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Homemade Gooey Chocolate Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 18, 2013 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Food, Recipes

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for American Heritage Chocolate. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Chocolate Gooey Bronies made with American Heritage Chocolate

To say I’m a chocolate lover would really not accurately describe my adoration of chocolate. I do adore chocolate.

Simply adore it.

I also love researching and learning. Especially when it’s something I already love, like chocolate. And learn is what I did while reading up on American Heritage Chocolate.

American Heritage Chocolate #MC #chocolate

Are you familiar with American Heritage Chocolate? I wasn’t. Now that I am, I can’t imagine using another cocoa in my chocolate desserts. American Heritage Chocolate is made with ingredients that were only available in the 1750’s. It has a slightly sweet and mildly spicy taste.

American Heritage Chocolate incorporates a blend of ingredients and spices from the Colonial times like, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, vanilla, anise, and orange. A combination of flavors that you won’t typically find in your ordinary grocery store.

While I was reading about the history of chocolate I learned that the cocoa bean was used as currency by the Aztecs. This doesn’t surprise me. I can imagine how exotic the cocoa bean must have been.

Another tidbit is that in 1735, Benjamin Franklin sold chocolate out of his printing shop in Philadelphia. And during World War II chocolate was rationed in Europe to 4 ounces per person per week. I sure hope chocolate is never rationed again, because that would be a travesty.

Check out the chocolate timeline and learn about the history of chocolate for yourself… I bet you’ll learn something new. I did.

I couldn’t wait to try a recipe using the American Heritage Chocolate. I decided to try my son’s favorite Chocolate Gooey Brownies. They turned out beautifully — rich, decadent, with just a hint of spicy. My son said they were the best, yet.

American Heritage Chocolate Ingredients for Brownies

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I decided to decorate a few of them with a snowman for the season. If you want to add your own snowmen just use Sparkle Gel Icing in white to make a snowman and the black gel for eyes, mouth, and buttons. Finally dab on a bit of orange gel icing for the nose.

American Heritage Chocolate for Brownies

American Heritage Chocolate Cody's Brownies upclose

I’ll be making another batch (or two) during Christmas break! What’s your favorite chocolate dessert?

65 Responses to Homemade Gooey Chocolate Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate #sponsored #MC

  1. HilLesha says:

    I have never heard of this brand, but those brownies look absolutely scrumptious!

  2. Jessie says:

    These look so good! My daughter is crazy about brownies — we are going to have to give your recipe a try!

  3. CHOCOLATE!! These look amazing!!! Ohh I want some brownies now!!

  4. Angela says:

    You had me at gooey chocolate! This recipe looks fantastic.

  5. Tammilee says:

    Yum! I have never heard of American Heritage chocolate before. I can’t wait to try out their chocolates.

  6. MommyJenna says:

    That looks amazing!

  7. Looks so yummy – and love the icing snowman tip!

  8. Debi says:

    I love brownies. I have heard of this chocolate before but I sure do love a gooey brownie and I would want mine to be like that.

  9. OH YUM!! Those brownies look amazing!

  10. Kathy says:

    Yummy… those look delicious!

  11. Cat Davis says:

    Yum! I have some of that chocolate and didn’t even think to make brownies with it. Gotta put it on my to-do list for this weekend.

  12. Kerri says:

    My husband was just looking for a brownie recipe. So glad I found one to share with him!

  13. Oh yum! Those brownies look delicious!

  14. Ashley says:

    Oh yum, it’s been a little while since I have had brownies. Those look good. 😉

  15. Rosey says:

    Aww, look at the little snowman on there, cute!!! Gooey is my favorite word when associated with ‘brownie.’ 🙂

  16. Mistee Dawn says:

    Those look so yummy! My favorite chocolate dessert is anything chocolate! I love chocolate!

  17. Kat B. says:

    Those look super yummy!

  18. Alea says:

    These brownies are absolutely adorable! I love the snowman on top.

  19. Looks delicious and I love your snowman!

  20. Oh my, these look scrumptious. I am going to have to try the Heritage chocolate.

  21. Those brownies look so delicious! I especially love the little snowman, it makes them so festive!

  22. Tammy says:

    We really do like chocolate cookies around here – I love the snowman on the brownie, so cute!

  23. Well, those look totally delicious!

  24. The brownies look great and the snowman is adorable! I really like that they teach the history of chocolate in America.

  25. Kimberly says:

    I love gooey brownies. These look delicious.

  26. trisha says:

    OOh brownies are my fav, but no one else in my house will eat them.. 🙁

  27. Yoly says:

    You had me at chocolate! This recipe looks amazing.

  28. Heather says:

    I never thought about chili pepper being in chocolate. How interesting! I love the little snowman you put on the brownie! Cute! 🙂

  29. Kelsey Apley says:

    Oh yum these sound really good and I think I am gonna have to give them a try!!!

  30. Julie says:

    I love the little snowman! The perfect finishing touch.

  31. Courtney says:

    Brownies are my weakness! Gotta try this chocolate too 🙂

  32. Stefanie says:

    I’m going to look for this brand!

  33. Marcie W. says:

    This recipe looks super delicious and I would really like to try a more traditional homestyle type of chocolate!

  34. Angela S says:

    These look so yummy! I love the little snowman detail.

  35. Mellisa says:

    These brownies look incredible. I love the snowman.

  36. Kathleen says:

    I adore brownies, nothing is better than a warm batch fresh from the oven. Those look delicious!

  37. These look delish. I love the little snowman on the brownie.

  38. THe brownies sound amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that brand sold in Texas.

  39. Those brownie came out so beautifully! And, I bet they taste good, too!

  40. Theresa says:

    Brownies are always a good idea!

  41. Leilani says:

    Yum! I love homemade brownies. My sister and I were just talking about making some!

  42. Too cute and they look really good! I really like American Heritage Chocolate.

  43. Colleen says:

    Brownies are one of my favorite desserts and especially gooey ones!

  44. I love the little snowman on top!

  45. Lolo says:

    I could go for those with a nice glass of cold milk!

  46. Jenn says:

    I can taste the ooey-gooey goodness now!

  47. Bri Galloway says:

    These look delicious!!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe:)

  48. Jasmine P says:

    These look delicious!

  49. Sally says:

    I have never heard of it either! The brownies look amazing!!

  50. Diana Corlett says:

    Brownies! Yum!

  51. Jenn Oldaker says:

    These look GREAT! I’ve never heard of that company before.

  52. Chloe says:

    I need to try these – I wonder where I can find this brand

  53. Angela S says:

    These look like delicious brownies. Yum!

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  55. Toni says:

    These look delish! I need to see if anywhere around here carries them

  56. Kendra W. says:

    Oh my… these look VERY dangerous and SO delicious!

  57. Love that little snowman on top…adorable.

  58. We tried to make these with your recipe and they came out great!

  59. lisa says:

    Those sound amazing. I like the snowman on the brownie. Nice touch!

  60. I did no know anything about Heritage chocolate or its history. I always say “chocolate cheers” and this recipe reminds me of why I always will. Enjoy!

  61. Shannon says:

    Wow this brand of cocoa sounds delicious and those brownies look amazing…

  62. Katie h says:

    Mmm anything with the words gooey and chocolate I just have to try! 🙂