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Ultraflaky chocolate croissants. Baileys dark chocolate pecan chess pie. Super-chewy chocolate snickerdoodles. Chocolate peanut butter Bundt cake. Espresso Kahlua chocolate brownie bites. Honey-roasted salted cashew chocolate fudge. If recipes like these get your mouth watering, you may be a chocolate addict. And if you are, we’ve got a book for you.

The Chocolate Addict's Baking Book by Sabine Venier

Sabine Venier wrote “The Chocolate Addict’s Baking Book” (Page Street Publishing, $23) for the chocoholic in all of us. Venier is the founder of the popular baking blog AlsotheCrumbsPlease.com. “The Chocolate Addict’s Baking Book” is her first cookbook. Venier, a self-described “chocolate freak,” includes about 75 recipes in the book that run the gamut, all organized by type. In addition to pies, tarts, cakes, muffins, candy, bread, cookies and brownies, the book even has a section on no-bake recipes. The book has plenty of classic chocolate treats. But it has a few twists here and there. The book also has a mix of easy to more involved recipes. The first chapter is Crowd-Pleasing Bars and Brownies, and it includes boozy Kentucky bourbon walnut chocolate brownies, s’mores chocolate cheesecake bars and white chocolate carrot cake blondies. “Carrots and white chocolate are a fantastic match,” Venier says, calling the blondies recipe “a white chocolate lover’s dream.” The cookie chapter features such recipes as dark chocolate mint macarons, coconut chocolate shortbread cookies and baked chocolate churro cookie sandwiches. Among the cupcakes and muffins are pistachio and chocolate, cherry and chocolate, orange and chocolate and caramel apple and chocolate. The extensive cake chapter includes chile chocolate lava cakes, flourless chocolate cake, chocolate banana loaf cake, “mind-blowing” chocolate fudge birthday layer cake and “show-stopping” hummingbird white chocolate drip cake. That birthday cake has six layers filled with buttercream frosting — what Venier calls her “go-to” chocolate cake. The hummingbird cake — with banana, pineapple, pecans and cinnamon inside and white-chocolate ganache and toasted pecans on top — is a beautiful cake that “tastes even better than it looks,” Venier said. Among the pies and tarts are sweet potato chocolate cinnamon pie, “the ultimate” Mississippi mud pie, white chocolate and rustic chocolate-grape galette. No-bake recipes include super creamy chocolate tiramisu, dark chocolate key lime pops and white-chocolate mango cheesecakes. The candy chapters offers such recipes as apple cider chocolate macadamia toffee, dark chocolate almond truffles and pillowy chocolate-pistachio marshmallows. The latter, Venier said, “taste like you are eating chocolate in the form of a cloud.” The book wraps up with a few breads and pastries, including glazed bacon chocolate doughnuts, double chocolate raisin brioche bread and white-chocolate matcha cream puffs.

Ultraflaky chocolate croissants. Baileys dark chocolate pecan chess pie. Super-chewy chocolate snickerdoodles. Chocolate peanut butter Bundt cake. Espresso Kahlua chocolate brownie bites. Honey-roasted salted cashew chocolate fudge.

If recipes like these get your mouth watering, you may be a chocolate addict.

And if you are, we’ve got a book for you.

The Chocolate Addict's Baking Book by Sabine Venier

Sabine Venier wrote “The Chocolate Addict’s Baking Book” (Page Street Publishing, $23) for the chocoholic in all of us.

Venier is the founder of the popular baking blog AlsotheCrumbsPlease.com. “The Chocolate Addict’s Baking Book” is her first cookbook.

Venier, a self-described “chocolate freak,” includes about 75 recipes in the book that run the gamut, all organized by type. In addition to pies, tarts, cakes, muffins, candy, bread, cookies and brownies, the book even has a section on no-bake recipes.

The book has plenty of classic chocolate treats. But it has a few twists here and there.

The book also has a mix of easy to more involved recipes.

The first chapter is Crowd-Pleasing Bars and Brownies, and it includes boozy Kentucky bourbon walnut chocolate brownies, s’mores chocolate cheesecake bars, and white chocolate carrot cake blondies. “Carrots and white chocolate are a fantastic match,” Venier says, calling the blondies recipe “a white chocolate lover’s dream.”

The cookie chapter features such recipes as dark chocolate mint macarons, coconut chocolate shortbread cookies and baked chocolate churro cookie sandwiches.

Among the cupcakes and muffins are pistachio and chocolate, cherry and chocolate, orange and chocolate, and caramel apple and chocolate.

The extensive cake chapter includes chile chocolate lava cakes, flourless chocolate cake, chocolate banana loaf cake, “mind-blowing” chocolate fudge birthday layer cake and “show-stopping” hummingbird white chocolate drip cake. That birthday cake has six layers filled with buttercream frosting — what Venier calls her “go-to” chocolate cake. The hummingbird cake — with banana, pineapple, pecans and cinnamon inside and white-chocolate ganache and toasted pecans on top — is a beautiful cake that “tastes even better than it looks,” Venier said.

Among the pies and tarts are sweet potato chocolate cinnamon roll pie, “the ultimate” Mississippi mud pie, and rustic chocolate-grape galette.

No-bake recipes include super creamy chocolate tiramisu, dark chocolate key lime pops and white-chocolate mango cheesecakes.

The candy chapters offers such recipes as apple cider chocolate macadamia toffee, dark chocolate almond truffles and pillowy chocolate-pistachio marshmallows. The latter, Venier said, “taste like you are eating chocolate in the form of a cloud.”

The book wraps up with a few breads and pastries, including glazed bacon chocolate doughnuts, double chocolate raisin brioche bread and white-chocolate matcha cream puffs.

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