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Dark Chocolate Lava Drops

Dark Chocolate Lava Drops

Serve these chocolate cookies warm for an indulgent treat. You can form the cookies ahead and bake them right before serving.

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1 hr
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate

3/4 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

32 dark chocolate candy pieces, unwrapped

1/2 cup sparkling sanding sugar or sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Place butter and bittersweet chocolate in bowl. Microwave 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Cool 10 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Add 3/4 cup sugar and egg to cooled chocolate mixture; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Press 1 chocolate candy into each ball; form dough around candy to completely cover.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 1/2 cup sugar into bowl; roll balls in sugar. Place, 1 inch apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until just set. (Do not overbake.) Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Tip #1

To make ahead, shape cookies; roll in sugar. Place in container with tight-fitting lid. Store at room temperature up to 2 hours or refrigerate until ready to bake.

Tip #2

To reheat baked cookies, place 2 cookies onto microwave-safe plate. Microwave 15-30 seconds or until centers are melted. Do not overheat.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

120 Calories
6 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
35 Sodium (mg)
17 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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