Berry Chocolaty Fun

Berry Chocolaty Fun

Ghirardelli Chocolate

One way to bring a little West Coast love into your home is to make 23-year-old grad student Lauren Kramp's Berry Chocolaty Fun, winner of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship. Kramp was inspired by her family's ganache recipe and freshly picked berries, and this recipe perfectly captures the essence of a summer day in one bite.

18
Servings
467
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the chocolate cream

  • 5 2/3  Cups  heavy cream
  • 4 1/2  Cups  semisweet chocolate chips, preferably Ghiradelli Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2  Cups  plus 2 tablespoons blackberry preserves, divided
  • 13.5  Ounces  cream cheese, room temperature

For the topping

  • 1/4  Cup  60 percent cocoa chips, such as Ghirardelli
  • Small leaves from a citrus tree (or any small tree leaves), for garnish
  • 3/4  Cups  heavy cream
  • 1  Tablespoon  sugar
  • 1  Tablespoon  blackberry juice
  • 18  fresh blackberries

Directions

For the chocolate cream

Heat the heavy cream in a pan until it starts to simmer. Add the semisweet chocolate chips and stir until well mixed, then add 1 cup of the blackberry preserves. Whip the cream cheese until smooth. Add the chocolate ganache to cream cheese and mix for about 6 minutes, until it is light in color. Scoop about 1/3 of chocolate cream into eighteen 9-ounce cups. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes. Using the remaining blackberry preserves spread 1 tablespoon of the blackberry preserves on top of the chocolate cream. Scoop 3 more tablespoons of chocolate cream on top on the preserves and refrigerate again.

For the topping

Melt the cocoa chocolate chips using a double boiler. Once the chocolate is melted, paint the back of small clean citrus leaves (or any small tree leaves). Refrigerate, chocolate side up, for approximately 5 minutes. Peel the chocolate off leaves, save chocolate for garnish.

Whip the heavy cream and sugar till almost soft peaks. Slowly whip in blackberry juice and then whip to stiff peaks. Pipe onto the chocolate cream cups. Place a blackberry on top and finish with two chocolate leaves.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
31g
34%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
167µg
24%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
154mg
15%
Choline, total
16mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
86mg
12%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
74mg
5%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
90g
3%

Berry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Berry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.