Classic chocolate sandwich cookies and jumbo brownies are always an excellent choice when it comes to dessert—but they're not the only great way to use chocolate. From DIY truffles to over-the-top hot chocolate, here are nine delicious, indulgent recipes that feature chocolate.

By F&W Editors
Updated June 21, 2017
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Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake
This over-the-top dessert features layers of dark chocolate and white chocolate ganache.
| Credit: © Anna Williams

1. Do-It-Yourself Truffles

Do-It-Yourself Truffles
Credit: © Tina Rupp

Coat truffles in your favorite toppings like crushed toffee bits or toasted coconut.

2. Double-Chocolate Hot Chocolate

Double-Chocolate Hot Chocolate
Credit: © Ditte Isager

Both bittersweet and milk chocolate star in this luscious hot chocolate recipe. Take it over-the-top with these light and fluffy marshmallows.

3. No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberries

No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberries
Credit: © Kamran Siddiqi

Baker Kamran Siddiqi beats melted white chocolate and citrus zest into the creamy filling for a deep, decadent flavor.

4. Milk-Chocolate Tart with Pretzel Crust

Milk-Chocolate Tart with Pretzel Crust
This dessert from pastry chef Colleen Grapes, a tribute to the chocolate-covered pretzel, hits just the right salty-sweet note. Grapes mixes crushed pretzels with flour, butter, sugar and egg to make a crunchy crust, pours in a luxurious milk-chocolate filling, then sprinkles on more crushed pretzels as a garnish.
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This gorgeous tribute to the chocolate-covered pretzel hits just the right salty-sweet note.

5. Chocolate Corn Flakes

Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

Bittersweet chocolate and corn flakes are all you need for these crispy, chocolatey treats.

6. Chocolate Matcha Coconut Cups

Chocolate Matcha Coconut Cups

Star blogger Molly Yeh's bite-sized cups are made with rich dark chocolate and filled with a matcha-coconut cream.

7. Spiced Chocolate Fondue

Spiced Chocolate Fondue
Credit: © Hans Gissinger

This incredible dessert fondue is made with fragrant spices including cinnamon, clove, cardamom and ginger.

8. Mayan Chocolate Pudding

Best Chocolate Desserts: Mayan Chocolate Pudding

Ground habanero chiles give this pot de crème its fantastic, slightly smoky flavor.

9. Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake

Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake
This over-the-top dessert features layers of dark chocolate and white chocolate ganache.
| Credit: © Anna Williams

This show-stopping cake has layers of dark chocolate and white chocolate ganache and fudgy dark chocolate frosting.

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