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You want some delicious chocolate and you want it fast. You can always eat a straight piece of chocolate, but sometimes a chocolate dessert is more satisfying. When you are looking for a fast and easy chocolate fix, try one of these great tips, ideas and recipes and in a few minutes you can be feeding your soul with that smooth dark chocolate.

Melted chocolate onů everything

If chocolate is great, melted chocolate is sublime. When chocolate is warm, it brings out subtleties of the flavor that cannot be experienced at cooler temperatures. Who among us does not have memories of chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven.

For a really fast chocolate fix, break a bar of good quality chocolate into pieces and put into a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup (a small Pyrex bowl is great). Melt the chocolate completely, stirring periodically until it is smooth. You can dip strawberries, apple or banana chunks, cubes of pound cake, brownie chunks, pretzels, or marshmallows into the chocolate for an impromptu fondue.

Easy chocolate pudding

Nothing is quite as comforting as the creamy richness of homemade chocolate pudding. Pudding is actually quite easy to make, and of course is delicious. Try this pudding recipe for a surefire hit and only takes about 25 minutes to make.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 eggs
1 tbsp. butter
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-2/3 cups milk

Directions:

Beat the eggs in a heat-resistant bowl and set aside.

Combine the sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Stir the milk into the dry ingredients. Once it is blended, cook, stirring constantly over medium hear until it is thick and bubbly. Continue to cook and stir for two more minutes. Remove from heat.

Gradually stir 1 cup of the hot chocolate mixture into the eggs. Then, place all of the egg mixture in the saucepan with the remaining chocolate. Cook until it is nearly bubbly, without bringing it to a boil. Reduce the heat to very low and cook and stir for two more minutes. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Pour the pudding into individual serving bowls and cool in the refrigerator. If you want prevent a skim forming on top of the pudding, place a layer of plastic wrap on top of each pudding.

Super fast chocolate pudding pie

This recipe uses mixes and a prepared crust, but it is so fast and delicious you won't care. It only takes a few minutes to make, but packs a punch of chocolate.

Ingredients:

1 Keebler "Ready Chocolate Pie Crust"
1 package of  Jello pudding brand instant chocolate pudding mix

1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup of milk
2 cups of whipped cream (you can also use Cool Whip)

Directions:

Sprinkle the chocolate chips into the pie crust. In a medium bowl, blend the milk into the pudding mix, following the package directions. Pour the pudding into the pie crust and chill. Top with whipped cream and serve.

 

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