Chocolate and certain fresh fruits are classic flavor pairings. And you won’t believe how easy the following desserts are to make. So next time you need a great dessert to impress company, choose from among these recipes. The preparation of this Chocolatey Banana Pizza, shown at top, is almost ridiculously easy, consider how impressive the results are. Combining a good-quality pizza crust and chocolate chips with bananas and another fresh fruit is a combination of pure genius and absolute simplicity.
Chocolate is most compatible with pears as a winter treat. Enjoy Poached Pears with Chocolate Drizzle as a lovely light dessert.
From Oh My Veggies, a fabulous seasonal dessert idea that’s super-easy, yet will knock your guests’ socks off. Orange Cardamom Chocolate Mousse is even more festive served in orange halves (organic, please!) that have been juiced.
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries is a two-ingredient classic dessert — how can you go wrong? Strawberries and dark chocolate are just made for one another. Though this hardly even qualifies as a recipe, there are are a few tips and tricks that make this come out just right.
In Fran Costigan’s Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Pudding, cashew cream and coconut milk make the creamy custard and a healthy dose of chocolate provides the wow factor.
For Chocolate-Drizzled Apples or Pears with Date “Caramel” Sauce, 2 or 3 crisp apples or firm pears plus vegan chocolate chips add up to a seriously good dessert. And if you have a few dates on hand (and a machine to blend them up with) you can make a caramel-y sauce to dip them into.