20 Easy Chocolate Dessert Recipes

These simple and sometimes nutritious chocolate dessert recipes are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth any time of day.

20 easy chocolate dessert recipes: chocolate truffles with sea salt.

I love chocolate and the darker, the better. In fact, I will always choose a chocolate brownie over a lemon square, a chocolate chip cookie over an oatmeal raisin, and a piece of chocolate cream pie over key lime. In case I’m not alone, I’ve gathered 20 of my favorite chocolate dessert recipes that are not only easy to make, but are relatively healthy. Whether you prefer baking or something you can set and forget, I’ve got something for everyone.

Chocolate dessert recipes: vegan chocolate espresso mousse.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most popular dessert?

While plenty of surveys have likely been done, I feel you can’t go wrong with a fudgy brownie, chocolate chip cookies, or a classic chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream.

What is the healthiest dessert?

Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, so any dessert that uses dark chocolate makes it a bit healthier. Chia seed puddings, dishes that use yogurt, and treats with fresh fruit also make them healthier.

What is a good chocolate dessert?

Simple and classic, a chocolate fudge is delicious, rich, and satisfies with the tiniest bite.

Buckwheat Double Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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20 Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Walnuts with Sea Salt

4.73 stars average
10 minutes
A quick, easy and healthy snack, you are going to love these walnut halves dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.
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Chocolate Dipped Walnuts with Sea Salt - The Lemon Bowl

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

4.24 stars average
10 minutes
This rich and creamy vegan chocolate mousse recipe is made with avocado and topped with whipped coconut cream. 
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vegan chocolate mousse

Chocolate Tofu Pudding

5 stars
1 hour 35 minutes
Silken tofu is one of my favorite secret weapons in this Chocolate Pudding
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chocolate tofu pudding

Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt

5 stars average
3 hours 15 minutes
These chocolate truffles with sea salt are the perfect balance of sweet with a hint of savory, using coffee to naturally enhance the chocolate flavor.
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Chocolate truffles with sea salt

Frozen Hot Chocolate

4.34 stars average
5 minutes
A healthy version of the drink my Frozen Hot Chocolate is made without any store-bought hot cocoa mix and is completely guilt-free!
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Frozen Hot Chocolate - The Lemon Bowl

Buckwheat Double Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies

4.64 stars average
36 minutes
These buckwheat double dark chocolate brownie cookies are rich, decadent, and sure to satiate even the most severe chocolate craving!
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Buckwheat Double Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies stacked

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

4.58 stars average
10 minutes
Dark chocolate and natural peanut butter are melted then drizzled over freshly popped popcorn to create this fun and easy snack or dessert recipe!
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Chocolate peanut butter popcorn

Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

4.63 stars average
10 minutes
Banana slices are dipped in melted dark chocolate then sprinkled with sea salt before being frozen until firm. An easy, kid-friendly dessert recipe. 
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chocolate dipped banana bites

Vegan Chocolate Espresso Mousse

4.42 stars average
20 minutes
Cool, creamy, and full of rich chocolate flavor, you won’t miss the added fat and calories in this lightened up vegan chocolate mousse recipe.
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Vegan Chocolate espresso mousse

Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Sea Salt

5 stars
30 minutes
Oranges dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt is a simple yet full of flavor. Naturally gluten free and vegan-friendly.
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Chocolate Dipped Citrus Fruit - The Lemon Bowl

5 Ingredient Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

4.80 stars average
10 minutes
These naturally sweetened energy bites taste like a chocolate walnut brownie but are 100% gluten free, vegan and protein-packed.
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5 ingredient brownie energy bites 07 WEB

Dark Chocolate Bark With Sea Salt and Cherries

4.75 stars average
1 hour 26 minutes
A quick and easy chocolate dessert recipe, dark chocolate is melted then sprinkled with chopped walnuts, dried cherries and sea salt.
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Dark Chocolate Bark with Dried Cherries and Walnuts Recipe

Chocolate Magic Shell

5 stars average
6 minutes
Made with just two simple ingredients, you won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade chocolate magic shell!
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chocolate magic shell for ice cream

Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

4.16 stars average
15 minutes
Dark chocolate hot cocoa gets a little kick from cayenne and cinnamon to create this rich and creamy drink with a healthy dose of antioxidants.
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Dark choco hot cocoa

Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

3.50 stars average
27 minutes
These chewy and delicious flourless chocolate walnut cookies are naturally sweetened, gluten free and vegan.
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Vegan Chocolate Walnut Cookies - The Lemon Bowl

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding

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10 minutes
This chocolate peanut butter chia seed pudding is a naturally vegan, high-protein breakfast or dessert recipe – ideal for prepping ahead! 
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Healthy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

5 stars average
1 hour 5 minutes
Made with yogurt this low fat and super moist version of chocolate chip zucchini bread is easy to make. A perfect way to use up your zucchini!
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chewy Chocolate Gluten Free Brownies

5 stars average
30 minutes
Coconut oil creates a chewy texture with a subtle coconut flavor that perfectly complements rich chocolate flavor.
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Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts and Coconut Oil - The Lemon Bowl

Dark Chocolate Malt

4.80 stars average
5 minutes
A delicious twist on the ice cream classic, this thick and creamy Dark Chocolate Malt is scented with cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne. 
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Dark Chocolate Malt with Cinnamon - an ice cream dessert recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

4.80 stars average
35 minutes
America’s favorite cookie gets a much-needed makeover (and a bit of a face-lift) with this healthy, whole wheat recipe.
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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - Eat Skinny Be Skinny
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6 responses to “20 Easy Chocolate Dessert Recipes”

  1. Lauren Kelly Nutrition Avatar
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition

    Thanks for sharing my dip! I want to make every single one of them!

  2. Faith (An Edible Mosaic) Avatar
    Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    This is fabulous! Nothing beats a healthy chocolate treat, especially one that you can share with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. :) There is so much delicious inspiration here – I’m dying to try those peanut butter chocolate quinoa hearts! Thank you so much for including me! xoxo

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Of course friend!!

  3. Shawnna Avatar
    Shawnna

    oh yummy! These look so good!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you Shawnna!!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.