With the holidays around the corner, it’s likely that you will either be welcoming loved ones over for a nice Christmas meal or that you’ll be a guest at someone’s home. What better way to put a smile on people’s face than with chocolate? This is a countdown of my all time favourite chocolate desserts, plus one bonus recipe.

Let’s start with the above salted caramel and chocolate tart by Chatelaine magazine. What can I say about this little piece of heaven? You can just tell by its name that it has something special in store for you. Combining chocolate and caramel is the best pairing ever and the salt is the cherry on the (caramel) sunday.

I have to follow this masterpiece with another perfect-for-the-holidays dessert option: chocolate-peppermint Christmas cookies.

cookie, cookies, recipe, chocolate, peppermint, candy cane, xmas, christmas, dessert, sweets, white chocolate, martha stewart, Chocolate peppermint Christmas cookies

I make these guys every year to offer them as gifts and people got nuts for them. Get recipe

If you’re looking for high impact, the below chocolate cheesecake will fit the bill.

chocolate, cake, cheesecake, recipe, dessert, chocolate cheesecake, baking, best chocolate cheesecake ever

The official name of this recipe is “the best chocolate cheesecake ever” and I stand by that title 100%. I’ve eaten a lot of cheesecake in my life and this one is the BEST. Get recipe

Continuing with the statement making cakes theme, this chocolate cake with sugar stars is a pure delight for the eyes and the taste buds. So much so that I dove right in an ate a piece before realizing I hadn’t taken a picture yet!

chocolate, cake, mary berry, recipe, dessert, powdered, sugar, stars, chocolate dessert, chocolate recipe,

This recipe might seem tricky but the base is actually a simple chocolate sponge cake. What makes it look special are the finishing touches. Get recipe

If your philosophy in the kitchen is less is more, then you will love these double chocolate rye muffins.

chocolate, muffin, dessert, snack, foodie, food, eating, recipe, gluten free, healthy

These make for a great treat, hostess gift or healthy alternative for dessert. Get recipe

BONUS RECIPE! I haven’t tried this one out yet but it looks bonkers…

Chocolate, chocolate dessert, sugar free dessert, sugar free chocolate, dessert, dessert recipe

These sugar free chocolate and walnut brownies featured on The Collective caught my eye and I will definitely be making them during the holidays. Get recipe 

I hope this will have inspired you to whip up something magical in the kitchen whether you’re looking for that perfect present for a hostess or perhaps wondering what to bring to the office Christmas party. Trust me, if you go with chocolate-anything, you’re on the right path. Happy holidays!

Leave a reply