I love a lot of things in this world, but chocolate ranks pretty close to the top of the list. Every once in a while I get a chocolate craving so intense, that I immediately pull out all of my kitchen supplies and whip together some of my go-to deliciously chocolate recipes. And, there are a few recipes that belong on everybody's list of what to make when you're craving chocolate.
I don't know if I can even say I experience "chocolate cravings," unless a "craving" is considered a constant state of being. I always want chocolate. It doesn't matter if it's day or night, hot or cold. Chocolate and I have a pretty special thing goin' on.
In fact, apparently when I was a little girl, my parents asked what I wanted for Christmas. I responded with one simple and straightforward answer: chocolate chip cookies. Let's be honest — I'd still be pretty pumped if I received those as a gift.
Now that I'm an adult, I'm supposedly responsible for managing my own balanced diet. And, while I try to be somewhat conscious of what I'm eating on a daily basis, every now and then a girl just needs some chocolate. I know you feel my pain, my fellow chocoholics.
So, I've rounded up these 10 delicious recipes you can put together when you're dealing with one of those intense and oh so frequent chocolate cravings. Fair warning: if you don't currently have a craving, these recipes will inspire one.
1. Salted Chocolate Caramel Torte
Chocolate, caramel, and sea salt are the dream team of desserts in my mind. Seriously, I was drooling while reading the recipe for this delicious torte by Brown Eyed Baker.
2. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
The only thing better than chocolate is double chocolate. Plus, zucchini bread by The Kitchn is made with vegetables. So, that means it's healthy, right?
3. Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Sometimes there's nothing better than a classic favorite to give you your chocolate fix. These cookies by Crepes of Wrath step up the chocolate game with large chunks of rich chocolate, rather than the traditional chips.
4. Nutella Hot Chocolate
Nobody said you had to actually eat when you have a chocolate craving. This delicious Nutella hot chocolate recipe by The Kitchn is sure to do the trick as well!
5. Chocolatey Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
This delectable cake recipe by Simply Scratch uses the word "chocolate" three times just in its title. So, you know it's going to be good.
6. Triple Chocolate Brownie Batter Cookies
These brownie batter cookies by Averie Cooks are made for those of us who love to lick the spoon. Except, you don't need to worry about the whole pesky raw egg thing.
7. Malted Chocolate Brownies
Is there anything better than a chewy, gooey brownie? Not if you ask me. These dense, malted chocolate brownies by Cookies and Cups are straight out of my dreams.
8. Dark Chocolate Fudge Pops
When the weather's warm, these cool and chocolatey fudge pops by Against All Grain are the perfect treat! Let's be honest — you'll eat these no matter what the weather is like.
9. Brownie Batter Dip
Again, I'm onboard for any excuse to eat brownie batter without the risk. I can't even look at this brownie batter dip by Something Swanky without my mouth watering.
10. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Brownies
Chocolate and pretzels are a match made in heaven. But, I've never been inventive enough to think of actually putting the salty snack on top of a brownie. These pretzel brownies by Averie Cooks are pure genius.
Images: Ashton/Something Swanky (2); Michelle/Brown Eyed Baker; Faith Durand/The Kitchn (2); Sydney Kramer/Crepes of Wrath; Laurie McNamara/Simply Scratch; Averie/Averie Cooks (2); Shelly/Cookies and Cups; Danielle Walker/Against All Grain