Quarantine and social distancing have been tough so you deserve to treat yourself to some delicious chocolate dessert recipes! Whether your preference is cake, brownies, truffles, whatever; this list has got you covered. Whip up one of these tasty treats (or multiple) and sit down to watch some Netflix and take some much-needed and deserved “me time.” Here are 10 chocolate dessert recipes to help you get through quarantine.
1. Chocolate Pudding Pie
When looking for chocolate dessert recipes you can’t skip past the amazing concept of chocolate pudding pie. This recipe makes a delicious, homemade chocolate pudding pie that anyone can make! It can take a bit of time, however, because you’ll need to let the filling sit in the refrigerator for at least three hours so it becomes firm. You’ll make a tasty buttery graham cracker crust filled with a rich chocolate pudding mix and topped with more than enough whipped cream!
2. Chocolate Mint Brownies
All you fans of chocolate and mint out there should pay extra attention to this recipe for chocolate mint brownies! It’s an easy recipe to follow and should only take you about an hour total until you’re enjoying this tasty treat. It isn’t too different from a typical brownie recipe except you’ll be adding a topping of melted mint chocolate tips and adding some green food dye for extra effect. An easy addition to your go-to list of chocolate dessert recipes!
3. Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cups
Remember this one when you’re looking for chocolate dessert recipes around Valentine’s Day or an anniversary or such! This recipe makes strawberry chocolate mousse cups that are so good it’ll be lucky if you have any left after one day. You’ll start with melting together chocolate chips and coconut oil then filling them into your cupcake liners and coat the bottom and sides. Refrigerate the whole muffin tin for about an hour to let that harden. Meanwhile, you can make your filling using melted chocolate chips, heavy cream, and powdered sugar and refrigerating the mixture for another hour. Add this mixture to your cupcake liners using a piping bag then garnish with a strawberry slice and refrigerate until ready to devour them!
4. Chocolate and Cherry Stromboli
Here’s one of these chocolate dessert recipes that could also be eaten as a sweet breakfast. Of course, you could make any of these chocolate dessert recipes for breakfast if you truly wanted to – no judgment here. This recipe is for delicious chocolate and cherry stromboli. You’ll need flour, quick-rise yeast, salt, warm water, canola oil, honey, egg, lemon juice, chocolate chips, dried cherries, and coarse sugar. It should take about an hour or so total for prep and cook time!
5. Flourless Chocolate Cake
This recipe makes a flourless chocolate cake that’s so good you won’t want to go back to flour cakes. The cocoa powder and eggs give this cake all it needs for its rise and structure! To make the cake itself you’ll, use your bittersweet chocolate and butter and melt them together then stirring in the espresso powder and sugar. Whisk in your eggs as well then stir in your cocoa powder and fill up a springform pan to bake in the oven for about 35 minutes. This recipe also has you made a tasty chocolate ganache so for that, you’ll just need heavy cream and semisweet chocolate chips! Just one taste and this will easily make your go-to list for chocolate dessert recipes!
6. Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles
It may seem odd at first to have something pumpkin here in these chocolate dessert recipes but just wait and taste it. The combination of dark chocolate with pumpkin gives you a unique but very delicious taste! This recipe makes dark chocolate pumpkin truffles that are great for parties, small dessert treats, and even delicious gifts! You won’t need too many ingredients and it should only take you about an hour or so to make the truffles and let them freeze. The ingredients are reduced-fat cream cheese, sugar, canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, reduced-fat graham crackers, and dark chocolate chips! Essentially you’ll be making balls of pumpkin, sugar, graham cracker, and cream cheese that eventually get dipped in dark chocolate! The longest part of this recipe is waiting for the pumpkin mixture balls to freeze for 20 minutes. Don’t skip out on these when looking for chocolate dessert recipes to help you get through quarantine!
7. Peanut Butter Explosion Cake
Had to throw in at least one peanut butter recipe onto this list of chocolate dessert recipes for all of you who love the combination! This recipe makes a peanut butter explosion cake in just under an hour. It’s a really rich cake that has a creamy, peanut butter center that you’ll love! The unique part about this recipe is that you’ll be utilizing a pressure cooker like an Insta Pot to cook these cakes. Throw on a scoop of vanilla ice cream to complete this tasty dessert!
8. Rich Hot Chocolate
Even though it’s not Wintertime that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some delicious hot chocolate! This recipe makes rich hot chocolate that everyone will love. You’ll need heavy whipping cream, 2% milk, dark chocolate (candy bar), sugar, vanilla rum (optional), and sweetened heavy whipping cream! It should only take you about 15 minutes to make this delicious hot chocolate and probably half that time until it’s all gone. Although these chocolate dessert recipes can be comfort food for this stressful time during quarantine and everything, you should keep a note of them as well for when the holidays and Winter come around! This hot chocolate recipe would be perfect in the brisk Winter air or at holiday parties.
9. Red Velvet Oreo Brownies
Not only do these red velvet oreo brownies taste amazing but they look great as well! This recipe is a bit more complicated than other chocolate dessert recipes on this list but it will be absolutely worth it. In the end, you’ll have chewy red velvet brownies that are topped with an Oreo truffle mixture, tasty cream cheese frosting, and even some mini chocolate chips on top of that! Be careful because this may replace all other chocolate dessert recipes you were considering trying once you take a bite of one of these.
10. Brooklyn Blackout Cake
I saved the “ultimate” of chocolate dessert recipes for the end here. This recipe for this Brooklyn blackout cake is the right choice for any chocolate lovers out there. It uses a combination of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, and chocolate frosting to give you the perfect trifecta of chocolate. It has a fair amount of ingredients and requires some careful cooking but the end result will make you immediately forget about all that work and the subsequent mess to clean up afterward. The creator of the recipe also warns to be sure and give the pudding and cake enough time to cool to get the best and tastiest end results!
What are some of your favorite chocolate dessert recipes? Share them in the comments below so we can all enjoy something tasty during quarantine!
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