The Chocolate Adventure Contest

May we offer inspiration?

The maxim is true: a picture's worth a thousand words. Have a look at the delicious, inspiring photos shot by photographer Matt Armendariz of MattBites with food stylist Adam Pearson.

Matt Armendariz Photography with food stylist Adam Pearson
Bars—there are so many possibilities. And so many simple ways to add an element of adventure.
Matt Armendariz Photography with food stylist Adam Pearson
The classic Nanaimo bar, a no-bake square, dates back to the fifties. Here, we infused an element of adventure into each of its three layers. (We can't tell you how, though!)
Matt Armendariz Photography with food stylist Adam Pearson
Pomegranate and white sesame seeds add surprising texture and exciting depth of flavor to a classic chocolate bark recipe.
Matt Armendariz Photography with food stylist Adam Pearson
Scharffen Berger semisweet—62% cacao—and an infusion of bourbon turned a traditional baking bar into this Black-Bottomed Bourbon Bar.
Matt Armendariz Photography with food stylist Adam Pearson
The familiar ice cream bar gets adventurous with olive oil vanilla bean ice cream and Scharffen Berger 70% cacao.
Matt Armendariz Photography with food stylist Adam Pearson
Who says making a candy has to be complicated? We made ours (adventure ingredient not pictured) in less than an hour.
Matt Armendariz Photography with food stylist Adam Pearson
The addition of pandan leaf extract and coconut milk transform a classic bar into something deliciously inventive.
TuttiFoodie.com, Scharffen Berger