Janet's Notebook
Blue Ribbon Desserts to Satisfy Your Chocolate Cravings


Chocolate Dream Pie


Want to earn a place in my heart? Make me a chocolate dessert. What kind? Anything! I'm not picky... the more chocolate the better. If you can't think of a better way to end a day than enjoying something chocolaty, then take a look at these Blue Ribbon desserts.

Cookies are an easy way to satisfy that need for chocolate. Lisa Cancilla's (Parlin, NJ) Chocolate Cherry and White Chip Cookies are a delicious treat.

"These are for you chocolate lovers out there." thinks Lisa. "They are soft, chocolaty, and always seem to disappear quickly. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does."

I like soft cookies and the flavors in this one are so good. Dried cherries add a nice tartness that complements the chocolate cookie. White chocolate chips give a pop of sweetness. The hardest part of making these cookies is waiting for the dough to chill.

Janet Gustafson's (Carrollton, TX) Kahlua Chocolate Cake is definitely adults only and perfect if you want to make something for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

"This cake is rub it in your hair good," jokes Janet. "I made it for a bake sale and the person who bought it has called me three different times to make it for family get-togethers. The pairing of chocolate and coffee-flavored liqueur is tantalizing."

If you love Kahlua, then I think you'll love this easy, moist, and chocolaty cake. Kahlua is a coffee liquor. Using it as the liquid for the glaze adds a strong coffee flavor and pairs wonderfully with the chocolate cake.

We love molten cakes in the Test Kitchen. They're not only decadent but are also easy to make. Debbie Thurmond's (Shreveport, LA) Burning Love Molten Chocolate Cake is a great recipe.

"Chocolate lovers, this one is for YOU." shares Debbie. Yes. It. Is.

The outer edge is crunchy and the center is warm and oozing chocolate. What's there not to love about this easy dessert recipe? This will be great for a special dinner... or just when you want a heavy dose of chocolate.

Janet Scott's (Wittmann, AZ) Chocolate Dream Pie is one of those desserts that's easy to make but looks and tastes like you spent all day preparing it.

"This is beyond amazing and melts in your mouth," says Janet. "Turn all the noises off in your house (people included). Sit down with a cup of coffee and a slice of this pie. Savor every bite..."

The crust is buttery, flaky and perfect with all the chocolate. Dual chocolate layers are genius. The bottom dark chocolate pudding layer is rich and creamy. The chocolate mousse layer is silky smooth and melts in your mouth. It's a decadent dessert everyone will ask for a second slice of.

Truffles are the most decadent of chocolate treats. But at candy shops, they can be pretty pricey. Sheila Farrah (Yorktown, VA) shared a recipe for Chocolate Truffles that are simple to make at home.

"My daughter and I like to make these for showers and special occasions," explains Sheila. "When we give them for gifts, everybody loves them."

Impress your family and friends with these. They're smooth and bursting with chocolate flavor and a hint of tanginess from the cream cheese. Roll them in your favorite toppings and you've got great treats and gifts everyone will love. They'll be great for Valentine's Day, the holidays, as a hostess gift... they're so good you'll be finding reasons to make them.

Next time you need a chocolate fix, try these desserts. They're decadent, chocolaty, and oh so good. Happy Pinching!



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1 Comment
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Mona Greer - Feb 11, 2020
Looks delicious...but where do we pinch the recipe ? Says on the web, but where????