6 Chocolate Crowd-Pleasing Treats That Take 30 Minutes or Less

We love these 6 delicious chocolatey treat recipes because they’re a cinch to make and pretty much goof-proof. But you’ll love them because they look (and taste!) like they took all day.

I’m talking about cookies that require little more than stirring and scooping, or cakes that bake up in a flash (seemingly through sheer force of will). Each is as impressive and delicious as something from the fancy bakery you spied on instagram — but comes together with ease and speed (with the help of a toddler or two), right at home.

 

Shortcut desserts fit for company and simple to make with your kids

1. Greek Yogurt Chocolate “Pudding”

This tangy, chocolatey “pudding” takes five minutes to make, and about one minute to devour. It scales like a dream, so you don’t have to stress about proportions when making it for a big crowd. Dress it up with whatever garnishes you like—berries, crumbled cookies, chocolate shavings, and maple-sweetened Greek yogurt all make for an impressive flourish.

 

2. Chocolate Mug Cake

If you Google “mug cake,” you’ll get more than 100 million results for the 1-serving cake that’s baked in a mug in the microwave. This is the 1 recipe you need.

simple chocolate recipes to bake with kids

3. Swedish Gooey Chocolate Cake

This extra-fudgy chocolate cake comes together in just 20 minutes, and requires only that you know how to stir. And lift a fork to your mouth.

 

4. Chocolate Chunk Cookies With Maple Syrup & Olive Oil

Olive oil and maple syrup join forces in these chubby, tender, crackly-edged chocolate chip cookies. You won’t regret making a double batch.

 

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

Fair warning: If you make your guests this swirly peanut-butter chocolate mousse, they may never want to leave.

 

6. Nutella Brownie Cookies

These cookies are basically magic. And the best thing – you only need 3 INGREDIENTS! The only thing I’d add to serve? A glass of milk.

Laura Ruston

Mum to Harvey. Wife to Dave. Founder of MUMOKI. Art lover, design obsessed, lipstick hoarder.