What better way to get on this Ruby Chocolate trend than during the month of love! What I love about the new Ruby Chocolate is it’s color its all natural!
What is Ruby Chocolate?
Ruby Chocolate is processed from purple cocoa pods, grown in the north east region of South America. They are fermented for a shorter amount of time than your typical cocoa bean, which presents a tangy and sour taste, resembling a more berry-like taste.
Where can I get in in the United Stated?
You’re in luck! The FDA finally approved Ruby Chocolate in 2019! This fruity flavored cocoa bean has been approved as an ingredient for many manufactures since 2017, but they were not allowed to advertise or label it as “Chocolate” till now. It joins milk, dark, and white chocolate. For these cookies, I used Chocolove’s Ruby chocolate, you can buy them at Target and Whole Foods.
Ruby Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
- Mix together the butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, flour, and blood orange juice. Chill dough for at least 2 hours.
- Roll out dough on a floured surface. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut the dough into individual heart-shaped cookies.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Bake a sheet of 8 cookies for 8-10 minutes. Repeat, as needed. Let cool to room temperature. Once the cookies are cooled, melt the ruby chocolate in a small bowl. Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate and place on wax paper to cool. Optional: Decorate with sprinkles while the chocolate is still melted.