18 chocolate recipes to cure that craving

When the need for chocolate strikes, nothing else will do. Here are our creamiest, dreamiest and chocolate-iest treats ever.

By Today's Parent
18 chocolate recipes to cure that craving

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

This is the treat you make just because: because it’s delicious, because it’s easy, because it’s fun. And because why in the world wouldn’t you? Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls


Pink sheet with three chocolate balls topped with sprinkles and crushed nutsPhoto: Craig Boyko

Dark-Chocolate Ganache

You won't want to miss out on this sweetness. Ganache is a thick French chocolate sauce that can be used as a glaze, as icing or as pastry filling. Get the recipe: Dark-Chocolate Ganache


Three scoops of vanilla ice cream being topped with dark chocolate ganache


Cranberry and White Chocolate Squares

Kids can help whip up these cookie-like squares. Switch up the cranberries and white chocolate for their favourite stir-in ingredients, like dark chocolate, peanut butter chips or chopped nuts. Get the recipe: Cranberry and White Chocolate Squares


Stack of squares with chopped dried cranberries, chocolate and white chocolate drizzlePhoto: Ryan Szulc

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

This easy recipe is a bake-sale saviour. It delivers on chewy, chocolatey cookies, without having to bake multiple sheets. Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


Chocolate chip cookie bars arranged on a green backgroundPhoto: Erik Putz

Sheet Pan Triple-Chocolate Brownies

Oh sh*t! There's a bake sale at your kid's school tomorrow and you totally forgot. Don't worry—sheet pan brownies to the rescue. This recipe makes a tripe batch of triple-chocolate brownies in less than an hour. Prepare to be the star of the bake sale! Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Triple-Chocolate Brownies

A baking sheet filled with chocolate browniesPhoto: Erik Putz


Big Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies

Unexpected party, bake sale, cookie cravings: All of these are no big deal thanks to that freezer stash of dough you’re about to whip up. Get the recipe: Big Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies


Cooling tray with oatmeal chocolate chip and raisin cookiesPhoto: Erik Putz

The Ultimate Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookie

If you love chocolate as much as you claim to, you need to make a stack of these excessively gooey, fudgey cookies stat. The addition of dried cherries really puts these cookies over the edge. Get the recipe: The Ultimate Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookie

stack of chocolate cookies

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Need a next-level ice cream sandwich that puts flimsy storebought ones to shame? Squish a square of your favourite frozen flavour between two moist brownies. To keep consistent with the theme, your preferred ice cream flavour had better be chocolate. Get the recipe: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

A brownie surrounding ice cream on a white platePhoto: Jodi Pudge


Double-Duty Homemade Pudding

Let’s get back to the basics: Cornstarch pudding is simple, quick and always yields delicious results. Throw a pudding party with tons of toppings—candies, cookies, nuts and sure, fruit, why not? Get the recipe: Double-Duty Homemade Pudding

chocolate and vanilla pudding in glass cups

Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudgy Glaze

A dense fudgey cake topped with rich chocolate glaze is the ultimate. You could try doing better than this, but you won’t. Good luck anyway. Get the recipe: Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudgy Glaze

plate with chocolate cake topped with berries

Triple-Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

When you want chocolate, you want it in all of its forms. This recipe melds chocolate pie crust with chocolate ice cream with chocolate shavings. How’s that for a triple threat? Get the recipe: Triple-Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

plate of chocolate ice cream piePhoto: Jodi Pudge


Caramel Skillet S’Mores

S’mores are so…flat. This three-dimensional dessert is basically your favourite caramel-filled chocolate bars melted down, then topped with a toasty layer of marshmallows which you dig into with graham crackers. Lots of graham crackers. What a lovely mess. Get the recipe: Caramel Skillet S’Mores 

cast-iron pan with melted chocolate and marshmallowPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies

You know what’s worth the work you have to put in? These pillowy cake sandwiches, that’s what. The white stuff in the middle? Oh, that’s just marshmallow fluff. Aww, yeah. Get the recipe: Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies

plate of homemade whoopee piesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Triple-Chocolate Brownies

Finding the perfect, crackle-topped, chewy-fudgey brownie recipe is tough. Until now—this is the one. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Triple-Chocolate Brownies

plate of fudgey browniesPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Malted Milk-Chocolate Semifreddo

Ice cream without an ice cream maker? Yup. This silky frozen mousse comes together easily and can be sliced or scooped—it really all depends how quickly you want to get it in your mouth. Get the recipe: Malted Milk-Chocolate Semifreddo

loaf of chocolate semifreddo with malted chocolate balls on topPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chocolate Crinkles

Free of eggs, nuts and dairy, these fudgey wonders are friendly for all folks and the lunchbox. Ha. As if there will be any left to pack for lunches. Get the recipe: Chocolate Crinkles

closeup of chocolate crinkle cookies in a boxPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chocolate-Mint Thin Cookies

Girl Guides make good cookies, but what to do when they’re not in season? Make this recipe, that’s what you do. Fight your urge to eat them all and stash a few in the freezer—they’re even better cold! Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Chocolate-Mint Thin Cookies

sheet of thin chocolate-covered cookies with silver sprinklesPhoto: Erik Putz


No-Bake Brownie Bites

A chocolate gallery has to be indulgent and these balls, though they’re stuffed with healthy flaxseeds, dates and nuts, have the taste and texture of a brownie. We’re chocolate experts—you can trust us. Get the recipe: No-Bake Brownie Bites

chocolate balls covered in nuts and coconutPhoto: Roberto Caruso

This article was originally published on Oct 23, 2019

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