Cocoa Recipes

Chocolate lovers will want to bookmark our top recipes with cocoa, which include decadent brownies and cakes, plus no bake cocoa recipes.

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      Double-Chocolate Rolo Cookies with Pretzels

      These chocolate Rolo cookies were a big hit with my father. The generous size makes them wonderful for gift-giving, and they're always the first to go at parties. —Melissa Keenan, Larchmont, New York

      Air-Fryer Mocha Pudding Cakes

      These mouthwatering mini cakes make the perfect treat for two. My mom used to make these when I was a...


      Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

      This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...


      What’s the Difference Between Cocoa and Dutch-Processed Cocoa?

      If you're a chocolate lover who also enjoys baking, it's important to know the differences between natural and Dutch-processed cocoa...


      Mocha-Walnut Macarons

      1 review

      These mocha macarons perfectly capture the chocolate, nutty flavor of my favorite gourmet coffee. Store in an airtight...

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      Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

      9 reviews

      These festive sugar-coated red velvet cookies are perfect for Christmas. They're just as delicious as they are beautiful. —Colleen Delawder,...


      Chocolate Ganache Pumpkin Tart

      2 reviews

      I love the flavor combination of spiced pumpkin and chocolate, which inspired me to create this chocolate pumpkin tart. Sometimes...

      Stovetop Hot Chocolate

      1 review

      My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it...


      Peppermint Cream Sandwich Cookies

      My mother and I made these crisp chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies together. They are a perfect addition to any party....


      Dr Pepper Sheet Cake

      2 reviews

      When we visited the Dr Pepper museum in Dublin, Texas, I bought a Dr Pepper cake mix. It was so...


      Devil’s Food Snack Cake

      6 reviews

      My husband and his friends request this devil's food snack cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. That...

      Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

      7 reviews

      These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always...


      Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

      2 reviews

      These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...


      Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

      2 reviews

      This gluten-free chocolate cake is a yummy treat that everyone can enjoy. Sometimes I stir in gluten-free chocolate chips or...


      S’mores Brownies

      3 reviews

      My family simply adores my daughter's fudgy s'mores brownies. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and the dark chocolate brownies bring...


      Hot Chocolate Cookies

      6 reviews

      Using hot chocolate mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough really makes these cookies taste like hot cocoa. —Lisa...

      Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

      7 reviews

      I recently found this old family recipe in my mom’s kitchen. I made a few adjustments to streamline the process,...


      Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

      I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...


      Chocolate Lover’s Pancakes

      These indulgent chocolate pancakes are fluffy on the inside, with a rich but not-too-sweet flavor from the cocoa and a...


      Beef Taco Chili

      This is one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was also voted Best Chili in our county's autumn Harvest...


      Game Night Domino Brownies

      Brownies are the perfect handheld treat, and they’re even more fun when decorated like dominoes. Chocolate lovers, rejoice!
      —Barbara...


      Poutine Cake

      1 review

      Recently my daughter was talking about her favorite food, poutine. I was inspired and created a homemade poutine-inspired cake for...


      Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

      4 reviews

      It was so fun to experiment with this brownie recipe. When my daughter tasted the final version, she told me...


      10 Cocoa Benefits for Your Health and Wellness

      Did you know that pure cocoa benefits your well-being? It packs antioxidants for a healthy heart and glowing skin!

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      Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

      6 reviews

      I have rheumatoid arthritis and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This pudding is simple to...


      Cinnamon-Spice Brownies

      Gail Mehle of Rock Springs, Wyoming submitted the original recipe for these brownies with a secret ingredient: cinnamon. The spicy...


      Warm-You-Up Hot Chocolate

      This delicious, not-too-sweet hot chocolate was originally submitted by Kathy Young of Weatherford, Texas. It's richly flavored and delicately seasoned...


      Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

      Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in her original recipe for biscotti....


      Copycat Berger Cookies

      2 reviews

      After a friend who had recently traveled to Baltimore sent me a package of Berger cookies, I was hooked. They...


      Peppermint Patty Hot Cocoa

      A hint of cool mint makes this rich sipper a nice change of pace from traditional hot cocoa. Add a...