Tracing back to the ancient Mayan and Aztec empires, chocolate has been tempting those with a sweet tooth for more than a millennium. Once a luxury afforded by only the wealthy, today s chocolate is a favorite craving the world over. In this ultimate cookbook for chocolate lovers, Chocolate Creations offers more than 160 step-by-step, easy-to-follow recipes featuring chocolate as the star ingredient. INSIDE CHOCOLATE CREATIONS: Crave-able cakes, including chocolate coconut, creamy chocolate, raspberry chocolate roll, and chocolate espresso cheesecake. Irresistible cookies and brownies, plus a how-to guide for homemade chocolate candies. Chocolate-almond danish, cream puffs, pain au chocolat, and other favorite pastries. Tempting pies, from classic chocolate custard to rich chocolate ginger. Muffins, souffles, fancy celebration desserts, and more. A history of chocolate and an explanation of the different varieties. Cook s Tips for individual recipes that offer baking hints and ingredient substitutions. Metric conversion charts for measurements and temperatures.