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Simple Chocolate Desserts

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

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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!”

Chocolate Caramel Fondue

Chocolate Caramel Fondue

Chocolate Caramel Fondue

It's easy to keep the ingredients for this rich fondue on hand in case company drops by. I serve it in punch cups, so guests can carry it on a dessert plate alongside whatever fruit, pretzels and other dippers they like. —Cheryl Arnold, Lake Zurich, Illinois

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.
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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 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 Popsicles

Chocolate Popsicles

Chocolate Popsicles

Living on the equator, we experience warm weather year-round. These cold sweets are a favorite after-nap treat with my four children. I like how these pops are easy to make in large quantities.

Instant Chocolate Pastries

Instant Chocolate Pastries

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

Chocolate Candy Clusters

Chocolate Candy Clusters

Chocolate Candy Clusters

I give these as gifts and bring them to parties—they’re always a hit! Try using peanuts in place of walnuts. You’ll love their sweet-salty taste! —Taylor Carroll, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Cashew Clusters

People are crazy about these cashews coated in toffee and three kinds of chocolate. They make gift-giving sweet and simple for me!—Virginia Sauer, Wantagh, NY

Chocolate Chip Mousse

Chocolate Chip Mousse

Chocolate Chip Mousse

Chocolate has long been associated with Valentine's Day. So when Cupid comes calling this year, reach for this recipe for rich and creamy mousse.

Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

Chocolate Chow Mein Clusters

Chocolate and peanuts are two of my favorite treats, and the combination in this recipe, along with butterscotch, gives this candy a special flavor. My mother made these for Christmas every year, but they're so easy to fix, you can enjoy them anytime.
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