Sweet cravings taking over you and there is nothing to eat? Fret no more and make a quick dessert for yourself. Chocolate is probably the only thing which is equally liked by people of all ages, alike. With its sweet taste and creamy texture, chocolate can single-handedly lift up your mood. These easy-peasy recipes are not only easy to make but are also a finger-licking delight. All you need is cocoa powder and some basic kitchen ingredients. So, put on your chef’s hat and get to work. 

Banana Chocolate Pops

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Wish to give bananas a sweet twist? Try these chocolate covered banana pops, which will become your favourite snacks in no time. 

Ingredients required: 2 bananas, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 4 tbsp chocolate syrup, crushed nuts. 

Steps to make the pops-

  • Step 1- Cut the banana into thick pieces. 
  • Step 2- Now in a bowl, mix cocoa powder and chocolate syrup. 
  • Step 3- Dip your bananas in the choco paste, one by one. 
  • Step 4- Once properly covered with chocolate, sprinkle crushed nuts on them. 
  • Step 5- Now place the pieces on a tray and freeze for 10 minutes. 

Enjoy this healthy dessert which is also surprisingly delicious. 

Mug Brownie 

A quick brownie dessert is all you need to satiate your sweet cravings. This easy brownie will be prepared in a jiffy and all you need for this is a mug. 

Ingredients required: 2 tbsp maida, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp oil. 

Steps to make the brownie-

  • Step 1- Put all the dry ingredients in the mug and mix together. 
  • Step 2- Now add oil and milk in it. 
  • Step 3- Combine it to form a thick paste. 
  • Step 4- Put your mug in the microwave for just a minute. 

Tada! Your tempting chocolate brownie is ready to be savoured. 

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Date Choco Balls

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What’s better than healthy yet tasty snacks, which also refills your energy levels? This quick recipe will do the same for you. 

Ingredients required: Cup of Seedless dates, half cup choco chips, crushed cashews, some raisins, 4 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tbsp condensed milk

Steps to make the balls-

  • Step 1- Add cocoa powder and condensed milk to a bowl. 
  • Step 2- Mix them well and then add all the other ingredients. 
  • Step 3- Combine, until they form a lumpy and thick mixture. 
  • Step 4- Divide into small balls and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. 

You can enjoy these balls by dipping them into chocolate syrup or eating them with ice-cream. The nuts and dates will provide you the much-needed nutrition and energy. 

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Bread Spread 

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Bored of spreading the usual jam and butter on your bread slices. Take a tasty detour and try this amazing choco bread spread. 

Ingredients required: 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 drops of vanilla essence, 1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp honey, half cup water and some crushed almonds. 

Steps to make the spread-

  • Step 1- Boil half cup of water in a pot and add cocoa powder in it. 
  • Step 2- Now add condensed milk, honey, butter and vanilla essence in it. 
  • Step 3- Keep stirring to ensure that there are no lumps in it. 
  • Step 4- Turn off the gas, when the mixture starts getting thick. 
  • Step 5- Add crushed almonds to it and let it cool down. 
  • Step 6- You can also give the mixture a stir in a grinder jar, if you want your almonds properly blended in the spread. 

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This finger-licking spread will only break the monotony of your everyday breakfast but can also be savoured as a standalone snack. 

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