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Our Best Chocolate Dessert Recipes

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Chocolate-Candy Bar Layer Cake

This cake will satisfy a serious chocolate craving (with its chocolate filling, frosting and candy bar topping) and makes for an easy cleanup, with just one bowl needed for the batter. Sweet!

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The Best Chocolate Mousse

The best chocolate mousse must be perfect. It should taste rich, indulgent and not too sweet, with a texture that is both light-and-airy and silky-and-smooth. After many attempts we nailed it and made a dessert that not only exceeded our standards, it’s also quite easy to pull off. Close your eyes and take a bite — you’ll be transported to a 4-star French restaurant.

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Giant Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

Can’t decide between cookies and cake? Oversized, double-chocolate cookies stacked between layers of peanut-butter frosting create an indulgent dessert that doesn’t make you choose.

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Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

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Chocolate Pound Cake

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Chocolate-Glazed Brownie Cupcakes

Is it a brownie? Is it a cupcake? We don’t care — we just know that this super-chocolatey treat is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This mammoth super-chocolatey cookie will satisfy any serious chocoholic. Cooking it in a cast-iron skillet makes the edges extra crisp while the inside stays rich and fudgy.

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Chocolate Tart

Calling all chocolate lovers! This stunning chocolate tart is filled with a rich, semi-sweet chocolate ganache-like custard, almost like a chocolate truffle. Yum!

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Chocolate Peanut-Butter No Bake Cookies

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Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

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Malted Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Chocolate-Pretzel Cereal Treats

Use chocolate cereal for these marshmallow-bound treats and stir in crushed pretzels. Drizzle with chocolate and chill before serving.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Fondue

Few things can satisfy a sweet craving like warm, rich, silky chocolate ganache. We used a combination of chocolate for a nicely balanced fondue that’s perfect for dipping pound cake, fruit or pretzels.

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Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream Pie

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Gooey Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownie

Brownies are always a good choice when you’re craving chocolate. Eddie’s are even better — they’re topped with homemade vanilla caramel and salty pretzel crisps.

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Chocolate Ice Cream   

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Chocolate Truffles

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Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake

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Chocolate-Caramel Domes

Chocolate lovers rejoice: Underneath these elegant chocolate shells are pillows of rich mousse topped with sweet caramel.

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The Best Fudgy Brownies

We’ve created the perfect brownie by employing a few tips and tricks. Using both semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder gives us the deep and complex chocolate flavor we crave. Cooking the butter until golden brown adds a toasted nuttiness, while the pop of cream provides luscious texture.

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Chocolate Mini Loaves

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Why pay top dollar for chocolate-covered strawberries when you can easily make them at home — super fresh and at a fraction of the cost? For the best finished look, try to find jumbo berries with stems.

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Chocolate Gelato Sandwich

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Cinnamon-Chocolate Fudge

Giada creates the perfect combination sweet, spicy and salty with her upgraded chocolate fudge.

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Chocolate Pots de Creme

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Marbled Chocolate Brownies

We’re not sure if it’s all that rich, fudgy chocolate or the mesmerizing cream cheese swirl but we can’t take our eyes off these super-decadent brownies!

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A Gooey, Decadent Chocolate Cake

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S’more Brownies

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Macarons

Impress everyone by sandwiching a quick chocolate ganache between cookies made with hazelnuts and cocoa powder you blitz in the food processor.

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Double Feature Cupcakes With Mexican Hot Chocolate Frosting

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The Best Chocolate Lava Cakes

Go ahead and indulge in these perfectly rich and dreamy chocolate lava cakes! Bittersweet chocolate and espresso powder create a luscious and balanced batter that stays molten in the center during baking.

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Peanut Swirl Brownies

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Chocolate, Chocolate-Chip Cookies

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Devil’s Food Cake

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Chocolate-Peanut Pudding

A creamy, dreamy dessert gets a bit of crunch when rich chocolate pudding is topped with salted peanuts.

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

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Chocolate-Marshmallow Pie

If there’s one dessert that we could eat year-round it would be s’mores. When you don’t have access to a campfire, make this tasty treat in pie form, instead. A graham cracker crust, chocolate filling and creamy marshmallow should do the trick!

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Chocolate Sheet Cake

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Chocolate Cheesecake

This over-the-top chocolate cheesecake is surprisingly easy to make. The only catch?The cheesecake needs several hours to cool — so make sure you plan ahead.

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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut

Upgrade your chocolate-chocolate chip cookies in the sweetest way possible. Stir in shredded coconut for a subtly nutty flavor that perfectly complements the cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate chips.

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Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Hundreds of 5-star reviews don’t lie — Ree’s version of this microwave chocolate cake for one is a must-try!

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cake

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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans

These super chunky cookies pack a punch with chocolate chips and pecans in every bite.

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Alton’s Chocolate Fudge

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Double-Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Dough-not mess with Giada’s double-chocolate dessert! She goes all out with homemade doughnuts and chocolate glaze (which she makes with grapeseed oil so the icing will be extra smooth and shiny).

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Chocolate Toffee

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Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites

You’ll never go back to boxed brownie mix after you try Ree’s dark chocolate bites. Not only are they moist, crumbly and decadent but also the perfect size for sneaking a few extra — without feeling guilty!

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Towering Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars

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