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Quick Chocolate Desserts

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

Chocolate Peanut Dream Pie

Chocolate Peanut Dream Pie

Chocolate Peanut Dream Pie

"I love the flavor of peanut butter cups, so I dreamed up this creamy, rich pie to serve to company," shares Rosanne Marshall of Depew, New York. "It's wonderfully simple to make and always get rave reviews."

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 Dessert

Chocolate Mint Dessert

Chocolate Mint Dessert

"A rich fudge layer plus crunchy nuts and coconut make this dessert perfect for when you want to serve something special without last-minute fuss," says Barb Seibenaler of Random Lake, Wisconsin. "It's easy to make the day before and freeze overnight."
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Coconut Chocolate Cake

Coconut Chocolate Cake

Coconut Chocolate Cake

This heavenly cake, from Elsie Shell of Topeka, Indiana, is so rich and gooey you wouldn't guess it starts with a boxed cake mix. "Although I love making cakes from scratch, mixes are so convenient," Elsie informs. "It's fun to spruce them up with goodies like coconut, almonds and chocolate chips."

Chocolate Chip Bars

Chocolate Chip Bars

Chocolate Chip Bars

People are always surprised when I tell them these sweet treats come from the microwave,. Chockfull of chocolate chips, the bars are especially good served with a big glass of cold milk. —Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Chocolate Cherry Torte

Chocolate Cherry Torte

Chocolate Cherry Torte

Mom has made this sweet treat for years. Since she knows how much my sister and I like it, she's still happy to serve this torte when we're home for a meal. The chocolate-covered graham cracker crust and fluffy filling are extra-special.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Milk Chocolate Pie

Milk Chocolate Pie

Milk Chocolate Pie

"This is the best chocolate pie I've ever had," raves Kathy Crow of Payson, Arizona. "It's cool, rich and melts in your mouth. Best of all, it takes just 10 minutes to whip up and pop in the freezer."

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."

Chocolate Peanut Torte

Chocolate Peanut Torte

Chocolate Peanut Torte

A crust of vanilla wafer crumbs and crushed peanuts provides this cool and creamy dessert with an extra tasty base. It's almost guaranteed that I'll bring home an empty pan when I take it to a potluck. -Ardyce Piehl, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

Guests will think you slaved over this impressive-looking dessert shared by Karena Bauman of Minneapolis, Minnesota. "It's a snap to assemble," she assures. "Just layer cubes of leftover chocolate cake, a sweet cream cheese mixture and tart berries for winning results."
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