Call it the Chocolate X Games. Here, two delicious and extreme chocolate desserts go head-to-head: One is a sophisticated bittersweet-chocolate tart; the other, Mom's Chocolate Cake.

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Extreme Chocolate: More Indulgent Chocolate Desserts

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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