Have you ever poured over recipes longingly but also realized someone in your family isn’t going to like it? If you’re a mom of a large family you know this feeling – that there is always one person who won’t be happy. These chocolate recipes for picky eaters are delicious and won’t break the bank and will be sure to make everyone happy.
Chocolate is amazing. It can be used for so many different things and it tastes delicious. There’s no way to go wrong with chocolate. Unless, of course, you’re dealing with a picky eater. Then it can be a bit more difficult to find recipes that they will love. But never fear! I’ve got 19 scrumptious chocolate recipes that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. From simple no-bake desserts to full-on gorgeous bundt cakes there’s something for everyone here! So get ready to indulge in some delicious chocolate goodness!
Scrumptious Chocolate Recipes for Picky Eaters
Researchers say that irritability can result from a lack of nutrients including iron, zinc, and calcium – all of which may be found in chocolate. There are real health benefits to chocolates, especially dark chocolates. Does this mean chocolate desserts are technically health foods? I’ll let you be the judge of that. Keep reading for a full compilation of chocolate recipes for picky eaters – including brownies, bars, cookies, and more!
All the Chocolate
1. Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes by House Of Nash Eats
If you love ooey-gooey chocolate deliciousness then you are going to love this recipe for lava cakes! These will be individually plated and have a deep chocolate flavor. Your kids will have a great time watching the lava ooze every time they dig their fork in.
2. Crockpot Chocolate Clusters by 9 On A Dime
A crockpot is the key to frugal cooking for large families – and that includes dessert! These clusters mix two chocolate and peanut butter to make a quick snack. The recipe makes a large portion and is simple to make. If you are a fan of peanut butter and chocolate, I have a whole compilation of Reese’s recipes here.
3. Double Chocolate Bundt Cake by Tutti Dolce
Take devil’s food cake and mix it with brownies and you get this amazing double chocolate bundt cake. It’s topped off with a chocolate glaze. Chocolate is always in style (it’s health food, remember?)!
4. Best Fudgy Cocoa Brownies by Cafe Delites
If I say fudgy brownies with a crispy top, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s also hard to get a brownie recipe just right to achieve that perfect combination. When it comes to desserts for picky eaters, this one is a winner for sure!
5. Chocolate Raspberry Cake by Carlsbad Cravings
Do you like the combination of chocolate with fruit? This raspberry chocolate cake is decadent and rich. It would be perfect for special occasions like Mother’s Day, too. It’s a mix of fresh raspberries, raspberry jam, and the chocolate that makes a burst of flavor and color. This one does require room-temperature eggs, so plan a bit ahead if you want to try this chocolate raspberry cake.
6. Chunky Chocolate Walnut Easter cookies by 9 On A Dime
Let’s amp up the health benefits of chocolate by adding in high-protein walnuts to make these festive cookies. Technically, this recipe is for Easter, but you can easily switch out the Easter M&Ms for different colors. Regardless of the holiday season, these will be a winner for your picky eaters.
7. Chocolate Mousse by Recipe Tin Eats
Chocolate Mousse should be light and fluffy and leave you wanting more. This recipe has a classic French approach which means less cream and more chocolate. It also gives very detailed instructions so you know you are making it correctly.
8. Death By Chocolate Poke Cake by Love Bakes Good Cakes
If you love ALL things chocolate, in every texture, then this is the recipe for you! It has chocolate bar, chocolate mousse, chocolate goo – everything all rolled into one delicious cake. The recipe uses dark chocolate as the main variety.
9. Grand Marnier Chocolate Truffles by Zesty Olive
This rich chocolate ganache center with a hint of orange will be a good dessert for picky eaters. It is also no-bake which makes it a time-saving option for busy moms. This recipe takes just a little bit of time to firm up before you roll it in cocoa powder. If you’ve failed with truffles before – give this recipe a shot.
10. Valentine’s Strawberry Hot Cocoa Bombs by 9 On A Dime
Hot Cocoa Bombs are a favorite thing to make in my family. These have a fun Valentine’s theme but you could easily switch out a few of the decorations and use them for other holidays – or just any day ending in y. I recommend using this silicone bomb mold if you don’t have one already.
11. Death By Chocolate No Bake Cheesecake Bars by Averie Cooks
These bars taste great but as busy moms, we can also get excited that these can be made ahead and are no-bake! They are creamy and decadent. Make a double batch because these are not going to last long.
12. Triple Chocolate Layer Cake by Sally’s Baking Addiction
So far in this roundup of chocolate recipes for picky eaters we’ve had double chocolate, death by cholate, and now we have triple chocolate! It just keeps getting better! This cake has 3 layers but can also be made as a sheet cake. The author describes it as devil’s food cake but better – and I’d have to agree.
13. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes by Life Love And Sugar
These appeal to both the eyes and the stomach. It’s a chocolate cupcake topped with strawberry frosting topped with a chocolate-covered strawberry. Did you get all that? Your kids can help you out dipping the strawberries, too.
14. Tiramisu Liqueur Bombs by 9 On A Dime
Okay, let’s be honest. This recipe isn’t exactly for the picky eaters in your family – unless that picky eater is the mama. This one is a treat just for you! These liqueur bombs mix coffee, chocolate, and liqueur in one tiny package of sinful delight.
15. Chocolate Icebox Cake by Amanda’s Cookin
This no-bake cake is perfect for summer when you don’t want to turn on your oven. It’s got graham crackers, chocolate pudding, ganache, cream cheese, and whipped cream. What’s not to love about that?
16. Chocolate Cherry Bars by Julie’s Eats And Treats
Busy mamas, take note! These chocolate cherry bars start with a boxed mix saving you even more time. These fudgy brownies are stuffed with cherries and a homemade chocolate sauce is drizzled on top. These are great for large families, potlucks, or even bake sales.
17. French Silk Pie by Joy Food Sunshine
Talk about melt-in-your-mouth – a flaky pie crust, chocolate silk, and fresh whipped cream are the main components of this chocolate dessert. It has a deep, rich flavor without being too sweet.
18. Flourless Brownies by Sugar Spun Run
Sometimes picky eaters are picky due to food sensitivities. If that is the case in your house, these flourless brownies might be a good option. Still rich and chocolatey – you won’t even notice the lack of flour. If you’re needing more gluten-free desserts you’ll love these.
19. No Bake Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Cake by Beyond Frosting
This is another fun summer recipe as it is no-bake. It’s visually stunning as well so prepare for your picky eater’s mouth to be watering! There is a layer of chocolate mousse topped with a layer of fresh raspberry mousse. Perfect for summertime or when you want to impress at a potluck.
Are you having a craving for chocolate yet? Even your picky eaters should find a recipe to love in this compilation of chocolate bars, mousse, cookies, and cocoa bombs. For even more dessert ideas, check out these fun and easy Mug Cakes.