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Compartes Chocolates, a favorite at LA Artisan Food Festival

Compartes Chocolatier participated in Artisanal LA, an event celebrating the city’s finest local, sustainable and handmade foods. Our latest addition to the Compartes catalog – a jar of our incredibly addictive homemade organic honey peanut butter sea salt – sold out! So right after the event came to a close we headed straight to the factory to make more for the second day of the weekend long event – which again sold out!! No wonder, with our honey + peanut butter + sea salt truffles, it was an irresistible souvenir to take home and spread on toast from breakfast! You can also buy the peanut...

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BEER Brownies Recipe: Compartes Chocolate x Beer = Good

I know this sounds a little weird, ok, a lot weird, but these are some awesome brownies. And anyway, it's not like I'm pouring PBR into my brownie mix. The trick is in using a dark, malty beer you like that already has some desserty characteristics. Toasty, bready, toffee, coffee, chocolate flavors come to mind, and you can go a little crazy with the possibilities (could you imagine coffee porter brownies??). I chose to use the Bruery's Rugbrod, a toasty, spicy, Christmas-y Danish Rye ale that gave the brownies a lightness belied by their fudginess. It sounds contradictory, fudgy yet...

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Compartes Honey Peanut Butter Sea Salt and Fudge Brownies

Compartes Honey + Peanut Butter + Sea Salt and Fudge Brownies Peanut-studded brownies, Compartes homemade-from-scratch peanut butter frosting and our luxury chocolate ganache...what better way to savor the PB-chocolate combo?! Makes 30 INGREDIENTS Recommendation: Substitute bittersweet/semisweet chocolate with some of our 4oz 77% single-origin organic dark chocolate bars Brownies 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter (use salted for added flavor) 7 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped (see our recommendation) 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 3/4 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup roasted salted peanuts, coarsely chopped...

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