Cocoa Recipes

Chocolate lovers will want to bookmark our top recipes with cocoa, which include decadent brownies and cakes, plus no bake cocoa recipes.

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    Mocha-Walnut Macarons

    These mocha macarons perfectly capture the chocolate, nutty flavor of my favorite gourmet coffee. Store in an airtight container. —Christine Venzon, Peoria, Illinois

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    Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

    These festive sugar-coated red velvet cookies are perfect for Christmas. They're just as delicious as they are beautiful. —Colleen Delawder,...


    Stovetop Hot Chocolate

    My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it...


    Peppermint Cream Sandwich Cookies

    My mother and I made these crisp chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies together. They are a perfect addition to any party....


    Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always...

    Hot Chocolate Cookies

    Using hot chocolate mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough really makes these cookies taste like hot cocoa. —Lisa...


    Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

    I recently found this old family recipe in my mom’s kitchen. I made a few adjustments to streamline the process,...

    Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

    I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...


    Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

    Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in her original recipe for biscotti....


    Warm-You-Up Hot Chocolate

    This delicious, not-too-sweet hot chocolate was originally submitted by Kathy Young of Weatherford, Texas. It's richly flavored and delicately seasoned...


    Copycat Berger Cookies

    After a friend who had recently traveled to Baltimore sent me a package of Berger cookies, I was hooked. They...

    Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

    We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...


    Peppermint Patty Hot Cocoa

    A hint of cool mint makes this rich sipper a nice change of pace from traditional hot cocoa. Add a...


    Three-Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

    This decadent triple-layer beauty is pure chocolate indulgence. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact,...


    Favorite Hazelnut-Mocha Torte

    When my daughter was newly married, one of the recipes she received was this wonderful torte. It looks gorgeous decorated...


    Chocolate Peppermint Kisses

    I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint, especially at Christmastime. It's just not Christmas at our house without these...

    Stacked Snowman Cookies

    Though they hold their cute snowman shape well, these cookies are still nice and soft. Kids love the design and...


    Mocha Waffles with Syrup

    Great recipe for coffee lovers! And, a perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch gathering!


    Rainbow S’moreo Cookies

    Homemade Oreo-style cookies are pretty great on their own, but they're even better when you add graham cracker crumbs to...


    Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

    This dazzling cookie showcases one of my family's favorite flavors, peppermint. It's always one of the first to disappear from...


    Chocolate Caramel Kiss Cookies

    I make this cookie every Christmas with my family. It’s a fun twist on a classic peanut butter blossom because...


    Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

    Crunchy pecans and coconut fill each layer of this tempting cake spread with a homemade cream cheese frosting. Big slices...


    Snowcapped Brownies

    Baking is one of my favorite hobbies, and my wife says these brownies topped with a cream cheese layer are...


    Chocolate Mallow Drops

    These fudgy treats feature a marshmallow layer topped with a squiggle of chocolate frosting. —Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada

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    Chocolate Mallow Cookies

    Cocoa, marshmallows and ready-made frosting transform the basic dough into these delightful treats. Sometimes, I’ll top each with a pecan...


    Frosted Chocolate Cake

    This recipe is my mother's oldest and most popular chocolate cake recipe. I always thought it should have a fancier...


    Coconut Chocolate Pie

    Field editor Cheryl Maczko of Reedville, West Virginia says, "Everyone loves my fudgy Almond Joy pie. It’s pretty, cuts easily...


    Brownie Bourbon Bites

    Chocolate and chopped pecans flavor these simple, spirited treats. Make a double batch so you can give some as gifts...


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    Mint Chocolate Torte

    This recipe is a combination of two different ones—the chocolate cake from my childhood and the filling from a pie...


    Chocolate Walnut Crescents

    I use a round cookie cutter to form the crescent shapes for these nutty favorites. They're so pretty sprinkled with...