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19 Chocolate Dessert Recipes That Will Get Rid of the Winter Blues

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19 Chocolate Dessert Recipes That Will Get Rid of the Winter Blues

During the winter we all want is comfort foods and hearty meals to get us through the day, but sometimes we also need a small indulgence to put a smile on our faces — an indulgence like chocolate desserts. Studies show that chocolate releases neurotransmitters in our bodies that have a positive effect on your mood. So when you’re feeling down because of the dreary weather, whip up a chocolate-filled recipe that will make satisfy both mind and appetite. It can be as simple as a chocolate cupcake or as complex as a mint-chocolate trifle with mint whipped cream and chocolate mint cookies. This week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) is sure to help you lose those winter blues.

Chocolate Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust

The Kittchen

Chocolate Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust

The whiskey caramel adds a kick of flavor to this pie. If you don’t like whiskey, you can omit it, substituting traditional caramel instead.

For the Chocolate Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust recipe, click here.

Dark Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

Mon Petit Four

Dark Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

The beauty of using dark chocolate in baking is that you'll always get that authentic chocolate-y taste in your baked goods. You can always sweeten a recipe made with dark chocolate by adding sugar, but when you use a diluted milk chocolate, for example, you never obtain the same richness and quality in chocolate that you would have otherwise. There is no substitute for pure, unadulterated dark chocolate, and this dark chocolate cake with red wine glaze is evidence of that. — Mon Petit Four

For the Dark Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze recipe, click here.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Moore or Less Cooking

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe — chewy, sweet, and filled with chocolate and peanut butter. 

For the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, click here.

Sky High Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

Platter Talk

Sky High Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

Dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk) is blended with cream cheese and then deposited into the centers of these moist devil’s food cupcakes — yum! —Platter Talk

For the Sky High Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes recipe, click here.

Chocolate Chip Orange Biscotti

Recipes I Live By

Chocolate Chip Orange Biscotti

Chocolate chips, orange zest, and an orange zest icing are added to a simple biscotti recipe. The other ingredients you could add are endless — try nuts, berries, almost anything you’d like.

For the Chocolate Chip Orange Biscotti recipe, click here.

Chocolate Fudge Marshmallows

The Baking ChocolaTess

Chocolate Fudge Marshmallows

This glorious chocolate fudge marshmallow Oreo brownie pie is sinfully rich and delicious! Loaded with marshmallows, Oreos, and chocolate, who could go wrong? —The Baking ChocolaTess

For the Chocolate Fudge Marshmallows recipe, click here.

Caramel-Frosted Dark Milky Way Cupcakes

Watch Learn Eat

Caramel-Frosted Dark Milky Way Cupcakes

Inside each one of these caramel-frosted dark Milky Way cupcakes you'll find a surprise Milky Way Midnight mini. Drizzle with additional caramel for a super sweet treat. — Watch Learn Eat

For the Caramel-Frosted Dark Milky Way Cupcakes recipe, click here.

Walnuts and Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Panna Cotta

Coley Cooks

Walnuts and Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Panna Cotta

This recipe mixes dark chocolate, hazelnut liqueur and chocolate hazelnut spread to create a luxurious and rich pudding. Inside, there’s a surprise: little pieces of chopped up Baci candies. — Coley Cooks

For the Walnuts and Chocolate Hazelnut Baci Panna Cotta recipe, click here.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Kitchen Simmer

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

This cake looks "devilish" on the outside, but has the "goodness" of zucchini and applesauce on the inside. — Kitchen Simmer  

For the Zucchini Chocolate Cake recipe, click here.

Dark Chocolate Creamsicle Bundt Cake

Food Hunter's Guide

Dark Chocolate Creamsicle Bundt Cake

This cake combines the flavors of dark chocolate and refreshing orange in a moist cake recipe — irresistible.  

For the Dark Chocolate Creamsicle Bundt Cake recipe, click here.

Decadent Brownie Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Divine Cuisine 

Decadent Brownie Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Fresh mint ice cream perfectly complements the richness of chocolate brownies, and pistachios definitely brighten the flavor. — Divine Cuisine

For the Decadent Brownie Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Ugly Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake

This Is How I Cook

Ugly Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake

This cake might be “ugly” in appearance, but it tastes decadent and sweet — it’s exactly what you need to get rid of the winter blues.

For the Ugly Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake recipe, click here.

Chocolate Doughnuts with Cherry Cheesecake Glaze

A Calculated Whisk

Chocolate Doughnuts with Cherry Cheesecake Glaze

The doughnuts themselves are simple, paleo chocolate doughnuts. You just need two bowls and a few minutes to whip them up – no mixer or egg-separating needed. They’re not super sweet by themselves, which makes them the perfect counterpoint to this luscious cherry glaze. — A Calculated Whisk

For the Chocolate Doughnuts with Cherry Cheesecake Glaze recipe, click here.

Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

The Hungary Buddha 

Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

If you love chocolate and cheesecake you should try this recipe right now. It’s rich and decadent, and the hint of espresso takes this recipe from ordinary to extraordinary.

For the Chocolate Cheesecake Cups recipe, click here.

No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart

Obssesive Cooking Disorder

No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart

Instead of having a recipe that is rich with chocolate, try a more subtle take with this dessert. It incorporates chocolate chips to make a crust for a tart, has a Greek yogurt filling, and gets topped with pomegranates for a well-balanced dessert.

For the No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart recipe, click here.

Easy Mint Chocolate Cookie Trifles

Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Easy Mint Chocolate Cookie Trifles

I can’t think of a better way to eat chocolate pudding — it has mint chocolate cookies and mint whipped cream! It’s a simple dessert that is delicious and refreshing.

For the Easy Mint Chocolate Cookie Trifles recipe, click here.

Chocolate Coffee Mousse

Turmeric N' Spice

Chocolate Coffee Mousse

This is a light, airy, and creamy chocolate mousse that you must try. Chocolate and coffee make a perfect pairing and the silky smooth texture is an added bonus.—Turmeric N’ Spice

For the Chocolate Coffee Mousse recipe, click here.

Chocolate Cake with Black Raspberry Ganache

Patty Anderson Blog

Chocolate Cake with Black Raspberry Ganache

This is an easy dessert transformed into a showstopper with the simple addition of the black raspberry ganache. — Patty Anderson Blog

For the Chocolate Cake with Black Raspberry Ganache recipe, click here.

Chocolate Cherry Tart

2 Cookin Mamas

Chocolate Cherry Tart

This chocolate cherry tart is made with Imperial sugar and Divine chocolate (a pairing that can’t be beat — it is out of this world delicious and decadent. — 2 Cookin Mamas

For the Chocolate Cherry Tart recipe, click here.

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