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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 Cherry Trifle

Chocolate Cherry Trifle

Chocolate Cherry Trifle

With pineapple, cherries and pudding, this creamy dessert from Angela Oelschlaeger of Tonganoxie, Kansas has lots of layers of flavor. It's inexpensive and impressive, and just right to take to a family or church gathering.

Chocolate Cream Delight

Chocolate Cream Delight

Chocolate Cream Delight

“It’s wonderful to have so many sugar-free and reduced-fat products to work with today! " says Wanda Benda of Jackson, Minnesota. "This dreamy dessert satisfies our chocolate cravings and is easy to double for guests.” —

Chocolate Truffle

Chocolate Truffle

Chocolate Truffle

The subtle coffee flavor of these rich, velvety candies blends well with the dark chocolate coating, and the white drizzle adds charm. Stacy Abell of Olathe, Kansas shared the recipe.
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Dark Chocolate Fondue

Dark Chocolate Fondue

Dark Chocolate Fondue

Savor all the decadence without a lick of guilt! We kept all the velvety, melt-in-your-mouth texture of fudgy fondue in this lusciously lighter version. It's just the thing to kindle romantic after-dinner conversation or welcome friends in from the cold. Dark Chocolate Fondue also makes a delectable way to dress up chunks of pineapple, slices of banana or scoops of fat-free frozen yogurt. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Elegant White Chocolate Mousse

Elegant White Chocolate Mousse

Elegant White Chocolate Mousse

Simply elegant is a fitting description for this smooth treat from field editor Laruinda Johnston, Belchertown, Massachusetts. Whipped cream teams up with white chocolate to make her easy recipe extra-special.

Chocolate Chip Cookies - small batch

Chocolate Chip Cookies - small batch

Chocolate Chip Cookies - small batch

“I came up with this recipe myself,” writes Bethany Thayer of Troutville, Virginia. “After trying several low-fat chocolate chip cookie recipes that were puffy and cake-like, I experimented some and came up with these.” Good-for-you walnuts give them a great crunch, too.

Rum Chocolate Fondue

Rum Chocolate Fondue

Rum Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue with fresh fruit or cubed angel food cake will satisfy any sweet tooth. It makes a tasty appetizer or light dessert.

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

I got the recipe for this pie from my Mom, but I changed the crust to cookie dough. Because the crust will harden after being frozen, a great way to cut through the pie layers is to dip a knife in hot water first, wipe the knife off and then cut. Repeat the process if needed.

Chocolate Almond Mousse Napoleons

Chocolate Almond Mousse Napoleons

Chocolate Almond Mousse Napoleons

The chocolate almond mousse is creamy and delicious. You can also serve it in parfait glasses with a crisp cookie.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Save some room for the meal''s grand finale, a real super-star of a dessert, Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie. From Sara Walker of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, this pie is simply divine. Says Sara, “This is always a family reunion favorite. Kids love it!” And there's certainly lots to love; it's creamy and really full of peanut and chocolate flavors. Also, it only has 5 ingredients, and with just 15 minutes of chilling time necessary, this pie's ready before you know it!

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

I created this recipe when I didn't have enough ingredients for another cookie recipe. I use this recipe on numerous occasions for teacher gifts and Christmas.—Shelley Friesen, Leduc, Alberta
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