These recipes from F&W's Test Kitchen are the best-ever versions of homey sweets—all with a little, or a lot, of chocolate (recipes at right).

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More Amazing Chocolate Recipes:

Crunchy Milk Chocolate—Peanut Butter Layer Cake
Credit: © Tina Rupp
Milk-Chocolate Cookies with Malted Cream
Credit: © Con Poulos
No-Bake Chocolate Custard
Credit: © Amy Sims
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.
| Credit: © Con Poulos
Superrich Hot Chocolate with Coconut Cream
Hot chocolate on a snow day is a given. Warm up with this velvety, rich drink and you’ll be supremely satisfied.
Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crème
Credit: PHOTO © QUENTIN BACON