Pumpkin Oatmeal w/ Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program,  Ghirardelli®  sent me some Intense Dark chocolates: 72% Twilight Delight, 86% Midnight Reverie, and Sea Salt Soiree.  You’ve heard me say before that I’m not a huge fan of chocolate, let alone a bar of chocolate.  However, I tried the Sea Salt Soiree and it was amazing.  I thought the sea salt in the bar was going to be very small flakes and that texturally, the bar would still taste like a plain bar of chocolate with a salty after taste.  Au contraire, the sea salt flakes were large and visible throughout the bar.  It reminded me of a Crunch candy bar, but infinitely better.  I decided why not crumble these squares up and top on some Pumpkin Oatmeal?  The Sea Salt Soiree with the pumpkin was delicious.  Enjoy!


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 squares of Ghirardelli Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree Chocolate, crumbled into pieces
  • Maple syrup, for drizzling


  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring milk and salt to a boil.  Stir in the oats, reduce heat to low, and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin, cook 2 to 3 minutes or until desired consistency.
  3. Divide oatmeal into two bowls and top each with brown sugar, chocolate crumbles, and maple syrup.

Servings:  2

Adapted from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen


Filed under Breakfast

8 responses to “Pumpkin Oatmeal w/ Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate

  1. This look so yummy, pumpkin and chocolate sounds like a great combo 🙂

  2. Oh my this looks so delicious!!! 🙂

  3. Oh yeah!! I love the addition of the chocolate! I might have to make this for breakfast tomorrow! 😉

  4. That’s a really great idea! I got some Ghirardelli samples, too – might have to try this one!

  5. I was just thinking about trying to blend pumpkin and chocolate together. And I love that you added chocolate to your oatmeal – breakfast brilliance.

  6. Perfect! pumpkin, chocolate and oatmeal – fantastic combination – great creativity!
    Mary x

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