Chocolate Desserts

Nothing says dessert like chocolate! There are entire stores devoted to just this one indulgent ingredient. It adorns cakes, cookies, and pies, as well as more unusual items, such as bacon. However you like it, chocolate is wonderful to cook or bake with, and it's surprisingly versatile. From simple to stunning, these recipes will satisfy any chocolate craving. Bake your way through dozens of our most delicious chocolate cookie recipes. Chocolate chip, chocolate crinkle, chocolate-dipped, triple-chocolate—more varieties of chocolate cookies than you can shake a rolling pin at. If cake is more your style, sink your teeth into our delicious chocolate cake recipes. While you're in the kitchen, learn how to make your own chocolate frosting, as well as decorate stunningly beautiful cakes with chocolate curls, garnishes, marzipan, and leaves. Our handy chocolate guides for all things chocolate teach you about the different kinds of chocolate, how to select the best chocolate, and how to store chocolate for maximum shelf life.


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Cooking with Chocolate: Tips and Tricks
A Guide to Chocolate

Your guide to types of chocolate and how to select it.

How to Bake with Chocolate

Learn how to make chocolate curls and garnishes.

Buying and Storing Chocolate

Make the most of purchased chocolate with our helpful tips.


Chocolate Lover's Paradise
Healthy Chocolate Desserts

All of the chocolate, none of the guilt. Indulge!

Chocolate: Our Greatest Hits

Mousse, cookies, tarts, and more! Dig into our chocolate recipes.


We Love Chocolate Brownies!
Blissful Chocolate Brownies

Indulge in our best chocolate brownies.

How to Make Brownies

Follow our steps for homemade brownies.

Orange-Kissed Chocolate Brownies

Try a tasty layer of citrus in our brownie.

Everything in Chocolate
How To
  • How to Make Chocolates

    These delicious dipped chocolates are the perfect party treat or decadent holiday gift for family and friends.

  • How to Make Buttercream Frosting

    Add chocolate flavoring to this rich buttercream frosting recipe to enhance cookies, cupcakes, and cakes.

  • How to Make Chocolate Drizzle

    Add elegance to your homemade cookie recipes with this easy chocolate drizzle that only takes minutes to prepare.

  • Chocolate Curls

    Follow these easy steps for making chocolate curls in a variety of sizes to spruce up your favorite desserts.

  • Chocolate Garnish Basics

    Learn the basics of creating chocolate lace shards, leaves, and curls to embellish your favorite desserts.

  • Chocolate Hearts

    Use this technique to create hearts out of chocolate to turn cakes, cookies, and pies into culinary works of art.

  • Chocolate Leaves

    Decorate cakes, pies, or other desserts of your choice with these eye-catching chocolate leaves.

  • Chocolate: Melt, Dip, or Drizzle

    If your recipe calls for melting, dipping, or decorating with chocolate, follow these easy steps for success.

  • Chocolate: Types, Selection and Storage

    The Better Homes and Gardens food experts offer tips on how to select, store, and use different types of chocolate.

Chocolate Recipes
  • Blissful Chocolate and Vanilla Desserts

    There’s something for everyone in this collection that highlights chocolate- and vanilla-flavor desserts.

  • Dark Chocolate Desserts

    Nothing says chocolate like these 24 dark, decadent desserts that include cheesecake, fudge, cupcakes, and gelato.

  • Homemade Chocolate Candy Recipes

    Whether you are making them for eating or giving, these chocolate candy recipes are definite crowd-pleasers.

  • Chocolate Cookie Recipes

    We’ve paired chocolate with peanut butter, cherries, oatmeal, and even more chocolate to make these yummy cookies.

  • Chocolate: Our Greatest Hits

    You’ll love these cake, cookie, candy, and pie recipes that star our favorite decadent ingredient: chocolate.

  • Healthy Chocolate Desserts

    If you’re looking for a healthy dessert option, these 17 chocolate recipes are both delicious and good for you.

  • How to Make Brownies

    Chocolate brownies are the perfect after-school or anytime snack. We’ll show you how to make them in eight steps.

  • Mmmm -- Mocha Desserts

    These mocha recipes pair chocolate and coffee in 16 sensational desserts like Mocha Twists and Malted Mocha Bars.

  • Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

    We’ve added some of our favorite ingredients to chocolate chip cookies to make them more delicious than ever.



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