of the newest entries to the category is Ghirardelli, with a variety of single-serving microwave brownie mixes. The Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Microwave Brownie Mix box contains four packets of mix, each of which just requires a little bit of water and can be mixed up in the mu...
Tags: Baking, Cake Mix, Ghirardelli, Food Reviews, Mug Cake

Comment on chocolate puddle cakes by Hillary

Made these for Valentines day dinner. They were perfect! So easy to make and impressive looking for so little effort. I also like that they could be made ahead for dinner party. I would use more sugar next time. I used about 1.5 Tablespoon sugar, but next time I would increase it to a full 2 tablespoons. I used 70% bitter sweet chocolate baking bar by Ghirardelli and thought the flavor was a little flat. I messed up one of the cakes while lifting the ramekin off the plate I dropped it back on...
Tags: Food, Hillary, Ghirardelli

Comment on my favorite brownies by mary

Curious re: unsweetened chocolate (bars) vs using unsweetened cocoa powder? As a child my mama always used those Nestle unsweetened chocolate liquid packets that I never see anymore. I’ve taken to Ghirardelli as my go to…never thought i’d leave Hershey’s behind. But when I read your recipes I wonder about using powder instead of bars (3T:1T oil)? Thoughts? Thanks ps I’m on a smitten kitchen baking roll these days…apple pie, chocolate shortbread cookies, spicy caramel corn… trying to pick a brown...
Tags: Food, Nestle, Hershey, Ghirardelli

Ghirardelli, Russel Stover fined over chocolate packaging

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ghirardelli and Russell Stover have agreed to pay $750,000 in fines after prosecutors in California said they offered a little chocolate in a lot of wrapping.Prosecutors in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta,... [Author: [email protected]]
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#7: Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa, Premium Indulgence, 1.5-Ounce Envelopes, 15-Count

Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa, Premium Indulgence, 1.5-Ounce Envelopes, 15-Count by Ghirardelli (491)Buy new: $10.77 5 used & new from $10.77 (Visit the Best Sellers in Grocery & Gourmet Food list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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#8: Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa, Premium Indulgence, 1.5-Ounce Envelopes, 15-Count

Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa, Premium Indulgence, 1.5-Ounce Envelopes, 15-Count by Ghirardelli (490)Buy new: $10.77 4 used & new from $10.77 (Visit the Best Sellers in Grocery & Gourmet Food list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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#9: Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa, Premium Indulgence, 1.5-Ounce Envelopes, 15-Count

Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa, Premium Indulgence, 1.5-Ounce Envelopes, 15-Count by Ghirardelli (487)Buy new: $10.77 5 used & new from $10.77 (Visit the Best Sellers in Grocery & Gourmet Food list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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#10: Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa, Premium Indulgence, 1.5-Ounce Envelopes, 15-Count

Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa, Premium Indulgence, 1.5-Ounce Envelopes, 15-Count by Ghirardelli (487)Buy new: $10.77 5 used & new from $10.77 (Visit the Best Sellers in Grocery & Gourmet Food list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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QUICK REVIEW: Auntie Anne’s Birthday Cake Pretzel Nuggets

What are Auntie Anne’s Birthday Cake Pretzel Nuggets? Mall-pretzel-mecca Auntie Anne’s is rolling out the winning flavor of its “Pretzel Nation Creation” crowd-sourcing contest. Just in time for the company’s 30th birthday, Birthday Cake Pretzel Nuggets have vanilla dust, chocolate drizzle and funfetti sprinkles. How are they? What immediately jumps out of this birthday cake is the chocolate syrup. While it says “made with Ghirardelli,” this tasted just like the childhood classic Hershey’s...
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QUICK REVIEW: Dairy Queen Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Blizzard

What is it? A new Blizzard gracing the menu for September, snickerdoodle cookie dough and cinnamon sugar mixed with vanilla soft serve. How is it? The Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Blizzard reminds me of the fantasy football draft I participated in while eating it. The prospect of cinnamon sugar cookie dough leaves me salivating just as a new season’s roster full of fantasy goodness does. Unfortunately, both end the same way as well —- with me chagrined. Dairy Queen clearly spent its first pic...
Tags: Reviews, Shopping, Blizzard, Fast Food, Ghirardelli, Dairy Queen, Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Blizzard, Oreo Hot Cocoa Dipped Strawberry

Cheesecake Factory has two new desserts at half price for National Cheesecake Day, July 30

Two new desserts at half price adds up to one big day at The Cheesecake Factory. That day is July 30, National Cheesecake Day, and the Calabasas Hills-based restaurant chain is marking the event the way it usually does, with a menu addition and a charity fundraiser. What’s new this year is that it’s debuting two new flavors instead of one. Here’s what they are: Very Cherry Ghirardelli Chocolate Cheesecake: Cherry cheesecake laced with cherries and Ghirardelli chocolate on a layer of fudge cake. ...
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QUICK REVIEW: Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Premium Mug Brownie Mix

What is it? This is Ghirardelli’s entry into the single serve mug mix category that already has Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker, and Mrs. Butterworth’s as members. It’s a dark chocolate brownie mix that you make in the microwave with just four teaspoons of water. Mix. Nuke. Done! It doesn’t have a topping like the Betty Crocker ones but it does tout as being premium and made with REAL CHOCOLATE chips. How is it? For such a simple process and so few ingredients, this is a tasty dessert. It ...
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Comment on chocolate yogurt snack cakes by Alex

I have decided that I am not going to make any more recipes unless they are Smitten Kitchen approved! My SK recipes are the only ones that consistently turn out exactly as advertised. These chocolate cakes were perfect and delicious, somewhere in-between a muffin, brownie, and cake. Fudge-y in flavor but light and fluffy in texture. I used non-fat Greek yogurt because it was all I had and they still came out great. For chocolate I used Ghirardelli bittersweet chips (again, what was in the p...
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REVIEW: Hostess Peanut Butter Ding Dongs

Sometimes, life presents small, yet pressing emergencies that must be addressed at once: the printer is out of ink, your car engine’s sputtering fumes, your roommate ate all the popsicles on the first 80-degree day of spring (always share the popsicles!). These are the everyday, yet highly significant crises, the things that cannot wait for some imagined perfect time on your agenda. And today? That crisis is the craving for peanut butter and chocolate. To ignore this need would be reprehensibl...
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