Decadent Chocolate Gifts for the Holidays
Give the gift of homemade chocolate (and white chocolate) goodies with these favorites.
Place each spoon in a flat cellophane bag (we also used a cardboard insert for stability) and tie with kitchen twine or ribbon. To serve, stir chocolate spoon into 8 ounces hot milk.
A chocolate-coated, powdered sugar-doused cereal treat is the perfect, portable dessert for shareable snacking. Classic Puppy Chow comes together in under 10 minutes using just a few simple ingredients. It's always a fan-favorite dessert, but if sharing isn't your style, curl up with your remote and a gigantic bowl and indulge all by yourself. Either way, we're not judging.
Neapolitan Chocolate Crispy Rice Treats
This recipes makes 3 cups of each flavor of frosting, if that ends up being more than you need to Neapolitan a few boxes of crispy marshmallow squares, you can save the leftover icings for dipping other store-bought baked goods like brownies or doughnuts. The idea is to make the Neapolitan Icing flavors, then dip to your heart's content.
These icings will start to stiffen as they sit. They will be good for 1/2 hour after you mix them up. If you want to make them in advance and use them later, place them in a bowl and lay a damp paper towel directly on the surface. And then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature. If necessary, whisk in an additional 1-2 Tbsp. hot water to recapture proper consistency.
Rose Petal-White Chocolate Bark
Absolutely gorgeous and so easy to make, this white chocolate bark would make the perfect hostess gift or wedding favor. You can find white chocolate melting wafers in many grocery stores or craft stores, such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby. Just be sure to microwave at 50% in short increments as white chocolate is easy to burn.
Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge
This classic fudge recipe is delightfully chocolatey, smooth, and creamy like a truffle. Making the candy takes only 25 minutes, but the fugde must sit at room temperature overnight to cool slowly and set without forming sugar crystals. Purchase high quality 60%-70% chocolate for best flavor and decadence.
No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
Say good-bye to store bought peanut butter cups, and say hello to these no bake chocolate covered bites. It doesn't get much simpler than 4-ingredients, most of which you already have in your pantry.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Chocolate Meringue Kisses
Coconut La Croix Chocolate Truffles
Use your favorite fizzy beverage to give a burst of coconut flavor to your sweet, chocolatey truffles.
Peanut Butter Cups
A semisweet chocolate shell encompasses a creamy mixture of peanut butter and honey in these over-the-top homemade Peanut Butter Cups.
Chocolate-Strawberry Licorice Bites
If Twizzlers make you think of lazy childhood afternoons and fun nights at the movies, then this recipe is a must-make for you. Upgrade the classic strawberry sweet with a decadant chocolate drizzle tonight.