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I’ve used my experience as a professional pastry chef, and an unabashed chocoholic, to collect Easy Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day or any day! They are grouped into categories, so you can find your new favorite chocolate dessert recipes quickly and easily!

One Bowl Brownie Stacked Easy Chocolate Desserts Valentine's Day Desserts.

Why these chocolate desserts taste better than the rest:

  • Created by a seasoned pastry chef. These recipes are all crafted or perfected by a professional pastry chef to ensure professional-quality texture and flavor in every bite.
  • Easy categories for easy decision-making. We’ve subdivided our easiest and favorite chocolate desserts into sections. No guesswork, no fuss, just chocolate!
  • A chocolate collection to make you swoon. I’ve made sure that we have a large variety of flavors, textures, and types in this list. There are indulgent cakes, light mousses, easy cookies—and everything in between!
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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I serve with easy chocolate desserts?

I often serve chocolate desserts with a simple swoosh of lightly sweetened whipped cream, but a crème fraiche whipped cream would also be a nice pairing. It would be best to avoid any garnish adding additional sweetness like caramel, but a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or crème anglaise would be a welcome addition! The creaminess of the dairy mellows any bitterness and highlights the chocolate notes.

Easy chocolate dessert to impress?

First, consider the balance of flavors, sweetness and texture. Desserts don’t have to be complicated to be impressive. Look no further than my Chocolate Pudding Recipe. Call it a pot de crème to be fancy! My pastry chef secret is that presentation is everything. Add a few edible flowers or beautifully cut fruit for color and contrast. Check out my list of Valentine’s Day Desserts for romance all year long!

What type of chocolate chips should I buy?

The type of chocolate chips I buy depends on how sweet I want the dessert to be! I often like to mix and play with the proportions of different varieties of chocolate. Personally, I want them to be just sweet enough with a high quality texture. Try to find chocolates with the least amount of additives, as they sometimes impact taste and mouthfeel. I really love bittersweet chocolate chips because they balance some of the sweetness in desserts. They are also extra melty and will give you that melted chocolate pull that we live for!

Easy Chocolate Truffles

Red roses, effortless elegance, and these chocolate classics. Leave a lasting impression on your loved-one, without spending almost any time in the kitchen!

Dark Chocolate Nutella Truffles on a dark countertop for Chocolate Desserts Valentine's Day Desserts.

Four ingredients, one whisk about the bowl and a little patience bring you these balanced Nutella truffles. The dark chocolate and a pinch of kosher salt temper the sweetness of the Nutella without dampening the flavor! These are an easier hazelnut hit than my chewy Nutella Cookies. Though, no one is saying you can’t have both.

Dark Chocolate Nutella Truffles cocoa powder for easy christmas cookie.
5 from 2 ratings

Nutella Truffles

Four-ingredient Nutella Truffles are an easy, rolled dark chocolate truffle made from a fast and simple Nutella truffle recipe!
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Chocolate Bourbon Truffles Powdered and dipped in chocolate for Valentine's Day Desserts.

These Chocolate Bourbon Truffles have a creamy bourbon dark chocolate center enrobed in perfectly tempered dark chocolate. Roll them in powdered sugar, cocoa powder and drizzle with chocolate for a variety!

Bourbon Dark Chocolate Truffles on blue surface
5 from 7 ratings

Chocolate Bourbon Truffles

These Chocolate Bourbon Truffles have a creamy bourbon dark chocolate center enrobed in perfectly tempered dark chocolate. Roll them in powdered sugar, cocoa powder and drizzle with chocolate for a variety!
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Chocolate Mousse Recipes

Mousse is light, fluffy, and unforgettable! It’s also just plain easy.

White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Duo Overhead Easy Chocolate Desserts

White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse is a simple dessert that looks elegant and sophisticated. You can make it in one large bowl or layer it into individual dishes, like I did, for a light end to a meal. Only make this recipe if you want to be known around town as a badass in the kitchen. As in, “Oh this? I just whipped this up this afternoon.” 

5 from 1 ratings

White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

An easy 4-ingredient, White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse recipe that will blow your mind! It is perfectly sweetened and like eating a cloud!
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Black Forest Mouse against a white marble countertop for Valentine's Day Desserts.

My chocolate mousse recipe makes an easy dark Black Forest Mousse swirled with a kirsch cherry sauce. An unsweetened whipped cream tops it off for the perfect finish!

Chocolate Mousse in glass with gold spoon.
5 from 2 ratings

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

This chocolate mousse recipe is rich and deeply chocolate, swirled with an easy cherry sauce. So smooth and light that it melts in your mouth, and it’s made in 30 minutes with just 4 ingredients! An unsweetened whipped cream tops it off for the perfect finish!
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No Bake Desserts

Need an easy chocolate dessert to make without an oven? These chef-developed, no-bake desserts are either stovetop, microwave, freezer, or assembly-only!

Salted Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Pecan Holiday Bark Wood Background Easy Chocolate Desserts.

My friends can’t get enough of this Salted Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Pecan Bark! Salty roasted pistachios, crunchy toasted pecans, tart cherries, sweet raisins, smooth creamy dark chocolate and crunchy flakes of fleur de sel. Instead of the lengthy process of tempering chocolate by hand, I do it in the microwave. So much easier and unspeakably fast!

Salted Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Pecan Holiday Bark Recipe | An easy Christmas treat to share or to keep! It's so delicious you might not want to share!
5 from 1 ratings

Salted Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Pecan Bark

This Salted Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Pecan Holiday Bark is sweet, salty, crunchy and addicting! It makes a delicious gift or a sweet snack!
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Black Forest Brandy Balls on white countertop.

These No Bake Chocolate Cherry Brandy Balls are the easiest cookie you’ll ever make, and you don’t even have to use the oven! You can stir all the ingredients together in one bowl, scoop, and refrigerate overnight. The flavors meld into one boozy, chocolate treat!

Black Forest Brandy Balls Delicious Overhead
4.75 from 4 ratings

No Bake Chocolate Cherry Brandy Balls

Chocolate Cherry Brandy Balls are easy, no bake cookies flavored with chocolate cookies, cherries and brandy!
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Three clear cups of dark chocolate pudding.

My Chocolate Pudding Recipe is an easy, soulful, no bake dessert that is the perfect base to garnish with your favorite toppings – Oreos, edible flowers, whipped cream…but it is delicious just on its own. It’s entirely made on the stovetop!

Dark Chocolate Pudding in glass with whipped cream and spoon
5 from 3 ratings

Chocolate Pudding Recipe

This Dark Chocolate Pudding is creamy with deep chocolate flavor. They are all topped off with crushed chocolate cookies and lightly sweetened whipped cream for a dessert easy enough for after school snacking but fancy enough for a dinner party.
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Chocolate Ice Cream with a silver scoop for Valentine's Day Desserts.

The Best Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe is a bold claim, but it is equally matched by the bold chocolate flavor of this custard-based ice cream. It’s creamy and rich, decadently sweet, and it will make any chocolate lover swoon.

5 from 3 ratings

The Best Chocolate Ice Cream

The Best Chocolate Ice Cream is a bold name, but it is equally matched by the bold chocolate flavor of this custard-based ice cream. It’s creamy and rich, decadently sweet, and it will make any chocolate lover swoon.
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Easy chocolate dessert of homemade hot chocolate on white marble countertop.

My Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix tastes rich and deeply chocolaty. Serve it in your favorite mug for an experience even easier than store-bought packets! IMO homemade marshmallows are a must-have, unless you are a whipped cream on hot cocoa person. In that case, you go on with your bad self!

DIY Hot Cocoa Mix in blue mug with marshmallows
5 from 2 ratings

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

This DIY Hot Cocoa Mix tastes rich and deeply chocolaty but is just as easy as using store-bought packets!
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One Bowl Desserts

Sometimes the stress of impending clean-up feels like it saps all the joy from cooking. That’s a conundrum these one bowl chocolate desserts solve—less clean up, same degree of delicious! These one bowl easy chocolate dessert recipes come together in no time and keep your kitchen clean.

One Bowl Chocolate Cake with two layers and a moist crumb for Easy Chocolate Desserts Valentine's Day Desserts.

Nothing says, “I love you” quite like a One Bowl Chocolate Layer Cake. No one has to know that you only dirtied one bowl! Or that it only took an hour! If you want to frost it with a can of store-bought frosting rather than Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, that’ll be our little secret too!

One bowl chocolate cake slice on plate
5 from 47 ratings

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

This One Bowl Chocolate Cake is easy! A tender, moist, chocolate cake is layered between the Best Chocolate American Buttercream frosting.
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Easy chocolate dessert of chocolate crinkle cookies in a stack with the top one bitten.

My Mom always made Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from a pantry cake mix for my birthday, and they were darn good. Sometimes I even mix in crushed candy canes around the holidays! Simple and delicious, these cookies are a must! Serve them with Crème Anglaise for the easiest end to any meal.

Chocolate Crackle Cookie with powdered sugar on black surface Easy Chocolate Desserts.
5 from 4 ratings

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are chewy and richly chocolatey. Made from only 4-ingredients in under 20 minutes, they’re devilishly delightful and easy!
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One Bowl Brownie cut into squares as one of the Easy Chocolate Desserts.

Truly epic AND made in one bowl, these deeply chocolatey One Bowl Brownies are chewy, fudgy brownies. I’ve perfected this recipe to have a perfectly  flaked top and a chewy interior! Sprinkle them with some flaky sea salt and a scoop of Vanilla Ice-Cream, and wait for the accolades to flood in.

4.63 from 8 ratings

One Bowl Brownie

This easy One Bowl Brownie is chewy, fudgy and deeply chocolatey. It has that perfect flaked top and chewy interior. It is made in one bowl.
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Chocolate Fudge Sauce Spoon Drip Easy Chocolate Desserts Valentine's Day Desserts.

Chocolate Fudge Sauce is the easiest way to dress up store-bought ice cream, cakes or fruit. Just like caramel sauce, it can be made weeks in advance for a last minute dessert fix! Pour this rich fudge sauce onto any treat {like maybe this chocolate chip cheesecake…} and you have the quickest chocolate dessert on the planet.

Chocolate Fudge Sauce in jar on marble counter
5 from 1 ratings

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

This rich chocolate fudge sauce is deeply chocolatey and decadent! Perfectly thick! Drizzle on cheesecakes, fruit, tarts, or ice cream!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Cupcakes on a light blue background for Valentine's Day Desserts.

The best Chocolate Cupcakes are a double chocolate cake, filled with a German’s chocolate ganache and topped with a decadent chocolate butter cream. They certainly bring big BOLD chocolate flavors! Steal the coconut-pecan frosting off my German chocolate cupcakes for an easy variation.

Two chocolate cupcakes with spare chocolate chips on the counter.
5 from 2 ratings

Chocolate Filled Cupcakes

The best Chocolate Cupcakes are a moist double chocolate cake, filled with German chocolate ganache, and topped with a fluffy and intensely dark chocolate buttercream. Pure chocolate paradise!
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You’re moments away from hassle-free cookies with gooey chocolate in every bite! With easy-to-follow instructions, these are fun cookie recipes for you and the kids to make together.

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Stacked for Easy Chocolate Desserts.

You will know where the chocolate is at all times in these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Present and accounted for, that is! In every bite, melting on your tongue. Like a warm bath of chocolate heaven.

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Stacked next to milk
5 from 1 ratings

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies are decadently chocolatey, thick and chewy! They have just a hint of salt to really make the chocolate pop!
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Fudgy Brownie Cookies in a tall stack for Easy Chocolate Dessert.

These Brownie Cookies are rich, chewy, and have the elusive flaky brownie top! Three types of chocolate combine to cure even the most intense chocolate craving. And you don’t even need to chill the dough!  Add some colorful sprinkles on top, depending on the occasion.

Fudgy Brownie Cookies Delicious Stack
5 from 3 ratings

Brownie Cookies

These Fudgy Brownie Cookies are rich, chewy, and have the elusive flaky brownie top! Three types of chocolate and a no-chill dough!
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Childhood Chocolate Chip Cookies Stacked Easy Chocolate Desserts Valentine's Day Desserts.

Measure, mix, shape and put these cookies straight in the oven. These Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies bake thick and chewy without all the fuss. Sandwich these around the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting for a full on fantasy!.

5 from 1 ratings

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the Chocolate Chip Cookies of my youth. They are a soft, tender, chewy brown sugar cookie that is packed with chocolate chips. The cake flour makes them extra soft!
Easy chocolate dessert of chocolate chip shortbread cookies stacked.

My favorite Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies magically have the texture of a classic shortbread cookie while remaining soft and moist. A sweet brown sugar vanilla dough is marbled with semi-sweet chocolate chips for a chocolatey treat you can dip in coffee or tea!

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies in yellow towel
5 from 1 ratings

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies magically have texture of a classic shortbread cookie while remaining soft and moist. A sweet brown sugar, vanilla dough is marbled with semi-sweet chocolate chips for a sweet treat that is perfect as dessert or with a cup of coffee!
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Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies on sheet pan.

One of the most popular recipes on CLF, these Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick and chewy with a flavor that will blow you away! The cream cheese keeps these cookies incredibly soft and tender and adds just a hint of tang.

Three stacked cream cheese chocolate chip cookies broken in half.
4.88 from 75 ratings

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies are sent straight from Heaven! These cookies have an outstanding texture that hits that sweet spot of chewiness! They are soft, chewy, dense and fabulously chocolatey! The mixture of semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate takes them to the next level!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipes

Preheat your oven, all you chocolate peanut butter fanatics! Chocolate’s match made in heaven has arrived.

monster skillet cookie spoonful simple valentine's sweets

This Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is bomb, and you can prep it in under 20 minutes. You don’t have to even chill the cookie dough! Mix it full of chocolate chunks, press it into your favorite skillet, and then bake that baby until it’s soft, chewy cookie perfection.

Monster Skillet Cookie with vanilla ice cream in skillet
4.98 from 41 ratings
This Monster Skillet Cookie is a thick, chewy peanut butter cookie packed with chocolate chips, oats, and mini M&M’s. In short it is everything you need and want right now.
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Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies in a stack of three.

But seriously, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies? You know what I love about these cookies other than the chewy texture, peanut butter chocolate flavor magic, and the hint of cinnamon? The fact that you don’t need to chill the dough so prep is under 20 minutes. Read: instant gratification.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked with milk
5 from 1 ratings

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and thick just like your favorite chewy chocolate chip cookie but packed with peanut butter flavor.
Loaded Reeses Peanut Butter Cookies stacked broken open easy chocolate dessert recipes.

Because a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie just isn’t enough peanut butter sometimes, so I folded in some mini Reese’s peanut butter cups and Reese’s chips into these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies! Soft, chewy, and more peanut butter and chocolate flavor than you thought possible.

Loaded Reeses Peanut Butter Cookies broken open interior detail
5 from 41 ratings

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies

These oversized Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies are a thick, chewy cookie that you can have in the oven in 5 minutes!
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Slice of easy chocolate pie.

Satiate your most intense chocolate desires with this quick easy chocolate pie! It has a fudge brownie-like texture complete with a crackly top. Add ½ cup of your favorite brand of peanut butter and make it a chocolate peanut butter pie!  A bit of secret espresso powder enhances the flavor of the chocolate, making this decadent pie taste even more chocolatey than you’ve ever tasted before!

A forkful of easy chocolate pie.
5 from 48 ratings

Easy Chocolate Pie

This easy chocolate pie recipe is thick, fudgy and rich! The silky chocolate filling is made in one bowl and then baked in a flaky all butter pie crust!
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