12 Choc-tastic Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Slideshow
12 Choc-tastic Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Chocolate is one of the most popular foods in the world. People eat it, drink it — some even sculpt it. The first chocolate bar was made in England in 1842 by the Cadbury Company and milk chocolate was invented in Switzerland in 1875. Each year, Americans eat 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate, which is about 11 pounds per person!
We reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers to see which chocolate recipes they make and love. From chocolate baklava and a sinfully rich chocolate zucchini cake to truffles and chocolate chip espresso brownies, we selected 12 chocolate recipes that are guaranteed to satisfy your darkest chocolate craving.
Chocolate Brownie Baklava
What happens when you combine baklava with brownie batter? Utter decadence, that’s what. This recipe from Platter Talk layers brownie batter between crispy filo dough for a baklava that chocoholics will adore.
Chocolate Bacon Saltine Toffee
This quick saltine toffee from Savory Experiments comes together really quickly and features a surprise ingredient — bacon! The combination of toffee, chocolate, and bacon creates a salty, sweet, and savory bite that is a pleasure to eat, so make sure you make a double batch, because these will disappear fast.
Chocolate Crack Bark
Chocolate Chip Espresso Brownies
Ah, brownies — a quintessential chocolate treat. Stay Alive Cooking uses espresso to add depth and balance to these intensely chocolatey brownies, which are filled with chocolate chips as well as cocoa powder.
These cupcakes from Of Batter and Dough might not have a fancy name, but that’s because they don’t need one. Filled with amaretto pastry cream, frosted with whipped chocolate ganache, and topped with almond praline, these might be the best cupcakes you’ve ever had.
Chocolate Ombré Cake
If you’re searching for a classy cake, look no further! This cake from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks layers white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate cakes with salted caramel buttercream between each layer and a chocolate buttercream frosting to cover the entire thing. Wow. What a showstopper!
Death by Chocolate Zucchini Bread
This recipe by The View from Great Island takes a delicious zucchini bread (filled with cocoa and bittersweet chocolate chips) and takes it one step further by adding a thick layer of chocolate ganache. Make it, eat it, and remember — it’s full of vegetables!
Dipped Nutter Butter Cupcakes
Peanut butter and chocolate, a match made in heaven! These cupcakes from Cherry On My Sundae are made with a batter that includes chopped Nutter Butter cookies, filled with vanilla buttercream, and then dipped in a glossy chocolate ganache. They are a perfect dessert to make for a special occasion — full of flavor and beautiful too.
German Chocolate Waffles
Make these fabulous chocolate waffles for a special breakfast or serve them as fun dessert. My Suburban Kitchen uses German chocolate cake mix so you can whip these up in a flash. Served with whipped cream, ice cream, or syrup, these waffles are sure to please.
Fat-Free Chocolate Pops
These homemade fudge pops are made with just four ingredients. They are easy to make and a healthier alternative to store-bought options. Make these all-natural fudgy frozen treats from Two Healthy Kitchens and enjoy them on a hot day — guilt free!
Lavender Sea Salt Truffles
Ah, truffles — elegant, classy, and so heavenly to eat. These truffles from A Little Rosemary and Time use lavender to add soothing, floral notes to the rich dark chocolate. If you are new to chocolate confectionary, this recipe is a great place to start that will yield professional results.
Pink Grapefruit White Chocolate Cake
This white chocolate cake is soaked with a grapefruit syrup and topped with beautiful pink grapefruit segments. This cake recipe from Diary of a Mad Hausfrau is unusual and simple — a great dessert to make for a summer dinner party.