Our Most Pinned Chocolate Desserts

The people have spoken—here are our most popular chocolate dessert recipes on Pinterest

Our Pinterest users agree: of all life's pleasures, few are more indulgent than a good chocolate dessert recipe. Decadent, gooey, and melty, there's something soothing about chocolate that makes it especially useful for holidays like Valentine's Day. And with the surge of new craft chocolate makers comes even more ways to use the stuff, from savory chocolate recipes to romantic chocolate recipes. We've rounded up our most popular chocolate dessert recipes on Pinterest, so you can kick back and enjoy life's simple pleasures.

Nanaimo Bars
Nanaimo BarsPenny De Los Santos

A chocolate-, almond-, and coconut-enriched graham crust supports a dense layer of buttercream topped with a slick of semisweet chocolate. Get the recipe for Nanaimo Bars »

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Sea Salt and Espresso Beans

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Sea Salt Espresso Beans
Chocolate Ganache Tart with Sea Salt Espresso BeansRyan Liebe

A touch of egg is the simple, secret ingredient in this luscious tart's filling. Just a little gives the combination of chocolate and cream a sliceable, fudgy consistency. The crumbly cocoa-laced crust can be pressed right into a fluted pan, no rolling pin required. Swap out espresso beans for toasted nuts, chopped brittle, granola, or crushed peppermint candy. Just don't eliminate the sea salt; it adds a bright, irreplaceable contrast to the decadent filling. Get the recipe for Chocolate Ganache Tart with Sea Salt and Espresso Beans »

Molten Chocolate Cake »

Molten Chocolate Cake
Molten Chocolate CakeLaura Sant

Intensely chocolatey with a molten truffle chocolate center, these small cakes are based on chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's signature dessert. Get the recipe for Molten Chocolate Cake »

Dusty Bliss Cookies

Dusty Bliss Cookies
Dusty Bliss CookiesMatt Taylor-Gross

A sandy, melt-in-your mouth chocolate cookie with a coffee kick—and a dip in more chocolate for good measure. Get the recipe for Dusty Bliss Cookies »

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Peanut Butter Buckeyes
Peanut Butter BuckeyesMatt Taylor-Gross

These chocolatey confections—popular in the Midwest, especially the Buckeye State, Ohio—are like a Reese's cup with extra filling. Get the recipe for Peanut Butter Buckeyes »

Chocolate Sorbet

Chocolate Sorbet
Chocolate SorbetMatt Taylor-Gross

The rich flavor of bittersweet chocolate takes center stage in this sorbet from pastry chef Tracy Obolsky, formerly of North End Grill. Because it is dairy-free, the chocolate flavor is much more intense than with an ice cream; keep it vegan, or serve it with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream. Get the recipe for Chocolate Sorbet »

Fermented Banana Chocolate Pudding

Fermented Banana Chocolate Pudding
Fermented Banana Chocolate PuddingMatt Taylor-Gross

Though this recipe takes some advanced planning (you need to allow around 2 weeks for the bananas to ferment), it's well worth the wait. The fermented, sweet tang of bananas blends with bitter chocolate for a tropical spin on the classic pudding. It's easier, too, as the pudding is set with gelatin rather than egg yolks, which also lets the banana flavor shine through. Get the recipe for Fermented Banana Chocolate Pudding »

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chocolate Chip CookiesFarideh Sadeghin

These cookies test the limit of exactly how much chocolate you can possibly pack into one cookie. Made with cocoa powder and more than one type of chocolate chip, this cookie's soft dough benefits from at least 4 hours of refrigeration, allowing the disks to stay thick and chewy when cooked. Plus, the dough will keep frozen for several months, so stash a few in the freezer to throw in the oven whenever you're hit with a craving for chocolate. Test Kitchen Director Farideh Sadeghin developed this recipe based off New York City's famous Levain Bakery. Get the recipe for Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies »

Dorie Greenspan's Chocolate Chunker Cookies

Chunkers
ChunkersDavide Luciano

There are chopped salted cashews in the mix; winey, sweet-tart dried cherries; chopped milk chocolate; and both chopped and melted bitter-sweet chocolate. You need a lot of chocolate—more than a pound!—and every penny that you put into buying great chocolate for these will come back to you in oohs, aahs and culinary contentment. There's no question that Chunkers are one of the world's great cookies. Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan's Chocolate Chunker Cookies »

New Orleans Doberge Cake

New Orleans Doberge Cake

New Orleans Doberge CakeRyan Liebe | Food Styling Mariana Velasquez

This version of the classic NOLA dessert combines a rich buttermilk cake with both lemon curd and chocolate fillings, surrounded by a vanilla German buttercream and ganache. Get the recipe for New Orleans Doberge Cake »

Swedish "Gooey" Chocolate Cake (Kladdkaka)

Swedish "Gooey" Chocolate Cake
Swedish "Gooey" Chocolate CakeMagnus Nilsson

Chef Magnus Nilsson's wife likes to serve this beloved Swedish cake, similar to a fudgy American brownie, chilled, but it's just as good piping hot from the pan with a scoop of ice cream. Melting the butter in this recipe first and then stirring it with the other ingredients helps ensure that as little air as possible gets incorporated into the batter. The result: a gooey, more moist cake. Get the recipe for Swedish "Gooey" Chocolate Cake »

Chocolate Chess Pie with Cornbread Crumble

Chocolate Chess Pie with Cornbread Crumble
Chocolate Chess Pie with Cornbread CrumbleJoseph De Leo

Chef Scott Crawford of the forthcoming Nash Tavern in Raleigh updates the simple Southern custard pie by adding cacao nibs to the butter crust and sprinkling a nutty cornbread crumble on top. Get the recipe for Chocolate Chess Pie with Cornbread Crumble »

Pâte à Choux aka Cream Puffs

Classic Eclairs

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Classic EclairsFarideh Sadeghin

When it comes to eclairs, homemade is always better. Bakeries have to chill their filled eclairs, which makes for soggy centers and mushy crusts; you can freshly fill yours at home and eat them right away. This recipe is adapted from pastry chef Scott Cioe from Park Hyatt New York. Get the recipe for Classic Eclairs »