Chocolate Raspberry Pudding

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5 TBSP unsweetened cocoa 1 OZ semisweet chocolate, grated 1 OZ white chocolate, grated 1/2 cup sugar or Splenda 1/2 TSP salt 1-1/2 TBSP corn starch 1/8 cup warm milk 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 TSP vanilla 1/2 TBSP Raspberry Liqueur

In a small bowl, mix together milk, sugar, salt, cocoa, cornstarch until it makes a paste. In a small saucepan, heat cream until just before scalding, then add dark and white chocolate shavings.  Stir in the cocoa paste.  Mix well and bring to a boil.  Add liqueur and vanilla, stirring constantly.  When pudding thickens, remove from heat and let stand. Pour into serving bowls, then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.  Serve with some whip cream a fresh raspberries on the side.

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Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

6 chocolate wafers, finely crushed 1-1/2 cups light process cream cheese product 1 cup sugar 1 cup 1% cottage cheese 1/4 cup plus 2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup amaretto 1 TSP vanilla extract 1/4 TSP salt 1 egg 2 TBSP semisweet chocolate mini-morsels

Sprinkle chocolate wafer crumbs in bottoms of 7-inch springform pan. Sed aside. In food processor bowl, add cream cheese, sugar, cottage cheese, cocoa, flour, amaretto, vanilla and salt. Process until smooth. Fold in chocolate morsels. Pour mixture over crumbs in pan. Bake at 300ºF for 65-70 minutes and until cheesecake is set. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours. Serve with chocolate curls or garnish of your choice.

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Bacon Smoothie Recipe

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Before you have a gag reflex thinking about what the bacon smoothie might look like, take comfort knowing it's still a fruit smoothie.
The list of ingredients are:

1/2 cup yogurt
1 cup soy milk
1/4 cup acai
1/2 cup frozen raspberries and blueberries
1 TSP greens (dietary supplement)
2 strips of slow cooked, savory maple bacon
1-2 TBSP dark chocolate powder
1 TBSP Agave

Pretty simple. Just throw it all in a blender and blend it.

The reason the recipe works is the chocolate. Chocolate and bacon go together, but there still needs to be fruit. Raspberries, blueberries and acai not only go with chocolate, but they're also good for you and you need something good to offset the bacon, which is not a health food.
Play around with the amounts. I find with this recipe you can taste the raspberry, chocolate and bacon all equally, nothing overpowers the taste.

Enjoy!

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