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Ingrid Hoffmann’s Plantains With Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Get into the celebration with some sweet plantains and chocolate.

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Prep Time: 20 min.
Baking Time: 15-20 min.
Decoration Time: 1 min.
Difficulty: Moderate
Servings: Makes 4 servings.
  • 8 ounces DOVE® PROMISES® Dark Chocolate
  • 3 very ripe plantains (black-skinned)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, plus extra for buttering the baking dish
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon plus dash of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream, crème fraiche (or crema), or greek strained yogurt
  • 1/2 cup lightly toasted chopped M&M'S® Brand Peanut Milk Chocolate Candies, optional

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly butter a casserole or baking dish. Cut the ends off of the plantains and peel. Cut them lengthwise on the diagonal into 1/4 to 1/2 inch-thick slices and place in baking dish. Cut 2 tablespoons of butter into small cubes and place the pieces over the plantains. Sprinkle brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon on top and bake, turning once until plantains are soft and golden brown, about 15-20 minutes (you may want to place them under the broiler for a minute at the end in order to fully caramelize them).
  2. In a small heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the cream, butter, chipotle powder, vanilla, and remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Heat over low flame until hot but not boiling, about 2 minutes. Add the DOVE® PROMISES® Dark Chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and mixture forms a thick sauce.
  3. Divide plantains among 4 serving dishes, top with a tablespoon of sour cream, crème fraiche or yogurt, and drizzle with chocolate sauce. If using, sprinkle with chopped M&M’S® Brand Peanut Milk Chocolate Candies and serve.

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