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Chocolate Dessert Recipe Treasures

Updated on August 31, 2013

Here's a Treasure Chest of Recipes Any Chocoholic Will Love!

For ALL the Chocolate Lovers of the World...

A delicious collection of chocolate dessert recipes to indulge in at those times when nothing else but CHOCOLATE will do!

It's always fun to discover NEW chocolate treasures to share with loved ones and also for impressing honored guests on special occasions.

Chocolate speaks a universal language of love, appreciation, celebration, and comfort. It comes in an unequaled variety of forms from simple frosted chocolate cupcakes made from a box mix to the most elegant culinary masterpieces designed to dazzle the eye as well as delight one's palate.

Countless numbers cherish memories of those still-warm and heavenly scented home-made chocolate chip cookies lovingly baked using the traditional toll-house recipe printed on the back of Mom's bag of chocolate chips, or other family tradition recipes of their own. They have carried their traditions forward with their own kids and grandchildren.

"Chocolate Rules" Art Image from Zazzle

Easy Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups crushed chocolate Graham crackers

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup condensed milk

1/2 cup cashew nuts, chopped coarsely (or use nuts of your choice)

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. In a bowl, combine crushed Graham crackers, cocoa powder, and sugar. Mix until combined.

2. Stir in butter milk and nuts. Mix thoroughly.

3. Form mixture into balls. Arrange on a jellyroll pan lined with nonstick baking paper. Refrigerate

about 1 hour to set.

4. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler, stirring to prevent chocolate from burning.

5. Dip each prepared ball in the melted chocolate.

6. Top with colored sprinkles.

VIDEO: Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Hot chocolate dates back to the Mayan period, when it was made with corn meal, chiles, and water and was used for sacred ceremonies.

This hot chocolate mix recipe will blow away the taste of any of those store bought packets and it comes together in a snap.

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup good quality semi sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Whipped cream and chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions:

Heat milk, cream and sugar and whisk in a sauce pot over high heat until it almost reaches a boil. Next,

add 1 cup good quality semi sweet chocolate chips.

Whisk until melted. Next, add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

Pour the hot chocolate into your favorite mug. Top with whipped cream and freshly grated chocolate shavings.

This hot chocolate mix recipe from Chef Jason Hill is a decadent Valentine's Day treat or winter drink. Hot cocoa is a hit for adults and children alike.

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Chocolate Banana Marshmallow Dessert Wrap

Ingredients:

1 Tortilla or Roti

1 Banana

Chocolate bits (any kind and as much as you prefer)

2 Tbsp. Marshmallow Fluff or handful of mini-marshmallows

Instructions:

Start with a tortilla or roti and place on a warm flat frying pan or grill pan.

On one half, add the following:

- banana in small pieces

- chocolate bits

- marshmallow fluff or mini-marshmallows

Fold the other side over and grill on both sides until it's toasty. Then remove it from the pan and then immediately DEVOUR it!

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VIDEO: Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

If chocolate were illegal, you'd happily go to jail for this moist, rich and dense, FLOURLESS chocolate cake....

Ceci Carmichael, host of Good Food Fast with Family Circle on the Food Network shows us the recipe for how to make this sinfully rich, dense, flourless chocolate dessert recipe!

Devil's Chocolate Coffee-Frosted Cupcakes

Ingredients: Cupcakes

2 cups self-rising flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup sweet butter, softened

2 separated eggs

200g chocolate, melted

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup milk

Ingredients: Frosting

250g cream cheese

200g chocolate, melted

2 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted

1/2 espresso & 2 tsp. coffee, mixed

Instructions: Cupcakes

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Place 24 baking cups into muffin pans.

3. Sift the flour and baking powder and set aside.

4. Beat the egg whites in a medium bowl and set aside.

5. In an other medium bowl, cream the sugar and butter.

6. Add the egg yolks and beat well.

7. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla, mixing well.

8. Add the flour and milk alternately, beating well with each addition.

9. Fold the egg whites gently into the batter.

10. Spoon the batter into the cups.

11. Bake for 22 minutes.

12. Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes, then remove the cupcakes and cool on a cooling rack.

Instructions: Frosting

1. To make the frosting, cream the cream cheese.

2. Stir the chocolate and vanilla.

3. Add the espresso/coffee-mix.

4. Beat in the confectioners' sugar until thick and creamy.

5. Spread over the cupcakes and decorate any way you'd like to.

6. Store unfrosted in an airtight container for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

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VIDEO: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe - And a Valuable Lesson for the MEN!

This fun video reveals a Great Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Texas. The SMART GUY featured here uses Texan Pecans and Mexican Vanilla (three times what most recipes require), baked to perfection on a pizza baking stone and cooled on a wire cooling rack.

NOTICE: The chocolate dessert recipes and accompanying photographs in this work are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License

What's YOUR Favorite Chocolate Dessert?

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent lens. Easy and delicious recipes. Glad you shared:=)

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      This look likje a great recipe Laurie. With Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend I am looking for desert ideas.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice lens

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Every single one of these recipes look and sound fabulously delicious! Congrats on being featured on the chocolate monsterboard!

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      Thankyou for sharing, now I have to change my shirt from all the drool.

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      Jbackus7 LM 6 years ago

      I'm going to have to try the chocolate marshmallow banana wrap. It sounds great.

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      Joy Neasley 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      The Devil's Chocolate Coffee frosted cupcakes sound delicious.

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      jgelien 8 years ago

      This is a decadently delicious lens. Thank you for sharing the great recipes. I think my favorite chocolate recipe is chocolate cream cheese brownies.