Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.
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Peanut Butter Pie Fudge
A treat that would dazzle Willy Wonka himself, this nostalgia-inducing fudge –– invented by San Francisco candy shop Z. Cioccolato –– packs cookies, peanut butter, caramel, marshmallow, toffee and, of course, chocolate into one rich and satisfying finale.
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Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
This gooey dessert gets an extra boost of decadence from flaky croissants and a creamy bourbon-infused sauce.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Bourbon Ice Cream Sauce
Craggy Chocolate Cake
Cocoa connoisseurs will go crazy for this four-ingredient cake and its fudgy interior that's made extra rich with 70 percent-cocoa dark chocolate. For serving, add whipped cream flavored with vanilla, rum or orange-flower water.
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Dark Chocolate Mousse
With a base made from silken tofu and high-quality chocolate, Ellie’s lightened-up mousse is low in calories, but rich in classic cocoa flavor.
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Beatty's Chocolate Cake
Ina Garten's chocolate cake has a subtle mocha flavor thanks to the cup of freshly brewed coffee in the batter. But our favorite part of this recipe is the thick chocolate buttercream icing on top of the cake and between its layers.
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Amaretto-Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts
Tyler gives fudgy, moist walnut brownies an adult twist by infusing them with almond liqueur.
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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie
There's no denying that peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in dessert heaven. In an ode to the classic combo, this pie layers cocoa-infused whipped cream and a velvety peanut butter filling on top of a crunchy nut crust.
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Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Sheet cakes are one of the easiest and fastest ways to bake for a group. The party-perfect confection requires little prep and you can fashion it into petit fours or tiered cakes if you have extra time.
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Warm Chocolate Cakes with Berries
Giada's restaurant-style dessert never fails to impress and is deceptively easy to prepare. For an extra punch of flavor, a dash of espresso powder and hazelnut liqueur are used.
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Double Chocolate Pudding Pie
The combination of a crunchy, buttery graham cracker crust with velvety-smooth cocoa and bittersweet chocolate pudding is so satisfying that you won't even notice the filling is made with 1% milk.
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Mix and match your favorite dippers –– including berries, biscotti, cake, cookies and dried fruit –– to perfect this creamy, thick chocolate fondue.
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Chocolate-Banana Bread Pudding
Update classic bread pudding with these clever swaps, including fresh-baked banana bread and dark chocolate ganache. Top the lot with creme fraiche or a scoop of chocolate ice cream for a combination that is simply (chocolate) bananas.
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Hazelnut and Chocolate Pie
Using the traditional Italian combination of chocolate and hazelnuts, Giada’s pie has the crisp, crackly crust of a brownie and the dense, gooey center of a tart.
Get the Recipe: Hazelnut and Chocolate Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream
Dark Chocolate-Peppermint Pattie Cake
Peppermint Pattie fans will clamor over this super-rich cake, which actually has chunks of the candy in the batter. The refreshing mint flavor offers a nice balance to the intense ganache topping and fudge sauce.
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Dad's Death by Chocolate
A chocolate lover's dream trifle, this dessert scatters cookies and toffee throughout layers of whipped cream and bittersweet chocolate pudding.
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Double-Chocolate Malted Tart
Aida's tart has a crisp crust of crushed chocolate wafer cookies and a smooth chocolate malted-milk filling for a double dose of cocoa.
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Salted Caramel Brownies
Once you make homemade salted caramel, there's no turning back. You'll drizzle it on everything — especially these warm brownies.
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The chocolate lover's triumvirate, this airy concoction has a triple dose of the sweet stuff: bittersweet and white chocolate as well as Dutch-processed cocoa powder.
Get the Recipe: Triple Chocolate Pudding
Alton keeps it classic with his simple recipe for rich, chewy, moist chocolate brownies. Consider these your new staple.
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Chocolate Cream Puffs
Don't let the light and airy texture of these little puffs fool you a chocolate ganache and a raspberry filling make them incredibly rich.
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Rachel Allen's chocolate cake is the perfect basic recipe. With a little imagination, you can easily adapt it, too: Add orange zest or coffee powder for different flavors, or make cupcakes for a twist on presentation.
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Moelleux au Chocolat
When you cut into Laura Calder's popular molten chocolate cake, it oozes sinfully dark melted chocolate. Plated with a thick caramel sauce, this dessert is pure indulgence.
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Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries
What does this chocolate mousse have in common with your favorite breakfast food? They both are packed with avocado. Don't worry — the cacao powder, agave nectar, molasses and almond extract make sure your dessert doesn't taste like a toast topping.
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Chocolate and Caramel Shortbread Sandwich Cookies
Chuck's sandwiches feature rich caramel and creamy dark chocolate ganache between flaky, buttery shortbread cookies.
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Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake
Due to the absence of flour, this chocolate cake is supremely rich, creamy and, incidentally, gluten-free.
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Skip the powder-in-a-box route you can make rich chocolate pudding with ingredients you already have in your pantry.
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Dipped Chocolate Anything
Pretzels, cookies, crackers, fresh fruit or dried you name it, and you can dip it in chocolate. Using a double boiler, Mark Bittman shows you how.
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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
Stout's distinct chocolate and coffee notes make it the perfect beer for baking. These rich, moist chocolate cupcakes are topped with cream cheese icing, making them resemble a dark mug with a frothy white head.
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Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies
These moist, chewy brownies are delightfully decorated with pieces of everyone's favorite sandwich cookie.
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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies With Maldon Sea Salt
The ground oats in this crispy-chewy cookie add an interesting depth of flavor, while the use of sea salt and bittersweet chocolate create the perfect sweet and salty contrast.
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Sweet and Salty Cake
This signature cake at NYC's popular bakery Baked is the shop's most requested recipe. The alternating layers of rich chocolate and salted caramel simultaneously satisfy all your taste buds.
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Double Chocolate-Walnut Meringue Cookies
These delectable little cookies are light and crisp with a slightly fudgy texture and a rich chocolate-hazelnut filling.
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Chocolate Cherry Trifle
Layers of chocolate pound cake, black cherry jam, sour cherries and cherry brandy form an incredibly rich trifle that's beautiful to behold perfect for serving at a dinner party or to cap off any holiday meal.
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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
Almond flour and a generous glug of olive oil give this Italian cake its dense, fudgy texture. It tastes ideal with a cup of strong coffee.
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New York Style Chocolate Cheesecake
Emeril's picture-perfect cheesecake has a crisp chocolate wafer crust and packs eight ounces of decadent, melted semisweet chocolate.
Candy Bar Chocolate Brownies
These one-bowl brownies gain sweetness and texture from broken-up bits of nougat candy bars.
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Chocolate Espresso Cookies
A powdery coating of confectioners' sugar makes these dark, fudgy espresso-chocolate cookies look like they've been lightly dusted in just-fallen snow.
Get the Recipe: David Rocco's Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pie
With a chilled, fluffy peanut-butter filling floating on top of a crushed chocolate cookie crust and a smooth chocolate glaze, Emeril's pie makes for one delicious dessert.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet's cocoa-spiked cake suits chocolate and vanilla lovers alike. Top these cupcakes with an ice-cream-scooped dollop of mascarpone frosting for a richer, more whimsical take on the crowd-pleaser.
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Chocolate Amaretti Cake
Ground almonds and amaretti cookies lend their distinct flavor to this cake's batter, which has subtle citrus notes thanks to grated orange peels.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
These moist, dense and chewy blondies have just enough peanut butter and chocolate flavor without overwhelming the base vanilla flavor.
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Chocolate Chip and Mascarpone Cupcakes
A rich mascarpone and chocolate cupcake with chunks of semisweet chocolate shouldn't be topped with mere icing, but a velvety chocolate ganache instead.
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Espresso Chocolate Mousse
This velvety-smooth chocolate mousse from Giada gets a kick from espresso powder, and it's made even richer with a dollop of mascarpone topping.
Get the Recipe: Espresso Chocolate Mousse with Orange Mascarpone Whipped Cream
Chocolate Truffle Cake
This recipe amps up famous baker Sarabeth Levine's already-decadent Chocolate Orange Cake by adding layers of whipped rich ganache and a chocolate glaze topping.
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Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Tangy dried cherries are the perfect addition to these soft, chocolatey cookies.
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Red Velvet Cake
This classic cocoa and cream cheese frosting cake is perfect for Valentine's Day, holidays or, really, any ol' day.
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Chocolate Cloud Cookies
Why should cakes have all the fun? These rich chocolate cookies are topped with a dollop of fudge frosting, making them bite-sized indulgences.
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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Salty, savory bacon is the perfect surprising ingredient to shake up classic chocolate chip cookies.
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Hot Fudge Sauce
You can turn any dessert into a rich, chocolatey delight by topping it with this perfect hot fudge sauce.
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Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
Dough with cocoa powder, chili powder and cayenne pepper transforms the beverage into sweet and spicy cookies.
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Emeril's Chocolate Soufflé
Emeril's fluffy soufflé gets a subtle punch of flavor from orange-flavored liqueur. Warm chocolate sauce and a light dusting of confectioners' sugar are the finishing touches.
Lovers of that mint-and-chocolate Girl Scout cookie won't be able to tell that these aren't the real deal.
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Hostess with the Most-ess Cupcakes
Zac Young remakes those classic packaged chocolate cupcakes and gives his a sophisticated twist with an artful drizzle rather than a squiggly line.
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My Big, Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Those who think bigger is better when it comes to chocolate chip cookies will appreciate Tyler Florence's jumbo-sized treats, which maintain their chewy texture.
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Mexican Hot Chocolate
Like your chocolate with a little heat? With chili powder, cinnamon and espresso, this hot chocolate will set your mouth on fire and give you a little kick in the pants.
With half the calories and one-quarter the fat of a normal brownie, these squares allow you to indulge while cutting back.
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Spiked Date and Fudge Balls
Darker, denser and chewier than a truffle, these spiked balls possess a rich bourbon flavor.
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Dreamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Hungry Girl's fudge gains moisture from canned pumpkin and, with light chocolate syrup and reduced-fat peanut butter, possesses great flavor without all the additional calories.
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Snickerdoodle Cookie Pizza
Chocolate lovers won't be able to resist this cookie pizza, topped with chocolate ganache, brownie chunks, chocolate chips and a drizzle of raspberry syrup.
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Bobby's Lighter Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie
This no-cook pie is lighter than its full-fat counterparts, thanks to low-fat milk and fat-free frozen whipped topping, but it still possesses rich chocolatey flavor.
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You need only three ingredients to make these supremely rich chocolate truffles.
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Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate Cups
This stunning dessert may take a little effort, but the payoff edible chocolate cups filled with a smooth espresso-chocolate mousse and drizzled with raspberry sauce is well worth it. An added bonus: The whole thing is entirely vegan.
Almond Butter Brownies
You'll never guess the secret ingredient in these decadent, fudgy brownies: pureed prunes. The fruit gives an unexpected depth of flavor, and a sprinkling of coarse sea salt on top balances out the sweetness.
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Chocolate Hazelnut Zeppole
Whether you use homemade or store-bought pizza dough, the star here is chocolate-hazelnut spread. Pipe it inside the zeppole (aka Italian doughnuts) or just dunk plain zeppole in a vat of the spread.
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German Chocolate Cake
Gussy up boxed cake mix with sweetened condensed milk, chopped pecans and shredded coconut — no one will know it's not 100 percent homemade.
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Chocolate-Hazelnut Crispy Rice Bars
Your favorite childhood lunchbox snack gets a serious upgrade with chocolate-hazelnut spread and marshmallow creme sandwiched between two sheets of crispy rice bars.
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Chocolate Sformato With Amaretto Whipped Cream
Giada's gorgeous, light and airy cake is delicately flavored with bittersweet chocolate and almond liqueur, and it's decorated with toasted sliced almonds.
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Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake
When both a cake and its chocolate frosting are loaded with heavy cream and sugar, you know it's going to be good. This recipe will earn you a first-place ribbon but may put you in a sugar coma.
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Double Chocolate Cake
Add some nutritional value to chocolate cake with coconut oil. Then make things decadent again with Rev Run's chocolate cream cheese frosting.
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Creamy cheesecake meets rich chocolate brownies in your new favorite dessert hybrid.
Get the Recipe: Cheesecake Brownies