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Easy Chocolate Recipes

Looking for recipes for easy chocolate desserts? Taste of Home has the best easy chocolate dessert recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

THIS RECIPE has been in my files for a long time...probably from when I first learned to bake. Any chocolate lover will like these melt-in-your-mouth cookies. I make them year-round with variations. They're even richer with a thin coat of icing or as a sandwich cookie with frosting in the middle. -Sarah Bueckert, Austin, Manitoba

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

"When the weather gets hot, my family really enjoys this cool combination of chocolate and mint," says Fran Skaff of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. "It doesn't require an ice cream maker—all that you need is an ordinary freezer. My ice cream's versatile, too. We've used crushed Heath bars, Oreo cookies and miniature chocolate chips in place of the Andes candies."

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pudding

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pudding

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pudding

"Being a diabetic with dietary restrictions, I was so pleased to find the recipe for this cool, satisfying dessert," says Shirlye Price of Hartford, Kentucky. "I can even serve it to company."
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Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate Fondue

Jane Franks of Spokane, Washington combines prepared chocolate frosting with sour cream to create a sweet dip that's perfect with fresh fruit. "It's easy to keep the ingredients for this quick dessert on hand for company," she remarks. "It's also decadent served with sugar cookies."

Chocolate Pretzel Rings

Chocolate Pretzel Rings

Chocolate Pretzel Rings

If you like chocolate-covered pretzels, you'll love these simple snacks. They're fun to make any time of year because you can color-coordinate the M&M's to each holiday. —Kim Scurio, Carol Stream, Illinois

White Chocolate Truffles

White Chocolate Truffles

White Chocolate Truffles

This is the perfect holiday gift candy. It is so easy to make and will look so pretty in a gift box.—Gloria Nolan, Peoria, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

"My daughter won first place in a contest with this candy, which I make at Christmas time. It melts in your mouth!" reports Mary Esther Holloway of Bowerstons, Ohio.

Chocolate Peanut Treats

Chocolate Peanut Treats

Chocolate Peanut Treats

When I was in high school, I took these sweet and crunchy squares to bake sales— and they were the first to sell out. I still make them for family and friends who love the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. —Christy Asher, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Minty Chocolate Snowballs

Minty Chocolate Snowballs

Minty Chocolate Snowballs

If you like chocolate and mint, you'll love the winning flavor of the sweet make-ahead treats shared by Julia Powell from Jerome, Idaho. They're light, fluffy and require just five ingredients.

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

There are a few recipes I absolutely have to pull out every Christmas, and this is one of them. The nutty clusters are so smooth and chocolaty.

Chocolate Almond Velvet

Chocolate Almond Velvet

Chocolate Almond Velvet

"Good food is best when shared with family and friends," says Lise Thomson of Magrath, Alberta. "But I'm tempted to make an exception with this cool and creamy make-ahead frozen dessert. It's so smooth and chocolaty I could eat it all by myself!"
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