12 Christmas chocolate recipes

12 Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate is one of the few things we could eat for 12 glorious days without a break. From the fussiest soufflé to the humblest brownie, chocolate rarely disappoints. That’s why it’s the perfect Christmas treat—and why we’ve created these 12 chocolate recipes to keep everyone on your nice list happy.

Nothing here requires a candy thermometer or a pastry bag, so don’t worry that you’ll be stressing over the stove feeling anything but festive. No matter how you like your chocolate, there’s a dessert that will make you feel merrier than a Christmas elf.

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Peanut Clusters Recipe


A merry mixture of peanuts, butterscotch and chocolate.

Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Christmas Eve chocolate fudge

You’ll sleep with visions of this deep, dark chocolate fudge dancing in your head.

Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe

Blitzen bark

An easy almond bark that will please your holiday helpers.

Salted Caramel Brownie Recipe

Naughty-and-nice brownies

A sprinkle of sea salt adds depth and surprise to these delicious caramel brownies.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

Twinkle crinkles

A dusting of powdered sugar makes these cookies especially merry.

Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Jingle bells

Jolly chocolate truffles make wonderful gifts for ringing in the holidays.

Black Russian Cake Recipe

Black Russian wreath

A ring of moist chocolate cake with a surprise Black Russian flavor.

Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Fa-la-la-la-lava cakes

These individual molten lava cakes can be prepared ahead and put into the oven for 10 minutes before being demolished in a blaze of chocolate glory.

Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ho-ho cocoa

A genuine, creamy cocoa to revive even the weariest caroler.

Sweet & Spicy Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Season's heatings brownies

Brownies with a spicy-sweet kick!

Chocolate Pumpkin Quick Bread Recipe

Quick-as-a-flash bread

The holiday hostess’ best friend: a superb quick bread made from pantry ingredients and boxed cake mix.

Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Turtledoves chocolate mousse cake

Cozy up with chocolate mousse cake made for two.

Bonus: 5 Merry Mix-ins  

Learn how to make 5 very merry treats by adding Crafters & Co. Peppermint Bark to a favorite recipe. They’re simple surprises that will add a dash of jolly to anyone’s day!

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  • (video) Director: Christopher Dorsey, Photographer: Ken Sabatini, Stylist: Andy Newcom, Producer: Jennifer Dreiling, Editor: Jon Quigg, Lettering Artist: Virginia Sembower, Music: Chris Johnson
Jennifer Fujita

Jennifer is a Hallmark writer and culinary student who is always on the hunt for new, easy recipes for celebrating the holidays and seasons.