I love chocolate all times of the year, but there’s something especially wonderful about chocolate during the holidays. Maybe it’s because everyone seems to start baking and sharing treats left and right. Or maybe it’s just because I let go of guilt during the holidays and eat with abandon! Whatever the reason, chocolate and the holidays are the perfect pair!
These 25 chocolate desserts for the holidays are perfect for this time of the year, all for their own, special reasons. Get ready to dig in because you won’t be able to resist these chocolatey treats!
It isn’t the holidays without chocolate! 1 of 26
These chocolate recipes will make your holiday feasting complete!
Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cake 2 of 26
This festive cake looks absolutely scrumptious!
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Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti 3 of 26
This biscotti not only makes for a super cute-looking Christmas gift, it tastes wonderful!
Photo credit: This Week for Dinner
Cocoa Cardamom Cake 4 of 26
Cardamom is firmly associated with the holidays for me, as a result of my Swedish family's cardamom bread. This cake brings together two of my favorite holiday foods, chocolate and cardamom, for a special and unique dessert.
Chocolate Pomegranate Bark 5 of 26
I love this creative take on chocolate bark, incorporating pomegranates for a beautiful and tasty treat.
Photo credit: Liv Life
Pots de Creme au Chocolat 6 of 26
These little pots of chocolate gold are beyond delicious and easy to throw together, making for a special, elegant and simple holiday dessert.
Photo credit: This Week for Dinner
Chocolate Chestnut Mousse Tarts 7 of 26
Forget the open fire, let's throw chestnuts into chocolate mousse!
Photo credit: Ricki Heller
Candy Cane Dessert Shooters 8 of 26
How much more fun can holiday chocolate get than with these candy cane shooters?
Mississippi Mudtini 9 of 26
How festive and cute are these Mississippi mudtinis? Perfect for a holiday party!
Photo credit: Snappy Gourmet
Chocolate Ganache Swirl Cheesecake with Almond Fig Crust 10 of 26
Move over, figgy pudding there's a new fig in town and he has chocolate ganache and cheesecake by his side.
Photo credit: Spabettie
Dark Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies 11 of 26
Not only do these cookies have the festive flavor of chocolate and mint, but they look Christmasy, too!
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Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti 12 of 26
I love the holiday twist of gingerbread in this chocolate biscotti recipe.
Bourbon Balls 13 of 26
These rich chocolate bourbon balls will make for a merry Christmas indeed!
Photo credit: Savour Fare
Cranberry Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies 14 of 26
Thumbprint cookies always make me think of the holidays, and I especially love these cookies stuffed with cranberries, chocolate and almonds.
Photo credit: An Edible Mosaic
Miette’s Simple Chocolate Wafers 15 of 26
Sometimes simplicity is what we need most during the holidays and these beautiful cookies deliver just that.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies 16 of 26
Classic chocolate crinkle cookies are a holiday must-have!
Photo credit: Spoonful of Flavor
Easy Chocolate BÃ»che de NoÃ«l (Yule Log) 17 of 26
I will never forget the first BÃ»che de NoÃ«l that I ever tasted pure heaven! And making a classic chocolate yule log is surprisingly simple with this recipe!
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cookies 18 of 26
I wish Starbucks would serve salted caramel hot chocolate all year, but I suppose the scarcity during the rest of the year has made it a special holiday treat for me. I love the idea of incorporating that delicious flavor into a cookie!
Photo credit: Beyond Frosting
Frosty Cocoa Holiday Shake 19 of 26
This frozen "hot chocolate" is sure to delight kids and grown-ups alike!
Chocolate Yeast Cake and Roulade 20 of 26
I can't stop looking at this chocolate yeast cake it is gorgeous! This delicious cake is a beautiful dessert to serve for the holidays.
Photo credit: Food Wanderings
Santa’s Favorite Malted Hot Chocolate 21 of 26
Santa vouched for this recipe himself, so you know it's a good one!
Peppermint Bark Fudge 22 of 26
Fudge is a must during the holidays, and this version inspired by peppermint bark is especially perfect for the season!
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Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies 23 of 26
These chocolate peppermint chip cookies look perfect for holiday gifts or for devouring yourself in your cozy living room (can you tell what my plan is?).
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Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints 24 of 26
Chocolate and cherry is another flavor combo that I associate with the holidays and pulling treats out of Christmas stockings. These cookies look like a great variation on that theme!
Photo credit: Rachel Cooks
Chocolate Chip Clementine Spice Muffins 25 of 26
Oranges and the holidays go hand in hand. These chocolate chip clementine muffins are perfect for Christmas morning!
White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge 26 of 26
So, I'm a pretty hard core chocolate lover and don't usually count white chocolate as even being in the same universe with chocolate, but this fudge looked too divine and too perfect for the holidays not to include!
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