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5 spicy chocolate dishes

By: Enrique Gili on Nov. 1, 2012, 6:09 p.m.
chili pepper atop chocolate

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Sweet meets heat

Conquistadores tore apart the Aztec empire hunting for gold, when two of the real treasures of the New World were waiting in plain sight in the market square: chilies and chocolate. Eaten singly and in tandem, the ancient ingredients have surprised and delighted countless people for hundreds of years, eventually conquering the taste buds of consumers around the world. Try these sweet and spicy chocolate-inspired recipes — from Aztec Bark to Venezuelan Chocolate Chicken — designed to add a wow factor to everyday fare. (Text: Enrique Gili)