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I need to make a small amount of solid dark chocolate for a desert I am making. I just need it to grate it over the top.<br><br>
The reason why I wont just buy a bar is because I was just at the store and mostly all of the chocolate is made in a the same area with nuts or may contain traces of nuts, etc.<br><br>
I have been searching high and low for a dark chocolate bar recipe, but cant seem to locate one. Any hints?
 

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<a href="http://www.scharffenberger.com/ourchocolate.php" target="_blank">http://www.scharffenberger.com/ourchocolate.php</a><br><br>
If you are truely interested in 'making chocolate bars' go to this website and watch the virtual tour and read the faqs. It's not a simple proceedure and you can't 'just make a dark chocolate bar'.<br><br>
That being said, you can buy cocoa powder or baking chocolate in the grocery store in the baking isle, that hopefully hasn't been processed in a 'nut facility' like candy bars for out of hand eating have been.<br><br>
Scharffenburger Chocolates buys, gourmet, raw cocoa beans, processes, ferments, and roasts it, then they slurry it to form pure 100% chocolate (cocoa, liquor, and coco butter intact). Then it's processed with a little bit of sugar to make a 'dark chocolate' that is formed into bars and it can be eaten or used in cooking. They also sell (and I don't think anyone else does) the actual 'cocoa bean nibs', already roasted and ready for grinding or experimenting with.<br><br>
You can buy just a 'semi sweet' baking chocolate and grate that (it should be nut free, as it's been processed in just a chocolate factory, NOT a candy factory). Bittersweet it darker, but less sweet.<br><br>
Hope that helps and sorry if this is info too late, with all the board down time, it was hard to get to all the questions before Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
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