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

    This flourless cake is baked with olive oil to create a rich and savory flavor. Top with ice cream, confectioners' sugar or anything sweet to balance out the deep chocolaty flavor. —Jenna Barnard, Gilbert, Arizona

    Air-Fryer Brownies

    1 review

    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

    1 review

    Eating just one of these healthy treats satisfies my sweet tooth without added refined sugar. My recipe is a spinoff...

    Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

    2 reviews

    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...

    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...

    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-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...

    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...

    Flourless Chocolate Cake with Rosemary Ganache

    3 reviews

    This rich cake is the essence of moist, dense and chocolaty. A silky chocolate ganache infused with rosemary really takes...

    Toffee Bar Brownie Torte

    2 reviews

    Heads will turn when you serve this showstopping cake. The mild espresso frosting nicely complements the bittersweet brownie layers.—Megan Byers,...

    Deep & Dark Ganache Cake

    39 reviews

    My ode to all things chocolate, this is a phenomenally rich and satisfying chocolate ganache cake recipe. — Tarra Knight,...

    Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    This cheesecake looks and tastes indulgent, but it's a lightened up version you can feel good about serving your family....

    Delectable Maple Nut Chocolates

    9 reviews

    "This recipe goes back about 40 years. My father loved anything with maple flavoring, so my mother tweaked a brownie...

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    Chocolate-Pecan Hedgehog Cookies

    4 reviews

    Unlike the real woodland creatures, these chocolate-coated hedgehogs dwell on snack plates and cookie trays. The little guys are fun...

    Marvelous Marble Cake

    11 reviews

    Pound cake and chocolate make the best marble cake. — Ellen Riley, Birmingham, Alabama

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    Malted Chocolate & Stout Layer Cake

    9 reviews

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

    Hot Chocolate Souffles

    13 reviews

    These individual chocolate souffles are fudgy and delicious. They look impressive but are easy to make. —Taste of Home Test...

    Chocolate and Cherry Stromboli

    1 review

    This melty, chocolaty spin on stromboli is delicious for both breakfast and dessert. Serve it with a cup of coffee,...

    Boston Cream Cupcakes

    27 reviews

    Boston cream cupcakes have been my favorite bakery treat since I was a child, so I put together this easy-to-make...

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    Chocolate Gingerbread Yule Log

    3 reviews

    If you’ve tasted a yule log sponge cake, you’ll love this version with fresh ginger and spices. The holiday stunner...

    Chocolate Espresso-Nut Torte

    3 reviews

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

    Mini Chocolate Cakes with Caramelized Bananas

    This was one of my first times spreading my wings with a recipe and trying to go a bit fancy....

    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,...

    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,...

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    Jumbo Brownie Cookies

    39 reviews

    Take these deeply fudgy cookies to a party, and you're sure to make a friend. A little espresso powder in...