Indulgence of the best kind

January 19, 2018 14:42 PM The Week Bureau


Calling all chocoholics! From cakes and cookies to choco-coated fruits, these simple-to-prepare yet fabulous chocolate desserts are just what you need to beautifully wrap up a good meal. 

Choco chip pancakes

Ingredients

    2 cups pancake mix

    1 cup milk or water

    ½ cup choco chips (regular or white)

    2 eggs (optional)

    Butter or vegetable oil

    Maple syrup, strawberries or any other topping you might want to add

Directions

    Whisk the pancake mix with milk or water and eggs (you can skip the eggs) in a bowl until the mixture blends together.

    Add in the choco chips and stir the mix 3-4 times.

    Place a saucepan over medium heat and add butter or vegetable oil

    Now pour your choco chip infused batter on the saucepan. Flip it when the top begins to bubble and place it on a plate after a minute more of cooking.

    Add your toppings and serve

Chocolate dipped fruits
Ingredients

    1 cup chocolate (regular, dark or white according to your preference)

    2 tablespoon almond butter, peanut butter or coconut oil

    About 500g of fruits (you can put in smaller fruits as they are but you have to slice or dice bigger fruits)

    ¼ to ⅔ cup of nuts like almonds, walnuts, etc.

Extra requirement: A handful of toothpicks, wax paper or parchment paper

Directions

    Melt chocolate with the almond butter, peanut butter or coconut oil over the stove on medium heat or in the microwave for about a minute and pour it into a bowl.

●    Grind or chop the nuts and place them in another bowl. 

    Stick a toothpick in all the fruits or sliced/diced fruits pieces. 

●    Pick a fruit by the tip of the toothpick and dip the fruit completely inside the chocolate.

    Dip the chocolate covered part into the bowl with the grinded nuts. 

    Place it on the wax paper or parchment paper and let it cool for about 30 minutes.

    Repeat the process with all pieces of fruits.

Chocolate fudge
 

Ingredients

    3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

    2 cups white sugar

    500 ml (2 ¼ cups) milk

    ¼ cup (approx 60 ml) butter

    ½ teaspoon salt 

    2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Walnuts, almonds or any other desired add ons

Extra utensil required: 8x8 inch baking dish (optional)

Directions

    Mix together chocolate chips, butter, vanilla extract, salt, sugar and milk for about 2-3 minutes.

    Boil the above mixture on medium heat or heat it in the microwave until the chocolate chips melt. This will take 8-10 minutes on the stove and about 5 minutes in the microwave.

    Pour the mixture in a square utensil and place it inside the refrigerator until it sets. If you used the 8x8 inch baking dish then serve as it is. If you used a regular square dish then cut the fudge into square pieces and serve.

No bake cookies

Ingredients

    2 cups white sugar

    4 tablespoon cocoa powder

    ½ cup butter

    ½ cup milk

    2 teaspoon salt

    3 cups oats

    2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

    ½ cup peanut butter or nutella (nutella makes the cookie taste more chocolatey)

Extra preparation requirement: Wax paper or parchment paper

Directions

    Add sugar, cocoa powder, butter, milk and salt to a saucepan and boil over high heat for about a minute.

    Remove the saucepan from heat and add in oats, vanilla extract and peanut butter or nutella.

    Quickly whisk everything together until it all blends nicely.

    Put tablespoons of the mixture onto wax paper or parchment paper and let it cool until it sets.

Icebox cake
Ingredients

There is no definite amount of ingredients you should use for this recipe. So use the following ingredients according to your requirements.

    Cookies

    Whipped cream

    Icing 

    Melted chocolate (dark, regular, or white)

Directions

    Line the container with aluminium foil so that the cake doesn’t stick to it.

    Add a healthy coating of whipped cream as base on top of the aluminium foil.

    Now add a layer of cookies on top of the whipped cream.

    Layer the two on top of each other until you reach the top of the container.

    Cover it all up in icing and freeze it for at least an hour.

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