17 Decadent Chocolate-Coffee Desserts (+ 1 Dinner)!

Do you love the combination of coffee and chocolate? It’s my very favorite – the addition of coffee, espresso or (ahem) Kahlua adds a subtle depth and flavor to almost any chocolate dessert. And I’ve gathered 17 fabulous recipes that highlight this “dynamic duo” (including dinner)!

  • Chocolate and Coffee – A Match Made In Heaven! 1 of 18
    17 decadent chocolate coffee recipes

    Culinary heaven, that is. Take a look at these mouth-watering recipes, combining the classic go-together flavors of coffee and chocolate!

  • Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies 2 of 18
    babble espresso chocolate chunk cookies

    These crisp-chewy cookies - made with dark chocolate chunks and instant espresso - are begging for a tall glass of milk.
    Get the recipe on Babble

  • Mocha Peppermint Cupcakes 3 of 18
    spoonful mocha peppermint cupcakes

    Put these cupcakes on your holiday "to-bake" list! Boxed cake mix goes festive and grown-up with the addition of instant coffee, peppermint buttercream and crushed candy canes.
    Make Mocha Peppermint Cupcakes at Spoonful

  • Espresso Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls 4 of 18
    alaska from scratch espresso chocolate chip cinnamon rolls

    Brown sugar meets espresso meets cinnamon. Meets glaze meets chocolate chips. Go.

    Image and recipe courtesy of Alaska From Scratch

  • Doughnut Holes With Bacon Sugar 5 of 18
    spoonful doughnut holes with bacon sugar

    Doughnut holes. Dipped in a coffee-chocolate glaze. Rolled in (wait for it) bacon sugar. You're welcome.

    Get the recipe at Babble

  • Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake 6 of 18
    babble chocolate espresso pound cake

    This not-too-sweet pound cake is brushed with a coffee-infused syrup - this flavors the cake beautifully, and keeps it extra moist too!

    Image and recipe courtesy of Babble

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake 7 of 18
    spoonful chocolate peanut butter cake

    If chocolate and coffee are a good combination, what are chocolate, coffee and peanut butter? Hmm, a GREAT combination??

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

  • Coffee Bacon 8 of 18
    babble coffee bacon

    Yes, you read correctly - I said coffee-bacon. And chocolate. Is it morning yet?

    Get the recipe at Babble

  • Mocha Ganache Tart 9 of 18
    babble mocha ganache tart with macaroon crust

    This tart takes its coffee seriously - it's in the macaroon-style crust as well as the white and dark chocolate ganache filling in this fancy-looking (but easy to execute) dessert!

    Get the recipe at Babble

  • Tiramisu Trifles 10 of 18
    my baking addiction tiramisu trifles

    Shh - this impressive looking layered dessert is actually super easy and quick to assemble (I won't tell if you won't).

    Image and recipe courtesy of My Baking Addiction

  • Chocolate Espresso Cookies 11 of 18
    donuts dresses and dirt chocolate espresso cookies

    These slice and bake cookies can be formed and frozen - unbaked - for months, making them a holiday baker's dream!

    Make Chocolate Espresso Cookies at Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

  • A Better Brownie 12 of 18
    spoonful brownies

    Got milk? You will want a tall glass to accompany these lower fat versions of your classic after-school treat.

    Get the recipe at Spoonful

  • Espresso Coconut "Cream" Pie 13 of 18
    babble espresso coconut cream pie

    Would you believe that this luscious looking dessert is vegan? Layers of chocolate, espresso and coconut combine to create a dairy-free take on tiramisu.

    Get the recipe at Babble

  • No-Bake Chocolate Cake 14 of 18
    babble no bake chocolate cake

    You read correctly - no bake. This fudge-like dessert comes together in about 10 minutes - pop it in the fridge and let it chill for a few hours before serving to your delighted guests. This would be perfect on a hot day, served with a scoop of (what else?) coffee ice cream!

    Get the recipe at Babble

  • Chocolate Espresso Shortbread 15 of 18
    dinner with julie chocolate hazelnut espresso shortbread

    Though I love shortbread, it can be a bit "one-note". Not here - love this chocolate-coffee version, studded with chopped hazelnuts.

    Image and recipe courtesy of Dinner With Julie

  • Milky Way Brownies 16 of 18
    donuts, dresses and dirt milky way brownies

    What? Don't chopped Milky Ways make everything better? I thought so.

    Get the recipe at Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

  • "Two Bite" Espresso Brownies 17 of 18
    babble espresso brownies

    Boxed brownie mix gets an upgrade, with the addition of espresso powder and chocolate chips. And these are made in muffin tins, for a "two-bite" dessert that is practically (right?) guilt-free!

    Get the recipe at Babble

  • Texas-Style Chili 18 of 18
    babble texas-style chili

    I told you there was dinner! Coffee and chocolate are layered in this Texas-style chili - perfect for all of your upcoming fall tailgate parties!

    Get the recipe at Babble

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