more chocolate… (Smarties Dressing)

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recipe: smarties dressing for roast chicken

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stuffed roast chickens
We were thinking that if chocolate in gravy is good, then more chocolate would be even better.

So we decided to do a taste test. We stuffed one chicken with Mom’s dressing and the other chicken with Smarties.

Smarties Dressing
(makes enough for a 3 lb roasting chicken)

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 1 c dry bread crumbs
  • 1 c Smarties
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped finely (1 tsp dried thyme)
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Saute onions til transluscent. Let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, Smarties, thyme and salt.
  3. Add onion mixture to breadcrumbs and Smarties. Mix well.
  4. Stuff bird and pin opening closed. Rub the skin with olive oil, sage, parsley, rosemary, thyme, celery salt, pepper.
  5. Put into a preheated 500F oven. Immediately turn the oven down to 350F. Roast the bird for a half hour per pound, basting every 15 minutes.

Smarties […] come in eight vibrant and playful colours, with sweet milk chocolate locked inside each crunchy candy shell.

(read more about Smarties here)

In retrospect, it might have been a better idea to use M&M’s®, because they don’t melt in your hand. But still, all in all, Smarties roasted in a chicken are amazing!

They won’t replace Mom’s dressing, which truly is the quintessential dressing. But smartie stuffed roast chicken is definitely a keeper! (really???*)

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(ha ha… April fool!)


Oh yes, and by the way, I’m not fooling about Mom’s dressing for roast chicken. It really is the best.

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