When that inevitable chocolate craving kicks in, the last thing you want to do is wait to get your chocolate fix. And while you could easily pick up a bar of chocolate and call it a day, why not treat yourself to something a bit more indulgent that doesn’t take up much time?
Here are 12 quick and easy chocolate desserts that will satisfy you in no time.
Chocolate Pistachio Fudge
Maybe you’re scared of making fudge, but Nigella Lawson’s fool-proof recipe requires only five ingredients, and there’s not a candy thermometer in sight! It’s just a matter of melting some ingredients together, smashing your pistachios, and combining them before you set them to cool in either your fridge or freezer. If it’s hard waiting for them to cool, go ahead and lick the spoon!
Fudgy Chocolate Tarts
If you need a grain-free chocolate dessert, these Fudgy Chocolate Tarts are a delicious option. You’ll first need to mix all your dry ingredients together, and add them to your muffin tin. Next, you just have to mix the chocolate filling and spoon it into your prepared muffin tin. There’s no baking involved. You just need to refrigerate these gooey tarts for a couple hours and then, they’re yours to enjoy!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Keep your muffin tin handy, because with just six ingredients, you can make your very own Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Not only are these going to be insanely delicious, but they’re also going to be a much healthier option compared to the store bought varieties. It’s fun to modify these anyway you like.
Not into peanut butter? Swap it out with your favorite nut or seed butter, like almond, cashew, sunflower seed, or any other that you prefer. You can alternate between milk and dark chocolate. You can also make a large batch and always have one on hand for that chocolate emergency.
Swedish Chocolate Cake
This cake looks like you put hours into it, but it really only takes 10 minutes and five ingredients to create this sumptuous dessert. It’s crispy on the outside, and gooey goodness on the inside. What’s not to like? Whip up this easy treat for your next dinner party.
But then again, you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy this. Sometimes, when everything’s going wrong, the only real solution is chocolate, and this can be an indulgent way to get you through the rough times.
One-Bowl Salted Caramel Brownie
It would be impossible to talk about quick chocolate desserts without including a brownie recipe. But this one kicks this traditional treat up a notch with homemade caramel drizzle. You only need seven, easy-to-find ingredients, and a little time for mixing.
Then, sit back and wait as these glorious brownies bake in the oven and fill your house with mouth-watering aromas. Another reason why you should make these? You’ll only use one bowl, so clean up will be a breeze!
Homemade Hot Chocolate
Whether it’s been a long day, or you just want to get cozy and warm up, nothing could be simpler than whisking up your own comforting cup of hot chocolate. You can use dairy, soy, rice, almond milk, or any other variety that suits you.
Needless to say, the richer the milk, the creamier and more delicious it will be. Using a mix of cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate creates a decadent flavor, and you’ll want to enjoy every sip. Make sure you stop on your way home and pick up some whipped cream to top it off.
Jo-Jo’s Dairy Free Brookies
Hailing from the U.K., these treats are the ingenious combination of brownie and cookie. Need I say more? They’re visually appealing, easy to whisk up and take only twenty minutes of preparation time. Plus, they’re a nice alternative for anyone with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies.
Soft and Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies
We can’t talk about chocolate desserts without including these quintessential treats: cookies. But this recipe takes a new spin on an age-old favorite. Paleo friendly and about 10 minutes to prepare, these cookies are rich and nutritious.
Almond butter, cocoa powder, and eight other ingredients give you an tasty treat. So, be sure to make two batches – you’re going to want seconds!
Oreo Ice Cream Cake
This is a fun and decadent summer dessert. You’ll need three ice cream varieties, Oreo cookies and three stacking bowls. It’s also the sort of DIY recipe that kids can help out with, so it’s a great way to spend time together in the kitchen.
The hardest part? Not eating all the ingredients before you build your ice cream cake!
Mint Chocolate Bark Recipe
Wow your family and friends with this deceptively easy treat. Andes mint candies create a marble-like effect, and peppermint oil gives this dessert a refreshing flavor. You’ll need just five ingredients, some bowls, a microwave, and a baking tray. You can whip these up in no time, and let them cool in the refrigerator while you get on with the rest of your day.
They make a lovely gift, or just a special treat because you deserve it.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
This recipe is incredibly easy, budget friendly and an all-round crowd pleaser. Buy your favorite bag of pretzels, and a bag of chocolate wafers. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or double-boiler.
Then, dip the pretzels in the chocolate, and lay them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Allow them to dry in your refrigerator and voila! You’ve got a go-to snack that everyone will reach for.
One Bowl Simple Vegan Chocolate Cake
This vegan cake is the perfect way to indulge while staying true to your dietary and lifestyle choices. With one bowl and less than an hour, you get to enjoy a delicious cake that uses coffee, coconut oil, cocoa powder and many other nourishing ingredients.
Sometimes, you just don’t want to wait to have a yummy chocolate dessert. These twelve recipes will satisfy your cocoa craving in no time!