Put Cocoa to Use

5 Ways to Put that HERSHEY’S Cocoa Powder to Use

The holidays are coming, bringing festive gatherings with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Don’t forget your trusted pal in the pantry – HERSHEY’S Cocoa Powder.

The holidays are a joyous time: friends and family visiting from near and far to share in the spirit of giving. And if you’re anything like us, you want them to feel how important they are to you. But you also want to make the most out of your existing ingredients.

At HERSHEY’S Kitchens, we’ve created these recipes that put your HERSHEY’S Cocoa to good use so you can spend the rest of your time with what’s most important: your family.

From truffles and tortes to cakes and brownies, there’s a huge variety of delicious things you can make with cocoa powder. The following five dessert recipes give you a range of cocoa uses for making sure you enjoy a sweet holiday with those who matter most.

1. Rich 'n Good Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are little balls of love. Mighty flavor packed into bite-size pieces. We created this rich cocoa flavored recipe so you can share the love one piece at a time.

Rich Chocolate Truffles

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2. Hot Cocoa For One

There’s no better way to share laughter and memories than over a perfect cup of hot cocoa. Share the love with this beautifully swirled chocolate treat.

mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows

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3. HERSHEY'S Best Brownies

Trust us. These are our best brownies. And that’s saying a mouthful.

Hershey's Best brownies with chocolate icing

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4. “Especially Dark” Chocolate Cake Recipe

This one is for the dark chocolate lovers. These “Especially Dark” cupcakes use HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa powder for an extra boost of dark chocolate flavoring. As if the cupcake recipe wasn’t enough, we also topped these with a Special Dark frosting.

Especially Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

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5. Triple Chocolate Torte Recipe

What’s better than chocolate? How about double chocolate? Not satisfied with double chocolate? Well, have we got a treat for you. This triple chocolate torte recipe is all about chocolate: HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa powder, chocolate cream filling and chocolate fudge glaze on top.

Chocolate Torte with Cherry

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These five recipes are just the tip of the iceberg. Find more delicious cocoa powder recipes here. Then grab the cocoa and get baking. These desserts are a great way to tap into that favorite pantry staple!

Bake Happy!
From all of us at HERSHEY’S Kitchens.

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