Holidays

Five Easy Holiday Chocolate Edibles Recipes From the Experts

Chocolate-covered bacon with an earthy twist.
Chocolate-covered bacon with an earthy twist. Courtesy of Coda Signature
Thanks to social media and short cooking videos from Tasty, the Food Network and other outlets, baking a simple sugar cookie is no longer enough for a holiday treat. But those goddamn videos make everything look much easier than it really is, and you'll have a messy kitchen and an abomination of a dish before you know it.

To keep the fun points up without overwhelming your cooking ability, the chefs at Coda Signature came up with five simple recipes that require nothing more than common baking ingredients and the edibles you can find at your local dispensary. Try these:

Chocolate Covered Bacon (ten 10-milligram servings)
Ingredients:
Ten pieces of room temperature cooked bacon
One 100-milligram chocolate edible bar

Gently melt the chocolate bar in a heat-proof glass bowl in the microwave in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth. Once melted, evenly drizzle the melted chocolate over the bacon slices. Put in the refrigerator to solidify. Enjoy!


click to enlarge This pictured chocolate mousse was made with chai-flavored chocolate from Coda Signature. - COURTESY OF CODA SIGNATURE
This pictured chocolate mousse was made with chai-flavored chocolate from Coda Signature.
Courtesy of Coda Signature
Chocolate Mousse (four 10-milligram servings)
Ingredients:
Four 10-milligram servings of infused chocolate
300 grams of organic heavy cream, cold
Splash of vanilla
Cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Gently melt the infused chocolate in a heat-proof glass bowl in the microwave in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth. Combine heavy cream and vanilla in a metal bowl, whisk until soft peaks form. Add two spoonfuls of the whipped cream into the melted chocolate. Stir to lighten the chocolate. Fold the remaining whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Evenly spoon the mixture the between four bowls. Chill bowls in the refrigerator for one to two hours before serving, then lightly sprinkle tops with cinnamon.
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