The Existence Of Chocolate Pasta Is Definitive Proof That Life Is Beautiful

05/07/2015 07:24 am ET | Updated May 07, 2015

We write about a lot of great food mashups here at The Huffington Post. They're often the combination of two of our favorite comfort foods, so naturally we get excited and want to share. Recently it was the grilled cheese pepperoni pizza sandwich. Previously it was the muffin-croissant hybrid known as the Cruffin. Today, it's chocolate pasta.

There are a lot of smart people working in kitchens who dare to combine unusual ingredients, and the world is a better place because of them. Especially when that combination has led to the invention of CHOCOLATE PASTA. This is comfort food at its most luxurious, its most subtly decadent, and possibly, its most glorious.

Chocolate pasta comes in a few different forms. Here's how you can make it yours:

  • 1 Buy cocoa-flavored pasta from specialty grocers.
    Foodie Crush
    Chocolate pasta is traditionally just regular pasta enhanced with cocoa powder. While the aroma of chocolate is strong when cooked, the flavor is very subtle. This allows for chocolate pasta to be prepared either savory or sweet. If you get your hands on some of this glorious pasta, give it a try with the recipe below -- it's the perfect combination of salty-sweet.

    Get the Chocolate Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce recipe from Foodie Crush
  • 2 Or make your own chocolate pasta.
    See and Savour
    If you can't locate chocolate pasta, or if you want to control just how chocolatey your pasta tastes, you can make it yourself. It's a good use of time, promise.

    Get the Homemade Chocolate Pappardelle recipe from See and Savour
  • 3 Better yet, skip the flour entirely and just make pasta-shaped chocolates.
    Also a great use of your time.

    Get the Chocolate Ravioli recipe from Bell'Alimento

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