Mini Chai Muffins dipped in chocolate. Three are pictured on the table, surrounded by festive fall leaves & cinnamon sticks. The remaining muffins are pictured in the muffin tin.

Mini Chai Muffin Recipe

If you’re craving warm fall spices, you’ve come to the right place! With a batter made from yogurt, whole wheat flour, and no refined sugar, these muffins are healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. We chose to top ours with sweet caramelized white chocolate to make them extra indulgent.

These muffins are small enough to be a great addition to a kid’s lunch box! Kick off the school year and the beginning of fall with warm spices and sweet chocolate.

A person handing a box of JACEK chocolates to another.

Hiring: 2 Part Time Seasonal Retail Positions

Retail Associate – Sherwood Park (Part-time Seasonal, including Weekends, Weekdays & Evenings) JACEK is an Alberta-based business that is committed to spreading joy through fine, fashionable chocolate.  We are a detail-oriented, joyful and creative team that wants to make a difference in the communities that we serve. We are looking …

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Scrumptious Chocolate Blueberry Hazelnut Scones on a white background, with blueberries and hazelnuts sprinkled around them.

Chocolate, Blueberry & Hazelnut Scone Recipe

Makes 12 sconesPreparation time: 1.5 to 2 hoursBake time: 25-30 minutes Oven temperature: 350F Ingredients Ingredients (vegan, dairy-free version) 2¼ cups + 2 tbsp (332g) all-purpose flour1⅜ tsp (6.5g) baking powder3/4 + ⅛ tsp (4.5g) baking soda¾ tsp salt2 tsp cinnamon9 tbsp + 1 tsp (133g) frozen unsalted butter or …

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A pile of cookies on top of an elegant white cake stand. Behind the cake stands are vases with flowers.

Chocolate, Pecan & Cocoa Nib Cookie Recipe

Makes 40 cookiesBake time 10-12 minutesOven at 350F Ingredients 3 cups flour½ teaspoon baking soda1 ¼ cups butter, room temperature2 cups brown sugar½ cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon vanilla extract3 eggs3 cups finely chopped JACEK Dominican Republic 70% dark chocolate OR 64% Valrhona Dark Chocolate Callets (300g)1 …

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A white bowl with a mound of cocoa nibs.

Integrating Cocoa Nibs Into a Healthy Lifestyle

For those of you who have yet to experience the delicious, chocolatey goodness that is the cocoa nib, it’s never too late! Especially these days in which we are seeing the nib used in exciting sweet and savoury culinary dishes or at your favourite smoothie bar. Cocoa nibs are small …

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A variety of rolled chocolate truffles, 5 rolled in toasted coconut and 3 rolled in sprinkles.

Hand Rolled Truffle Recipe

An easy-to-make bonbon recipe that’s fun to do with your kids!Makes about 50-70 bonbonsKitchen tools: Heatproof bowl, knife, spatula, immersion blender Ingredients 1.5 cups Valrhona Manjari (64%) callets1 cup whipping cream2 tablespoons light corn syrup2 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)Also: Valrhona cocoa powder / sprinkles / (toasted) shredded coconut / …

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Chocolate As a Means For Connection & Transformation

Excited, slightly nervous and exhausted, I arrived in Colombia after a 30 hour journey from Edmonton to Santa Marta, on the north coast skirted by the Caribbean ocean.  I knew that I would learn a lot of technical details about cacao, farming and processes, but little did I know how …

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A stack of golden waffles drizzled in a chocolate & Bailey's sauce, beside a dollop of whip cream and a strawberry.

Chocolate & Bailey’s Sauce Recipe

Enjoy your waffles the Irish way. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day our team of chocolatiers created an irresistible sauce featuring our milk couverture chocolate and Bailey’s Original Irish Cream. Perfect to serve over waffles, ice cream, and brownies. Ingredients:100g couverture Chocolate (35% milk)300g white sugar250ml whipping cream90ml Bailey’s50g butter …

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A tin of Sipping Chocolate.

Mayan Hot Chocolate (spicy)

Ingredients: ¾ cup homogenized milk ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon honey ½ fresh red chilli pepper (scored and seeds removed) 3 tablespoons Sipping Chocolate Pinch of salt Directions: Make a paste by adding 3 tablespoons of milk, cinnamon, honey and Sipping Chocolate into a cup, and microwave on high for …

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The Jackie Bar chosen as one of the top 100 things to eat in Edmonton!

I was so excited to learn yesterday that ‘The Jackie‘ bar was named ‘One of the top 100 things to eat or drink in Edmonton’ by The Tomato. The Jackie is made from caramelized milk chocolate that is accessorized with Fleur de Sel for the perfect balance in flavour.  The …

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A pile of roasted cocoa beans on a white background.

A joyful new step for JACEK- The Fabric Collection (Bean-to-Bar)

JACEK Chocolate Couture started back in December 2009 with the vision of combining two facets of joy; fashion and fine chocolate. With this in mind, a business was created where a new line of artisan bonbons (truffles) was created for each fashion season. The unique model of seasonal collections is …

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A 100g bean to bar chocolate, pictured with roasted cocoa beans, and a dried cocoa pod.

Fabric Collection (Bean-to-Bar)- 12 Day Process

In 2015, JACEK Chocolate launched it’s inaugural bean-to-bar collection (read more about why), and we want to show you how it is done, and how the bean becomes chocolate in 12 days!  Chef Curtis Jones, Head Chocolate Maker, shows the process of making chocolate once the cocoa beans have arrived …

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Chocolate Shipping Cut-Off (resumes Jan 4th)/ Holiday store hours

As Christmas is around the corner, we are no longer shipping any more parcels as they will not arrive before Christmas.  We will resume shipping of orders on Jan 4th, 2016 when we are confident that parcels won’t be sitting in the Canada Post depot over the holidays. Please note …

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Pairing Suggestions with the JACEK Fabric Collection

About the Fabric Collection Within the chocolate industry, there are two types of producers; the chocolate maker and the chocolatier.  Like most things at JACEK, the best way to  explain the difference is to use a fashion analogy.  The chocolate maker is essentially the fabric-maker, using raw products (cacao beans, …

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The container filled with items for Bulembu has sailed!

A huge thank you to everyone who purchased a Bulembu Collection this summer for the ‘container shipping’ project- 100% of the proceeds from the chocolates were donating, resulting in over $7,000!  Kudos to Sherry Dorsey and her team who collected, sorted and packed all of the items for the container!  …

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Tempering Chocolate- Christmas in November Guests

Firstly, a huge thank you to those that attended the JACEK Chocolate session at Christmas in November 2014  at the Jasper Park Lodge. As promised please find below the instructions on how to temper chocolate to create your beautiful pieces for Christmas (remember, be innovative and think outside the box …

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A close-up image of the White Chocolate & Cranberry cookie. The golden colour and hints of red from the cranberries make this cookie look scrumptious.

#3 Valrhona Ivoire Chunk with Cranberries Cookie Recipe

White Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies by Natasha Romanchuk Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cornstarch  1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup Valrhona Ivoire chocolate (chopped) – …

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Two PB, Dark Chocolate & Bacon cookies on a small plate.

#6 PB, Dark Chocolate and Bacon Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate and Bacon Cookies By Julie Harvey The cookie that blends intensely dark chocolate with the goodness of peanut butter smoky notes from the bacon.  YUM! 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 egg 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup natural peanut butter …

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Two Manjari & Sour Cherry cookies on a table.

#8 Manjari Dark Chocolate Cookies with Sour Cherries Cookie Recipe

MANJARI (DARK CHOCOLATE) COOKIES WITH SOUR CHERRIES by Cora-Lea Black The Valrhona Manjari Chocolate is a 64% dark made exclusively from cocoa beans from Madagascar.  It has bright red fruit notes which gives the chocolate a lot of character and pairs like a dream with the sour cherries in this …

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