Bittersweet Chocolate Recipes

True chocolate lovers can’t resist the intensity of bittersweet chocolate bars. Our recipes with bittersweet chocolate include the best brownies and cookies.

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      Chocolate Date Energy Balls

      Eating just one of these healthy chocolate date energy balls satisfies my sweet tooth without added refined sugar. My recipe is a spinoff of an energy ball my daughter made for me when I was testing for my taekwondo black belt. —Barbara Estabrook, Appleton, Wisconsin

      Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

      1 review

      This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and...


      Cherry Fudge Truffle Coconut Cheesecake

      3 reviews

      Cherries and chocolate come together in this dazzling coconut cheesecake. It's a holiday showstopper! —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota


      Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Paprika & Agave

      Pair this rich and creamy ice cream with a cup of hot or iced coffee. It's mildly sweet with a...


      Pressure-Cooker Chicken Mole

      Chocolate with chicken? If you’re not familiar with mole, don’t be afraid of this versatile Mexican sauce. I love sharing...

      Spiced Brownie Bites

      My son and I came up with this recipe together to satisfy our cravings for chocolate and spice. —Anna Nicoletta,...


      Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

      1 review

      I doctored up a recipe I found in the newspaper years ago. When you see the gooey chocolate dripping out,...

      Orange Fudge Sauce

      2 reviews

      Ice cream lovers will scream for a jar of this rich, fudgy topping with a touch of orange flavor. It...


      Gingered Almond Truffle Tart

      3 reviews

      Fresh ginger complements the chocolate truffle filling in this elegant, almost sinful tart. Small servings are best! —Janice Elder, Charlotte,...


      Orange Shortbread with Spicy Dark Chocolate

      Of all the cookies I've made over the years, shortbread is the one that won't last 24 hours in our...


      Chocolate Lover’s Drop Cookies

      Whenever a friend, who is a chocolate lover, is having a difficult time or simply could use a pick me...

      Chocolate Rum-Soaked Cherries

      3 reviews

      I adore chocolate-covered cherries. Who doesn’t? But there’s something extra special about making them in my own kitchen for my...


      Ginger Pound Cake S’mores

      1 review

      Kids and adults won't be able to resist this fun spin on campfire S'mores. Pound cake replaces the traditional graham...


      Double-Chocolate Linzer Tart Cookies

      I am asked to make these for baby showers, bridal showers, church socials, tea parties—you name it. You can use...


      Chocolate-Covered Cherry Pudding Cake

      3 reviews

      Growing up, I remember my grandfather cherishing the chocolate-covered cherries we’d bring him for Christmas. He passed away this past...


      Chocolate Lover’s Custards

      1 review

      Just one spoonful of this custard, and you’ll be hooked and request it for every special occasion. Smooth and rich...

      Raspberry & Chocolate Shortbread Bars

      1 review

      A very long time ago, when I was a child, I decided that chocolate and raspberries was a combination made...


      Spiced Almond Butter Candy

      1 review

      Roasted almonds and almond butter take center stage in this delectable candy, but the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice really come...


      Candied Tangerine Chocolate Ice Cream

      Dress up ordinary ice cream for the yuletide season by mixing in bits of cranberry-chocolate bark and candied tangerine peel....


      Super Chunky Cookies

      25 reviews

      Chocolate lovers will go crazy over these cookies that feature loads of chocolate! When friends ask me to make "those...


      Red Wine and Chocolate Cupcakes

      Red wine and chocolate make an amazing pairing, especially in these rich, elegant cupcakes made for my mother’s birthday. She...


      Decadent Dark Chocolate Granola

      Our three active sons gave this great granola the thumbs up all around. The recipe is versatile, so you can...


      Dark Chocolate Mocha Brownies

      6 reviews

      Dark chocolate is a favorite around our house, so these frosted brownies are a hit. I came up with this...


      Chocolate-Coated Candy Canes

      These cookies are absolutely my favorite during the holidays. They are well worth the effort to make.—Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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      Speedy Chocolate Mousse

      3 reviews

      Our home economists created this rich dessert for chocolate lovers.


      Gooey Caramel Cashew Brownies

      These ooey-gooey brownies are bursting with chocolate chips, gobs of caramel and plenty of cashews. —Marilyn Miller, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania


      Orange Mousse Chocolate Torte

      I always get compliments from the chocolate lovers at my table when I serve them this cool tangy torte with...


      Chocolate Almond Stacks

      A yummy blend of almonds, whipped cream and chocolate sauce goes into this showpiece dessert from Leah Lyon of Ada,...


      Bittersweet Double Chocolate Truffles

      3 reviews

      Milk chocolate chips enhance the bittersweet flavor of these decadent treats. Tie a few in pretty ribbons for an easy...


      Double Shot Espresso Ganache Cake

      The Place is "Harry's Bar" in Venice, Italy, and my recipe is a near-perfect re-creation of their double shot Espresso...