It’s World Chocolate day! I’m shouting because my editor has given me permission to share my obsession with chocolate with you guys. How am I doing this? By giving you a bunch of delightful chocolate-filled recipes that can easily be tried at home, and with readily available ingredients.
Fried chocolate chicken
Wait wait, before you say we’ve come with our madness again, how about you at least read the recipe. It basically just involves putting your chicken in cocoa, and I don’t see how that could go wrong if you spice it well. If you’re scared, you can just use wings or smaller bits of chicken, for starters.
Get the recipe at Cookist
Brownie ice cream crunch bars
The deliciousness of this recipe cannot be explained in mere words. I love the way the ice cream sits on the brownie, as cheesecake sits on the biscuit. You can try this recipe with either chocolate or vanilla ice cream, and instead of crushed granola bars, use crushed KitKat bars. And your chocolate syrup can be any melted chocolate of your choice. You’re welcome.
Chocolate fudge brownie ice cream
If you have some leftover brownies from the previous recipe, how about you mix them all together with ice cream and chocolate fudge. When we’re talking about comfort food, this one recipe is top tier. Making the chocolate fudge isn’t hard, just try this recipe or just substitute with a chocolate bar. You also don’t have to make the ice cream by yourself, as you can just buy any vanilla or chocolate one.
Get the recipe at Cravings of a Lunatic
Why have just a fudge brownie when you can have a whole loaf of chocolate bread? The person that came up with this recipe deserves plenty of dollars. It takes about ten minutes to prepare, and you don’t need fancy, expensive baking equipment to mix the ingredients. If you want to go crazy and take things to a higher level, eat the chocolate bread with your favourite chocolate spread. I guarantee you multiple stomach orgasms.
Get the recipe at Kirbie’s Cravings
This list wouldn’t be complete if we don’t include cocktails. Chocolate cocktails are the best because they combine two amazing things: chocolate and alcohol. What makes this martini unique is the chocolate liqueur. If you want to make it instead of buying it, here’s an easy chocolate liqueur recipe. And don’t worry about not having a cocktail shaker; just use any cup that has a cover.
Get the recipe at Preppy Kitchen
Microwave chocolate chip cookie in a mug
If you’re lazy like me, and you don’t have the strength to go through the whole process of baking cookies, try this recipe. If for anything, for the process of just seeing what it would be like to bake something in a mug. Just so you know, the cookie will be soft and hot.
Get the recipe at Tasty
Chocolate Dream Cocktail
The chocolate dream cocktail is easy and very straight to the point and that’s why I love it. All you need is vodka, Baileys and chocolate ice cream and you’re good to go.
Get the recipe at Get Me a Cocktail
A combination of Nutella and pancakes? What more does a person need? Eat this and you’ll feel like you’ve gone to heaven and back. Make some Nutella pancakes on a lazy Saturday morning and welcome to the blissful side of life. By the way, you can use pancake mix for this if you don’t want to start from scratch.
Get the recipe at Cookies and Cups
Microwave chocolate cake
Just because you don’t have an oven doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get to eat chocolate cake. This recipe doesn’t take much time and energy to make; it almost seems too good to be true. For even lazier people, you can even just use cake mix instead of mixing ingredients from scratch.
Get the recipe at Cookist
You can make this today. Just get up, go to your nearby supermarket and buy some Oreos, milk and vanilla ice cream. That’s basically all you need. For a deeper chocolate flavour, you can add syrup or melted chocolate bars.
Get the recipe at Spruce Eats
Make your own chocolate
You can decide to go straight to the point and just damn well make your own chocolate. It’s not every time you have to buy. Just know that the moment you start, you may hardly ever want to eat store-bought chocolate again.
Get the recipe at Times Food
While we’re on the topic of recipes, you should try out these Very Nigerian Pancake Recipes by different Nigerians. There’s even someone who adds crayfish inside her pancakes!