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Chocolate Recipes You Can Eat For Dinner (PHOTOS)

Your favorite dessert ingredient is making some savory appearances.

If you haven't picked up on it yet, we're basically chocolate fanatics. We've covered ways to eat chocolate for dessert, in a sandwich, and even for breakfast, but thus far we've only explored the many places chocolate belongs in your sweet recipes.

But chocolate enthusiasts, don't stop there -- there are a ton of savory recipes that include chocolate chips or cocoa powder. Whether they're used to round out a sauce, chili, or even salsa, we think it's safe to say that it is very possible (and totally acceptable) to eat chocolate for dinner. We put together 10 recipes that prove this dessert staple has a place in your kitchen beyond your favorite sweets.

Pasta with Dark Chocolate Marinara Sauce
Gimme Some Oven
Black Bean Chili with Chocolate and Coconut
Gimme Some Oven
Cocoa Chipotle Salsa
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Cocoa Chipotle Salsa Recipe by Gimme Some Oven
Chocolate Beer Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
eats well with others
Get the Chocolate Beer Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe by eats well with others
Short Rib Chili
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Short Rib Chili Recipe by lastnightsdinner/Food52
Traditional Mole Sauce
Get the Traditional Mole Sauce Recipe by Macheesmo
Nigella’s Chocolate Chip Chili
Baked Bree
Get the Nigella’s Chocolate Chip Chili Recipe by Nigella Lawson, via Baked Bree
Spicy Tomato & Chocolate Soup
The Travel Bite
Get the Spicy Tomato & Chocolate Soup Recipe by The Chestnut Street Inn, via The Travel Bite
Chocolate Pasta With A Blackcurrant And Ginger Sauce
Tandy Sinclair/ Lavender and Lime
Eggplant Caponata Crostini
The Martha Stewart Show
Get the Eggplant Caponata Crostini Recipe by Martha Stewart

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100 Chocolate Recipes