Decadent recipes for chocolate desserts

From classics such as chewy chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, to crazy candy creations such as Peanut Butter Cup and Snickers crunch brownies; whatever your guilty pleasure, we've got you covered with more than 50 chocolate recipes.

Peanut butter fudge bars

The Pastry Chef's Baking
These bars topped off with chopped Hershey Kisses are like eating a soft peanut butter cookie with a layer of chocolate in the middle.

By Carol Ramos, The Pastry Chef's Baking
From "Cake Mix Cookies" by Camilla V. Saulsbury

1 18.25-ounce package yellow cake mix
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Position oven rack in middle of oven. Spray the bottom only of a 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray (I line with foil then spray).

2. In a large bowl place the cake mix, peanut butter, eggs and oil. Blend 1-2 minutes with an electric mixer set on low speed until well blended. Reserve 1-1/2 cups of the mixture. Press remaining mixture into bottom of prepared pan; set pan and reserved mixture aside.

3. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan set over low heat, melt the chocolate chips with the condensed milk and butter, stirring until blended and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract; pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.

4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and topping is firm to the tough. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely; cut into bars.

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