8 delicious ways to get your chocolate fix

12 recipes for walnuts
(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

Because you can never have too much chocolate, we’ve compiled several of our favorite recipes for chocolate lovers. You’re welcome.

Filomena’s vasetto di crema chocolate mousse

Filomena’s Italian Kitchen in Costa Mesa serves a chocolate mousse called vasetto di crema that reader Sheila Alperstein says is so exceptionally light and airy that “three of us shared one, and it was gone in a nanosecond.”

Boudin Bakery’s brownies

Fudgy brownies that call for a glass of milk
Perfect for the chocolate lover.
Recipe: Boudin Bakery's brownies
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

It may be most famous for its San Francisco sourdough, but Boudin Bakery puts out an equally mean brownie. Thick and almost fudge-like in consistency, it’s richly flavored with a slightly sweet finish. Arm yourself with a big glass of milk before delving into one of these winners.

Warm chocolate bread pudding

Pudding paradise
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

This bread pudding is rich with thick, almost pudding-like custard and deep chocolate flavor. Served warm, it’s pure comfort on a plate.

Chocolate torte souffle

Forecast: chocolate rising
(Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

This dessert has all the intensity of a flourless chocolate cake but with that light, airy texture you expect of a souffle. Serve it alone or topped with a dollop of chocolate whipped cream. (Sprinkle in cocoa and sugar to taste while you’re whipping the cream.)

Double-chocolate espresso walnut cookies

Chocolate walnut cookies
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

This cookie recipe, from Julienne in San Marino, doesn’t disappoint. Semisweet and bittersweet chocolate find their way into these cookies, with a little espresso powder thrown in to boost the intense flavor.

Brunos’ budino al caramello

It’ll be love at first bite
(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Creamy caramel custard and rich chocolate ganache are nicely layered in this dessert, then topped with a dollop of whipped sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped toasted hazelnuts. It is love at first bite.

Cucina Rustica’s chocolate trio torte

Chocolate desserts
(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

A chocolate lover’s dream come true, Cucina Rustica’s torte combines smooth layers of creamy bittersweet, milk and white chocolate mousse on top of a rich chocolate cookie crust. It’s divine and dangerous, all at the same time.

Rum-walnut chocolate-chip pie

12 recipes for walnuts
(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

You’ll love the combination of chocolate with walnuts and rum in this very rich pie. Each slice is great served slightly warmed with a big glass of milk.


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