Gung Hay Fat Choy! This is the Year of the Rabbit. Last year's post included a link to the Chocolate Great Wall of China and Chocolate Warriors, and I also had a recipe for Chinese Noodle Nut Clusters.
My recipe today for Chocolate Chow Mein for Chinese New Year adds butterscotch chips. You'll really need salted peanuts to offset the sweetness of the chocolate and butterscotch chips. You can also drop this batter from a spoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
Be sure and scroll down for links to other chocolate treats for Chinese New Year. Are you posting a chocolate recipe or candy? Let me know, and I will add a link!
CHOCOLATE CHOW MEIN
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or 2 cups dark (70-85% cacao) chocolate, chopped into small pieces
2 cups butterscotch chips
2 1/2 cups dry-roasted salted peanuts
4 cups chow mein noodles
1. Butter a 9x13 inch dish.
2. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in top of double boiler over simmering water.
3. Remove from heat and stir in peanuts.
4. Stir in noodles until all is well coated.
5. Press into prepared dish. Chill until set; cut into squares.
New Asian Cuisine has a great recipe for Chocolate Kumquat Spring Rolls, and yes, you fry them! Recipe includes kumquats, chocolate, Grand Marnier and whipping cream. Fabulous! Kumquats are a symbol of good fortune (kum is a homonym for 'gold' in Chinese)
L.A. Burdick has Milk Chocolate Bunnies (almond ganache) or Dark Chocolate Bunnies (tangerine ganache) for the Year of the Rabbit. Each wood box stamped with a gold "Good Luck" wax seal and tied with "Gung Hay Fat Choy" ribbon.
Chocolate Chow Mein Photo: Gwynne Kloch