This is my never-fail solution for all of those times I need dessert ASAP and can't deal with the stove. I almost always have every single one of these ingredients already in my pantry and fridge. This godsend of a tangy, chocolatey treat comes together in less than 5 minutes, which is often at the high end of how long I feel I can wait before consuming chocolate. To me, the "pudding" tastes like a cross between one of those tangy YoCrunch vanilla yogurts with Oreo crumbles, and a dark chocolate Snack Pack. Yes, I've spent an unhealthy amount of time coming to that conclusion. No, I don't regret it for a second.
Note: This also scales proportionally, and I've served it at many a dinner party. You can dress it up as much as you want with garnishes—account for having some leftover plain Greek yogurt, and you can whisk that with cinnamon and a splash of maple syrup to dollop attractively over guests' pudding bowls. —Ella Quittner
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Greek Yogurt Chocolate "Pudding"
Greek yogurt (full fat)
maple syrup (plus more, to taste)
large pinch of salt
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Whip all ingredients in a stand mixer with paddle attachment for 3 to 5 minutes, until fluffy and glossy. Eat immediately, or chill for a few minutes until it firms up to be the texture of mousse, if preferred. Top with anything you have on hand—like raspberries, crumbled cookies, a drizzle of peanut butter, or sliced bananas.
Ella Quittner is a a writer at Food52. She covers food, travel, wellness, lifestyle, home, novelty snacks, and internet-famous sandwiches. You can follow her on Instagram @equittner, or Twitter at @ellaquittner. She also develops recipes for Food52, and has a soft spot for all pasta, anything spicy, and salty chocolate things.