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 (sĕm′ē-swēt′, sĕm′ī-)
Having a small amount of sweetening: semisweet chocolate.


(Cookery) having a moderate but not large degree of sweetness; between sweet and bitter, savoury, dry, or sour


(ˌsɛm iˈswit, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

somewhat sweet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semisweet - having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetnesssemisweet - having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
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For a gathering I'm attending next week, I'm making Maya's red velvet cupcakes with semisweet chocolate chips.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED * 1 cup melted butter, plus more for the pan * 2 1/2 cups flour * 1 teaspoon baking powder * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar * 2 eggs * 2 teaspoons vanilla extract * 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips * Makes 12 to 16 stars
From the 85% cacao bar to the semisweet dark chocolate chips, all Pascha chocolate is organic, non-GMO verified, fair trade certified, vegan, Kosher, and free from all eight major food allergens.
Add 1/2 cup semisweet chips to the oil mixture and then add that to the flour mixture, stirring just until combined.
But we discovered that semisweet and sweet styles make great mixers; they really shine in this lineup of fall cocktails.
Unsweetened chocolate (bitter chocolate), baking chocolate, semisweet chocolate and sweet chocolate: All have varying degrees of sweetness.
We tried the bittersweet baking bars and morsels in cookies (both chocolate chip and double chocolate) and brownies, and they baked up with great results (tasters preferred the bittersweet to regular semisweet chips).
This one is called "a dark enigma of a porter, with a chocolate coffee nose, complex roasted malt flavor, and semisweet finish.
During the creative process, varying amounts of sugar is added to produce semisweet and bittersweet chocolate.
Scharffen Berger chocolate-covered cacao nibs combines the very essence of the finest, well-fermented cacao beans and 62% Semisweet Chocolate, creating a crunchy sweet snack or wonderful topping for ice cream.
FROSTING: 1 cup heavy cream 1 stick unsalted butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup double-strength brewed coffee
Place the semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and butter in a medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place over the hot water until soft, about five minutes.