Our 10 Best Chocolate Recipes

Sweet treats for your sweetie! We’ve gathered these top-rated favorites for you and your sweetheart.

 

1) Aunt Teen’s Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Aunt Teen's Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Photo by silentturnip

 

2) Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert

Hot Fudge Ice Cream Bar Dessert

Photo by MomTo6

 

3) Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate Trifle

Photo by Tricia Winterle Jaeger

 

4) Eclair Cake

Eclair Cake

Photo by LYNNINMA

 

5) Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies II

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies II

Photo by C.Ricard

 

6) Too Much Chocolate Cake

Too Much Chocolate Cake

Photo by Ambsies

 

7) Chocolate Lovers’ Favorite Cake

Chocolate Lovers' Favorite Cake

Photo by DrisanaRM

 

8) Best Brownies

Best Brownies

Photo by Paula

 

9) White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Photo by thecakedistrict

 

10) Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Photo by mis7up

Chocolate 101
Use the highest-quality chocolate and cocoa you can buy. Good chocolate has a glossy sheen and a smooth taste. Here’s a quick primer on different varieties and their uses:

  • Unsweetened (chocolate liquor): Made with about 50 percent cocoa butter, this is pure, unadulterated chocolate. Use it in cooking and baking, but don’t bother eating it straight.
  • Bittersweet: Made by adding cocoa butter, sugar, and vanilla to chocolate liquor, bittersweet chocolate has a dark, rich taste. Use it in baking.
  • Semisweet: This variety is made the same way as bittersweet, but with more sugar. A classic for chocolate chip cookies.
  • Milk chocolate: Sweet and creamy, this chocolate is made with milk solids, which give it its light color. For some people, milk chocolate is a clear winner over dark.
  • White chocolate: Because it’s made with cocoa butter and not chocolate liquor, white chocolate isn’t strictly chocolate. Use it in baking, but don’t expect a chocolatey taste–it’s sweet and mild.