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Easy Chocolate Cobbler

Ramona King

Easy Chocolate Cobbler


For Valentine's, Galentine's, or any time, 10 chocolate treats to give your special day a sweet ending

Chocolate is pure magic — a swirl or drizzle of chocolate into any (well, just about any) dish transforms even the humblest of desserts into an unforgettable experience. In honor of Valentine’s Day, why not harness a bit of that sweet decadence by serving one of our favorite chocolate-forward desserts?

Here are 10 chocolate-filled recipes to try out today, tomorrow and any other day of the year. 

Easy Chocolate Cobbler
This play on a classic fruit cobbler will satisfy all your gooey chocolate cravings in less than 45 minutes. It’s best to serve it right out of the oven for maximum deliciousness — just don’t forget that essential scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!   
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Bourbon Chocolate Pots de Crème
This recipe does take a bit of extra effort, but the result is a silky-smooth, decadent custard that looks as impressive as it is tasty. Baking the pots de crème in a water bath is essential to getting the right consistency because it allows them to cook more evenly, which results in a beautifully creamy dessert.
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Anne Byrn's German Chocolate Cake
With a rich chocolate cake piled high between layers of nutty pecan and coconut filling, it’s no wonder that this classic dessert is as beloved today as it ever was. Make sure to toast your pecans and channel your best cake decorator for a flavorful, and beautiful, cake.
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Chocolate Mousse Pie
Rich and decadent, this pie is about as easy to make as it gets, but you'll need to plan at least a day in advance so that the filling can fully set. For a fun twist on s’mores, you can skip the final dollop of whipped cream and garnish the pie with toasted marshmallows.
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Chocolate Fudge Little Layer Cake
This cake takes, well, the cake. Topping out at ten fluffy stacked with decadent chocolate fudge frosting, this is a dessert built for impressing guests. Make sure to take a deep breath and allow for plenty of time to build the cake (and clean up) before serving. Good thing it'll keep for days in a covered cake stand.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Chocolate and peanut butter are such an iconic combination, and this chilled mousse pie lets both flavors share top billing. For the best results, after the crust has been baked, make sure that each layer has set before adding the next. 
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Mississippi Mud Cake
A simpler take on the gooier and much messier Mississippi mud pie, this easy chocolate sheet cake is topped with marshmallows and a loose chocolate icing. Any chocolate cake recipe will work as a base, but we like a Coca-Cola cake for its ease. And Coca-Cola is delicious, after all!
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Annie Lou's Chocolate Meringue Tarts
These little tarts are the perfect way to share your love of chocolate without committing to a whole pie. Using pre-made pastry shells makes whipping up these mini tarts that much easier, but if you'd like to make your own, we love our easy as, well, pie dough recipe
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Chocolate Chess Pie
A rich chocolate filling and bittersweet cocoa frosting come together to create a lush, smooth pie that you can whip up in an hour. Better yet, this no-fuss pie can even be made a day ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to eat — just top it with the whipped cream right before serving.
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Chocolate Covered Bacon
Yes, we went there, and we’re so glad we did. Salty and sweet make for a surprisingly delicious combination and nothing captures both flavors like indulgent bacon and chocolate. Still need some more bacon in your life? Check out this round up for an all-day bacon fest. 
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Photo credit (Chocolate Pots de Creme, Chocolate Mousse Pie, Chocolate Fudge Little Layer Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Mississippi Mud Cake, Chocolate Covered Bacon): Ramona King
Photo credit (German Chocolate Cake, Annie Lou's Chocolate Meringue Tarts): Danielle Atkins
Photo credit (Chocolate Chess Pie): Kate Williams

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Dena Rayess is a recipe editor and cookbook author based in San Francisco. She enjoys exploring new foodways in and around the Bay Area and beyond, and has been known to whip up a mean house cocktail at dinner parties.

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