I hosted a potluck dinner some years ago, and I set the theme as "chocolate or garlic" -- guests were to bring one or the other. One person was a wiseacre and bought chocolate covered garlic. (It was hideously unpalatable.)

I've since wondered if there's any way to combine chocolate and garlic in the same dish where you taste both, or if the two flavors are simply incompatible.

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    Did this have to be community wiki? It's potentially food-science.
    – user194
    Jan 11, 2011 at 23:14
  • Sure you can put them in the same dish, just put something else between them. Mar 26, 2014 at 21:15

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Roasted garlic will get a slightly sweet flavor, dipped in a chocolate fondue can be wonderful and I have seen a recipe for garlic chocolate chip cookies. http://www.food.com/recipe/garlic-chocolate-chip-cookies-28771

  • Definitely have to roast it. Roasted garlic is sweet and easily palatable all by itself. With a rich chocolate, it could be great.
    – Ocaasi
    Aug 22, 2010 at 19:02
  • Should work also with caramelized garlic, what do you think?
    – nico
    Aug 9, 2011 at 19:20

Sure! Most recipes for the darker Oaxacan moles will include both cocoa powder and garlic.

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    I'm going to call this cheating, since there are few ingredients which aren't in a good mole. But true.
    – Ocaasi
    Aug 22, 2010 at 19:01
  • +1 for enlightening me on the existence of Oaxacan mole, now I've just got to taste some!
    – Benjol
    Jan 12, 2011 at 7:57

What about chocolate-garlic-cheesecake truffles? Four months later.. :-)



In addition to chocolate-covered roasted or blanched garlic, I've had good reviews from garlic lovers for my:

Garlic Brownies -- replace one egg with 4 oz. crushed garlic in oil

Garlic Swirl Brownies -- divide batter, 2/3 gets cocoa powder, 1/3 gets garlic

White Chocolate Garlic Frosting -- melt white chocolate with minced garlic

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