Decadent triple chocolate Belgian waffles are the perfect breakfast or dessert on Valentine’s Day! They literally transport you to chocolate heaven. Made with cocoa, mini chocolate chips and drizzled in a thick chocolate syrup, these beautiful chocolate Belgian waffles are meant to be shared and savored with the one you love. I wish you could reach right through your screen and grab one or two right now! Mmmm…
Ingredients for Chocolate Belgian Waffle Recipe
These are the ingredients you’ll need to make decadent triple chocolate waffles: all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, malted milk powder, natural unsweetened cocoa powder, milk, large eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract (pure Mexican vanilla extract is the best type!), and mini chocolate chips. For garnishing: whipped cream and thick chocolate syrup or hot fudge. If you’re serving chocolate waffles for dessert, a large scoop of vanilla ice cream will elevate this Belgian waffle recipe to the next level!
How to Make Belgian Chocolate Waffles
Making scrumptious chocolate waffles is quick and easy to do! Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Preheat your waffle iron according to the appliance instructions. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the dry ingredients. Mix until blended. One by one, add each of the wet ingredients to the mixing bowl. Mix until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated into the Belgian waffle batter. The batter will be thick. Add mini chocolate chips to the bowl and mix briefly. Your decadent triple chocolate waffles are ready to be made!
Chocolate Belgian Waffles Made from Scratch
To help prevent the chocolate Belgian waffles from sticking to your waffle maker, lightly brush the grids of the waffle iron with butter or oil, or use a cooking spray. Once your waffle iron is heated and ready, pour one cup of waffle batter onto the center of the grids. Close the waffle iron. Cook according to appliance instructions.
When making Belgian chocolate waffles in my heart-shaped waffle maker, it takes one minute on the first side and then I flip my waffle iron over. My Belgian waffle then cooks for another 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on the second side. Place your cooked waffle on a baking tray and stick it in the oven to keep it warm while you’re preparing more chocolate waffles. This will also help to further crisp things up.
How to Serve Triple Chocolate Belgian Waffles
These triple chocolate Belgian waffles have a beautiful taste and texture. They’re crisp on the outside, super tender on the inside and not overly sweet. The flavors are decadent but also wonderfully well balanced. Serve your chocolate waffles fresh and hot right off the grids with melted or softened butter, whipped cream and generous drizzles of thick chocolate syrup or hot fudge. You’ll love that this easy Belgian waffle recipe can be made in advance. This is really helpful when preparing a large brunch with several different menu items. Simply freeze the waffles in a ziplock freezer bag. When you’re ready to serve them, just rewarm the waffles in your conventional oven or toaster.
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If you want to get extra fancy, sprinkle some chocolate jimmies over the chocolate waffles and top everything off with whipped cream with a bright-red Maraschino cherry. Ahhh…doesn’t this look good? Sometimes you absolutely can have your cake and your Belgian waffles too!
Recommended Kitchen Tools for Chocolate Belgian Waffles
My Sweetheart non-stick waffle pan is perfect for making heart-shaped chocolate waffles. I bought mine at Williams Sonoma, but you can get yours online through Amazon. I love that it’s quick and easy to use and makes waffles in 3 minutes flat. The fact that the top and bottom halves separate for easy cleaning was a huge selling point for me. No more messy clean up of grills that cannot be removed from a waffle iron. Now I can make super-cute, yummy Belgian waffles all the time with minimal clean-up. This sweetheart waffle iron along with this chocolate waffles recipe make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
Triple Chocolate Belgian Waffles
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 3 + 1/2 large waffles 1x
Chocolate Belgian waffles are a great way to start the day.
- 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons malted milk powder
- 1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 5 tablespoons melted butter, slightly cooled
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 bag of mini chocolate chips (6 ounces)
- thick chocolate syrup or hot fudge (the type used for ice cream sundaes)
- Optional garnishes: melted or softened butter, whipped cream and a Maraschino cherry
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees (to keep cooked waffles warm). Preheat your waffle iron per appliance instructions.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, malted milk powder, and cocoa powder. Mix well.
- Add in the wet ingredients: milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated. The Belgian waffle batter will be thick. Add in the mini chocolate chips and mix again briefly.
- Brush the grills of the waffle iron with melted butter or oil, or use a cooking spray to keep your chocolate waffles from sticking to the grills.
- Pour one cup of waffle batter onto the center of the waffle iron. Close the waffle iron and cook according to appliance directions. For the heart-shaped waffle maker I use it takes one minute to cook on the first side, then just 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on the second side. If you’re making several waffles, store the cooked waffles on a baking tray inside your warm oven until the waffle-making process is completed.
- Serve your triple chocolate Belgian waffles with butter, whipped cream and generous drizzles of thick chocolate syrup or hot fudge. If you’re feeling fancy, add a bright-red Maraschino cherry on top!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Party
- Method: Waffle iron
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: chocolate waffles, chocolate waffle recipe, belgian waffle recipe
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60 thoughts on “Triple Chocolate Belgian Waffles”
Can I make the batter ahead and leave it in the fridge overnight??
Hello Amber. Yes, the waffle batter can be made ahead of time and refrigerated overnight.
These look delicious!! And they look super cute!! Such a great idea for valentines day, to share with the kiddos! Thanks for sharing <#
These are just delicious! We ate them with our fingers like brownies… only better because they are slightly crispy and not as sweet.
Wonderful recipe! I made them in my regular waffle maker, but that heart shaped one is now in my Amazon cart. lol
I’ve been trying to make chocolate waffles for as long as I can remember and I can never get the recipe right! These look amazing!
We are making these for Valentines Day. My kids are so excited! What a delicious idea!
These made for such a decadent breakfast! I’m going to make them again for Valentine’s Day. They were a huge hit!
I love the little heart shape of these! Super cute! They look super easy to make and very delicious.
OMG this looks AMAZING! I want some now!!!
Wow my mouth is watering right now. Looks so yummy!
So cute of those heart-shaped waffles! Men should learn this recipe for their lady love, and Moms.
What could be better than chocolate and waffles??? Love the malt powder addition.
These are soooooooo cute! I want to make these for my kiddo on V-Day morning.
These belgian waffles look like they are amazing. I love chocolate waffles and so triple would be out of this world.
I am emailing this to my hubby right now! LOL. This is a perfect breakfast in bed Valentine’s Day suprise!!! Looks totally unhealthy, but completely delectable and delicious!!!! Pinning this one.
This just looks too amazing for words. I think my daughter would really love it. I just would have to find where I can get that heart shaped tool for making the waffles. I will try out the recipe anyway and see what I think.
What a beautiful presentation. Those heart shaped waffles are so adorable. I bet tastes great too.
I love the heart shapes. the waffles look so tasty. I must try them out.
These are so cute!! It is making me seriously want to go out and buy a waffle iron!!
This looks like a wonderful recipe! I love waffles and chocolate, can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing.
Yummy! These look delicious. will attempt to make them. Thanks.so much.
these look so tasty. i would have to make the portion smaller though to fit my calorie count for the day lol
Oh my goodness how absolutely delicious do these waffles look and sound! I would absolutely love to give them a go – I’m going to have to think about making them myself.
I am so mad at you. These look delish. I have to make them for my son and hubby…Im on a restricted meal plan. But OMG I want one now.
I love belgian waffles! I love that this was made into a mini sundae looks good!
What a wonderful recipe, looks so beautiful and easy to make. I know what I’m making for my family this weekend!
This Decadent triple chocolate Belgian waffles looks so good! I would love to try it soon!
Oh wow. These waffles look amazing. The recipe also looks really doable. :)
Oh wow. These waffles look amazing. The recipe also looks really doable.
You had me at triple chocolate. I love my chocolate, so I know I’d love these. I might make them for breakfast–or heck, for dinner! I do enjoy breakfast for dinner.
TRIPLE THE CHOCOLATE. TRIPLE THE FUN. AM I WRONG OR RIGHT?! hahahahah! But seriously. THIS looks like a sexy good time!
Ok, I will admit it. I have never been much of a waffle fan. There is just something about them….but then…I saw these! Oh Me Oh My! these look phenomenal!
They are delicious! I am sure these would change your mind with one bite :-)
So cute chocolate !
Just looking at this gave me a heart attack plus that’s too much chocolate for my liking, pass.????????
Thank you, James! I am sure if you tasted these you would change your mind. They are a chocolate lovers dream come true.
OMG these look so good! They’re so cute too – sharing these out now so I remember to make them! ;)
Thank you, Adriana! I would love to hear how they turn out for you.
these look SO delicious! I love the little hearts, perfect for valentines day!
Thank you, Jess! I am all about themed food :-) These were so fun to make.
Holy moly! My mouth is watering–definitely going to have to try these waffles!
Thank you, Cat! You have to try these out. They are so delicious! You will love them!
Sounds a mouth-watering and healthy treat that can make any event delicious.
Thanks for sharing the recipe with us
You’re welcome! I appreciate the kind words. These are sure to be a hit at any event.
I am drooling! These look so delicious, and your photography is beautiful!
Thank you, Shannon! I am so glad you liked these.
I’m sure that taste as delicious as they look! I would love to try making this. Look so good, this will be a huge hit!
These look absolutely amazing! Yum.
OMG YUM! I love Belgian waffles but I’ve never had triple chocolate! I love the little heart shapes too, perfect for V-Day :)
Those look amazing! I’m game for anything triple chocolate but I think my favorite part is that they’re hearts!
OMG! Look at those beauties. These waffles are worth a try and I am drooling over these.
These look amazing! I’m more of a pancake kind of girl, but I’d totally make an exception for these! haha
These waffles looks like my perfect breakfast! Thank you for sharing! I should try to cook these ☺️
These look incredible and so delish, I want them now..YUM, thanks for sharing, perfect for valentines
These look so dreamy! The heart shapes make them even more fun to eat, too! I think this will be on my brunch menu for valentine’s day!
These look delicious! I love having chocolate for breakfast. The only thing I don’t have is malted milk powder so I am adding that to my grocery list now!
These look delicious!!!!! My daughter is obsessed with hearts and she will love when I make these!
Holy cow! This looks absolutely delightful!! I still don’t have my full menu together yet for Valentines Day, so this is definitely going to be my dessert. I’ll let you know how it goes ????
Girl, these look incredible. They would definitely be a treat and I love the shapes too.
This looks soooo yummy and pretty! I pinned it! :)