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Hold on to your chocolate, because cocoa prices are up. Way up. They’ve actually been creeping skyward for a while now, but the price of one metric ton of cocoa beans just rose 9.7 percent—and that’s up from a 21 percent jump in 2013. To sum it up: Demand for chocolate is getting greater (never saw that coming), but more cacao beans aren’t magically appearing on trees. And when demand outstrips supply, prices get higher. 

But there are always chocolate desserts worth making, regardless of the price. Heck, those fabulous salted chocolate tartlets that thrill your dinner guests will be even more fabulous if chocolate becomes a precious, special-occasion commodity. Trust us on this one.

Here are a few other always-worth-it, chocolatey delectables.

Chocolate-Pistachio Torte

Chocolate Desserts Worth Every Penny

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Chocolate-Raspberry Tart

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Silver-Dollar Pancake Sundaes with Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce

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Chocolate Mousse with Cointreau and Chocolate Shards

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Warm Chocolate Puddings

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Salted Chocolate Tartlets

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Chocolate-Dunked Pistachio Shortbread

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Chocolate-Orange Hazelnut Bark

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Gingerbread Beer Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

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Chocolate Mousse

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