With today marking National Dark Chocolate Day and this weekend bringing the Superbowl to millions of viewers around the country, why not combine the two to create a savory dish that can easily be created and served from your food truck? Today’s dish uses dark chocolate to top one of America’s favorite sporting event dining snacks… buffalo wings.

spicy dark chocolate wings

Spicy Dark Chocolate Wings

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Yield: 2 dozen wings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 chicken wings, tips discarded and wings separated at the joint
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped


In a large, heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken wings and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes; transfer to a plate.

Add the garlic, chili powder and allspice and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Stir in the tomato sauce, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add 1 cup water, the chocolate, hot sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the chocolate is melted.

Return the wings to the pan, lower the heat, cover and simmer until the wings are cooked through and the sauce is reduced to a thick glaze, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the cilantro.