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

    Stovetop Hot Chocolate

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


    Devil’s Food Snack Cake

    My husband and his friends request this devil's food cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. To create...


    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...


    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...

    Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

    This gluten-free chocolate cake is a yummy treat that everyone can enjoy. Sometimes I stir in gluten-free chocolate chips or...


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    S’mores Brownies

    My family simply adores my daughter's fudgy s'mores brownies. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and the dark chocolate brownies bring...

    Hot Chocolate Cookies

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


    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...


    Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

    It was so fun to experiment with this brownie recipe. When my daughter tasted the final version, she told me...


    Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

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

    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...


    Raisin & Walnut Dark Rye Bread

    Cocoa and molasses give this rye loaf a deep dark brown color and rich flavor. The recipe can be made...


    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...


    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,...


    Petite Chocolate-Hazelnut Cakes

    Add these sweet treats to a dessert platter featuring other small confections. The cake is moist, tender and extra special...


    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...


    Nana’s Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

    Even though she is no longer with us, Nana’s treats bring me so much joy every time
    I bake...


    Blue Ribbon Red Velvet Cake

    This two-layer beauty features a striking red interior. It calls for more baking cocoa than most red velvet cakes, making...


    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...

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    Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

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


    Orange Cocoa Sandies

    When I was growing up, I loved to help my mom cut out the appealing dessert recipes from newspapers and...


    Godiva Liqueur Brownies

    Santa’s eyes twinkle when he finds this very adult brownie on the cookie tray. With chocolaty liqueur and other spirits,...


    Cincinnati Chili Dogs

    My in-laws are from Ohio, so we have Cincinnati chili at many of our family gatherings. I spiced up this...


    Reindeer Track Cookies

    I loved finding deer tracks in snow when I was a kid. One day I was looking at coffee beans,...


    Fudgy Layered Irish Mocha Brownies

    My husband and I are big fans of Irish cream, so I wanted to incorporate it into a brownie. I...