Trader Joe's is shocking our taste buds once again. We're usually eating gnocchi, a pasta made from potatoes, with savory flavors, like a creamy tomato sauce, but the popular grocery store chain has us running to the freezer section for this chocolate gnocchi with a molten chocolate core.
They might not be the most appetizing looking food we've seen, but Instagram account user Shannon of @traderjoesobsessed quickly found the dessert gnocchi to be her newest obsession after preparing a batch in an air fryer and dusting them with powdered sugar. The Instagrammer posted her first sighting of the chocolate gnocchi, which was met with thousands of likes within a few days.
If you're worried about what's on their nutrition facts panel, the chocolate lava gnocchi runs at 300 calories per 1 cup serving. The potato-based product is also gluten-free and made from a mixture of potato puree, cream, sugar, eggs, and cocoa.
To prepare, the package says to sauté them in 1 to 2 tablespoons of ghee, butter, or oil over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes. The 12-ounce package, which sells for $2.99, suggests serving with or without whipped cream, ice cream, fruit sauce, or even more chocolate sauce.
With Facebook and Instagram currently dishing out a slew of opinions on whether chocolate and potatoes should be combined, we're seeing mostly rave reviews—which is enough for us to give them a try. Plus, we're no strangers to potatoes in sweets—they're the secret ingredient in our best-ever cinnamon rolls, after all. If that still doesn't sway you, maybe these sweet treats will be inspiration for your next kitchen adventure making gnocchi from scratch in its traditional, savory form.