“The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare…neither knew chocolate.”
– Sandra Boynton
Like author Sandra Boynton, I firmly believe that there is a direct correlation between tragedy and a lack of chocolate. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I couldn’t live without it. However, because I try and live a relatively healthy lifestyle, I make sure that my chocolate intake is limited to the truly spectacular. I’m not wasting calories on mediocrity! With that in mind, here are some of the amazing chocolate recipes on the internet that you have to try immediately.
1. Coffee and Kahlua Brownie Bites
Brownies are probably my favorite chocolatey treat, so adding both coffee and kahlua absolutely blows my mind. Also, being bite sized means I can justify having eight in one sitting…right?
2. Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Whichever genius decided to mix chocolate with peanut butter has my eternal gratitude.
3. Buttered Popcorn Chocolate Chip Cookies
I can’t believe that this is actually a thing. I no longer have to make a hard choice when it comes to snack food at the movies! This is definitely one for you sweet-mixed-with-savory fans.
4. Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs
Here’s one to keep in mind for April.
Why waste your time on stale, bargain basement Easter eggs when you can have ones filled with freakin’ cheesecake? I think that even the good Lord would agree that this recipe is more miraculous than Christ’s rising.
5. Chocolate Mousse Tart with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust
This bad boy is the ultimate triple threat. Mousse + cookies + tart! This needs to get in my belly immediately.
6. Chocolate Donuts
Channel your inner Homer Simpsons by indulging in these delectable donuts. They’re not just heavenly, they’re…holey. Yeah, that just happened.
7. Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas
They may not be Bluth’s Frozen Bananas, but they’re still pretty damn good. They’re the perfect summertime time treat, especially for myself and all fellow Aussies who are boiling their butts off at the moment.
8. Best Cocoa Brownies
Yeah, another brownie recipe. I told you that they’re my favourite. This is absolutely the best brownie recipe that I’ve encountered. It’s also incredibly versatile, so don’t be afraid to stir in a swirl of peanut butter or add some peppermint chips if you like those kinds of things.
9. Chocolate Fondue
It’s fun to say and fun to do!
10. Chianti Chocolate Cupcakes
Don’t worry, the recipe doesn’t insist on fava beans or cannibalism.
There’s a reason why red wine and chocolate are often paired together. Despite the large portion of these recipes that call for booze, the answer isn’t ‘alcoholism.’ The two are simply divine together. So why not take it one step further by mixing them together?
11. Parisian Hot Chocolate
Simple and sinful, which naturally makes it the best combination for a cold winter day.
12. 30 Minute Chocolate Croissants
Bringing a little Paris to your kitchen has never been so simple…or delicious!
13. Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Pretzel Cupcakes
I just can’t seem to get away from the salty and sweet mixture, and I’m okay with that. For those who have experienced chocolate coated pretzels, or at least want to, these are the cupcakes for you.
14. Blue Velvet Cupcakes
Move over, red velvet, there’s a new colour in town and it’s ready to rock your tastebuds.
15. Chocolate Soup
Yeah, you read that correctly. Chocolate soup has officially landed, and I for one am embarrassingly excited about it. I also appreciate that the primary ingredients are made from Lindt, which is the king of chocolate. Not only are their products delicious, the company is responsible for the invention of ‘conching‘, a process that has made modern chocolate what it is today.