By Kevin Williams
Okay, a reader in Canada informed me that yesterday was international chocolate day. I never knew there was an international chocolate day, but I don't need much excuse to indulge in chocolate. So I thought in late observance of the day, I'd showcase some favorite Amish recipes starring chocolate.
The Amish and chocolate do have a rich relationship. Those who frequent Holmes County, Ohio's Amish community may be familiar with the family-owned Coblentz Chocolate Company. This company, with Amish roots, churns out wonderful hand-made chocolate confections. So in
AMISH CHOCOLATE FROSTING
2 sticks butter (1 cup)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
8 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅔ cup hot water
You can probably use a mixer for this and get a better consistency, the average Amish cook would just use a wooden spoon and beat. In a large bowl combine the butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and hot water in the order given. The frosting needs to cool for 20 minutes before spreading. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
YODER'S CHOCOLATE PIE: This recipe comes from the Amish Cook and is an amazingly wonderful silky delicious chocolate filling. Click here to give it a try!
CHOCOLATE DREAM PIE: I remember doing this one with Aster earlier this year, and it was a really, really, really good pie. Click here for this wonderful recipe
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MELTAWAYS: Wow, this was an awesome cookie and recipe I picked in an Indiana Amish community. These melt in your mouth. Amazing. Click here.
CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOW BARS: This was a really good one.....click here.
CHOCOLATE SWISS ROLL BARS: Just a super duper recipe!
BONUS RECIPE: Click here for Yoder's Restaurant Authentic Amish Chocolate Cake!