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Hoosier Hill Farm Natural Cocoa Powder, 1 lb

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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  • Author: Verified 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.
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    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.
  • Author: Verified 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!
  • Author: Verified Customer
    Wife loves this for her baking/cooking needs. She is planning on adding the peanut butter one as well.
  • Author: Verified Customer
    This is the best cocoa powder I have ever tasted!! I made brownies with it and they turned out fantastic! I will never go back to the grocery store brands ever!!
  • Author: Verified Customer
    Taste great breaks down easy and its a great price!
  • Author: Verified Customer
    Chocolate in a can, Amazing!
  • Author: Verified Customer
    I bought this to try to make a red velvet recipe that called for natural cocoa powder, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. However, it makes great hot coco and I would definitely be buying again.
  • Author: Verified Customer
    I'm really beginning to get hooked on Hoosier Hill products. This one is another winner. Great mill. This product is very well milled, fresh, great taste and no pretentious labeling like the well over priced garbage you buy at Whole Foods for twice the price.This company simply sells great product at great prices without all the frilly labeling or the claims of unicorns and fairies you get from the typically pretentious 'Organic product sellers' out there.Yum! It makes a great hot chocolate too. : )
  • Author: Verified Customer
    I've purchased more of this, after the first order. It has a great flavor, and works great in all of my baking endeavors. I especially like that I can reuse the containers for storing herbs and spices, when its empty of cocoa.
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  • Author: Verified Customer
    Without a doubt this cocoa makes THE best tasting hot chocolate - very cocoa-y without using tons of cocoa, and a great chocolate-cocoa flavor with deep undertones. Not like simple-tasting Hershey's cocoa powder from the can made into hot chocolate - no, this is much, much better. Very satisfying, not bitter, no after taste. It sort of makes it own froth a bit just from stirring the cocoa into hot milk or plain almond milk (totally awesome!). Really full bodied!Problem: received it at beginning of June 2013 and just noticed it expired January 2014. This type of product should have a shelf life of at least one year! It is very disappointing.
  • Author: Verified Customer
    I bake with cocoa on a regular basis. Hoosier brand cocoa is perfect for baking or making a simple hot cocoa. I've mostly used this product in gluten free brownies which have been delicious. I would recommend the product and buy again!
  • Author: Verified Customer
    This is a good cocoa to cook with. I love this product . Shipped on time and I would say you would not wrong with it.
  • Author: Verified Customer
    I have noticed that cocoa is rather expensive at the store. Glad to find this product - great cocoa at a great price!
  • Author: Verified Customer
    This was a great find. I was looking for a substitute for a much more expensive brand.Can't tell the difference!