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Dark Chocolate Recipes In Honor Of National Chocolate Day

Come join the dark side.
10/23/2012 08:58am ET | Updated October 27, 2014

Today is a food holiday even food-holiday-haters can get behind: National Chocolate Day. It's the day to fully indulge all your chocolate cravings, and really let your inner chocoholic shine. This year, we at HuffPost Taste have decided to focus our attention on the undisputed trendy chocolate of the times: dark chocolate. The darling of the chocolate world right now, dark chocolate seems to be everyone's favorite. By now it's pretty common knowledge that eating dark chocolate isn't bad for us, but is actually recommended by doctors because of its many health benefits, such as being loaded with antioxidants. We didn't really need an excuse, but since it's doctor-approved, we're reaching for the nearest bar of dark chocolate and digging up our favorite recipes made with the darkest of chocolates on this national holiday.

Dark chocolate makes cakes richer, cookies more complex and brownies even harder to resist (we know, we didn't think it was possible either). Even if you're loyal to milk chocolate, these dark chocolate cake, cookie, and brownie recipes might just bring you over to the dark side. Here 48 examples of dark chocolate madness. And don't worry, once you're done perusing these recipes and we've fully convinced you to go crazy celebrating National Chocolate Day, we're here to show you why you should eat chocolate every day. Stick with us.

1
Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart
The Cilantropist
Get the Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart recipe from The Cilantropist
2
Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies
How Sweet It Is
3
Dark Chocolate Orange Pudding
Good Life Eats
Get the Dark Chocolate Orange Pudding recipe from Good Life Eats
4
Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Sweetapolita
Get the Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies recipe by Sweetapolita
5
Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
Jessie Boo
Get the Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes recipe by Jessie Boo
6
Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
The Faux Martha
Get the Dark Chocolate Ice Cream recipe from The Faux Martha
7
Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake
An Edible Mosaic
Get the Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake recipe from An Edible Mosaic
8
Lavender-Honey-Cardamom-Lemon Dark Chocolate Tart
Dessert for Breakfast
9
Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes
How Sweet It Is
Get the Dark Chocolate Fudge Merlot Cupcakes recipe from How Sweet It Is
10
Salted Dark Chocolate Nutella Cookies
The Faux Martha
11
Molten Chocolate Cakes
The Year In Food
Get the Molten Chocolate Cakes recipe from The Year In Food
12
Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites
Food52
Get the Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites recipe from we eat.happy/Food52

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