The Best Chocolatey Recipes from The Kitchen

Cake, cookies, brownies, pudding and fondue — it's all waiting for you in these decadent chocolate dessert recipes.

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Tart

As impressive as it is simple to prepare, Katie's crowd-pleasing tart features a chocolate-cookie crust and a creamy strawberry filling that comes together with frozen strawberries and white chocolate chips. The chocolate shell topping you'd otherwise use for ice cream sundaes gets put to work here, by offering a striking finish.

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Fudgy Brownies

Peppered with chocolate chips and boasting a thin, crackly crust on top, these top-rated brownies deserve a place in your dessert-recipe repertoire.

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Brownie Bombe

After making a batch of rich, chocolatey brownies, this recipe comes down to assembly as you layer the sliced brownies, ice cream and whipped cream in a bowl. The dessert needs to freeze for a few hours before serving, so be sure to plan ahead if you're preparing to serve this at a party.

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Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

You won't miss the flour in this fan-favorite cinnamon-laced cake, which features a surprise ingredient — quinoa — for added substance. Katie drizzles the cake with a simple ganache of semisweet chocolate and coconut milk, and finishes it with fresh raspberries, before serving.

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Dark Chocolate Pudding

Cool and creamy, Geoffrey Zakarian's easy chocolate pudding is best topped with whipped sour cream, which offers a welcome tangy balance to the sweetness of the chocolate.

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Black Forest Cake

Follow Katie Lee's lead and start with a chocolate cake mix to make her towering dessert, boasting four cake layers stacked with almond-scented whipped cream and spiked cherries.

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Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream

It takes only three ingredients to make Marcela Valladolid's quick-fix sauce. She opts for a mix of bittersweet and milk chocolates for a balance in taste. Since this sauce can be kept for up to a week, it's easy to prep in advance for when you need it.

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Chocolate-Covered Apple Slices

Think beyond chocolate-covered strawberries with these fuss-free chocolate treats starring crisp apples. Adorn them with chopped peanuts and shredded coconut for an easy yet impressive finish.

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Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake

With its subtly chocolatey character, stout beer rounds out the flavor in Marcela's wow-worthy chocolate cake, which she drizzles with a rich, creamy chocolate sauce before serving.

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Elsa's Brownies

Skip the boxed stuff and opt for these from-scratch beauties featuring a moist, fudgy center.

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Sunny's Easy S'mores Truffles

Re-create the campfire classic indoors with this top-rated recipe for two-bite truffles. These easy chocolate balls are rolled in a mixture of crushed graham crackers and charred marshmallows for the flavor combo you crave.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

"I like to use the big chocolate chips, not the little ones, 'cause I like big bites of chocolate," Katie explains of her choice of chips for her tried-and-true cookies.

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No-Bake Cow Pile Cookies

Don't let the name fool you; Katie's peanut butter-cocoa cookies are pure sweet decadence. These buttery beauties get their heft from old-fashioned rolled oats. 

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S'mauros: Skillet S'mores

With a chocolate center, a topping of gooey marshmallow and crunchy walnuts, and graham cracker dippers, this 5-star dessert dip reimagines the summertime cookout treat.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Five ingredients and 35 minutes — that's all you'll need to turn out these individual-serving cakes.

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Dark Chocolate Mousse

Fluffy whipped cream adds an airy lightness to GZ's rich mousse. It's best to let the mousse chill for a few hours before serving, so be sure to plan ahead if you're prepping for a party.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

Much like peanut butter and jelly, and spaghetti and meatballs, chocolate and peanut butter are simply better together. And this decadent duo stars in a creamy fondue, which comes together in just 10 quick minutes.

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