Here, youâ€™ll find our collection of the best recipes for chocolate classics including puddings, mousses, fondues, bread puddings, and chocolate-dipped fruit. We also have a few new ideas, such as chocolate creme brulee, pavlova, and tiramisu for the more adventurous.
This silky, rich chocolate pudding takes less than an hour to prepare and is sure to be met with excitement. A dollop of fresh whipped cream rounds out this dessert.
Rich and custardy, bread pudding is even better with semisweet chocolate mixed in. Cinnamon-raisin bread adds even more flavor to this pudding, but any bread will work. Serve this warm, room temperature, or cold. To chill, let cool completely, then cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least one hour or overnight.
Make over this classic dessert by adding a little chocolate to the custard. This version retains the creaminess and caramelized-sugar topping of the traditional version, but chocolate enhances the subtle balance of bitter and sweet already present in the burnt sugar.
Reinvent chocolate-covered bananas and roasted marshmallows by dipping them in bourbon-spiked fondue. Charred bread adds a crunchy component to the mix. This campfire dessert works just as well on a backyard grill.
Chocolate, bananas, and peanuts are a match made in heaven. Try using chopped almonds or hazelnuts, or skip the nuts altogether if you prefer. If you have leftover melted chocolate, spread it on waxed paper until hardened, then chop and save it for sprinkling on ice cream or frozen yogurt.
This dramatic dessert has a reputation for being temperamental, but itâ€™s actually very simple and mostly calls for staple ingredients. Stiffly beaten egg whites give it its signature height, but this souffle is best served immediately as it will lose its lift and collapse as it cools.
Enhance the fall flavors of baked apples and toasted marshmallows by adding some Mexican chocolate, a disk of solid bittersweet chocolate flavored with cinnamon. Use any variety of apples you prefer, but Gala, Golden Delicious, and Jonagold are especially good for baking.
Transform tiramisu into a chocolate loverâ€™s dream by infusing ladyfingers with cocoa instead of espresso, and mixing chocolate into an ethereal cream-cheese filling. Make this recipe up to two days in advance and keep it covered and refrigerated until serving.