Chocolate: Our Greatest Hits

Rich and luxurious, dark and intoxicating, chocolate adds decadent flavor to delicious desserts. We've compiled our favorite chocolate desserts for you to try. These desserts -- including cakes and mousse, cookies and tarts -- are sure to be a hit.


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    • Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes

      Impress your guests with these simple-to-make and utterly indulgent miniature flourless cakes. They've got it all -- minimal prep time, souffle-like texture, and three kinds of chocolate. These single-serve cakes are the perfect finish to any special meal.

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    • Espresso Tarts

      Espresso-laced buttery pastry dough provides the shell for our rich filling of coffee liqueur-infused chocolate. Top the dessert recipe with our homemade chocolate ganache and a cute chocolate-covered coffee bean. Freeze for up to three months.

    • Hot Cocoa Souffle with Coffee Ice Cream

      This light and airy hot chocolate-inspired souffle is impossible to resist. Serve coffee ice cream on the side, or place a few scoops in the center before serving for a chocolate dessert that's melty and magical.

    • Chocolate-Cherry Biscotti

      Chocolate and cherries make a delicious combination when used in this classic Italian biscotti recipe. Dip them in melted chocolate before serving with your favorite coffee drink.

    • Chocolate-Espresso Tiramisu

      This classic Italian dessert gets an updated twist when made with chocolate and espresso in place of coffee. Topped with chocolate-covered coffee beans, our dessert recipe is a java-lover's dream.

    • How to Make Chocolate Pie

      The secret to this decadent chocolate pie lies in its use of high-quality unsweetened chocolate. By adding sugar and flavorings yourself, you'll get the rich chocolate flavor you're looking for.

    • Triple-Chocolate Cookies

      Who doesn't love chocolate with a little chocolate on top? An extra drizzle of melted chocolate adds an elegant finish to our chocolate cookies.

    • Four-Layer Caramel-Crunch Nougat Brownies

      These decadent brownies layer a few of our favorite things -- chewy caramel, creamy marshmallow, and a rich, fudgy topping. With this many layers, there's something in this chocolate dessert for everyone to enjoy.

    • Decadent Chocolate Doughnuts

      Finally, you can indulge in chocolate doughnuts and skip the guilt. Our easy-to-make mini doughnuts are drenched in a chocolate or powdered sugar glaze and still come in at less than 200 calories per serving. By baking instead of frying, you cut both the calories and fat.

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      The Very Best Ever Chocolate Ice Cream

      We don't call just any recipe "the very best ever." Our version of rich chocolate ice cream melds together the flavors of cocoa and vanilla for a rich and creamy taste and texture. Minimal prep time means this chocolate dessert recipe is as simple as it is delicious.

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      Chocolate-Chipotle Brownies

      Chipotle chile pepper adds a spicy kick of flavor to this delicious brownie recipe. A combination of coffee, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chocolate offer warm, complex flavor in every bite.

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      Chocolate-Peanut Ice Cream Cake

      Peanut butter and chocolate make a great combination, and they come together wonderfully in this delicious make-ahead dessert. The chocolate dessert is simple to prepare and keeps in the freezer for up to a week.

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      Raspberry French Silk Pie Bars

      Get the taste of French silk pie in bite-size bars. The creamy treats are made with a chocolate-crumb crust and topped with a raspberry ganache.

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      Triple-Decker Decadence

      If a single (or even double) dose of chocolate simply won't do, turn to this triple-chocolate confection featuring rich and luxurious chocolate cookies stacked between layers of homemade chocolate ganache.

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      Chocolate-Cherry Stack Cake

      Creamy cherry-flavor frosting is layered between tiers of rich chocolate cake for a chocolate dessert that's absolutely unforgettable. Chocolate-covered cherries make a gorgeous topper.

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      Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

      Finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies make up the crust of these scrumptious cheesecake bars. This rich and creamy chocolate dessert uses both semisweet chocolate pieces and chocolate liqueur to get its smooth and irresistible flavor.

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      Classic Whoopie Pies

      This classic combination of cocoa-rich cookie rounds and creamy powdered sugar filling is a tasty throwback to desserts gone by. For evenly sized cookies, use a small ice cream scoop to drop the cookie dough onto the sheet.

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      Chocolate-Lover's Cake

      Every dessert-lover knows just how smooth and intoxicating chocolate cake tastes. This version is topped with chocolate-butter frosting, chocolate curls, and raspberries, adding a fresh taste to this fudgy delight.

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      Ultimate Chocolate-Dipped Cookies

      For the ultimate chocolate dessert, turn to these decadent cookies. Chocolate chips, melted chocolate, and a coating of chocolate ganache make them a triple delight.

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      Chocolate-Ancho Creme Brulee

      Ancho chile pepper adds a delightful kick to this luscious creme brulee recipe. Bake until the top of the custard is hardened, then top with a cinnamon-sugar mixture to finish.

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      How to Melt Chocolate for Dipped Cookies

      Watch our how-to video to learn the secret to melting rich chocolate for delicious dipped cookies. From picking out the right chocolate to finding the perfect timing, we'll help you master this kitchen technique.

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      Double-Chocolate Mascarpone-Raspberry Pie

      Nestled in flaky pastry, this silky pie recipe is topped with raspberries and luscious white chocolate whipped cream. With double the chocolate, the delicious pie is even more irresistible.

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      So-Easy Chocolate Souffle

      Anyone can make this simple dessert recipe -- it calls for just four ingredients. Light and airy and filled with semisweet chocolate, no one will guess the impressive-looking dessert can be made in 30 minutes or less.

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      Chocolate-Crusted Chocolate Tarts

      Flavored honey gives the creamy chocolate filling in our decadent tarts a unique twist. Chocolate wafers and ground hazelnuts make a delicious pastry crust for the chocolate dessert.

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      Terrific Toffee

      Two different kinds of chocolate and toasted almonds fill these delicious buttery toffee bits. The classic candy is a snap to make -- and it tastes delicious, too.

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      Chocolate-Caramel Fondue

      Semisweet chocolate and caramel ice cream topping collide in our delicious chocolate fondue recipe. For easy dippers, try cake cubes, pretzels, salted peanut candy bars, dried fruit, marshmallows, biscotti, fruit, and crispy marshmallow treats.

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      Double-Deck Chocolate Custards

      Our velvety chocolate custard layers are the perfect dessert for a heavy meal. Not only are the elegant custards ultra delicious, but they are simple to make, too (just six ingredients!).

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      Bittersweet Mousse

      Bittersweet dark chocolate mousse finds its match when served with a side of sweet fruit. Try our Cinnamon Poached Pears with the lusciously light dessert recipe.

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      Cheesecake Brownies

      Layer classic brownies with creamy cheesecake for a fresh twist on a traditional favorite. Fudgy frosting tops the chocolaty confections.

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      Decadent Chocolate Mixed-Nut Pie

      A buttery pecan-and-chocolate filling makes our chocolate pie recipe an irresistible treat. Drizzle chocolate sauce on top for a pretty finishing touch.

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      Chocolate-Malted Mousse

      Malted milk balls make a comeback in this chocolaty mousse served with cocoa-flavor whipped cream. Top each serving with more of the old-fashioned candy to mirror the flavors found in the delicious dessert.

    • Next Slideshow Our Best Bar Cookies

      Our Best Bar Cookies

      These cookie bar recipes -- including creamy peanut butter bars, fruit-filled bars, chocolaty caramel treats, and more -- are irresistible, foolproof, and perfect for any occasion. The best part? You don't have to worry about scooping messy spoonfuls of dough, cookie by cookie. It's all in one batch! Simply fill a pan and bake 'em up, and you've got warm, fresh-from-the-oven bar cookies.
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