Dark Chocolate Recipes

Recipes with dark chocolate showcase rich, bitter, indulgent dark chocolate. Classic desserts include brownies, dark chocolate mousse, cookies and dark chocolate cake.

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      Homemade Gelt

      Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses a miniature muffin pan to mold the coins into shape. The sliced almonds add a nice crunch, but the chocolates can be left plain or topped with other ingredients like sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies or finely chopped candied ginger. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

      French Hot Chocolate

      2 reviews

      One of my fondest memories of Paris was sipping a cup of thick, dark hot chocolate at one of their...

      Chai Hot Chocolate

      Inspired by the traditional Indian beverage, this chai drink combines spice with decadent chocolate. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...

      Chili-Orange Drinking Chocolate

      1 review

      Featuring flavors like cayenne and chili powder, this chili chocolate drink is a fun twist on the traditional. —James Schend,...

      Salted Caramel and Banana Hot Chocolate

      Sip on this salted caramel and banana drinking chocolate when the temperatures start to drop. It's the perfect cool-weather drink....

      Hazelnut Mocha Hot Chocolate

      Nutella lovers, rejoice! You won't be able to get enough of this hazelnut chocolate drink. Nutella is one of our...

      Biscoff Hot Chocolate

      1 review

      Crumble Biscoff cookie pieces on top for a sweet touch. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary

      Pumpkin Spice Drinking Chocolate

      Cozy up with this pumpkin spice drinking chocolate in hand. Feel free to add an extra sprinkle of pumpkin spice...

      Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

      Warm up with this spice-filled snickerdoodle drinking chocolate. Tastes just like the cookie! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor,...

      We Found the Best Dark Chocolate for Everyday Indulgence

      The best dark chocolate should be smooth, intense and absolutely decadent. Our Test Kitchen put 17 big brands to the...

      Peanut Butter, Krispies and Chocolate Sandwich

      This crispy, chocolaty sandwich is like a Saturday-morning cartoon breakfast without the bowl. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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      Football Cake Pops

      My son loves football! For his eighth birthday, I made cake pops with a rich chocolate cake center and a...

      9 Ways That Dark Chocolate Benefits Your Health

      Read up on all the ways dark chocolate benefits your health—and enjoy your next indulgence guilt-free.

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      Reindeer Cake

      Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...

      Berry-Filled Butter Ribbons

      Tangy boysenberry is an unusual for a cookie, but it goes well with chocolate. I change the sprinkles and even...

      Crackling Hot Cocoa

      1 review

      This hot chocolate recipe is more than a warm-you-up—it's rich and thick decadence in a mug. —Cyndi Nistico, Palm Island,...

      Gingerbread Truffles

      I never received compliments on my baking until I brought my gingerbread truffles to a party. Every Christmas, family, friends...

      Orange Nanaimo Bars

      I originally created these rich bars for my coworkers. Everyone raved about the shortbread crust, creamy middle layer and the...

      Corny Chocolate Crunch

      4 reviews

      This sweet treat tastes almost like candy, and it's gone just about as fast! —Delores Ward, Decatur, Indiana

      Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Logs

      A cookie exchange introduced me to these fancy peanut butter treats. They're eye-catching for the holidays and bake sales.

      Angel Food Candy

      1 review

      Dipped in both white and dark chocolate, this two-toned candy really stands out on the goody tray. A batch is...

      Raspberry Truffles

      6 reviews

      As everyone in my neighborhood knows, Christmas is my very favorite time of year. I make many cookies, cakes and...

      Cranberry Cashew Fudge

      What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...

      Cranberry-Pistachio Truffles

      1 review

      These cranberry-studded truffles are rich, creamy and encrusted with pistachios. They’re a favorite indulgence during the holidays. —Michael Jones, Yorktwon,...

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      Toffee Cheesecake Pops

      Goodbye, sticky fingers! Everyone adores food on a stick, and these cute pops combine that novelty with the fabulous flavors...

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      Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

      3 reviews

      Mention turkey legs made of pretzels and chocolate, and the kids come running. Let them help by unwrapping caramels for...

      Chocolate Pomegranate Candies

      This recipe pairs white and dark chocolate with whole, natural ingredients for an unbelievably delicious treat! These candies are perfect...

      Triple Chocolate Caramel Cookies

      8 reviews

      I love caramel, chocolate and pecans together. While I had recipes for cake, cheesecake and candy that feature this combination,...

      Chocolate-Dipped Spritz

      4 reviews

      Some of my sisters and I get together for a weekend during the holidays to do nothing but bake cookies....

      Nut Fruit Bark

      Here's a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with the espresso powder. If...