Decadent Chocolate Desserts

We dare anyone to even try to resist these chocolate desserts.


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Oreo Brownies

Oreo Brownies
Makes 9
Prep 10 m
Cook 5 m
Bake 30 m

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Mini Chocolate "Duffins"

Mini Chocolate Duffins
Makes 44
Prep 20 m
Bake 14 m
Microwave 30 seconds

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Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

Chocolate Raspberry Trifle
Makes 24
Prep 15 m
Bake 35 m
Cook 7 m
Chill at least 1 hour, then up to overnight

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White Chocolate Pie

White Chocolate Pie
Makes 12
Prep 25 m
Cook 3 m
Chill at least 4 hours or up to overnight

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Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes
Makes 6
Prep 25 m
Bake 30 m
Microwave 2 1/2 minutes

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Ice Cream Cake Roll

Ice-Cream Cake Roll
Makes 10
Prep 20 m
Freeze 240 m
Bake 12 m

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Coconut-Cream-Filled Cupcakes

Coconut-Cream-Filled Cupcakes
Makes 18
Prep 15 m
Bake 17 m

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Chocolate-Marshmallow Sandwiches

Chocolate-Marshmallow Sandwiches
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 16 m

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Chocolate-Toffee Cookies

Chocolate-Toffee Cookies
Makes 48
Prep 10 m
Bake 12 m

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Chocolate-Walnut Turnovers

Chocolate-Walnut Turnovers
Makes 18
Prep 15 m
Bake 14 m

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Raspberry-Chocolate Fondue

Raspberry-Chocolate Fondue
Makes 10
Prep 10 m
Cook 3 m

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Oreos 'n' Cream Cake

Oreos 'n' Cream Cake
Makes 16
Prep 20 m
Chill 20 m
Bake 36 m

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The Lowdown on Chocolate

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Can't decide what type of chocolate to fall in love with? Well, we've simplified things for you. It's the variety of cocoa beans, the amount of cocoa solids (which make it taste "chocolaty"), and the types of additives that affect the final flavor.White Chocolate: Not technically chocolate, as it contains no solid cocoa content. Made from cocoa butter, sugar, milk and vanilla, it's creamy and sweet.Dark Chocolate: Mildly sweet chocolate with a high amount of cocoa solids and little or no milk solids. Comes in varying intensities.Milk Chocolate: A variety that contains 10% to 20% cocoa solids, 12% milk solids and a moderate amount of sugar.Bittersweet: Containing 60% to 85% cocoa solids and a very low sugar content, this one's for serious chocoholics!Unsweetened: Contains almost 100% cocoa solids. This chocolate is for baking, not snacking, as it is very bitter.Semisweet: The classic baking chocolate found in grocery stores in chips or bar form. Often contains 40% to 60% cocoa solids.How to Buy Dark Chocolate
Next time you're at the store, choose some good-quality dark chocolate. It should be shiny with an intense chocolaty smell and taste. For the smoothest texture, make sure it's made with real cocoa butter, not vegetable oil. Store in a cool, dark place.Originally published in the February 2009 issue of Family Circle magazine.