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Chocolate Sticks

Indulge your sweet cravings with our delectable Chocolate Sticks recipe. These delightful treats are not only incredibly easy to make but also a true crowd-pleaser for chocolate enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you’re preparing them for a special occasion or just as a delightful snack, these Chocolate Sticks are sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings. With a crispy exterior and a lusciously smooth chocolate filling, they are a perfect blend of textures and flavors. Follow our simple steps, gather your ingredients, and get ready to create a mouthwatering dessert that will leave everyone asking for more.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water
  • A pinch of salt

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For the Chocolate Filling:

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Coating:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (for dipping)
  • Optional toppings like crushed nuts, sprinkles, or powdered sugar

Preparation by Steps:

Step 1: Prepare the Dough

Preparation by Steps:

Step 1: Prepare the Dough

  1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour and cocoa powder. Add a pinch of salt and the granulated sugar, and mix them together.
  2. Add the cold, cubed unsalted butter to the dry mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add the egg yolk to the mixture and gently combine. Gradually add cold water, one tablespoon at a time, and continue to mix until the dough comes together into a ball. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
  4. Once the dough is formed, flatten it into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Prepare the Chocolate Filling

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, melt the semisweet chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter together until smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract. Set aside to cool slightly.

Step 3: Shape and Assemble the Chocolate Sticks

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Cut the dough into strips, approximately 2 inches wide and 4 inches long.
  4. Place a teaspoon of the prepared chocolate filling in the center of each dough strip.
  5. Carefully fold the dough over the chocolate filling, sealing the edges by pressing with a fork. Repeat this process for all the strips.
  6. Place the filled chocolate sticks on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until they are slightly firm to the touch.

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Step 4: Coat the Chocolate Sticks

  1. Allow the baked chocolate sticks to cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Melt the additional semisweet chocolate chips for dipping in a microwave or double boiler.
  3. Dip each chocolate stick halfway into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess to drip off.
  4. Place the dipped sticks back on the parchment paper and sprinkle with your choice of toppings, if desired.
  5. Let the chocolate coating set at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Chocolate Sticks

Once the chocolate coating has hardened, your delectable Chocolate Sticks are ready to be enjoyed. Serve them as a delightful dessert, a sweet snack, or even as a gift for your loved ones. These homemade treats will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression with their perfect blend of crispy dough and rich chocolate filling. Enjoy!

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