Decadent Chocolate Gifts for the Holidays

Give the gift of homemade chocolate (and white chocolate) goodies with these favorites from Christmas with Southern Living.

  • Chocolate-Almond Fudge Squares
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    Chocolate-Almond Fudge Squares

    This rich, chocolate-almond fudge does not require a candy thermometer and is a great choice for holiday gifts.
  • Salted Chocolate-Pecan Toffee
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    Salted Chocolate-Pecan Toffee

    The sweetness of chocolate toffee candy increases with a sprinkle of fleur de sel.
  • Chocolate-Peppermint Bark
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    Chocolate-Peppermint Bark

    Use two kinds of chocolate, peppermint candies and almonds to make this easy and addictive holiday candy.
  • Smoked Sea Salt Chocolate-Covered Turtles
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    Smoked Sea Salt Chocolate-Covered Turtles

    Creamy caramel, rich chocolate, and smoked sea salt unite for an out-of-this world candy, a sure winner among chocolate dessert recipes. Make sure to dip and sprinkle candies a few at a time so the salt will adhere before the chocolate hardens.
  • Peppermint-White Chocolate Candy Slabs
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    Peppermint-White Chocolate Candy Slabs

    Only 3 ingredients are needed to make these colorful and sweet peppermint slabs. Have fun with other flavor varieties like Peanut Brittle Candy Slabs featuring peanut brittle and peanut butter and Hello Dolly Candy Slabs with coconut, pecans, chocolate, and graham crackers.
  • Double Chocolate-Covered Toffee Grahams
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    Double Chocolate-Covered Toffee Grahams

    Sweet graham crackers dipped in either chocolate or white chocolate then studded with toffee bits is a purely decadent treat that your gift recipient is sure to adore. Place each chocolate-coated graham in a cupcake liner to keep from sticking together, then stack in a decorative box and tie with a ribbon.
  • Pecan-Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle
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    Pecan-Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

    This recipe is called "brittle" because it's a big slab of crisp chocolate chip cookie that you break into irregular pieces after it bakes. Package in a cookie jar or in a decorative tin for a festive and sweet twist on chocolate chip cookies.
  • White Chocolate-Peppermint Jumbles
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    White Chocolate-Peppermint Jumbles

    The secret ingredients in these bite-sized candies are pretzels and animal crackers. Both ingredients offer a crunchy texture and the pretzels add a salty punch that pairs well with the rich white chocolate coating.
  • White Chocolate Cookies 'n' Cream Fudge
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    White Chocolate Cookies 'n' Cream Fudge

    No candy thermometer required! This simple fudge takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and just an hour to chill. Your kids will impress their teachers when they present them with a decorative bag loaded with fudge squares.
  • Triple Chocolate-Nut Clusters
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    Triple Chocolate-Nut Clusters

    For the trifecta of chocolaty goodness, toss pecans, cashews, and peanuts in melted chocolate and then spoon into bite-sized pieces. Prevent the chocolate from firming up by keeping it warm in a slow cooker while you spoon out the clusters.
  • Fudgy Espresso Brownie Bites
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    Fudgy Espresso Brownie Bites

    Pair these petite brownies in a holiday gift bag with Pound Cake Minis for a sweet two-bite dessert. Both recipes use mini muffin pans.
  • Chocolate-Drenched Chipotle-Roasted Nuts
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    Chocolate-Drenched Chipotle-Roasted Nuts

    A drizzling of white chocolate makes these spicy chocolate nuts even more rich and decadent. Place them in small bowls at a party for a quick pick-up sweet or wrap in cellophane bags and tie with ribbon for a tasty gift or party favor.
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