8 Amazing Things To Cook With Chocolate

It doesn’t matter if you have a sweet tooth or prefer savory dishes to desserts – everyone will agree that chocolate is the ultimate treat. There’s dark, white and milk chocolate, chocolate candy with nuts and fillings, chocolate-flavored gum and drinks, and, of course, a wide range of delicious chocolate-based desserts. If you want to treat yourself with chocolate, but an ordinary chocolate bar or candy seems too boring right now, why not try one of our 8 amazing recipes with chocolate as their main ingredient?

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1. Chocolate cheesecake

There are hundreds of cheesecake recipes, but if you’ve already tried them all, go for this delectable triple chocolate cheesecake. Chocolate can be found in every part of this dessert: use crushed chocolate cookies as a base for the cheesecake, and mix cream cheese with cocoa powder and melted milk chocolate for the filling.


2. Chocolate cookies

One of the most popular cookie recipes in the world is chocolate chip cookies, which are already rich in chocolate. However, you can turn this dessert into a true chocolate heaven by making a chocolate-based batter instead of regular one, and adding chocolate chips as usual. The secret to flawless chocolate chip cookies is to not overbake them, so that they remain a bit chewy and creamy.


3. Chocolate cupcakes

Again, this is a very versatile recipe that you alter the way you like. Use a basic cupcake batter recipe, adding cocoa powder and melted dark chocolate into the mixture. Bake the cupcakes, and when it comes to decorating, you can let your imagination run wild. You can either lightly sprinkle them with cocoa powder mixed with powdered sugar, prepare a stunning chocolate cream, or cook a chocolate ganache.


4. Brownies

Brownies is a classic recipe for chocoholics. It is rich, scrumptious, and easier to make than a lot of recipes on this list. The key to irresistible brownies is to make them moist and creamy in the middle, which is why the cooking time should not be exceeded. A classic brownie recipe calls for cocoa powder, eggs, butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, and vanilla extract, but you can add ingredients to your taste – for example, dark chocolate brownies go extremely well with cherries.


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5. Chocolate ice cream

The secret of this delicious ice cream is, once again, a mixture of two chocolate ingredients, melted chocolate and cocoa powder. Additionally you’re going to need sugar, milk, egg yolks, and heavy whipping cream. Ideally the ice cream should be prepared in an ice cream maker, but if you don’t have one, use your regular freezer, just make sure to mix the ice cream by hand once an hour while it’s in the freezer.


6. Chocolate banana bread

It’s no secret that bananas and chocolate are a perfect combo, which you can use in a sweet bread recipe. Besides banana and chocolate chips, you’ll need butter, sugar, flour, baking soda, eggs, and yoghurt. The secret here is to place the banana batter in layers with the chocolate batter, so that in the end the bread looks stripey and colorful. For an extra twist you can add crushed nuts to the banana batter.


7. Chocolate milkshake

Don’t miss the easiest recipe on this list! Chocolate milkshake is a dream come true for everyone who’s in love with chocolate, but doesn’t want to spend hours in the kitchen making a cheesecake or cookies. All it takes is milk and chocolate ice cream – combine the ingredients and mix using a blender. Additionally you can add chocolate syrup, grated chocolate, or whipped cream on top of the milkshake for a perfect chocolate treat.


8. Truffles

We couldn’t finish the list of the best chocolate recipes without mentioning chocolate truffles. We’re going to be honest: this might be the most difficult recipe you’ll see today. The classic truffles are made of bittersweet and milk chocolate, heavy cream, butter, and cocoa powder. For an unexpected twist add a bit of alcohol to the mixture. Roll the truffles in crushed nuts, grated chocolate, shredded coconut, or some other finely crushed food, and serve.

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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 3-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!