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24 Decadent, Outrageously Delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Desserts

This round up includes decadent desserts and treats perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any day that you have a hankering for something chocolate – and they are all gluten-free. Cake, cupcakes, cookies, bars, brownies, fudge, truffles and more. Even a vegan chocolate chunk cookie that will knock your socks off. Which one will you make first?

Salted Buckwheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted Buckwheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
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The hearty flavor of buckwheat offset with the sweetness of brown sugar, rich dark chocolate and a sprinkling of salt is a hard combination to beat. Get the Salted Buckwheat Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe.

Rocky Road Fudge

Rocky Road Fudge.
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Chocolate, nuts and marshmallows. 10 minutes prep with a 2 hour rest in the fridge. Be patient! It’s worth it. These fudge squares pack well and make great care package treats too.  Get the Rocky Road Fudge recipe.

Nutella Brownies

Nutella Brownies.
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What’s better than Nutella swirled brownies…we aren’t sure there is! Get the recipe.

Mocha Toffee Crunch Cake

Mocha Toffee Crunch Cake.
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Here our basic recipe for Easy Chocolate Cake, which is gluten-free, brushed with Coffee Liqueur, filled and frosted with Espresso Buttercream and the sides are covered with toffee bits and miniature chocolate chips. Get the Mocha Toffee Crunch Cake recipe.

Easy Dark Chocolate Truffles

Easy Dark Chocolate Truffles.
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Chocolate truffles can be made at home! This is a simple recipe that anyone can make. Just get ready to get your hands a bit dirty – but the “dirt” is cocoa and chocolate, so don’t worry! Get the Dark Chocolate Truffle recipe.

Chocolate Dipped Truffles

Chocolate Dipped Truffles.
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This recipe for dark chocolate truffles have an extra step of being dipped in tempered chocolate, which gives them a delicate chocolate shell. Get the recipe.

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins.
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Chocolate for breakfast ? Why not? These double chocolate muffins work for breakfast, brunch or a snack. Great for bake sales. Get the Double Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe.

Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake.
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You can have cheesecake that is gluten-free – and it can be lactose-free! This one features a crisp chocolate crust and a creamy, chocolate NY-style cheesecake filling. Get the Chocolate Cheesecake recipe.

Blackout Cake

Blackout Cake.
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We grew up in NYC in the 70s and “Blackout cake” was a favorite. This version is just as rich, but it is lactose-free and gluten-free. The filling and frosting is actually an easy-to-make pudding, and the exterior is covered with cake crumbs. No cake decorating experience necessary. Get the Blackout Cake recipe.

Chocolate Crème Brûlée 

Chocolate Crème Brûlée.
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What is better than crème brûlée? Chocolate crème brûlée! Smooth, creamy, lightly chocolatey with a crisp caramelized sugar crust. Get out the propane or butane torch! Get the Chocolate Crème Brûlée recipe.

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti.
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Biscotti are twice-baked cookies and just perfect alongside your favorite hot beverage. These are studded with hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Get the Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti recipe.

Decadent Chocolate Brownies

Decadent Brownies.
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Rich, moist – and we show you how you can make one batch with half nuts, and half without. Get the Decadent Chocolate Brownie recipe.

S’More Cupcakes

S’More Cupcakes.
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One of our many uber-popular “s’more” recipes, this one based on our chocolate cupcakes. Anytime we get to torch something in the kitchen is a fun time! Get the S’More Cupcake recipe.

Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
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Vegans need their chocolate desserts too, and these chocolate chunk cookies are as rich and chewy as they look. A tiny bit of Maldon salt on top is a lovely, optional touch. Get the Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe.

Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake

Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake.
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We have several version of flourless chocolate cakes. This one has raspberries embedded within a truffle like cake, which is then glazed with dark chocolate ganache. You can make this in an 8-inch (20 cm) round cake pan, too. Get the Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake recipe.

Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread

Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread.
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This is possibly the richest quick bread you have ever had! Chocolate, coconut and banana all in one loaf! Watch your portions. Get the recipe.

Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Orange & Pecans

Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Orange & Pecans.
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These milk chocolate chunk cookies were first made in our bakery oh, so many years ago. Milk chocolate, toasted pecans and fresh orange zest in a buttery brown sugar cookie dough. These might become your new favorite chocolate chunk cookie. Get the Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe.

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate Pudding Cake.
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One batter bakes up with a cake-like top and pudding down below. Serve warm and top with lactose-free vanilla ice cream for a homespun dessert. Get the Chocolate Pudding Cake dessert recipe.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes.
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Our gluten-free chocolate cupcakes are perfect for so many occasions. Top with vanilla frosting – or your favorite flavor! Get the Chocolate Cupcake recipe.

Mocha Chocolate Chunk Bars with Whiskey Salted Caramel

Mocha Chocolate Chunk Bars with Whiskey Salted Caramel.
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We know the title is a mouthful but we wanted you to get the gist of what you have in store: a brown sugar butter dough with whiskey in the batter along with espresso powder and chocolate chunks. The drizzle on top is a whiskey enhanced caramel sauce, topped with large flaked salt. Get the Mocha Chocolate Chunk Bars recipe.

Ménage à Trois Cookies

Ménage À Trois Cookies.
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We first made these cookies at our bakery in the 80s and they have been popular ever since. The originals were not gluten-free; these are and like the first version, filled with dark, milk and white chocolate. Get the Ménage à Trois Cookies recipe.

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts.
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You do need a special doughnut pan for these baked doughnuts, but once you have it, and once you see how easy it is to make doughnuts, you will be using it often! Get the Baked Chocolate Doughnut recipe.

Espresso White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Espresso White Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
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Another beloved cookie that we used to make at our bakery. A classic brown sugar and butter base, filled with white chocolate and hazelnuts – and real espresso in the batter. An elegant chocolate chunk cookie, and a fantastic addition to your Gluten-Free Chocolate Desserts repertoire. Get the Espresso White Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe.

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
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These cookies have fantastic flavor with peanut butter and chocolate chunks, but the addition of the chewy texture really makes them special. Get the Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe.

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