Our Most Crave-Worthy Chocolate Dessert Recipes

In the mood for chocolate? Of course you are. Eat (and drink!) your way through our most-decadent chocolate desserts and cocktails.

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Chocolate Brownie Pudding

This chocolate brownie pudding is the ultimate sinful treat. One part brownie and one part molten lava cake, it's 100 percent delicious.

Neapolitan Bonbon Cupcakes

These Neapolitan cupcakes are a triple-flavor threat, with a rich chocolate cake base and vanilla and strawberry frosting. Make them extra special by adding your favorite chocolate candy on top.

Hoppin' Hot Scotch

Butterscotch schnapps, hot chocolate and amaretto combine to create a decadent after-dinner cocktail that's rich enough to replace a traditional dessert.

Red Velvet Cake

There's a reason this Southern classic remains a special-occasion favorite: It's just a little bit chocolatey, dressed up with lots of rich cream cheese frosting.

Texican Tailgate Cocoa Freeze

For a chocolate fix in warmer months, try this rum-spiked blender drink.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

Combining the flavors of brownies and cheesecake, this addictive bar cookie is sure to become a family favorite.

Baklava With Chocolate-Hazelnut Glaze

This flaky, nutty, layered dessert recipe is easier to make than you might think. A Nutella-based glaze adds a chocolatey twist.

Simple Homemade Fudge

This isn't your grandmother's fudge recipe: Sea salt and vanilla bean paste and extract add a layer of complexity to this version of the rich chocolate candy.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

Studded with bites of chocolate, these pumpkin-spice scones are the perfect way to get your day started. Serve alongside tea, coffee or a tall glass of milk.

Maple Nut Toffee

Take the traditional taste of toffee up a notch with the addition of real maple syrup. Topped with a layer of semisweet chocolate, it's hard to resist snacking on just one more piece.

Mexican Hot Cocoa and Puff Pastry Cinnamon Sticks

A milk-frothing tool called a molinillo makes traditional Mexican hot chocolate extra creamy, but you can create a similar effect with a basic kitchen whisk. Puff pastry cinnamon sticks are a super-simple accompaniment to homemade hot chocolate.

Salty-and-Sweet Chocolate Pie

This pie replicates the salty, sweet, insanely delicious Take 5 candy bar. Each slice includes layers of pretzels, peanuts, peanut butter, caramel and chocolate.

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

Take the classic strawberry shortcake from the brunch table to the dessert spread with the addition of dark chocolate.

Chocolate Mandarin Dream

Chocolate and oranges are a classic combination; mix chocolate liqueur and mandarin liqueur with vodka to try it in cocktail form. Rim each glass with an orange wedge and dark chocolate shavings.


Keep dessert simple but unexpected with an Italian tradition of espresso and ice cream topped with chocolate sauce. Serve with crispy biscotti.

Cocoa Raspberry Heaven

You'll be swooning over this raspberry-infused hot chocolate cocktail that's spiked with raspberry liqueur and white creme de cacao.

Chocolate Chai Cups

The secret to these professional-looking chocolate bowls? Dip non-toxic balloons in chocolate, chill, then pop the balloon! Fill with chai-spiced whipped cream, fresh fruit or ice cream.

Chocolate Soup (for Two)

Chocolate soup is a fun and unexpected way to end a romantic dinner. Silky and indulgent, this recipe generously serves two. Use bittersweet chocolate chips or your favorite brand of chocolate bar.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cookie Truffles

Original chocolate truffles have graced birthday, potluck and holiday parties for years. These truffles provide a little twist on the classic recipe and combine everyone's favorite duo — chocolate and strawberries — in a fun new way.

Ganache-Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are universally beloved, but your family and friends will be even more head-over-heels in love with the classic treat once you've dipped a batch in rich chocolate ganache.

Triple Chocolate Brownies

These super-chocolatey brownies aren't for the faint of heart. Three intense varieties of chocolate — dark, bittersweet and Valrhona cocoa powder — combine to create a brownie that will satisfy the most discerning chocoholic.

Coconut Hot Chocolate Spoons

Just swirl these coconut chocolate spoons in hot milk to create a delicious homemade hot chocolate. Give them as gifts, or keep a batch on hand for late-night chocolate cravings.

Chocolate-Dipped Kettle Chips

Super-crunchy, salty, kettle-fried potato chips are the perfect canvas for the addition of sweetness and chocolate. A thin layer of caramel and chopped nuts makes this chip satisfy all your cravings at once.

Dark Chocolate Truffles With Champagne and Coconut Flakes

Traditional dark chocolate truffles take on a sophisticated twist when spiked with cognac and champagne and rolled in shredded coconut.

Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Don't overbake these classic chocolate cookies; the short baking time ensures they come out with a crispy exterior and soft, gooey center.

Salted Caramel-Topped Chocolate Brownies

Top dense chocolate brownies with a gooey salted caramel layer for a bakery-worthy dessert that's perfect for a special occasion.

Toasty Hot Chocolate

Almost a dessert in itself, this cold-weather cocktail gets a kick from a shot of tequila. It's the perfect late-night or after-dinner treat.

Mexican Chocolate Mock-tini

Why deny the non-drinkers in your life their own chocolatey cocktail? Cinnamon gives this rich, non-alcoholic drink a spicy finish.

Apricot Dark Chocolate Trail Mix

Here's a healthier way to indulge your chocolate cravings: With dried fruit, toasted nuts and dark chocolate, this treat is actually as good for you as it tastes.

Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Chocolate brownies are (nearly) everyone's favorite dessert. Packaged in an airtight container, the brownies will stay fresh for up to six days. You can make the brownies in advance, freeze them and leave them to thaw in a tin — there will be no excess moisture.

Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pie

Toasted coconut plus dark chocolate equals a delicious, single-serving dessert.

Tuxedo Cookies

Friends and family will flip for these crunchy chocolate sandwich cookies filled with rich mascarpone cream and then rolled in mini chocolate chips.

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