New Cocoa Packaging!

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We are excited to announce our new packaging for our fan-favorite 25 ounce Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa! We decided to make the shift from a rigid container for many reasons:

  1. Plastic reduction: Our new bag reduces the amount of plastic per container by 92%! While both containers are recyclable, the less plastic we use, the better!
  2. Cost savings: As costs of plastic and cocoa continue to rise, the reduction of plastic was an automatic way for Rodelle to be able to provide the same high-quality baking cocoa to our customers without a significant price increase.
  3. Quality packaging: We are proud to now offer our baking cocoa in BPA-free, recyclable plastic bags.
  4. Shelf space: Any extra bit of space in our (over stocked) pantries is needed in preparation of holiday baking! We wanted to minimize the footprint of our bag to allow for easier storage in smaller spaces.

Even though we have new packaging, we are still putting in the same Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa you know and love from Rodelle! We’re even celebrating with a list of our top three visited cocoa recipes from 2016!

  1. Rodelle Dark Chocolate Cake with Baileys Whipped Cream Recipe
  2. Sugar Bakeshop’s Chocolate Cake Recipe
  3. Decadent Hot Cocoa

We hope you enjoy one of our top cocoa-heavy desserts and all of your own recipes with our Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa this Fall and Winter! And, watch out for more information on our brand new Organic Dutch Processed Baking Cocoa!

Chocolate Oreo Cake

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Sometimes we all need a dessert that takes it to the next level. This Chocolate Oreo Cake does just that! Originally developed for Rodelle by Lyuba at Will Cook for Smiles, this cake is beyond heavenly. Lyuba created a soft, moist cake base with a lot of Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa and kept adding in some of our favorite flavors. With all of the chocolate flavor in the cake from the world’s best cocoa powder (we aren’t biased or anything), the frosting keeps things light and airy with a cream cheese base. But don’t worry – we’ve added crushed Oreos into the light frosting to keep the Oreo theme going. With three layers of rich, homemade chocolate cake and the Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting, we could have stopped there. But, why would we!?

Top your cake off with a homemade or store-bought hot fudge, more Oreos and you’ll have a cake that everyone keeps coming back to for seconds and thirds. But, don’t take our word for it, try the recipe and let us know what you think!

Click here for the recipe! 

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie

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Whether you are gluten-free or not, we think everyone can appreciate a good microwave cookie recipe! This Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie from Gluten-Free Palate doesn’t skip a beat in flavor or texture. We couldn’t be happier for this speedy recipe – talk about a lifesaver when your sweet tooth needs something delicious and STAT! As the baker, Chrystal Carver, says, “Whether you are just starting a gluten-free diet, are an expert gluten-free baker, or are looking for a quick and easy dessert, this Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie is for you!”

Chrystal’s website, Gluten-Free Palate, shares recipes and resources for gluten-free eaters, but glutinous eating friends would never know the difference! Chrystal believes that baking gluten free should not require extravagant ingredients or complicated steps. We love that Chrystal shows readers how to convert everyday gluten-containing classics to easy gluten-free recipes. And, we know you’ll find a great recipe for your next event on the Gluten-Free Palate! That’s why we are so excited to welcome Chrystal as Rodelle’s newest Brand Ambassador! Welcome aboard, Chrystal!!

For now, let’s get back to that delicious mug cookie! This Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Mug cookie uses Rodelle’s Gourmet Baking Cocoa and Pure Vanilla Extract, is ready in less than 5 minutes and can satisfy your sweet tooth’s every need. So, what are you waiting for?

Get the recipe for Chrystal’s Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie!

4th of July is Upon Us!

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Tis the season for summer to fly by, lazy days of pool time and unlimited opportunities to grill and get out side. We’re slowing things down this 4th of July weekend – enjoying homemade treats with family and friends and generally attempting to relax as much as possible. That being said, we hope that whatever you’re planning for the 4th of July is fun, safe and memorable! To help make your menus the most memorable they can be, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes – they are sure to make an impact!

Desserts:

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream: We’ve combined the best of both worlds with strawberries shortcaking through our vanilla bean ice cream. Trust us, it will be a new favorite!

Summer Fruit Tart: This is a show stopper of a tart and comes together quickly! The hardest part is chopping up all of your favorite summer fruits and if you have older children, this is a great one to have them help out with!

Sides:

Summer Fruit Salsa: This salsa is zesty, but not too much so because of the balancing flavors of vanilla. We love it on fresh, wild caught fish, but it would be wonderful on chicken and even just on chips to snack on all day!

Grilled Fruit: Talk about a memorable experience – grilling up seasonal summer fruit takes the flavors to the next level! Your grill party will feel extra gourmet with some grilled fruit to accompany all of those hot dogs, hamburgers and brats!

Cocktails:

Vanilla Vodka Fizz: Mellow and fruity, our take on the slow gin fizz will satisfy the palates of many!

Vanilla Mojito: Classic!

White Vanilla Sangria: A classy and delicious twist on the traditional.

Getting summer ready with Rodelle!

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Just because it might feel like time to clean up your eating for summery tank tops, Daisy Dukes and swimsuits, doesn’t mean it’s time to stash your favorite Rodelle products for a time of year that has more sweaters! We’ve got many healthy chocolate desserts, vanilla recipes that won’t break your goals and some killer smoothies to start your spring days off on the right foot! Check out our list of some of the top summer inspired recipes!

Breakfast

Rodelle 4 Ingredient Banana Pancakes – Homemade, healthy, and NOT from a box! It only takes four simple ingredients to make these tasty pancakes. This is a pancake recipe like you’ve never seen before!

Healthy Chia Seed Pudding – Chia seed pudding is packed with flavorful vanilla and health-boosting fatty acids, this breakfast will fuel some serious activity!

Orange Cinnamon and Vanilla Super Juice Smoothie – Packed with fiber, this delicious smoothie has citrus, vanilla and delicious fruit flavors that you will love.

Snacks

Rodelle Green Smoothie – A detox smoothie that will add in sneaky greens when you need them most – snack time!

Maple Vanilla Oatmeal Bars –  Substantial, go-anywhere, breakfast bars made with pure, healthy ingredients. Rodelle’s Maple Vanilla Oatmeal Bars are flavorful and filling to fuel your busy day!

Salads

Jicama Salad with Vanilla Bean Goat Cheese – The crispy jicama and carrots, combined with the sweet tartness of the orange and vanilla bean infused goat cheese make this a most sensational salad! Enjoy it with a unique vanilla bean vinaigrette.

Cranberry Kale Salad with Vanilla Cranberry Vinaigrette – Deliciously easy as well as healthy! This satisfying salad goes with your healthy lunch plans like peanut butter and jelly.

Desserts

Healthy Chocolate Pudding – This healthy chocolate pudding packs powerful nutrition and flavor. And, you’d never guess the secret ingredient: avocados!

Low Fat Berry Yogurt Cake – This cake is VERY low in fat – it can be eaten as breakfast, brunch or dessert. Flavored with bright seasonal berries and vanilla, it is perfect for spring and summer!

Guilt Free Raspberry Chocolate Smoothie –  This simple and elegant recipe was created by Erin Ireland. It’s a very clever mixture of our Gourmet Baking Cocoa mixed with your favorite fruit! Erin chose raspberries!

Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches – Healthy peanut butter cookie dough and banana ice cream make this indulgent treat guilt-free!