Monday, August 08, 2016
Chocolate sand or chocolate dirt is a great alternative to chocolate cookie crumbs for desserts, especially the popular "worms in mud dessert" (chocolate pudding, chocolate wafer crumbs, and gummy worms) and other similar-type desserts. Chocolate sand is extremely easy to make, it is simply just melted chocolate and enough sugar to make a sand/dirt/crumb consistency. There are many ways to vary it as well. You can use milk, bittersweet, or dark chocolate. You can use granulated sugar, brown sugar for a more caramel flavor, turbinado sugar for a more coarse texture, or coconut sugar. You can also add a little instant coffee, vanilla, spice such as cinnamon or black pepper, brown butter, balsamic vinegar, or other ingredients for flavor.