It’s hard to find a person who doesn’t like chocolate!
Chocolate is such a versatile ingredient that goes well in a lot of dessert recipes. You can stick to smooth and velvety chocolate mousses, or venture into dark and gooey chocolate cake.
Whatever your taste preferences are, you can’t go wrong with chocolate!
There are also endless food combinations you can pair with chocolate. Caramel, raspberries, and even chili are all popular options that taste divine.
If you’re not a fan of slaving away in the kitchen for hours on end, you’ll appreciate our quick and easy list of chocolate dessert recipes below!
Whether you prefer to stick to the classics or try something new and exciting, try making some of our quick and easy chocolate desserts below!
Easy Chocolate Pots De Creme
We’ll kick off our list with these creamy chocolate pots from Marsha’s Baking Addiction. This is perfect for those days when you’re feeling a little lazy, but are craving something sweet and delicious!
This recipe only needs five ingredients that you’re likely to have somewhere in your kitchen. Dark chocolate and heavy cream combine to make a thick, luscious concoction, Sugar, salt, and vanilla mix in to bring out the flavors in the dark chocolate. This dessert is nowhere considered a light option!
Try to avoid microwaving the mix for too long, as you’ll end up with a runny mess instead that will struggle to thicken up afterward.
A good tip is to refrigerate the creme pots overnight to enjoy the following day. You’ll end up with a thicker consistency that feels a lot more decadent.
Itty Bitty Brownie Bites
Brownie bites are one of the best ways for you and others to indulge in a little bit of chocolate (see also ‘28 Delicious Brownie Mix Recipes‘)! These little mouthfuls are great for all seasons and fit a range of occasions, such as sleepover snacks for your children, or an after-dinner treat for your loved ones.
These brownie bites are made with typical brownie ingredients, with one important difference. Almond flour is used in place of regular flour to make these brownies extra moist, and as a bonus, completely gluten-free!
The brownies take under 20 minutes to make and can keep in an airtight tin for two days. Dress yours up with a dusting of icing sugar to make your brownies extra special!
Chocolate Pasta With Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Sauce
Chocolate pasta might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but trust us, you’ll love it! If you like regular pasta, you have to give the sweet version a try.
You’ll be making the pasta yourself with the help of a pasta maker, but if you don’t have one, you can try making the ribbons with your hands instead, though this will take a little more time.
The pasta sauce is a mix of hazelnut spread, cream, and hazelnuts. The pasta ribbons will be covered in this luxurious sauce that goes amazingly with a bowl of raspberries on the side. The fruit will add a lovely tang that complements the rich sauce well.
Add white chocolate shavings as a garnish if you’re feeling extra decadent, or just top with the leftover raspberries and nuts for a beautiful finish.
Chocolate Truffle Cookies With Cherries & Walnuts
Cookies are a classic dessert option that’s guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. These cookies are a little different from your traditional ones, as they use dried tart cherries to give them a sharp, but pleasant flavor.
The trick to these treats is adding melted chocolate to the eggs and butter. This keeps the cookies moist on the inside with a rich chocolate finish.
Feel free to swap some of the ingredients to your preference. Add more chocolate, swap the cherries for raisins, or omit the walnuts altogether, the possibilities are endless!
Chilled Berries With White Chocolate Sauce
White chocolate lovers, rejoice, as this treat is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Berries, chocolate, and cream are some of the easiest ingredients to pair, but together, they deliver complex notes that complement each other well.
Don’t skip the honey in this recipe, as it will give the chocolate a nice sheen as it drizzles over the fruit. The honey also has a different sweet taste that will stop the white chocolate from being too cloying.
This recipe is one of the simplest ones you’ll ever make. All that’s needed is to melt the chocolate and pour it over the berries. That’s it!
Chocolate Chip Dessert Pizza
If you liked the chocolate pasta from before, why not give chocolate pizza a try? You’ll need to make the crust with yeast, but this won’t involve any proofing or temperature changes.
The pizza sauce is made from chocolate chips and cream cheese. This makes a gooey dressing that shows off the streusel topping well, and it tastes great on top of the soft and airy dough.
This pizza makes ten slices and will be ready in just over half an hour, so it’s perfect to serve as dessert when hosting your friends and family.
Easy Chocolate Dessert
If you’re looking for a simple recipe that impresses even the most hard-to-please individuals, try this easy chocolate dessert for a change.
Oreo cookies lie at the base of this dish which provides a crunchy texture, while thick chocolate ganache and cream top it off for a luxurious finish. This isn’t a very complicated recipe at all, as you only need four ingredients to make it!
It’s best to use dark chocolate for this recipe, but make sure that it isn’t too dark. It can be tricky trying to melt down chocolate with higher cacao percentages.
Dark chocolate will contrast nicely with the sweet Oreo cookies, feel free to swap for milk chocolate if you prefer.
Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake For Two
Mug cakes are one of life’s most wonderful inventions. These treats are quick to put together, extremely delicious, and the best part – there’s less washing up to do afterward!
This chocolate mug cake recipe is designed for two people, so it’s great to have with your partner, best friend, or loved sibling while watching late-night movies on the couch.
One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be made with or without eggs. Sometimes eggs can give mug cakes an unpleasant taste, but leaving them out of this recipe won’t sacrifice the cake’s firm texture.
Kentucky Bourbon Pie
Pecan pie is a classic American dish, but you can give it a chocolate makeover with this Kentucky bourbon pie recipe.
This dessert uses a blend of pecans, chocolate, and bourbon which give the pie lots of different textures and flavorful notes.
These rich ingredients don’t just taste good, they give the pie a classic Southern feel. This is great to bring to Thanksgiving, but don’t be afraid to dish this up throughout the year.
This pie might look complex, but it’s so easy to put together. All you need to do is fill the pie crust with the syrupy mixture, then leave it to cool.
Top with chocolate shavings and whipped cream to make your bourbon pie look extra special.
Hazelnut And Chocolate Pie With Vanilla Whipped Cream
Here’s another pie recipe that’s a little simpler than the last one. Milk chocolate, double cream, and hazelnuts are the star ingredients here.
They blend to give the chocolate lovely nutty undertones, while the cream stops the chocolate from taking over the recipe.
This pie may be uncomplicated, but it’s sure to please everyone who gives it a try. Just don’t forget to make the vanilla cream, as this will dress up the pie for the perfect finishing touch.
Pot Of S’mores
S’mores and campfires go together like a burger and fries – they’re an unbeatable classic!
These s’mores are made a little differently from the ones you’re used to. They’re made in a Dutch oven which makes it easier for everyone to grab a spoonful.
While this pot of s’mores is best enjoyed over a campfire, feel free to make it in a kitchen over your regular stove.
The best part of this recipe is watching the marshmallows melt over the chocolate and crackers. The worst part? Waiting for them to cool down so you can eat them!
Chocolate Banana Bundles
Chocolate goes well with so many ingredients, and bananas are no exception!
These banana bundles are laden with chocolate, butter, and brown sugar mixture. The bananas are then baked in a soft puff pastry envelope. You’ll love biting into the crispy layers of pastry to get to the soft and sweet center.
Top your bananas off with some more chocolate, or serve with a scoop of ice cream and watch in awe as it melts over the bundles.
2-Ingredient Crunch Bars
You wanted quick and easy chocolate recipes, and with just two ingredients, it doesn’t get any simpler than this!
These crunch bars are made with rice cereal and milk chocolate, and that’s that! The method is just as straightforward, as all you have to do is melt the chocolate, mix it with the cereal and leave the mix to cool.
This recipe makes 24 bars, but you can cut them as big or as little as you want.
They’re safe to eat for up to a month afterward, but make sure that you keep them cool in the refrigerator, or you’ll end up with a melted mess on your hands!
Cream-Filled Profiteroles With Chocolate Sauce
Profiteroles may sound fancy, but they are relatively simple to make. The ingredients needed are probably sitting in your kitchen right this minute!
Profiteroles can make any occasion more extravagant. There’s something about the mix of cream, chocolate, and soft pastry that delivers a luxurious feel.
The method isn’t complicated at all. You’ll need to make the dough for the profiteroles, then bake them until they are done. Once they have browned up nicely, they are filled with cream and topped off with melted chocolate.
Just remember to keep the profiteroles cool in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them. Simple, right?
We’ve mainly focused on solid chocolate desserts so far, but this doesn’t mean that chocolate drinks shouldn’t be on this list!
Chocolate lovers will adore the mix of dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream, and bananas, as they give the shake a classic banoffee flavor. The mix of popping corn and pretzels give the milkshake a crunch which adds more texture to the shake.
Pour your banoffee shake into a Mason jar mug and top with lots of pretzels for the perfect finishing touch.
Everyone knows that peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. With that in mind, peanut butter lovers will adore this Reese’s cake recipe.
This cake is full of rich chocolate and smooth peanut butter frosting. You don’t even need to make the cake from scratch, as the recipe uses chocolate cake mix for the base.
It can be tricky trying to make the frosting smooth, but the trick is to add the liquids and sugar as slowly as possible, as this will stop lumps from forming in the frosting.
If you’re a huge peanut butter fan, you can even add some mini Reese’s pieces in the frosting for an added surprise. Top your cake off with chocolate shavings and melted peanut butter to finish!
Easy Chocolate Truffles
We cannot get through a list of simple chocolate recipes without mentioning truffles!
Truffles are some of the simplest desserts you can make. All that’s needed is melted chocolate, butter, and cream.
Chill the mixture, then coat it with powdered cocoa. You can even coat yours with coconut shavings for an added crunch!
These truffles are meant to be decadent, so don’t choose low-fat ingredients! If you use lower fat cream, the chocolate will struggle to firm up enough, so your truffles will end up melting as you try to coat them.
These cookies get their name from the way the nuts, caramel, and chocolate look, as each piece resembles the back of a turtle’s shell.
Chocolate and caramel are another classic combination that goes well in many desserts. They can be cloying in large quantities, but these turtle cookies are just the right size so you end up appreciating each bite.
Make sure you don’t bake these for too long, as they may be at risk of hardening up afterward. If you want to add another note to these cookies, top them with sea salt.
The salt will contrast nicely with the sweet ingredients, preventing them from tasting too sweet on the tongue.
Coconut White Chocolate Cheesecake
Chocolate and cheese might be an unusual pairing, but chocolate and cheesecake are anything but!
This recipe uses a mix of coconut and white chocolate. The coconut milk and toasted flakes tone down some of the saccharine sweet notes coming from the chocolate.
Its base is a standard graham cracker crust, but if you’re feeling up to it, try adding some toasted coconut into the crackers for an even tastier cake.
Top your cheesecake with more coconut flakes, and if you can’t get enough of it, even more white chocolate.
Toasted Coconut & Almond Chocolate Clusters
Chocolate clusters are a traditional childhood snack, but this recipe makes them perfect for grown-ups too!
This updated version adds layers of almonds and coconuts for a pleasant nutty flavor. It also swaps milk chocolate for dark to make these a little more adult-friendly. This recipe is also completely Paleo and has limited refined sugars.
If you’re craving some chocolate, you can indulge in one or two of these without feeling too guilty, but be warned, you might find yourself reaching for a few more than you originally planned!
Easy Chocolate Bark Recipe
Chocolate bark is another recipe that looks complex, but is very simple to prepare! This recipe is perfect if you need to bring a dish to a get-together, as well as serve out at home if you’re craving something sweet.
The best part about chocolate bark is the toppings. You can choose different ones depending on your preferences, or what time of year it is.
Cranberries and pistachios are perfect to serve up around Christmas, while crystallized ginger and sea salt is tasty to enjoy throughout the year.
It’s best to leave the bark to cool on its own, but you can use the refrigerator if you’re in a rush. Just be careful when breaking it apart, as you might find that the bark starts melting if it’s kept in warm hands for too long!
Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte
If you love chocolate, you need to try this recipe.
This chocolate torte has levels of white, milk, and dark chocolate showcased on top of each other. The layers are mixed with gelatin so they stay separate, preventing them from mixing.
As a result, you’ll notice the three distinct layers every time you slice the torte, which is sure to please the perfectionists among us!
Make sure you let each level set completely before placing the next one on top. This will ensure that you maintain clear and distinct lines between each type of chocolate.
3 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
We’ve mentioned how chocolate and peanut butter are one of the most delicious food combinations ever known.
If you’re ever in the mood for something sweet, these bars are made with just three ingredients, and they don’t take that long to prepare at all!
All you need is chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. Depending on your sweetness preferences, feel free to leave the sugar out completely.
Beware if you’re making these on a hot day, as you may struggle to try to get the chocolate and peanut butter to harden. Try drizzling melted white chocolate on top for extra flair!
Nutella Chocolate Monkey Bread Self Saucing Pudding
This recipe takes monkey bread and chocolate to create a truly satisfying dessert (see also ‘23 Of The Tastiest, Most Scrumptious Keto Dessert Recipes On The Net‘).
You’ll love biting each morsel to reach the gooey Nutella within. As you get through the pudding, you’ll notice the chocolate sauce oozing out into the rest of the dessert.
You can certainly portion this out into plates, but trust us, it’s best to eat straight from the dish. This allows you to dip each piece in the sauce which will keep flowing as you eat!
You can also use store-bought dough to cut down on the time, but we’d recommend making the dough from scratch.
Not only does this taste fresher, but you can also add cocoa powder to the dough for an extra rich finish.
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Yes, you read that right! Chocolate zucchini bread is one of the most satisfying recipes you’ll ever make.
Instead of making the bread taste like vegetables, the zucchini will make the dough soft and moist. It’s like what carrots do to carrot cake, they add to the texture instead of overpowering the recipe.
Chocolate and cocoa powder will also help to cover the zucchini flavor, adding a gorgeous richness to the recipe. This bread pairs well with a cup of coffee, but feel free to enjoy it by itself too.
Here’s another truffle recipe for candy lovers out there (see also ‘23 Of The Most Delicious Truffle Recipes‘).
Truffles don’t need that many ingredients. All you need for these are crushed Oreos, cream cheese, and vanilla extract.
Once cool, they are then coated in melted chocolate to finish, but you can dust yours with cocoa powder or melted chocolate as well.
The Oreos will give each truffle a pleasant crunch, while the cream cheese keeps each piece velvety and soft.
You can choose any type of chocolate you like for the outer coating, but white chocolate goes best on the outside of these truffles. You’ll notice a nice contrast between the dark middle and the light outer shell.
If you prefer, you can add other ingredients to your recipes, like Baileys, peanut butter, or even chopped-up candy canes!
One Bowl Caramel Skillet Brownie
Lastly, we have a recipe that’s tasty and requires little washing up!
This caramel brownie is all made in one skillet. These are rich in chocolate, moist on the inside, and crisp on the outside.
The caramel swirls throughout add to the brownie, keeping it soft and moist as you dig in. The caramel will also bake into pieces that you’ll find dotted around the brownie.
When you add the sea salt topping, you’ll notice how the sharp salt and caramel flavors bring each other out. The chocolate underneath these flavors doesn’t overpower them, but it complements them instead.
You can cut these up into pieces if you prefer, but these taste a lot better when you eat them out of the pan. Try to avoid baking these for too long, or you might end up with a dry brownie.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I Use Cooking Chocolate For?
Cooking chocolate usually looks like very bitter dark chocolate, but it’s designed to be used for baking purposes.
This makes it very easy to bake with, so you can add it to a lot of different mixtures. Some examples include folding the chocolate into cupcakes, buttercream frosting, or a ganache.
What Are The Ten Most Popular Desserts?
The most popular desserts in America are noticeably traditional dishes. These include apple pie, chocolate chip cookies, pecan pie, cheesecake, carrot cake, baked Alaska, ice cream, Boston cream pie, ice cream, banana pudding, and s’mores.
What Should I Eat When I Crave Chocolate?
Chocolate is fine in moderation, but as it’s so calorie dense, it’s easy to eat more than you should. If you’re looking to reduce your chocolate consumption, focus on eating filling, nutritious foods.
Healthy fats like avocados and olive oil are ideal, as well as lean protein, and vegetables. You can also try swapping chocolate for pieces of fruit to lower your intake.
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