Simple Chocolate Desserts

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Instant Chocolate Pastries

“My sister and I became addicted to Nutella while traveling in Europe. Now we’re always thinking of ways to incorporate the chocolate hazelnut spread into recipes. This one came about after making puff pastries with apple filling. We thought, ‘Why not try chocolate?’” —Dee Wolf, Syracuse, Utah
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Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

You'll need only three ingredients to fix this refreshing make-ahead dessert that features a cool combination of mint and chocolate. "When time is short, it's so handy to pull this no-fuss pie out of the freezer for company," notes Dolores Scofield of West Shokan, New York.

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."

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes

I couldn't resist combining my two loves in this recipe—peppermint and chocolate! These are so easy, but if one breaks in the process, just pop it in your mouth. —Sandra Baumgarten, Vancouver, Washington
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Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

"This delightful dessert will satisfy a chocolate lover's craving," assures Kristin Dorazio, from Chepachet, Rhode Island. "It's quite simple as well.

Crunchy Chocolate Sauce

Crunchy Chocolate Sauce

Crunchy Chocolate Sauce

In Waukesha, Wisconsin, Dolores Kastello dresses up ice cream with an easy three-ingredient topping that's full of nuts. "As this rich chocolate sauce cools over the ice cream, it forms a hard shell that kids (and adults) love," she notes.

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

Fluffy Chocolate Mousse Frosting

This smooth, fluffy frosting is a real treat for cake lovers. You can also use it as a dip for fresh fruit.—Kim Marie Van Rheenen, Mendota, Illinois

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

White Chocolate Cereal Bars

A friend gave me this speedy recipe that's a different take on traditional crisp rice treats.—Anne Powers, Munford, Alabama

Chocolate Ice Cream Syrup

Chocolate Ice Cream Syrup

Chocolate Ice Cream Syrup

"When our four children were growing up, we served this sweet chocolate sauce over hand-cranked ice cream," recalls Dorothy Mekemson of Humboldt, Iowa. "Now when we have friends over for cards, we finish the evening with sundaes made with this syrup," she notes.

Chocolate Bow

Chocolate Bow

Chocolate Bow

What a beautiful sight this is on top of your favorite cake! It takes some time to prepare but can be made a month in advance, then stored in an airtight container. —Debbie Gauthier, Timmins, Ontario

Chocolate Almond Pinecones

Chocolate Almond Pinecones

Chocolate Almond Pinecones

Our Test Kitchen suggests this clever way of dressing up any winter dessert. Make these "pinecones" when you have some time, then use—and reuse—them on a variety of desserts...or even on a pretty plate piled with candies.

Chocolate Pecan Candies

Chocolate Pecan Candies

Chocolate Pecan Candies

When Robert Watness of Greenwood, Indiana gives candy on Valentine's Day, he's sure to include his homemade version of Turtles. "This easy candy has brought many compliments," he says.
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