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I’ve used my experience as a professional pastry chef, and an unabashed chocoholic, to collect 16 Easy Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day or any day! They are grouped into decadent categories, so you can find your new favorite easy chocolate dessert recipes quickly and easily!

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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 nice pairing. It would be best to void any garnish adding additional sweetness like caramel, but a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or vanilla bean anglaise would be a welcome addition! The creaminess of the dairy mellows the chocolate strong flavors of the cake and it highlights specific chocolate notes!

Easy chocolate dessert to impress?

When choosing a chocolate dessert to impress, be sure you consider the balance of flavors, sweetness and texture. Desserts don’t have to be complicated to be impressive. Look no further than my Dark Chocolate Pudding. 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. And, if you’re going for the romance specifically, my list of Valentine’s Desserts is useful all year long!

What type of chocolate chips should I buy?

The type of chocolate chips to buy depends on how sweet you want your 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. Sometimes the additives that allow chips to keep their shape once melted and cooled, can affect the 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 crackle cookies with powdered sugar on black surface

16 Easy Chocolate Desserts

I’ve used my experience as a professional pastry chef to sort 16 Easy Chocolate Desserts by categories to make it a piece of {chocolate} cake to find what you’d like to make!

No Bake Easy Chocolate Desserts

Need an easy chocolate dessert to make without an oven? I’ve got you covered! These chef-developed, no-bake, easy chocolate dessert recipes are either stovetop, microwave, or assembly-only. I spent hours in a professional kitchen so you don’t have to!

Dark Chocolate Nutella Truffles Texture Easy Chocolate Desserts

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

Dark Chocolate Nutella Truffles Gorgeous Interior
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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Dark Chocolate Pudding Overhead Easy Chocolate Desserts

Dark Chocolate Pudding is an easy, soulful, no bake dessert that is the perfect canvas for any of your favorite toppings – Oreos, edible flowers, whipped cream…but it is delicious just on its own! This is an easy impressive dessert recipe made all on the stovetop!

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

Dark Chocolate Pudding

This Dark Chocolate Pudding is an easy, no bake chocolate dessert. It is rich, creamy and perfect for dinner parties, a snack or a dessert!
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Black Forest Brandy Balls Sideview easy chocolate desserts

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! All the ingredients are stirred together in one bowl, scooped and refrigerated overnight. The flavors meld into one boozy, chocolate treat!

Black Forest Brandy Balls Delicious Overhead
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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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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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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!
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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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One Bowl Desserts to Impress!

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. And, you have a professional pastry chef on your team, so the easiest chocolate dessert can also be the tastiest.

One Bowl Chocolate Cake Crumb Easy Chocolate Desserts

Because nothing says, “I love you” quite like a One Bowl Chocolate Layer Cake. No one has to know that you whipped it up from start to finish in under an hour and only dirtied one bowl! If you want to frost it with a can of store-bought frosting rather than The Best Chocolate American Buttercream, that’ll be our little secret too!

One bowl chocolate cake slice on plate
5 from 46 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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Chocolate Crackle Cookies Overhead Easy Chocolate Desserts

My Mom always made Chocolate Crackle Cookies from a cake mix and they were darn good. Everyone needs several reliable kitchen cheats in their arsenal, especially when it comes to cutting down on the dishes. Simple and delicious, these cookies are a must! Serve them with Vanilla Bean Anglaise for the easiest end to any meal!

Chocolate Crackle Cookie with powdered sugar on black surface Easy Chocolate Desserts
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Chocolate Crackle Cookies

These Chocolate Crackle Cookies are delicious, fast, and only use 4 ingredients! Kids and adults love these powdered sugar coated treats!
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One Bowl Brownie Solo Square Simple Valentine's Treats

Truly epic AND made in one bowl, this One Bowl Brownie is chewy, fudgy, and deeply chocolatey. I’ve perfected this recipe to have a perfect flaked top and a chewy interior! Scoop a generous portion of Vanilla Ice Cream on top and wait for the accolades to flood in.

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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

Chocolate Fudge Sauce is the easiest way to dress up store-bought ice cream, cakes or fruit. The great news is it can be made weeks in advance for a last minute dessert fix! Add this rich fudge sauce to 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
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Chocolate Fudge Sauce

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

I’ve collected the easiest, fastest chocolate cookie recipes, if cookies are more your dessert speed. I also specifically developed these recipes so you don’t even need to chill the chocolate cookie dough!

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Stacked Easy Chocolate Desserts

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

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Stacked next to milk
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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies are decadently chocolatey, thick and chewy! They have just a hint of salt to make the chocolate pop!
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Fudgy Brownie Cookies Crumb Simple Valentine's Treats

These Fudgy Brownie Cookies are rich, chewy, and have the elusive flaky brownie top! Three types of chocolate and an easy no-chill dough combine to cure even the most intense chocolate craving.

Fudgy Brownie Cookies Delicious Stack
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Fudgy 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

Measure, mix, shape and put those cookies straight in the oven. These Childhood Chocolate Chip Cookies bake thick and chewy without all the fuss. My kind of easy chocolate cookie. Sandwich these around the Best Chocolate American Buttercream, and you have a easy chocolate dessert fantasy on your hands.

5 from 1 ratings

Childhood Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are thousands of chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, but the cake flour makes these extra chewy. They are sweet and chocolaty!
Double Chocolate Biscotti Crumb simple valentine's sweets

These are the BEST Double Chocolate Biscotti. They have a rich chocolate flavor and additional chocolate throughout! Serve with a dessert beverage or coffee for the easiest dessert. Biscotti is waaaay easier than you’d think, so I made a Double Chocolate Biscotti YouTube tutorial to help you along the way!

The best Double Chocolate Biscotti one piece
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The Best Double Chocolate Biscotti

These are the BEST Double Chocolate Biscotti. They have a rich chocolate flavor and additional chocolate throughout!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipes

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and I developed these chocolate recipes with only a few ingredients and only the best ingredients, which naturally includes a lot of chocolate and peanut butter.

monster skillet cookie spoonful simple valentine's sweets

The best news, other than that this Monster Skillet Cookie is bomb, and you can prep it in under 20 minutes, is that you don’t have to even chill the cookie dough! That’s right you can mix it, press it into your favorite skillet and then bake that baby until soft, chewy peanut butter chocolate 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. Everything you need!
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Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies simple valentine's sweets

But seriously, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies? HUGE success. GIGANTIC. Think mass crowd approval. 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

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and thick just like a favorite chewy chocolate chip cookie but with peanut butter.
Loaded Reeses Peanut Butter Cookies stacked broken open simple Valentine's treats

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 Loaded 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

Loaded Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies

These oversized Loaded Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies are a peanut buttery, chewy cookie that you can have in the oven in 5 minutes!
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