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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.

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White Chocolate Mousse

White Chocolate Mousse

White Chocolate Mousse

This elegant, fluffy dessert is a feast for the eyes and palate. Since almost any fresh fruit may be used, it can grace special meals throughout the year. My family loves it, and the recipe is easy to double if you are hosting a larger group. -Susan Herbert, Aurora, Illinois

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate and peanut butter are such an enjoyable combination. This delicious frosting makes a satisfying topping to these moist chocolate cupcakes.—Ruthe Stevenson, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Smooth Chocolate Fondue

Smooth Chocolate Fondue

Smooth Chocolate Fondue

“This recipe is fun for kids but can also be the perfect ending to a gourmet meal,” says Kim Terhune of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. “And as the chocolate cools, it gets thicker and coats the food even better!”
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Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

This smooth satin chocolate frosting will bring a touch of elegance to even the most basic cake. A simple garnish such as fresh fruit, mint leaves or edible flowers adds the finishing touch.

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Cookies

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Cookies

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Cookies

My dad sandwiches mint patties between two tender chocolate cookies to create these chewy treats. The blend of chocolate and mint is a big hit at our house. Best of all, these cookies are easy and fun to make. -Christina Burbage, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Hazelnut Chocolate Parfaits

Hazelnut Chocolate Parfaits

Hazelnut Chocolate Parfaits

“I scaled down these decadent parfaits for a pair,” notes Kathy Specht of Clinton, Montana. “I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.”

Orange-Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange-Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange-Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

I developed this recipe after years of searching for a chocolate chip cookie that would stand out from all others. Orange and cinnamon are tasty additions.

Caramel Chocolate Fondue

Caramel Chocolate Fondue

Caramel Chocolate Fondue

This dessert is fast yet fancy. Keep the ingredients on hand for last-minute entertaining. —Christopher Bingham, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

My husband dreamed this recipe up one night using skim milk and a few lighter convenience items. The result was this fluffy rich-tasting dessert that the kids and I request time and again.—Sue Yaeger, Boone, Iowa

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.
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