Three Easy Chocolate Desserts: Five Ingredients or Less!

Do you ever find yourself endlessly scrolling through Pinterest or flipping through cookbooks in search of the perfect chocolate recipe? It can be overwhelming and time-consuming, especially if you’re not a seasoned baker. Don’t worry, there are easy chocolate recipes available that taste like they took all day to make, but in reality, they require only five ingredients or less and no baking!

Here are three of our favorite, impressive-yet-easy chocolate dessert recipes:

Chocolate Mousse: If you’re looking for a dessert that is both elegant and easy to make, chocolate mousse is a perfect choice. This recipe from Half Baked Harvest only requires four ingredients: heavy cream, vanilla extract, chocolate hazelnut spread, and espresso powder. Simply whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form, then fold in the remaining ingredients. Let it chill in the fridge for a few hours, and voila! Plate in individual dessert cups, or even small water glasses. For garnish, add whipped cream, chocolate shavings, raspberries, or a sprig of mint and you are ready to serve this delicious and easy chocolate dessert at your next brunch or dinner party.

And if you want to take your chocolate mousse game to the next level, be sure to check out AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate’s Chocolate Mousse recipe for this classic dessert!

Image of Chocolate Mousse


Chocolate Bark: Chocolate bark is a great option if you’re in a rush but still want something sweet and chocolatey. All you need is chocolate chips and your favorite toppings. This recipe from Martha Stewart recommends using almonds and sea salt, but we really love using chopped dried fruit, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, and pretzels. Simply melt the chocolate in the microwave or on a double boiler, spread it out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and sprinkle your toppings on top. Let it chill in the fridge until it’s set and hard, and then break it into pieces for a quick and easy chocolate treat. We also love chocolate bark as a wonderful, personal gift for a friend, teacher, or co-worker.


Be sure to check out the AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate’s Chocolate Bark recipe for a unique twist on this timeless treat!

chocolate bark that has been broken up in a tin cap


Chocolate Truffles: Truffles may sound fancy and time-consuming, but they’re actually very easy to make. This recipe from Allrecipes only requires three ingredients: bittersweet or dark chocolate (can be chocolate chips, chopped baking chocolate or grated baking chocolate), heavy cream, and butter. Simply melt the chocolate, butter, and cream together, let it chill in the fridge until it’s firm enough to roll into balls, and then roll them in cocoa powder or your favorite toppings like chopped pretzels, your favorite chopped nuts, or even sprinkles. These easy chocolate truffles make great party favors and hostess gifts, and they taste like they were made by a professional chocolatier.


Ready to try something new? Check out AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate’s DIY Artisan Truffle Recipe for a one-of-a-kind treat.

chocolate truffles with coconut, matcha, dried cherries as toppings on a black serving tray


We really love spicing up these recipes with our Finely Grated Baking Chocolate—it contains spices like cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and star anise which adds an incredible depth of flavor. It can be used in any recipe that calls for dark baking chocolate. And since it is pre-grated it makes these easy recipes even easier!

A package of American Heritage Chocolate's finely grated dark chocolate behind a bowl of the product with a spoon with grated chocolate coming off of it on a wooden surface


So remember when you need something chocolaty with a big wow factor, remember these recipes.  Whether you’re in the mood for chocolate mousse, chocolate bark, or chocolate truffles, these easy desserts are sure to impress.  Be sure to give them a try and let us know what you think!

Happy Cooking!