Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

Our Best Recipes using HERSHEY'S Cocoa Powder

If you’ve ever found yourself facing the cupboard and wondering what to make with cocoa powder, you’re in luck. Behold, some of our yummiest (and easiest) HERSHEY'S Cocoa recipes.

If your mouth waters at just the thought of a piece of chocolate cake, you’re our kind of people. But believe it or not, there are countless uses for cocoa powder. Check out some of our favorite recipes using HERSHEY'S Cocoa.

1. HERSHEY'S Chocolate Cheesecake

Since we firmly believe that no one should ever have to choose between chocolate cake and cheesecake, we made it easy for you. Rich, light and full of flavor, this cheesecake recipe will become one of your go-to favorites.

chocolate cheesecake

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2. Best Brownies

When you’ve been doing this for as long as we have, you start to understand when something is best-in-class. This brownie recipe might take a little longer than something just out of the box, but it’s so worth it. Sweet, rich, extra-chocolatey with a creamy brownie frosting and just the right amount of nuts make this the best brownie we’ve ever tasted.

chocolate iced brownies

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It’s entirely possible that you think you’ve already baked the most perfect chocolate cake. We think you might just change your mind after trying this recipe. It’s the top chocolate cake recipe on our site for a reason, and it works perfectly as a layer cake, cupcakes or a dark and delicious Bundt cake too.

chocolate cream pie with hershey bars

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4. Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

If you love the idea of baking cookies that only look complicated, this recipe’s for you. The trick is to roll rounded balls of the cookie dough in powdered sugar before baking. The result is delicious.

cocoa cookies

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5. Quick Creamy Chocolate Pudding

We predict that once you’ve tasted this creamy version of the comfort food classic, chances are good that you’ll never settle for instant pudding ever again. Keep stirring the warm chocolatey mixture until it boils and to keep stirring for a full minute even after it boils. Serve warm or refrigerate for 2 hours for a cooler treat.

chocolate pudding

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6. Rich Cocoa Fudge

Remember the most amazing fudge you’ve ever tasted? Maybe it was at a farmer’s market or county fair. Okay, forget that one, because this version is so much better. Butter, milk and HERSHEY’S Cocoa or HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa come together for rich, flavorful fudge that’s sure to please any fudge connoisseur.

chocolate fudge

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7. Chocolate Quicky Sticky Bread

Some call it monkey bread, we just call it delicious. What sets this recipe apart are the HERSHEY’S MINI KISSES Milk Chocolates hidden in each and every section. Using frozen bread dough, this is quicky sticky perfection.

chocolate sticky bread

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8. Black Magic Cake

Everyone who has a bite of this moist and magical buttermilk chocolate cake will ask for seconds, it is that delicious. Also, there are only 3 easy steps

chocolate bundt cake with chocolate drizzle

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9. Rich ‘N Good Chocolate Truffles

Why spend a small fortune on store-bought bon bons, when you can whip up a batch at home? These are light and fluffy and just rich enough to satisfy any sweet tooth. Roll them in cocoa for a quick and easy truffle topping.

mini chocolate truffles

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10. Cocoa For One Hot Drink Recipes

You share so much of yourself with everyone else in your life, sometimes you need a treat that’s exclusively yours. We created a few variations of classic hot cocoa for any time you need a sweet pick-me-up or a comforting escape from a busy day.

mug of hot cocoa

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11. Perfectly Chocolate No Sugar Added Cocoa

Just because you’re watching your sugar intake doesn’t mean you should feel deprived. This version of the classic tastes just as delicious as you’d expect. 

Perfectly Chocolate No Sugar Added Cocoa

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Whether you're transforming your next batch of cookies into a warm chocolatey treat, or warming up with a mug of steaming hot cocoa, HERSHEY'S Cocoa is the way to go. Give these recipes a try when you need some inspiration, or a quick homemade dessert.

From all of us at HERSHEY'S KITCHENS

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