This Could Be Dangerous.

Chocolate / Monday, December 9th, 2013


This post is sponsored by Hershey’s Spreads. Spread possibilities!

A few days ago, Hershey’s sent me a box of their new chocolate spreads (think chocolate with the consistency of peanut butter) and some salty snacks to try with them. Things like pretzels, pita chips, nuts, banana chips and a granola bar.

Spoilers! All of these things are delicious with chocolate.

But Hershey’s also sent a challenge: to find more salty snacks you can pair with these spreads.

Oh, Hershey’s. Challenge accepted.

Today, I’ll be out scouting salty things to spread chocolate on. Especially Ritz crackers, for they are dear to my heart and my people.

Just in case you’re wondering, the spreads come in three flavors: plain chocolate, chocolate with hazelnut, and chocolate with almond. Jeff doesn’t even bother to spread the plain chocolate on anything. He just steals a spoonful after dinner. The chocolate with hazelnut is similar to A Spread That Shall Not Be Named, but the Hershey’s version has more of a tangy bite. (They are very, very similar nutritionally.) But the chocolate with almond – that’s the one I’m most excited about. The almond flavor is so pronounced, you almost expect it to be crunchy. I’m thinking it could be delicious spread on the end of a pretzel rod and rolled in ground nuts. Or mixed into a fruit dip. Or straight off the spoon. I’m not picky.

Could you use it as a frosting? Oh, yeah. It’d probably be too rich for an entire cake, but you could keep it on hand for cupcakes (or as a filling between cookies) for sure.

Ooh, chocolate muffins.

OK, I need to stop now.

If you have any questions about these spreads, send them my way (in the comments or email me at I’ll be in the kitchen later and happy to experiment.

To the research!