Certified Kosher Chocolate

Certified Kosher Chocolate

Why is Certified Kosher chocolate better? 

Santa Barbara Chocolate's Kosher chocolate is better because it means our chocolates have passed inspections of quality and standards by third party auditors above and beyond the USDA and FDA inspectors.  Under Kosher supervision there is strict quality control every step of the way from cocoa bean to chocolate.  Inspections include review of water supply, possible cross contamination and even the humane nature of aspects associated with milk production for milk chocolate and white chocolate.  The auditing process looks at all aspects that make up the supply chain management of raw cacao and chocolate production.  Did you know Kosher certification even looks at things like the sugar used in the chocolate and how it was produced from raw cane to raw sugar. Kosher auditors review the filtration process of the raw sugar also.  Kosher certification also looks at the food safety as a whole and is one further way to ensure clean, quality and safe chocolate.

What is Santa Barbara Chocolate Parve Certified Chocolate? Pareve chocolate is a further additional audit of supply and chocolate ingredients within Kosher chocolate certification. Pareve means neutral. This means the chocolate is suitable for certain dietary restrictions and religious holiday guidelines. Pareve chocolate is always Kosher while Kosher chocolate is not always Pareve.

We are proud to be a Kosher Chocolate Supplier

Kashrut is the religious aspect of Jewish law that governs how food is prepared, handled and eaten. The food that meets the Kashrut requirements is called Kosher. Kosher dietary guidelines are followed during Jewish religious holidays and sometimes all year long. Kosher food preparation is very strict. Santa Barbara Chocolate embraces Kashrut and Kosher standards of cleanliness and food safety. We strive to ensure the highest quality of chocolate that meets the strictest of standards in food safety and transparency.  We are delighted to be a Kosher chocolate company that offers a range of chocolates with some being certified the stricter Pareve standard.

Kosher Chocolate Recipe directly below and Kosher Chocolate Certifications further below


Kosher Chocolate Babka Rolls Recipe

Even though history has several versions about where this dessert was created, most people believe it comes from Eastern European Jews. “Babka cake” is a traditional dessert that is usually baked during holidays in Central and Eastern Europe.

“The Word “Babka”: it means “little grandmother” in Ukrainian, Russian, and Eastern European Yiddish” – Bread Through History

In the beginning Jewish Babkas were filled with nuts, seeds or dried fruits. Later on chocolate Babkas became really popular and nowadays you can find this dish in many bakeries around the world.

For this recipe we are going to use just Kosher ingredients and a fantastic selection of products from Santa Barbara Chocolate.


For the dough:

•3 eggs

•½ cup + 1 tbsp. of sugar

•1 ½ cup of butter, room temperature

•5 cups of all purpose flour

•2 tsp. of dry yeast

•¼ cup of warm water

•2 tbsp. of vanilla extract

For the wet filling:

•1 ½ cup of brown sugar 

•¾ cup of Rainforest Baking Cocoa Powder

•¼ cup of warm black coffee, brewed

For the dry filling:

•1 ½ cup of sugar

•½ cup of Rainforest Baking Cocoa Powder

•¼ cup of all purpose flour

•3.5 oz gr of Organic Rainforest Dark Chocolate Chips 70%

For the topping:

•¼ cup of butter, room temperature

•1 cup of sugar

•¾ cup of all purpose flour

•2 eggs

•3.5 oz of Organic Rainforest Dark Chocolate Chips 70%



For the dough:

•In a small cup dissolve the dry yeast and 2 tbsp of sugar into the warm water. Set aside for 5 – 10 minutes.

•Combine all the ingredients in a mixer with a dough hook until all the ingredients are well integrated. If you do not have a mixer with a dough hook, you can start whisking the eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla, then slowly incorporate the flour and knead with your hands.

•Transfer your dough into a bowl and cover it with a towel; you will have to let the dough rest for an hour for it to double in size.

•Divide your dough into 12 – 14 pieces to make each Babka roll.


For the wet filling:

•Mix all the ingredients and set aside.

For the dry filling:

•Have your organic kosher dark chocolate set aside.

•Sift both your cocoa powder and all purpose flour.

•Mix your chocolate with the rest of the ingredients and set aside.


For the topping:

•Whisk together your room temperature butter, sugar and all purpose flour to make a crumb topping

•In another cup, mix your eggs to create your egg wash.

•Keep your dark chocolate melted and warm to add on top at the end (this is optional)


To assemble:

•Roll out each piece of dough into a long strip.

•Brush some of the wet filling into every strip of dough.

•Sprinkle dry filling on top of the wet filling, generously.

•Roll up each strip of dough, be careful with the fillings.

•Take your egg wash and brush your Babka rolls, this is optional but it will make them golden on top.

•Preheat your oven to 375 F.

•Place your Babka rolls in a baking pan, tightly, or you can also use a muffin pan.

•Add some crumb topping over all your rolls.

•Bake for one hour, keeping an eye on them after 45 minutes.

•After baked, add some melted Kosher dark chocolate on top if you wish to give them a little extra chocolate flavor.