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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Snowcapped Brownies

Baking is one of my favorite hobbies, and my wife says these brownies topped with a cream cheese layer are outstanding. When you really want to impress, drizzle them with caramel sauce and sprinkle on chocolate curls. —Lyle Borcherding, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Brownie Bourbon Bites

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


Chocolate Walnut Crescents

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


Triple Layer Brownie Cake

A little of this tall, rich brownie cake goes a long way, so you'll have plenty of pieces left to...


Mocha Yule Log

This eye-catching dessert is guaranteed to delight holiday dinner guests. Chocolate lovers will lick their lips over the yummy cocoa...

Basic Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

This recipe evolved from several different recipes that I combined into one. I've never received so many compliments on my...


Envelopes of Fudge

Sealed inside a golden crust is a delicious special delivery—a fudgy walnut filling that's almost like a brownie. These cookies...

Chocolate Snowball Cookies

These dainty cookies just melt in your mouth. I enjoy making them for get-togethers when there are lots of people...


Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Here's a snack for serious chocolate lovers. These enticing cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside,...


Chocolate Shortbread Trees

You can use this rollout chocolate cookie dough to create all kinds of shapes and sizes, but I like to...


Chocolate Cutout Cookies

I love gingerbread cookies, but my grandchildren don't like the ginger flavor. Now I use chocolate and watch them smile...

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...


Angel Food Christmas Candy

It was my dad who inspired me to first try making this candy. He remembered it from when he was...


Banana Split Brownie Pizza

I made this extra special dessert for my kids one night and they still say it is their favorite. The...


Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

Our kids’ most-requested cookies are peanut butter and chocolate chip, so
I created this combination. The two doughs swirled...


Chocolate Almond Crescents

If you like chocolate-covered almonds, you’re in for a treat. These buttery, crumbly cookies make a thoughtful holiday gift. —Vicki...

Fudgy Peppermint Stick Torte

I created this recipe based on a chocolate cake a friend made for me several years ago. It's a favorite...


Hot Chocolate Linzer Cookies

This is like having hot chocolate in a cookie. These adorable cookies are filled with marshmallow creme to make them...


Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

My group of friends had a weekly "movie night" during winters on Martha's Vineyard, and we'd take turns making a...


Chocolate-Fruit Crepes

These graceful dessert crepes are as simple to make as they are special! They would shine at a fancy brunch,...


Layered Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies

A friend gave me the recipe for these layered brownies, but I added my own touch--chunky peanut butter. Every time...


Red Velvet Cake Roll

Get ready for oohs and aahs when you set this on the table. A creamy white chocolate filling rolls up...


German Chocolate Tassies

My son and I love chocolate, so I made this brownie-like recipe to satisfy any chocolate lover. The pecans add...


Chocolate Alfajores

Chocolate alfajores, also known as alfajores de chocolate, are a popular South American dessert made of slightly sweetened shortbread cookies...

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Heavenly Chocolate Cake

The cake's name says it all. Plus, it's tall, dark and delicious.—Billie B. Isaacs, Miamisburg, Ohio


Black Forest Thumbprint Cookies

My creation is special because I have captured the flavors of two classic desserts, Black Forest Cake and Cherries Jubilee...


Candy Bar Brownies

The two kinds of candy bars baked into these brownies make them an extra-special treat. —Sharon Evans, Clear Lake, Iowa


Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts

I made chocolate truffles as a Christmas tradition for many years. I created this recipe to incorporate my truffles into...


Hot Chocolate Tiramisu

Instead of using coffee and rum, I let cinnamon shine in this tiramisu. It's best if eaten within two days—if...


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Red Velvet Cheesecake

Festive and oh, so good, this cheesecake will become a fixture on your Christmas dessert menu. The red velvet filling...