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When I’m at a restaurant and I find a dish I truly love, it usually falls into one of two categories:  mind-blowing delicious dishes that seem complicated to make so I only order them when eating out (like Sole Meunière…I have no idea how to de-bone the fish the way they do, but mmm, Sole Meunière), or mind-blowing delicious dishes that are easy to make so I end up making them frequently at home. 

I first had this Chocolate Baguette about two months ago when I was eating lunch out with friends.  (Twinkle Toes, if you’re reading this, hi Gorgeous!  Say hi to the Lady in Red for me!)  Since then I’ve made it two other times at home and each time I have it I fall in love with it all over again.  The flavors in this dish complement each other amazingly well…the rich, semi-sweetness of the chocolate, the spiciness of the olive oil, and the finishing salty flavor of the fleur de sel that melts on the tongue.

If you want to try this dish but don’t want to eat it as a meal, you could turn it into an appetizer.  Thinly slice and toast the baguette, brush extra virgin olive oil on top, spoon on a little melted chocolate, and sprinkle on a pinch of fleur de sel.  I actually think I may do this for our Christmas Eve party!

Chocolate Baguette

(Yield:  4 main course servings, if served with a salad)

1 good quality baguette

4-6 oz good quality couture semi-sweet or dark chocolate

Fleur de Sel

Good quality olive oil (I had ran out of extra virgin olive oil when I made this last time, but I highly recommend using extra virgin olive oil if you have it on hand)

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler.  Split open the baguette, spread the chocolate inside, and sprinkle a little Fleur de Sel on the chocolate.  Close the baguette and cut it into pieces.  Serve with a small dish of olive oil for dipping.

Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. I love salted caramels, so maybe this composition of chocolate and fleur de sel will be as appealing :)

  2. This is such an interesting idea – I would never have thought of it but I am intrigued. Plus it looks easy AND delicious – always a winner :)

  3. Bread and chocolate…how could this ever be wrong :)
    Very unique and sounds quite intriguing…Love the photos

  4. i’m all for a three-ingredient recipe, especially when one of those ingredients is chocolate. bravo.

  5. When I first saw your photo I was like, “darn, Faith just ruined a perfectly good baguette!” lol, but after reading your post I’m curious. I admit, I’m very curious and will be following your suggestion. I have a little less than half a baguette leftover from dinner.

  6. I have never had this before but it looks so dreamy, Faith! I am really intrigued by the olive oil and really want to taste it!

  7. Oh Yum! Thanks for sharing this. This will be a huge hit in my house. Love the idea of making this as an appetizer. Wow, that would be easy and impressive:)

  8. I love recipes that are delicious and that easy. Thanks for sharing this one!

  9. When I was a kid and heard that the French often snacked on dark chocolate on a baguette, I thought it so odd. But what did I know back then when all I knew was Hershey’s bars. Now, I totally get it. And the olive oil and sea salt just make it even more incredible.

  10. Faith, this baguette chocolate is my type…simple and delicious :-) SO SO YUMMIE!

  11. What a simple yet spectacular idea – bread and chocolate – how can you go wrong?!

  12. This looks heavenly! So simple…so delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

  13. I’m the same way. When I go out to eat, I want something only a restaurant can do fabulously.

  14. The Lindt sea salt chocolate bar is my favourite so I’m positive that this is something I would LOVE!

  15. You have combined some of my greatest loves into a loaf of goodness! I can’t wait to give this a try. To me, there are few things better than a baguette…and I’m sure the chocolate and the fleur de sel only make this better!

  16. This looks heavenly. In a remote manner, this reminds me of chocolate filled croissants that my Dad got for us every Saturday from the bakery.

    This is so simple yet so very delectable!!

  17. Faith, that is pure genius. I’d love to say more, but I’m not quite sure more needs to be said.

  18. Yea. I could eat that breakfast lunch AND dinner. I love the addition of the fleur de sel as well.

  19. Faith,

    Interesting idea. I must make this for my chocoholic wife. She’d be all over this.

  20. You found a new take on an old favorite. It looks delicious and I love the photo where the chocolate is oozing from the baguette. Very Nice! I hope you are having a gereat day. Blessings…Mary

  21. Wow this looks so simple but so yummy. I’m intrigued by the dipping in olive oil in the end. Don’t think I’ve had chocolate with olive oil before.

  22. This really does look simple and delicious! I love anything with chocolate, and anything with bread, so yeah, um, this is a no-brainer, would totally love it :)

  23. What a totally unique dish. Its simple, but beautiful. Perfect for holidays parties

  24. This is a brilliant turn on pain au chocolate which is too rich… this is the best of both worlds Faith… I’m going to melt some truffles in bread today… love the salt too!

  25. woooo!!! this is fantastic! how is possible that I’ve never thought about it? it’s a genius combo! I’d definitely need to try it out! ;)

  26. 5 Star Foodie says:

    Ok, would I be a very bad mom if I packed that for lunch for the 5 Star Foodie Jr. ? I know she would love this soooo much (I would too of course :)

  27. Oh Wow…, its a simply yummy idea alright & covers all the importants in life ‘Chocolate’ & ‘Bread’…., all important food groups ticked off right there :)

  28. Seriously? Is this legal? I may just have to try it right now to see what kind of trouble I get into!

  29. I love chocolate and I love baguette; I believe this to be the perfect match!

  30. Wow. This never would have occurred to me but I love the idea! Did you actually eat this as a meal? It seems more like a treat since there’s no substantial nutritional value. Then again, it’s probably healthier than eating a piece of chocolate cake for breakfast…which I have done. :)

  31. Well, my little boy favourite foods are baguette and chocolate. I should show him this!


  32. Amazingly easy and delicious I’m sure. Love that first photo Faith – it says everything!

  33. You have my complete attention! A chocolate baguette. Heavenly!

  34. A wonderful way to a baguette and u have it so deliciously rite!!
    I have my rest favs too and love that too:-)
    Ahh ,chocolaty dreams for us :-)
    Happy sunday with love!

  35. You brought so many memories to me. I used to do this when I was a child. One cousin of mine showed me this and for couple of years I used to eat it quite often. It is delicious!

  36. Hi Faith,

    I love chocolate and I love baguettes, but never thought to put the two together. What a simple and delicious idea. The extra virgin olive oil is the perfect finishing touch. As much as I would love to eat this as a meal, I think I’ll have to go with the appetizer idea. Can’t spoil the kiddies too much ;-). Thank you for sharing.

  37. Faith,

    This chocolate baguette looks delicious. I love baguette.

  38. Heavenly Housewife says:

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh :D
    *kisses* HH

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