recipes for summer

As the temperature heats up, we head to the great outdoors—both for dining and socializing. But if we’re headed out there, we’re going to need some killer recipes to enhance the experience. Though chocolate is always on the menu, summer calls for thinking about using it in different ways. Here are a few of our favorites.

S’mores

You can’t go wrong with a classic. The simplicity and nostalgia of marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate bars is a tried and true favorite. And it’s one of our favorite ways to enjoy summer with friends and family around the fire. Want a different take on this dessert? Try our s’mores bars.

Lemonade

It’s a refreshing summer staple that is always open to interpretation. Try adding fresh rosemary, lime juice, or cucumbers for a little extra flavor. Whatever you’d like; the world is your oyster.

Raspberry Spiked Brownies

Hiding our love for dark chocolate and raspberries often proves impossible. There’s just something about this pair; we’ve made it into a truffle and it’s just as alluring in brownie form.

Dynamic Duo Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sandwiches are a summer staple—and quite the crowd pleaser. But when they’re made of dark chocolate cookies and ice cream, things get interesting. We made cookies with our Pure Dark Chocolate bar, which proved to be the perfect complement to Jeni’s goat cheese with red cherries ice cream.