As far as chocolate desserts are concerned, I firmly believe they should be easy (since that just means you can dig into them sooner!). These decadent treats are simple and straightforward — ideal for that mid-week sweet tooth or an impromptu celebration. From caramel-swirled brownies and pretzel-studded bark to molten chocolate cobbler and creamy pudding, these 10 recipes will satisfy your chocolate craving.
A jar of caramel sauce elevates a simple pan of brownies and makes them something truly special. Plus, this recipe comes together all in one pan, which is always a win.
This simple chocolate-covered peanut candy from Trisha Yearwood is pretty much hands-off, thanks to help from the slow cooker.
This vintage cake recipe from the late '30s or early '40s doesn't use eggs or dairy but still bakes up moist and tender, thanks to a combination of baking soda and vinegar. The texture is reminiscent of boxed cake mix in the best possible way.
These pretty cookies may look fancy and complicated, but they are actually incredibly easy to whip up since they're made with store-bought puff pastry dough.
These thick, warm, super-comforting individual chocolate chip cookies deserve nothing more than to be finished off with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
If you've never tried pears with chocolate, this is a great recipe to showcase how well they match. Sweet, juicy pears are the perfect foil for rich chocolate — the fruit balances chocolate's intensity without lessening its decadence.
This no-bake treat celebrates peanut butter as much as it does chocolate. It's finished with sweet banana chips and salty mini pretzels.
A simple chocolate buttermilk frosting and colorful sprinkles make this easy chocolate cake feel special and celebratory for any night of the week.
This classic is the ultimate solution to a chocolate craving, as it requires just a handful of ingredients (many of which you probably already have in your kitchen), a stovetop, and just a few minutes to make.
This decadent dessert bakes up to form a crispy, biscuit-like topping that's hiding a pudding-like, molten chocolate center. Definitely serve this one warm with vanilla ice cream.