Let’s be honest. We didn’t need any more reasons to eat chocolate. But here we are, and we’re not complaining.
World Chocolate Day (Also known as International Chocolate Day) is an annual observance that takes place every year across the world, in the United States of America and abroad; Wherever chocolate is eaten.
It’s an unofficial holiday that, according to some, pays homage to the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550.
Because we know you want to indulge in the best sweets on this day, we’ve compiled this list of 10 chocolate desserts that will have you wanting more than one helping.
We’ve included several types of desserts in this list, from crumbles to pies to donuts and ice cream.
Got any other favorites? Let us know in the comments below!
Cocoa Crumble-Topped Chocolate Mocha Cake
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Just like its name suggests, this crumble features ingredients that peel away layer by layer as you dig in.
The 2 signature ingredients in this dish are a brewed cup of coffee and Bailey’s Coffee Creamers Chocolatini.
But if you’re not a coffee fan, don’t worry. The addition of the coffee only serves to enhance the flavor of the chocolate.
Did you know? There are many versions of crumbles, both savory and sweet. But for most people, a sweet crumble is a crumble if it contains fruit. If you’d like more ideas for crisps and crumble recipes, check out these highly-rated recipes on Food Network.
Chocolate Lava Cake
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This delectable lava cake from Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond’s is a most-welcome surprise to any gathering.
It’s is made with a liquid center, whose filling can be made of chocolate (including dark and white, as well as milk) or any ingredient that can boiled down to a liquid consistency.
Need more ideas for lava cake recipes? Look no further than Averie Cooks’ The Best and Easy Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes.
Homemade Chocolate Truffles Recipe
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Next on our list are these delicious chocolate truffles by Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Like energy and protein balls, the best thing about truffles is that the majority of them are no-bake and include few ingredients.
This recipe includes 4 ingredients: Chocolate, heavy cream, butter and vanilla extract.
However, chocolate and heavy cream are usually the only main stars in chocolate truffles (although you can, of course, experiment as much as you like).
Here are 20 more ideas for truffle recipes by Spoonful of Flour.
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If you’re looking for a more elevated form of Jello’s chocolate pudding, look no further than this pudding recipe from Bon Appetit, which combines both nutella and chocolate to create an irresistible sweet concoction.
For a quick Pudding 101 we recommend checking out The Kitch’s How To Make The Perfect Chocolate Pudding from Scratch.
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As an alternative to the chocolate-nutella pudding, peanut butter and chocolate also make a great pairing in this recipe by My Recipes.
It includes ¼ cup of creamy peanut butter, as well as 1 tablespoon of unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts.
Just want a chocolate pudding recipe? We’ve got you covered. Check out these traditional chocolate pudding recipes, courtesy of Food Network.
Black Forest Cake
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Is it really World Chocolate Day if there is no Black Forest Cake in sight? We think not.
This recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen combines traditional elements of Germany’s Black Forest Cake (spongey layers of cake covered in whipped cream and topped with cherries) with a few modern twists.
Alternatively, should you need more options these black forest cake recipes should keep you occupied.
Gone to Heaven Chocolate Pie by Hershey
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With all of the cake recipes out there on the net, you might not know that chocolate pie is also a thing.
This Gone To Heaven Chocolate Pie by Hershey’s has all of the classic flavors you could want in one dessert. Though it looks light and airy, it packs a ton of flavor
There are many more chocolate pie recipes, should you want to try your hand at something different.
You can also check out the Hershey’s portal for more pie recipes.
White Chocolate Fluffy Cake
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Who says World Chocolate Day is only about milk chocolate?
This white chocolate cake recipe by Taste of Home will prove any and all naysayers wrong.
It combines white chocolate and shredded coconut to perfection in a way that shows why the two are just as much a match made in heaven, just like peanut butter and jelly, or dark chocolate and mint.
Need more ideas for white chocolate cakes? Check out Ghiradelli’s archive of recipes using their gourmet confections.
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Speaking of flavors that go well together, these espresso and chocolate cupcakes by Vanilla and Bean will have you wondering where they’ve been all your life.
They include unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder, ½ cup of espresso or strong coffee.
As an alternative you can try these carrot cupcakes with white chocolate cream cheese icing by All Recipes.
For another option, check out The Most Amazing Chocolate Cupcake Recipe by The Stay at Home Chef.
Double Dark Chocolate Cookies
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These little guys include a healthy filling of golden raisins. That’s enough for us to conclude that they’re technically healthy.
This recipe also includes about 4 different types of chocolate (Via the National Confectioners Association), including bittersweet, unsweetened, white and semisweet.
Want to be a bit more adventurous? Check out more dark chocolate cookies recipes on Food Network, which includes recipes for everything from dark chocolate chipotle cookies to chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies.
Chocolate Donut Holes (Munchkins)
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Lastly, what better way to enjoy World Chocolate Day than with a donut!
This frosted donut hole recipe by Food52 is a very creative alternative to simply them on a whim.
Need more chocolate donut recipe ideas? Check out these delicious favorites on Food Network.
Well there you have it.
There’s absolutely no need to come up with an excuse to eat chocolate on any day...Let alone on World Chocolate Day.
We’ve put together this list of 10 desserts so you can eat chocolate in style. It’s your day to indulge. Whether it’s with a gourmet cake or a chocolate bar.
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