Some good Ghirardelli chocolate recipes include white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, ultimate double-chocolate cookies, turtle pretzel candy clusters and sweet and salty no-bake peanut butter bars. More good recipes are sugar cookies with caramel pockets and chocolate drizzle, and dark chocolate-caramel cream puffs.
Make one of the top-rated recipes, triple-chocolate truffle cake, using semi-sweet, milk and white baking Ghirardelli chocolate. First, prepare 2 round cake pans by buttering the bottom and sides of the pans and laying down parchment paper. Melt 3 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter in a double boiler.
While the chocolate melts, beat 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 8 eggs until the mixture is fluffy, then fold in the melted chocolate. Pour the chocolate batter into the pans, place in a water bath, and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. While the cake cools, simmer 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of milk chocolate chips. Stir until blended, then pour over the cake, and grate 2 ounces of white chocolate on top.
Another good recipe is dipped strawberries. Microwave 12 ounces of dark melting wafers until they melt, stirring every 15 seconds. Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate, and place on waxed paper. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens.