10 Easy & Delicious Chocolate Dessert Ideas

10 Easy & Delicious Chocolate Dessert Ideas

Sheela Prakash
Feb 14, 2018
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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.

1. One-Bowl Caramel Skillet Brownie

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.

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2. Crock-Pot Chocolate Candy

This simple chocolate-covered peanut candy from Trisha Yearwood is pretty much hands-off, thanks to help from the slow cooker.

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3. One-Bowl Chocolate Wacky Cake

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.

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4. Double Chocolate Palmiers

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.

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5. Warm and Gooey Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

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6. French Chocolate and Pear Clafoutis

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.

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7. Elvis Chocolate Bark

This no-bake treat celebrates peanut butter as much as it does chocolate. It's finished with sweet banana chips and salty mini pretzels.

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8. How to Make Chocolate Sheet Cake

A simple chocolate buttermilk frosting and colorful sprinkles make this easy chocolate cake feel special and celebratory for any night of the week.

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9. How To Make Perfect Chocolate Pudding from Scratch

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.

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10. Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cobbler

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.

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