Decadent Dessert Recipes

These homey desserts, from fruit to chocolate, are the perfect ending to a comforting meal.

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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.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Molten Caramel Cakes

Chuck's molten caramel cakes are impressive single-serving desserts with oozing molten white chocolate beneath a crispy cake crust. A finishing sprinkle of sea salt brings out the caramel flavor and makes for a wow-worthy presentation.

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Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

Two classic comfort foods meet in the middle to form this rich and gooey pudding. Cinnamon challah bread forms the base and gains deep flavor from almond liqueur and toasted walnuts.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

Triple-Chocolate Pudding

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

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

Milk Chocolate Chip-Maple Syrup-Glazed Bacon Cookies

If you think your chocolate chip cookie could benefit from a side of swine, then this outrageous recipe is your perfect match. Minced bacon and maple syrup are stirred into the dough and the cookies are topped with flecks of sea salt for a smoky, sweet and salty experience.

Get the Recipe: Milk Chocolate Chip Maple Syrup Glazed Bacon Cookies

Warm Chocolate Cakes with Berries

This impressive restaurant-quality dessert is surprisingly easy to whip up at home. Giada adds a dash of espresso powder and hazelnut liqueur to give each cake an extra-sinful, oozing center.

Get the Recipe: Warm Chocolate Cakes with Berries

Funnel Cake

Channel the country fair in your home kitchen by trying out Alton's quick funnel cake recipe. Pipe the simple choux batter into hot oil, forming whimsical squiggles or lattice patterns. Once they're brown and crispy, finish the fritters with a traditional dusting of powdered sugar.

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Amaretto-Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

Tyler gives fudgy, moist walnut brownies an adult twist by infusing them with almond liqueur. 

Get the Recipe: Amaretto Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

Rice Pudding with Vanilla Bean, Orange and Rum

Arborio rice is a perfect choice for rice pudding, as the grains stay plump and chewy when cooked in milk. A hint of dark rum and grated orange peel make Giada's pudding extra special.

Get the Recipe: Rice Pudding with Vanilla Bean, Orange and Rum

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Unique Sweets brings you these sandwich treats that pack a double punch of peanut buttery pizzazz –– in the dough and brown sugar filling. Add a layer of chocolate ganache or jam (for a PB&J) to make these little bites even sweeter.

Get the Recipe: The Treats Truck's Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

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

Fried Apple Pies

Take dessert to go with Bobby Flay's palm-sized pies; they're stuffed to capacity with an apple brandy-spiked fruit filling and tossed in cinnamon sugar after a dip in the fryer. 

Get the Recipe: Fried Apple Pies

Banana Pudding

Elevate the Southern staple with caramelized bananas, creamy vanilla-bean-studded pudding and rum-spiked whipped cream.

Get the Recipe: Banana Pudding

Chocolate Fondue

Mix and match your favorite dippers –– including berries, biscotti, cake, cookies and dried fruit –– to perfect this creamy, thick chocolate fondue.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Fondue

Peanut Butter-Banana Fritters Drizzled with Chocolate Sauce

Nadia G. proves that peanut butter is fit to be fried, especially when ripe bananas tag alongside. A simple batter yields tender puffs of peanutt-y dough that partner perfectly with a dark chocolate drizzle.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Fritters Drizzled with Chocolate Sauce

Mocha Blackout Cake

This blackout cake gets an extra boost from a one-two punch of coffee and espresso powder.

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Cherry Cheesecake

This no-bake cheesecake recipe is light, tangy and delicious, with a thick graham cracker crust and indulgent black cherry topping. The fact that you can prepare it in just 20 minutes (and let it chill for a few hours or overnight) makes it an even sweeter surprise.

Get the Recipe: Cherry Cheesecake

Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownie

These moist, chewy brownies are delightfully decorated with pieces of everyone's favorite sandwich cookie.

Get the Recipe: Cookies and Cream Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

To create a decadent dessert, Chef Zoe Francois combines a loaf of fresh baked banana bread with a velvety chocolate ganache. Top it with a spoon of creme fraiche or a scoop of chocolate ice cream, and the result is elegant comfort food fit for any occasion.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

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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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Instead of a cream cheese icing, Chuck Hughes tops his red velvet cupcakes with a sweet mixture of marscapone and whipped cream, which is rich and tangy but a lot lighter.

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Sticky Fig Pudding with Candied Fresh Figs

If you think figgy pudding is just an old Christmas carol lyric, think again. Chuck drenches his pudding with a buttery toffee sauce that's so good, you'll understand why carolers sing "We won't leave until we get some."

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Kelsey's Carmelitas

Top oatmeal-chocolate-chip bar cookies with a salty caramel sauce for an update on a homey favorite.

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Chocolate-Hazelnut-Espresso Mousse

Chocolate hazelnut spread forms a rich, instant base for Michael Symon's creamy and caffeinated pudding. 

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Banana Cream Pie

Make this diner classic with Kelsey's grandmother's recipe, filled with salty caramel, fresh bananas and vanilla pastry cream.

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Chuck's Chocolate Stout Cakes

Stout beer adds complex flavor to Chuck's chocolatey bread pudding. Leaving the crust on the bread cubes ensures each cake gets a crunchy top.

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Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Use basic yeast roll dough to create a comforting weekend morning classic: pecan-studded cinnamon rolls. The cream cheese glaze adds just enough sweetness.

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Giada's Chocolate Mousse

Giada adds more depth of flavor to her chocolate mousse with a little espresso powder and an orange-infused mascarpone-whipped cream topping.

Get the Recipe: Espresso Chocolate Mousse with Orange Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Peanut Butter-White Chocolate Blondies

Rachel Allen uses crunchy peanut butter to create two peanut textures with one ingredient. Fold in flecks of sweet white chocolate just before baking.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondies

S'mores Pie

Transform this campfire staple into pie form with a graham cracker crust, chocolate ice cream base and torched mini-marshmallow topper.

Get the Recipe: S'mores Pie