We rung in the new year with chocolate (and lots of it) and partnered with Valrhona, a favorite of our test kitchen, to get things started with a week's worth of chocolate on Instagram.
If you had to write a non-exhaustive list of our favorite things, chocolate—real, rich chocolate—would be right up at the top. Which is why, for one of our latest #f52grams contests, we asked you what you were making with chocolate to celebrate the new year. And oh, you did—from flourless chocolate cake and huge, crinkly-around-the-edges chocolate chip cookies to chocolate mousse topped with cinnamon (!) whipped cream and sea salt.
Here are 6 our favorite chocolaty shots:
Congrats to our winner, whose espresso buttercream-covered chocolate cake had us practicing our piping skills (and finding more reasons to eat frosting).
Salted caramel blondie parfaits that look almost too pretty to eat...almost.
Yup, this guy's flourless (we know).
Our kind of cookies have crinkly edges and are as big as our face. (Although, to be honest, most cookies are our kind of cookies.)
Top chocolate mousse with cinnamon whipped cream and sea salt for something extra special.
Mini peanut butter cups (with extra peanuts on top and sea salt) are proof good things come in small packages.
Thanks for showing us and Valrhona what you were making this holiday season.