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Chocolate Chip Dessert Recipes Beyond the Cookie

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Chocolate chip cookies are certainly among the best treats from your childhood, if not one of the best treats of all time. You can’t beat the sweet brown-sugar infused dough with little chunks of chocolate happiness mixed in, can you? Well, the answer may just be yes. We took inspiration from that classic cookie for these 20 chocolate chip desserts.

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Cookie Dough Ice Cream
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Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is one of the all-time best ice cream flavors. If you have an ice cream maker, bring this sweet back into your life with this easy recipe.

For the Cookie Dough Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Chocolate Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Chocolate Chocolate Pecan Brownies
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Bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate and white chocolate chips are all used plentifully in this ooey, gooey brownie recipe. It’s a cacao lover’s dream.

For the Chocolate Chocolate Pecan Brownies recipe, click here.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mug Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mug Cake
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Microwaveable mug cakes are the perfect thing to make when you want a little dessert but don’t want to fire up the oven to make a whole cake or batch of cookies. This chocolate chip mug cake is all of the nostalgic chocolate chip cookie taste with none of the effort.

For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mug Cake recipe, click here.

No Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich

No Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich
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An ice cream sandwich made with two chocolate chip cookies is great for the young and the young at heart. This recipe is super easy too — you don’t even need to fire up the oven.

For the No Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich recipe, click here.

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread
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If you love banana bread, then odds are you already know of the many ways you can tweak this classic recipe. We love a loaded banana bread, like this one, which is full of walnuts and mini chocolate chips.

For the Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread recipe, click here.

Edible Cookie Dough

Edible Cookie Dough
Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's

The best part of a pint of ice cream is 100% the edible cookie dough bites. Luckily, you can make it at home, with this recipe straight from the king of cookie dough: Ben & Jerry’s.

For the Edible Raw Cookie Dough recipe, click here.

Quick Cherry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Quick Cherry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

The only thing that can take a refreshing frozen fruit dessert, like this cherry frozen yogurt, to the next level is some good ol’ fashioned chocolate chips. And you don't even need an ice cream maker, just a blender.

For the Quick Cherry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt recipe, click here.

Chocolate Mint Crownie Pie

Chocolate Mint Crownie Pie
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Chocolate chip cookies, brownies and pie all combine into one mega-dessert in this super fun recipe.

For the Chocolate Mint Crownie Pie recipe, click here.

Dark Chocolate Tart

Dark Chocolate Tart
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This dark chocolate tart is one of the absolute best recipes for chocolate lovers, thanks to its ganache filling, chocolate crust and a sprinkling of chocolate chips on top.

For the Dark Chocolate Tart recipe, click here.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge
Courtesy of Imperial Sugar

Looking for a great edible gift to give to the cookie dough fanatic in your life? Try this easy to make fudge, which has those favorite flavors presented in a new way.

For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge recipe, click here.

S’mores Edible Cookie Dough

S’mores Edible Cookie Dough
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S’mores are a total and complete delight. For this hybrid s’mores and cookie recipe, you don’t even need to light a fire.

For the S’mores Edible Cookie Dough recipe, click here.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Courtesy of Karen Kelly, Seasonal Cravings

Banana bread gets a lot of the glory these days, but zucchini bread is an underrated gem that can make the most out of the garden staple. And — bonus — this recipe is totally gluten free.

For the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry Cookie Dough Bars

Tart Cherry Cookie Dough Bars
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Next to chocolate, cherries are a key ingredient for some of the best desserts. Get the best of both worlds with these tart cherry chocolate chip cookie dough bars. 

For the Tart Cherry Cookie Dough Bars recipe, click here.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
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A little brownie on the bottom, a little cookie on top. Remind us: Why did we ever think we had to choose between these two desserts?

For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies recipe, click here.

Triple Chocolate Gingerbread

Triple Chocolate Gingerbread
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When it comes to gingerbread, your next vision is likely of holiday time sugar plums dancing in your head. However, there are tons of variations on gingerbread, including this super chocolaty cake.

For the Triple Chocolate Gingerbread recipe, click here.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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Pancakes are one of the most comforting breakfasts you can cook up, and they’re made even better with two crowd-pleasing ingredients: bacon and chocolate chips.

For the Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancakes recipe, click here.

Cannoli Icebox Cake

Cannoli Icebox Cake
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Icebox cakes are definitely one of the best no-bake desserts for when the weather is way too hot. This twist on a vintage recipe takes its inspiration from cannoli and uses plenty of chocolate chips. 

For the Cannoli Icebox Cake recipe, click here.

Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge
Courtesy of Imperial Sugar

If chocolate chips are best known for being used in cookie dough, their No. 2 best known use might be to pair with mint. Recreate the iconic ice cream flavor in a snackable fudge.

For the Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge recipe, click here.

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookie Dough Bites
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What can make edible cookie dough bites even better? Cherries, of course. And what can make chocolate chip cherry cookie dough bites better? Dipping the whole shebang in chocolate. These are so decadent, you won’t even notice they’re gluten-free and vegan.

For the Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookie Dough Bites recipe, click here.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
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But really, how can we truly talk about chocolate chips without calling out a chocolate chip cookie recipe? With brown butter, there’s a delicious nutty note to these classic cookies, which will make you leave your old chocolate chip cookie recipe in the dust. Still in a baking mood? After you whip these up, consider making 50 more of our best cookie recipes.

For the Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, click here.

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