Chocolate Chipotle BBQ Chicken Balls Appetizer Recipe!

Quick and Easy Appetizer Recipe Featuring Dove Chocolate Discoveries!

Chocolate chipotle BBQ Chicken Balls

Chocolate Chipotle BBQ Chicken Balls  are a delicious appetizer recipe that features Dove Chocolate Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Dove Sweet and Spicy Cocoa Rub.

I recently did a cooking demonstration for a group of Dove Chocolatiers and several of the Chocolatiers agreed to contribute their special recipes featuring Dove Chocolate…some are sweet, some are savory.

 This recipe was  contributed  to Make Life Special by  Pam Reimann with Dove Chocolate Discoveries.

 The Dove Chocolate Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Dove Sweet and Spicy Cocoa Rub can be ordered from Dove Chocolate Discoveries.  You can find a Dove Chocolate Discoveries Consultant here:  Dove Chocolate Discoveries.


Pam Reimann, DCD Chocolatier pictured with Vickie at recent cooking demonstration.

Vickie and Pam Reimann, DCD Chocolatier

Here is Pam’s recipe:

Chocolate Chipotle BBQ Chicken Balls
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz gorgonzola cheese
  • ½ t cumin
  • ½ t garlic salt
  • 1 bottle Dove Chocolate Chipotle BBQ Sauce
  • 1 T Dove Sweet and Spicy Cocoa Rub
  • 2 medium fresh mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine chicken, cheese, egg, cumin, garlic salt, mushrooms, and bread crumbs in mixing bowl. Add ½ cup of the Dove Chipotle BBQ Sauce and mix thoroughly with hands until well blended. Roll mixture into 16 golf ball size balls and place on cookie sheet. Dust each ball with the Cocoa Rub.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Heat remaining BBQ sauce and pour over the Chicken Balls.
  5. Serve hot.
  6. Makes 16 meatballs.

These are DELISH!!!

Be sure to check out some other Make Life Special Appetizer Recipes!

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Mediterranean Appetizer Platter”

“Hummus Recipe

Appetizers are a great way to start any gathering!  I like to begin every dinner party in my kitchen with casual drinks and appetizers.  This really seems to put people at ease as they watch me cook and the conversation and laughter becomes so enjoyable.  Entertaining is truly a gift from the heart and learning how to entertain successfully will make your parties and gatherings a pleasure for both you and your guests.

Shake It Up With Dove Chocolate Discoveries White Chocolate Mint Martini Mix

Get ready to “Shake things Up!” with Dove Chocolate Discoveries White Chocolate Mint Martini Mix!  This brand new martini mix combines a creamy white chocolate with just a hint of mint  and makes a holiday or any occasion that much more special.

To watch me “Shake things up” watch my YouTube Video:  White Chocolate Mint Martini.

I rimmed the glasses with Marshmallow Creme and then dipped the eges into crushed peppermint candy for a festive touch!  I demonstrated this technique in the YouTube video.

 Dove Chocolate Discoveries (DCD) can be purchased at a DCD Chocolate Tasting Party or online:  White Chocolate Mint Martini Mix.

Dove Chocolate Discoveries offers lots of delicious chocolate delights…such as:

Holiday Treats That Are Ready to Eat – PB & Chocolate Truffles, Sea-Salted Caramel Collection, Chocolate Chipotle-Spiced Nut clusters, Cocoa Tequila Lime Brittle…

 Drinks to Toast the Season – The White Chocolate Mint Martini Mix featured here, a Chocolate Martini Mix, Mudslide Chocolatini Mix, White Chocolate Raspberry Daiquiri Mix, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Smoothie Mix…..

Desserts to Celebrate –  Chocolate Mousse, Truffle Fudge Brownie Mix ( this is my favorite !!), Choco-Toffe Chip Cookie Mix….

Dove Chocolate not only has delicious products, they show you creative ways to serve them.  Check out the website for lots of ideas and the information of how to order the chocolate products.:   Dove Chocolate Discoveries

I have hosted a DCD Chocolate Party in my home and I can tell you they are lots of fun!  All of my friends had a great time and we tasted chocolate all night long!  It’s a wonderful way to get your friends together and enjoy some wonderful treats!

Note:  I received a sample of the DCD White Chocolate Mint Martini Mix to use for this review.  No compensation was received.  These are my true and honest opinions.





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