Chocolate Adventure Contest 2013

by Marla on October 2, 2013 · 20 comments

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Enter the Chocolate Adventure Contest! Presented by Scharffen Berger and |

Bars are back. But you all ready knew that. You know how I know that? Because you guys are obsessed with my Brownies & Bars Pinterest board.

You know what that means? It means you LOVE brownies, bars & everything chocolate. Guess what? You can show off your fabulous BAR skills (and maybe, just maybe) be a winner in the Scharffen Berger / Chocolate Adventure Contest.

Let’s take a closer look at this…

Enter the Chocolate Adventure Contest! Presented by Scharffen Berger and |

All images in this post were taken by Matt Armendariz & styled by Adam Pearson. They sure are awesome & tempting eh?!

It’s all in the details….

Contest Dates & Rules: Submit your original recipes between October 1st, 2013 – January 2nd, 2014. You can submit up to 10 entries! This contest is open to amateurs & professionals, all chocolate lovers & baking enthusiasts.

Adventure Ingredients: This is what makes the contest unique & special. Use one or more of these ingredients with your favorite Scharffen Berger Chocolate.

  • Bourbon (OMG!)
  • Oat Flour (a personal favorite)
  • Turbinado Sugar (Mmmmmm)
  • Carrot (Fun!)
  • Pomegranate (fruity love)
  • Hibiscus (oooohhhh)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (unique)
  • Peppercorn (Black, White, Green, Red—any type) (spicy!)
  • Pandan Leaf or Pandan Leaf Extract (tres chic)
  • Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, Coconut Butter or Coconut Oil (YES!)
  • Sesame Seeds (Black or White) (gotta love em)
  • Fresh Croutons or Crostini (crunnnnch)

Purchase your Scharffen Berger Chocolate & work some magic!

Enter the Chocolate Adventure Contest! Presented by Scharffen Berger and |

What kinda magic?

The sky is the limit! This category is sooooo diverse. Have fun creating bars and squares ~ from baked bars to no-bake bars, from ice cream bars to a vast range of chocolate bark. It includes brownies, blondies, seven-layer bars, congo bars, snickerdoodles and cookie-based bars. It extends to candy bars too.

Go for it!



The award is $25,000 as well as a custom selection of Scharffen Berger® chocolates, Seriously Bittersweet by Alice Medrich and The Essence of Chocolate by John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg. The grand prize winning recipe will be featured on and


They will award one engraved iPad mini® to ten culinary honorees. The recipe title of each culinary honoree will be showcased on and


Visit for official rules and entry form.

Contest Judges…

  • John Scharffenberger (Chocolate Expert)
  • Alice Medrich (Chocolate Expert & Award Winning Cookbook Author)
  • Angie Dudley (Bakerella)
  • Matt Armendariz (MattBites)

Disclosure: I’m helping Scharffen Berger & TuttiFoodie spread the word about this wonderful contest! Best of luck to you all :)

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maria October 2, 2013 at 5:45 am

Bring on the chocolate!


2 Marla October 2, 2013 at 5:58 am

Yeahhhhh. Thats what I say girl!


3 Rosa October 2, 2013 at 5:59 am

A great contest! Chocolate rules.




4 Marla October 2, 2013 at 7:30 am

It certainly does Rosa!!


5 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque October 2, 2013 at 6:15 am

What a cool contest! Love all of those judges…


6 Marla October 2, 2013 at 7:31 am

Me too ~ such a great group of talented people :)


7 Marian (Sweetopia) October 2, 2013 at 6:58 am

Oh, my favorite – chocolate!


8 Marla October 2, 2013 at 7:31 am

You should enter Marian ~ I can only imagine the lovely bars you would create!


9 HeatherChristo October 2, 2013 at 7:02 am

every year I get tempted to do this!! Love all that chocolate!


10 Marla October 2, 2013 at 7:32 am

Oh Heather this could be your year. Your desserts are exquisite ~ bet you would have AMAZING entries!


11 Julie @ Table for Two October 2, 2013 at 8:17 am

Chocolate all day, every day! Haha, love this :)


12 Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain October 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

Um, this is a chocolate lovers mecca! Love this!!


13 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch October 2, 2013 at 9:25 am

Ohhh Yes!!! Chocolate!!!


14 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 2, 2013 at 9:42 am

Every year I see this contest and think there’s no way I could enter but I am loving the bars/chocolate and the ingredients list!


15 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You October 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I am so participating in this contest this year. Thanks for posting it, Marla! xx


16 Marla October 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

AWESOME Denise. Have fun with it and best of luck to you :)


17 Nessa October 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm

This looks so fun!


18 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Great contest! Can’t wait to see what everyone makes!


19 Angie October 3, 2013 at 8:20 am

Hi Marla! Was thinking of you and the kids today so I thought I’d pop on over to FFC and see what you’re up to! Amazing photographs as usual. Looks like Telluride is continuing to inspire you. So amazing.
We are getting ready for winter up here in Whistler.
Love your bars and brownies.
Canada is famous for the Nanimo bar. A blissful indulgence and tasty treat.
Try it out!! Lots of hugs, Angie.


20 Marla October 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Hi Angie! Have fun with that beautiful Whistler winter :)


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