6 game-changing chocolate treats

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6 game-changing chocolate treats

Just when you thought you’d seen all the chocolate treats you could imagine, our deputy food editor Khanya Mzongwana has come up with 6 inspired recipes that will make you fall in love with chocolate all over again. 

1. Plantain split with chocolate sorbet

Plantains are like the older brother of bananas. Bigger and not as sweet, but worlds better in my arrogant opinion! The sorbet recipe is inspired by a David Lebovitz recipe, with the option of adding a splash of Kirsch.

Plantain split with chocolate sorbet

Find the recipe for plantain split with chocolate sorbet here.

2. Chocolate pretzel clusters

These are so good you wouldn’t be blamed for having more than you should. Crunchy sesame pretzel rings and flaky salt add an edge to this Earth-shatteringly crunchy cluster.

Chocolate pretzel clusters

Find the recipe for chocolate pretzel clusters here. 

3. Mashed potato doughnuts

These doughnuts, lemme tell ya! This is one of my first attempts at making doughnuts at home and this recipe is the jackpot. I’ve topped these with chocolate and filled them with chocolate mousse, but you can use anything you like!

Mashed potato doughnuts

Find the recipe for mashed potato doughnuts here. 

4. White chocolate custard

This decadent white chocolate custard was made as a filling for the mashed potato doughnuts above, but that’s not all you can do with it.  Get creative and use it with some of your favourite desserts like malva pudding, trifle or jelly.

White chocolate custard

Find the recipe for white chocolate custard here. 

5. Tiramisu trifle

Tiramisu is one of those desserts I always come back to. Mine is a trifle-style twist, with coffee jelly and buttery Madeira cake.

Tiramisu trifle

Find the recipe for tiramisu trifle here.

6. Tres leches tray bake

Tres leches is a cake of Mexican origin that gets its name from the three kinds of milk used to soak the light sponge, turning it into a pudding-like cake. Traditionally, it’s served with a little whipped cream and berries, but this one is getting the chocolate treatment. Feel free to prep the sponge in advance.

Tres leches tray bake

Find the recipe for tres leches tray bake here. 


Khanya Mzongwana Article by: Khanya Mzongwana

If you're anything like our deputy food editor Khanya Mzongwana, you're obsessed with uniqueness and food with feeling. Cook her family-tested favourites, midweek winners and her mouth-wateringly fresh takes on plant-based eating.

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