The Pioneer Woman's Best Chocolatey Recipes

This one's for you, chocoholics. Check out Ree Drummond's best-ever chocolate-focused sweet treats.

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Quick and Easy Peppermint Fudge

Chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk — that's all it takes to make Ree's indulgent fudge. She tops the mixture with crushed peppermint candies for cool flavor and welcome crunch.

Get the Recipe: Quick and Easy Peppermint Fudge

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter S'mores

Think of these easy-to-make treats as the next-level s'mores you didn't know you'd been missing all this time. In addition to using gooey toasted marshmallow, Ree sandwiches peanut butter and chocolate-hazelnut spread between two graham crackers, then blankets the s'mores with melted chocolate or white almond bark. She finishes the treats with sweet and nutty toppings for a new take on the classic.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter S'mores

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Cake for one? Yes, please. Ree's speedy recipe lets you mix up a single-serving treat in an everyday mug. Cook this cake in the microwave instead of the oven for an on-demand dessert.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Crazy Chocolate Shakes

When concocting a milkshake of this magnitude, layering becomes key. Ree starts with swirls of ganache inside the glass, plus along the rim, so candies can stick to the chocolate. After that, she opts for a base of chocolate ice cream, then she piles on the toppings, including caramel bars for over-the-top dessert decadence.

Get the Recipe: Crazy Chocolate Shakes

Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Bars

A brown sugar-oat mixture forms the crust of these layered bars, which get their gooey center from a blanket of creamy dulce de leche. Follow Ree's lead and opt for canned dulce de leche to keep the prep work easy.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Bars

Crispy Chocolate Dippers

Once you have the chocolate pool ready to go (Ree likes a combination of melting wafers and chocolate-hazelnut spread), it's up to you to dunk the dippers — plain breadsticks, pretzels and butter crackers work well — and dress them up with toppings like chopped nuts and sprinkles.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Chocolate Dippers

Triple Chocolate Tiramisu

For a no-bake dessert that yields impressive results every time, look no further than this party-ready tiramisu. The espresso-soaked ladyfinger cookies will slowly soften as they absorb the indulgent combination of white chocolate-mascarpone, sweetened egg yolks and whipped cream.

Get the Recipe: Triple Chocolate Tiramisu

Chocolate Pudding

On the bottom of these cool, silky treats is a buttery crust made with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Pudding

Mint Chocolate Truffles

Much like chocolate and peanut butter or chocolate and caramel, chocolate and mint is a go-to flavor combo that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Here, Ree makes a minty chocolate ganache and rolls it into two-bite truffles. For added decadence, she finishes the balls with a dunk in gooey milk chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Mint Chocolate Truffles

Ladd's Chocolate Pie

Follow Ree's lead and start with a store-bought pie shell to save time when prepping this bittersweet-chocolate pie. It's up to you how you enjoy this dessert: Are you like Ladd, who prefers a simple and unadorned slice, or do you want yours finished with extra-indulgent fixings, including whipped cream and chocolate sauce?

Get the Recipe: Ladd's Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Message Cookies

Not just for Valentine's Day, these cinnamon-scented cookies can be cut into whichever shape you like and stenciled to spell any phrase. "Happy birthday," anyone?

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Message Cookies

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Sure, this towering four-layer beauty is ideal for a birthday party, but that doesn't mean it won't wow at any other celebration — or on a random Tuesday night when the chocolate craving strikes.

Get the Recipe: Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Heavenly Creme-Filled Cupcakes

On the outside these wow-worthy cupcakes are glistening with smooth chocolate ganache, but when you bite into them you'll find a center of fluffy vanilla-scented creme.

Get the Recipe: Heavenly Creme Filled Cupcakes

Chocolate Sheet Cake

It's up to you to decide how you want to execute Ree's chocolate-on-chocolate dessert. You can stick with her classic recipe, featuring chopped pecans in the buttery frosting, or you can omit the nuts, then let your kids decorate the cake with colorful chocolate candies. Or, if cupcakes are more your style, you can go that route with this recipe as well.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Sheet Cake

Skillet Cookie Sundae

Individual chocolate chip cookies are great, but when you bake the dough into one giant, thick, chewy cookie — and then top it with traditional sundae fixings, like ice cream and hot fudge — the results are next-level decadent. 

Get the Recipe: Skillet Cookie Sundae

Chocolate Chocolate White-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Studded with a duo of chocolate chips — both white chocolate and semisweet — Ree's easy-to-make cookies come together in only a half hour, so keep this recipe on hand for when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth in a hurry.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Black and White Brownies

A combo of melted white chocolate and white almond bark dresses up classic brownies for added flavor and an extra-special presentation.

Get the Recipe: Black and White Brownies

Baked Fudge

It takes only a handful of ingredients to prepare Ree's individual-serving dessert, but the key to making it lies in achieving its gooey center. "The important thing," Ree notes, "is that it should NOT be completely set through like a brownie." 

Get the Recipe: Baked Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Perhaps the ultimate in speed and simplicity, these two-bite treats come down to fuss-free assembly. Simply bake store-bought peanut butter cookie dough in mini muffin tins, then press in a mini peanut butter cup while the dough is warm.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Knock-You-Naked Brownies

With a 5-star rating and more than 200 fan reviews, Ree's over-the-top brownies are a tried-and-true favorite for a reason. These showstoppers boast an ooey-gooey center of caramel and chocolate chips, and base and top layers of rich chocolate cake. Bonus: The cake layers are made with a boxed cake mix, so prep is a cinch.

Get the Recipe: Knock-You-Naked Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Much like spaghetti and meatballs, chocolate and peanut butter are simply better together, and Ree's indulgent pie celebrates that mash-up best. She starts with a buttery crust of chocolate sandwich cookies, then fills it with a creamy mixture of peanut butter and whipped topping.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Devils

Ree starts with what she deems The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake to make these mini cakes. She cuts out circles in the cake to form the base and top layers of the cake, and sandwiches them around a sweetened vanilla frosting before finishing them with chocolate ganache and ruby-red maraschino cherries. 

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Devils

Brownie Cookies

Made with both baking chocolate and cocoa powder, these fuss-free cookies are packed with the rich flavor you crave from traditional brownies.

Get the Recipe: Brownie Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips

Salty and sweet treats are better together here; Ree dunks crispy chips in smooth melted chocolate to create craveworthy bites.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips

Salted Pretzel Brownies

Not only does Ree bake her buttery brownies right on top of a crushed pretzel base, but she also adds a layer of pretzels atop the brownies. There's plenty of salty, crunchy taste and texture in this dessert.

Get the Recipe: Salted Pretzel Brownies

Strawberry Chocolate Layer Cake

Clocking in at a whopping four layers high and filled with fluffy whipped cream and sweetened berries, Ree's impressive chocolate cake is made especially moist by the addition of tangy buttermilk.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Chocolate Layer Cake

Chocolate Lava Cakes

All you have to do is break open these warm, tender cakes to reveal a pool of silky-sweet chocolate lava inside.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Lava Cakes

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