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Hoosier Hill Farm Natural Cocoa Powder, 1 lb

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Natural Cocoa Powder gives an intense chocolate flavor to baked goods, making it perfect for use in brownies, cookies and chocolate cakes. Cocoa powder has a fat content of 10-12% and when used with baking soda will create a leavening action that will cause the batter to rise when placed in the oven.

Natural cocoa is a source of flavanol antioxidants. Studies show that eating chocolate may contribute to improved cardiovascular health.

- Use in baking mixes such as brownies to add chocolate flavor.

- Blend with warm milk for a creamy hot chocolate.

- Add to Greek yogurt, sprinkle on ice cream, or even oatmeal.

Shelf Life: 22-24 Months

Cocoa Brownies

10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Hoosier Hill Farm Natural Cocoa Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cold large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces (optional)
Special equipment: An 8-inch square baking pan

Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt in a medium heatproof bowl and set the bowl in a wide skillet of barely simmering water. Stir from time to time until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth and hot enough that you want to remove your finger fairly quickly after dipping it in to test. Remove the bowl from the skillet and set aside briefly until the mixture is only warm, not hot.

Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one. When the batter looks thick, shiny, and well blended, add the flour and stir until you cannot see it any longer, then beat vigorously for 40 strokes with the wooden spoon or a rubber spatula. Stir in the nuts, if using. Spread evenly in the lined pan. Bake until a toothpick plunged into the center emerges slightly moist with batter, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely on a rack.

Peanut Butter Powder Brownies

cooking spray
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 cup Hoosier Hill Farm Peanut Butter Powder
1/2 cup Hoosier Hill Farm Natural Cocoa Powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp water
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Spray a nonstick 9 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Beat the egg and egg white in a small bowl with a whisk. In a large bowl combine the peanut butter powder, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and mix well with a spatula. Add the egg and egg whites and stir. Add water, honey, vanilla and stir with a spatula until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool, then cut into 12 bars cutting 3 rows x 4 rows.

Gluten Free Chocolate Pudding

½ cup sugar
1/3 cup Hoosier Hill Farm Natural Cocoa Powder
¼ cup Hoosier Hill Farm Tapioca Flour (starch)
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 ¾ cups whole milk or non-dairy alternative
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or non-dairy alternative
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a 2-quart saucepan combine sugar, cocoa, tapioca flour and salt. Whisk to mix well. Add ¼ cup of the milk and whisk to make a smooth paste, scraping sides and bottom. Add remaining milk and vanilla and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly from sides and bottom, until pudding comes to a boil. Cook one additional minute, stirring constantly. Transfer pot to an ice-water bath and stir until pudding is room temperature. Transfer pudding to a container with a lid; place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

(Optional) Top with whipped cream or non-dairy alternative and, if desired, a teaspoonful of preserves, or drizzle with chocolate syrup.

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Hoosier Hill Farm Customer
Nov 1, 2015
a Hoosier Hill Farm customer
It's cocoa. There's nothing wrong with it unless you are selling it in which case you are giving away twice as much as hershey's gets for a similar price. Is that confusing? Bottom line - it's a lot of cocoa for cheap. A small brown can at the grocery store costs about 5 bucks. This holds at least 2 or 3 of those. It's just as delicious. I can't say it's much better because honestly I can't tell any difference. However, it's a heck of a deal for no loss in quality.

Advantages: Super Cheap Cocoa. Just as good as any other brand.
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Dannella Pennington
Jun 29, 2015
a Hoosier Hill Farm customer
Nice screw top container that prevents oxidation and is easy to access.The cocoa powder is just the right amount of "smooth and bite". It make wonder hot chocolate and brownies (my primary use). It may cost a dollar or two more than grocery store brands but the difference in cost per serving per cup of hot cocoa is modest to nothing. Compared to the cost of those expensive coffee establishments, making a cup of cocoa at home is a "snap". After a few cups, you can customize the taste by the amount of cocoa powder you add. So much better than that $5.00 cup at the big label store.I would highly recommend you try at least one pound of this cocoa. I could not find it in my local market.I hope this review helps someone in their purchase decision. Please click "Yes" below this line if this review was helpful to you.

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Jul 11, 2015
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Alanna Fox Starks
Jun 25, 2015
a Hoosier Hill Farm customer
Perfect cocoa! My kids and I love to drink hot cocoa with or without milk and will also use this powder in Greek yogurt, on oatmeal, over ice cream you name it! It is also my secret ingredient in my Spicy Chili (shhhh! Don't tell!). This was a great find and I will always choose Hoosier Hill over any other brand now. So far, with 2 items I purchased with them, both have exceeded my expectations of excellence! Thank you so much, Guys!

Advantages: Perfect cocoa! My kids and I love to drink ...
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Jun 9, 2015
a Hoosier Hill Farm customer
Wife loves this for her baking/cooking needs. She is planning on adding the peanut butter one as well.
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