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.

Chocolate Brownie Pudding Recipe

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.

Neapolitan Bonbon Cupcakes Recipe

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.

Hoppin' Hot Scotch Cocktail Recipe

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.

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Texican Tailgate Cocoa Freeze

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

Texican Tailgate Cocoa Freeze Cocktail Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

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

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

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.

Baklava With Nutella Glaze Recipe

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.

Simple Homemade Fudge Recipe

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.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe

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.

Homemade Maple Nut Toffee Recipe

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.

Mexican Hot Cocoa and Puff Pastry Cinnamon Sticks

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.

"Take the Day" Pie

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

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

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes Recipe

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.

Chocolate Mandarin Dream Cocktail


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.

Cocoa Raspberry Heaven

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 Chai Cups Recipe

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 Soup (for Two) Recipe

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.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cookie Truffles Recipe

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.

Ganache-Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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.

Triple Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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.

How to Make Coconut Hot Chocolate Spoons

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.

Chocolate-Dipped Kettle Chips Recipe

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.

Dark Chocolate Truffles With Champagne and Coconut Flakes Recipe

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.

Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

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.

Salted Caramel-Topped Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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.

Toasty Hot Chocolate With a Kick

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.

Mexican Chocolate Mocktini

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 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.

Tuxedo Cookie Recipe

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