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Hot Chocolate Dessert Recipes: 11 Cookies, Cakes And More

Must love marshmallows.

As far as we're concerned, February, not April, is the cruelest month. If not the cruelest, it's the coldest, and there's nothing better to soothe the cold-weather blues than a steamy cup of hot chocolate. Hot chocolate desserts can help you enjoy the milky, chocolatey flavor of the drink in new, inventive ways.

Hot chocolate desserts can range from cookies to cakes, to the counter-intuitive hot chocolate ice cream. Most include marshmallows. All are delectable.

If you think the words "hot" and "chocolate" belong together, check out these 11 recipes that are sure to warm you up:

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Hot Chocolate Recipes
Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate
Ditte Isager
Lavender Hot Chocolate
Rick Poon
Get the Lavender Hot Chocolate recipe from à La Mode
Vanilla Hot Chocolate
This Week For Dinner
Get the Vanilla Hot Chocolate recipe from This Week For Dinner
Classic Hot Choolate
Simply Recipes
Get the Classic Hot Chocolate recipe from Simply Recipes
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Jennifer Iserloh
Orange Hot Chocolate
Knitted Bliss
Get the Orange Hot Chocolate recipe from Knitted Bliss
Gail's Spiced Hot Chocolate
Frances Janisch
Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate
Citrus & Candy
Get the Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate recipe from Citrus & Candy
Spiced Hot Chocolate
Triple Hot Chocolate
Souvlaki For The Soul
Get the Triple Hot Chocolate recipe from Souvlaki For The Soul
Spiked Hot Chocolate
Marcus Samuelsson
Hot Chocolate Affogato
Get the Hot Chocolate Affogato recipe from Stone Soup
Thick & Rich Drinking Chocolate
Ken Burris
Vegan Coconut Almond Hot Chocolate With Vegan Whipped Cream
Apron Strings
White Chocolate Chai
Anna Williams
Nutella Hot Chocolate
The Hungry Housewife
Get the Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe from The Hungry Housewife
Baked Hot Chocolate
Kate Morgan Jackson
Get the Baked Hot Chocolate recipe from Framed Cooks Okay, okay. It's more of a brownie than hot chocolate... but we couldn't resist.