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The Best Chocolate Recipes Ever, Hands Down, No Contest

From an ooey-gooey chocolate skillet cake to an easy-peasey mug cookie (and, well, everything in between), look no further for your next treat.

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Homemade Milano Cookies

Fact: You'll never buy the store-bought kind again. Get the recipe.

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Cookies-and-Cream Naked Cake

Complete with drips of chocolate ganache.

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Skillet Cake

So much goodness, so little time

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Nutella Pancakes

Breakfast done better

Imma Eat That

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

There's no reason a cozy night in can't be spiked

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Waffle Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Kick things up a hundred notches

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Oreo-Stuffed Brownies

The best of both worlds

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Mini Chocolate Snowball Cakes

For when a snack-cake craving (or nostalgia) strikes

Romulo Yanes/Better Baking

Two-Ingredient Frosting

Healthy and delicious

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Chip Cookies Two Ways

Thin and crispy or soft and chewy

Erin McDowell

Nutella Sandwich Cookies

It's what's in the middle that counts

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

4-Ingredient Chocolate Croissants

The easy way to make fresh pastries at home

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Edible Cookie Dough

No baking--just eating

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Bread Pudding Cake

Party-worthy presentation

ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Stout Cake

Have your beer and eat it too

The Easiest Way to Temper Chocolate

To make chocolate-covered everything, of course. Here's how to do it right in your kitchen.

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate-Chip Mug Cookie for One

Ready to eat in less than 10 minutes

Love & Lemons

Matcha Hot Chocolate

A match(a) made in flavor heaven

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

Chocolate Raspberry Tart with White Chocolate Cream

(from My Recipes)

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

And it couldn't be easier to put together

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Twizzlers Twists and Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cake

A layered cake to satisfy every craving

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Peppermint Patties

Minty, chocolaty and homemade

ERIN MCDOWELL

Checkerboard Cake Recipe

A real crowd-pleaser 

Erin McDowell

Pretzel Brownies

Salty-sweet perfection

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Black-and-White Pudding

Part vanilla, part chocolate, all delicious

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Brownie Pops

This might be the perfect party dessert

How to Make a Chocolate Charcuterie Board

You fabulous hostess, you. Watch and learn how easy it is to stand out from the crowd.

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Baileys Coffee and Donut Milkshake

You guys, there's a doughnut ice-cream sandwich on top 

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Easy Nutella Mousse

The rich and creamy dessert you need in your life

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Chocolate-Zucchini Loaf Cake

(from My Recipes)

Erin McDowell

Double-Chocolate Bread

You can make it all in one bowl

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Brownie Pie

A dessert mash-up for the ages 

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Samoa Cupcakes

The treat trifecta: Caramel, chocolate and coconut

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Tagalong Pound Cake

A delightful play on a Girl Scouts classic

ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Cupcakes for Four

A recipe that's just right

Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Tracey Seaman

Tipsy Chocolate Pecan Pie

(from My Recipes)

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfait

Layers upon layers of chocolatey goodness

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Kit Kat Bar Croissants

Light, flaky and a little bit sweet

Erin McDowell

Skillet Chocolate-Chip Cookie

Best served with a cold glass of milk

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

How to Decorate a Cake with Candy

It's as easy as adding sprinkles. Get the recipe.

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Baileys Chili Chocolate Martinis

With just the right amount of spice

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate-Peppermint Icebox Cookies

Good for Christmas time...or any time

My Recipes

Chocolate-Frangelico Fondue

(from My Recipes)

Twenty20

Two-Ingredient Nutella Hot Cocoa

See? Winter isn’t so bad

My Recipes

Nutella S’mores Dip

(from My Recipes)

ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Dump Cake

Almost too easy to make

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Kit Kat Bar Ice-Cream Cake

Dreams do come true

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Thin Mint Tarts

Somehow better than a sleeve of cookies

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Double Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

Whole muffins are overrated

Food NetworkPhoto: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams

S’more Pie

(from My Recipes)

ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Coffee + dessert = happiness 

ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate-Chip-Cookie Tart Crust

The foundation of a decadent dessert

How to Frost Cupcakes Like a Pro

It's all about the swirl, people. We'll show you how.

ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate-Chip Cookie Tart with Chocolate Ganache

The crust is made of cookies, people

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Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Dip

This is the pinnacle of life

ERIN MCDOWELL

Hot Chocolate with Salted-Caramel Whipped Cream

Regular whipped cream is a thing of the past 

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Chocolate-Caramel Pretzel Tart

Crunchy, chewy, sweet and salty

PHOTO: ERIC MORAN/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Ice-Cream Cupcakes

Cookie-crunch layers included

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Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Cake

Are you drooling yet?

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Brownie Layer Cake

Talk about a slice of heaven...

ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Pavlova

A total tour de force

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Vanilla-Chocolate Swirl Icebox Cookies

Two flavors are better than one

My Recipes

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake

(from My Recipes)

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Oreo Upside-Down Cupcakes

A new use for your favorite cookie

ERIN MCDOWELL

Brownie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

They basically frost themselves

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

No-Bake Dessert Lasagna

Hello, layers of deliciousness 

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Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies

It's what's on the inside that counts

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Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Shhh... they're gluten-free

Photo: John Kernick; Styling: Kim Ficardo

Black Forest Cherry Cake

(from My Recipes)

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Snickers Dip

A satisfying bowlful of salty-sweet goodness

ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars

A thousand times better than a candy bar

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Sugar Cookies

Way more exciting than normal sugar cookies 

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Frozen Chocolate Souffle

Guaranteed not to fall

My Recipes

Raspberry-Cream Cheese Brownies

(from My Recipes)

ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

Go ahead, have a spoonful 

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Baileys Chocolate Truffles

It’s impossible to eat just one

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mindi Shapiro and Amanda Widis

Chocolate Chip Cream Puffs

(from My Recipes)

PHOTO: ERIC MORAN/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Oven-Baked S’mores Bars

No campfire required

ERIN MCDOWELL

Cheesecake Bars with Melted Chocolate

Melted chocolate makes everything better

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

We'll take four

How to Make a Mexican Chocolate Milkshake

It's way better than your average shake. And the secret ingredient is probably in your spice cabinet.

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Chocolate Bread Pudding Cake

Have your cake and eat it, too. 

Cooking Light

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes for Two

(from Cooking Light)

Cooking Light

Chocolate Crème-Filled Sandwich Cookies

(from Cooking Light)

Erin McDowell

Mocha Milk Shakes

With a welcome caffeine kick

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Chocolate Granola

Chocolate for breakfast? We're in

Erin McDowell

Mini Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

Life is better with homemade doughnuts

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller

Popcorn and Peanut Fudge

(from My Recipes)

Erin McDowell

Salted Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Proving that dessert can be virtuous

This Slow-Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe Is What Winter Dreams Are Made Of

Fact: Our recipe takes this treat to the next level with minimal effort.

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Bars

Who needs an oven anyway?

Photo: Zoë Engongoro; Styling: Emma Crist

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

(from My Recipes)

StephanieFrey/Getty Images

The Secret Ingredient That Will Take Your Hot Chocolate to the Next Level

It's like drinking a candy bar

Photo: Oxmoor House

Triple-Chocolate Cake

(from My Recipes)

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro

Double-Chocolate Biscotti

(from My Recipes)

PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Rice Krispies Squares

A classic dessert gets a major upgrade

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Rich Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

(from My Recipes)

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding with Turtle Topping

(from My Recipes)