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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    Flourless Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

    The oil in this flourless chocolate olive oil cake creates a rich and savory flavor. Top with ice cream, powdered sugar or anything sweet to balance out the deep chocolaty flavor. —Jenna Barnard, Butternut Bakery

    Air-Fryer Brownies

    These small-batch fudgy air-fryer brownies come together so quickly, and no oven is required. Top with nuts or powdered sugar...


    Marokanky (Czech Christmas Cookies)

    These Czech Christmas cookies are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The batter is prepared on the...


    Hot Chocolate Bombs

    These hot chocolate bombs are all the rage! Make them ahead of time as a holiday gift or to have...


    Chocolate Date Energy Balls

    Eating just one of these healthy chocolate date energy balls satisfies my sweet tooth without added refined sugar. My recipe...

    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

    Velvety Chocolate Butter Pecan Pie

    8 reviews

    Serious dessert lovers go nuts over this one that combines the best of two classics: pecan pie and chocolate pie....


    Chocolate Ginger Cake

    Indulge in a dark, decadent cake that showcases the flavors of the holiday season. I stir fresh ginger into the...


    Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

    3 reviews

    Making ice cream goes smoothly when you do prep work in advance. I make the custard ahead and refrigerate it...


    3D Chocolate Cheesecake

    19 reviews

    This dark chocolate cheesecake is deep and decadent, earning it the right to be called "3D." This version always looks...

    Chocolate & Cardamom Coconut Tart

    1 review

    This holiday-worthy tart with a cardamom-scented crust is my nod to our family’s Scandinavian heritage. The filling is rich in...


    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...


    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...


    Chicken Mole

    5 reviews

    If you’re not familiar with chicken mole (pronounced mo-LAY), don’t be afraid of this versatile Mexican sauce. I love sharing...


    Chocolate-Dipped Triple-Ginger Cookies

    My mother always enjoyed chocolate-covered ginger, so she decided to turn her favorite treat into a cookie. Her creation became...

    Favorite Chocolate Sheet Cake

    My mother adapted this family pleaser from a recipe for vanilla cake that was in a church cookbook. The cake...


    Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte

    5 reviews

    When it's too hot to bake something sweet but you're craving chocolate, my chocolaty mousse tart is all you need....


    Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    I'm a great-grandmother, and my whole family enjoys this dessert. I received this recipe from my niece. It's very chocolaty....


    Chocolate Espresso-Nut Torte

    2 reviews

    I love chocolate and nuts, and they come together deliciously in this torte. Serve it with sweetened whipped cream or...


    Blue-Ribbon Peanut Butter Torte

    8 reviews

    Carol Wilson of Ancho, New Mexico claimed Grand Prize in the Taste of Home Recipe Box Contest with this impressive...


    Chocolate and Red Wine Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    Our home economists use rich chocolate frosting to tastefully top tender cupcakes that have a subtle red wine flavor.


    Chocolate Cappuccino Mousse Cake

    1 review

    Layers of coffee-flavored angel food cake and decadent chocolate mousse are covered with a to-die-for buttercream frosting. Each slice of...


    Chocolaty Peanut Clusters

    28 reviews

    I turn to my slow cooker to prepare these convenient chocolate treats. Making candies couldn't be any easier! —Pam Posey,...


    Chocolate-Glazed Doughnut Cookies

    2 reviews

    My little nieces love to help decorate these doughnut-shaped cookies. They top them with sprinkles, chopped pecans or crushed candy...

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    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...


    Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

    3 reviews

    The combination of mocha and peanut butter will satisfy every sweet tooth at your table. The garnish is a little...


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    Malted Chocolate & Stout Layer Cake

    7 reviews

    If you want a dessert that will take the cake at a St. Patrick's Day celebration, look no further! The...


    Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

    23 reviews

    When my fiance first made this chocolate bourbon pecan pie for me, I declared it to be the best pie...


    Coconut Macaroon Pie with Chocolate Ganache

    1 review

    Coconut pie lovers will be in heaven with this delectable pie covered with a rich and silky chocolate ganache. I...


    Blissful Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    When I think of this specialty cheesecake, three words come to mind: "decadent," "fun" and "delicious." One bite and I...