What Can I Do With Cacao Nibs?

What Can I Do With Cacao Nibs?

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Faith Durand
Jan 8, 2010
Q: On a whim, I purchased a 1/3 lb. bag of organic cacao nibs. They smell delicious; almost savory. I've had them in chocolates before, but other than making my own, what can I use them for? Sent by PepperReed Editor: Cacao nibs (sometimes called cocoa nibs) are one of our favorite little extras for the baking cupboard. They are a great substitute (in moderation) for nuts or sweet mix-ins like chocolate chips, adding a grown-up bitterness and savory crunch to cookies and cakes. We also really like to use them as a garnish; try sprinkling a few on top of a cupcake or cake. Here are a few other recipes that show off cacao nibs: • David Lebovitz's Black-Bottom CupcakesStrawberry Ice Cream with Cacao NibsYummy-Nib BrowniesThe Best Chewy Chocolate Cookies Ever (& Low-Fat Too) Readers, how do you like to use cacao nibs? Related: Online Chocolate Source: Chocosphere (Image: Faith Durand)
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