Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. When else do I have such an acceptable excuse to make things with chocolate in them? Sure, people will accept chocolate treats at any time of year, but there’s extra enthusiasm when you make homemade chocolate treats for Christmas.
Homemade chocolate treats are popular at just about any holiday gathering. Desserts are always more fun to bring than side dishes. Get good at a special treat, and people will expect you to bring it.
They also make wonderful and inexpensive gifts. You can give homemade chocolate treats to family, friends, and neighbors who you don’t want to spend a lot on, but want to give them something.
Cookies are the classic homemade chocolate treat for Christmas. They’re probably why Santa is so fat. Hey, he has to blame something, and Mrs. Claus says it’s not her fault.
Cookies are lots of fun to make, especially when you get the whole family involved. Some of these recipes don’t even involve actual baking, which is great when you want to keep things simple.
No-Bake Eggless Chocolate Salami by All That’s Jas
Chocolate Ganache Filled Sugar Cookie Cups by Happy Deal – Happy Day!
Chocolate Covered Oreos – Christmas Version! by Happy Deal – Happy Day!
Kalter Hund by Allergy Girl Eats
OREO Cool Mint Cookie Balls Recipe by 3 Boys And A Dog
5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies by 3 Boys And A Dog
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies by 3 Boys And A Dog
Brownie Mix Crackle Cookies by The Baking Fairy
Mini Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies by The Baking Fairy
Easy Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe by Wholesome Yum
Sugar-Free Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies by Wholesome Yum
Gingerbread Biscotti With Chocolate and Sea Salt by Savory Tooth
Oreo Peanut Butter Bars With Chocolate Chips by Savory Tooth
Chocolate Cherry Cookies by Creative Homemaking
Andes Mint Cookies by Creative Homemaking
Winter Wonderland Chocolate Dipped Oreos by The Monday Box
Double Dipped Chocolate Shortbread by The Monday Box
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies by The Monday Box
Very Chocolate Chanukah Gelt Cookies by The Monday Box
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cookie Cups by Who Needs A Cape?
Cakes, Cupcakes, Brownies, And Muffins
I so love a good chocolate cake, and I don’t make nearly enough excuses to make them. The holiday season is a great time to bake a cake or cupcakes to serve to your guests.
Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cake Recipe by Happy Deal – Happy Day!
Gluten Free Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes by 3 Boys And A Dog
Chocolate Mint Oreo Cupcake Recipe by 3 Boys And A Dog
Peppermint Bark Layer Cake by The Baking Fairy
Chocolate Bundt Cake by Happy Foods Tube
Low Carb Paleo Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe by Wholesome Yum
Double Chocolate Muffins by The Midlife Mamas
Chocolate Coconut Cake by Dinner at the Zoo
Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownies by 3 Boys And A Dog
Chocolate Mint Brownies by My Organized Chaos
I love fudge. My stepmother is the one in our family who usually brings fudge to the party, so I haven’t experimented with it much myself. Homemade fudge is a great treat to bring for Christmas and other family gatherings.
Beer and Pretzels Fudge by Nomageddon
World’s Best & Easiest Chocolate Fudge! by Inspiring Savings
Easy Chocolate Christmas Fudge Recipe by Tweenhood
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge by Dinner at the Zoo
Rocky Road Fudge by Dinner at the Zoo
White Chocolate Fudge by My Organized Chaos
Chocolate candies are my own favorite homemade chocolate treats for Christmas. I especially enjoy making homemade truffles. I have a number of recipes I need to post here.
Chocolate candy is so much fun to make, and it always impresses people. Most people are used to having people bring cookies over for Christmas, not chocolates! They can cost a bit more than cookies to make, but a good truffle or other chocolate candy is soooo satisfying to make, give, and eat.
Crunchy Raspberry Chocolate Chunks by Gimme Chocolate
Homemade Pomegranate Truffles Recipe by Gimme Chocolate
Chocolate Popping Frogs by Gimme Chocolate
White Chocolate Bark by Aileen Cooks
Christmas Chocolate Bark With Coconut by Happy Foods Tube
Candy Cane Chocolate Bark by Drugstore Divas
5-Ingredient Sugar-Free Chocolate Nutella Truffles by Wholesome Yum
Oreo Truffles by Cincy Shopper
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe by Ann’s Entitled Life
Caramel and Chocolate Pretzel Rods by Cincy Shopper
Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe by Cincy Shopper
Coconut Truffles by Cincy Shopper
Peanut Butter Meltaways by Cincy Shopper
Crock Pot Candy by Dinner at the Zoo
Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe by Ann’s Entitled Life
Chocolate Cashew Clusters by Ann’s Entitled Life
Homemade Buckeyes by Joyfully Thriving
Peanut Cluster Candies by Joyfully Thriving
Custards And Puddings
One of the best parts about serving custards and puddings is figuring out how to present them. Putting them into individual containers or serving pudding as a part of a trifle can really bring out the delightfulness of this treat.
Paleo Pots De Creme With Orange Extracts by Noshtastic
Oreo Cookies Chocolate Trifle by Dancing Through The Rain
Pretzel Chocolate Pots by Slow The Cook Down
Is it really Christmas if you don’t have hot chocolate around? Admittedly, in my area it’s often not cold enough to matter at Christmastime, but for many people, hot chocolate is the perfect way to warm up after coming in from the cold. It’s a great treat to serve guests.
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Recipe by Centsable Momma
Spicy Hot Chocolate by A Cookie Named Desire
Tiramisu Hot Chocolate by A Cookie Named Desire
More Fun Homemade Chocolate Treats For Christmas
Some homemade chocolate treats really don’t fit into any of these categories, but they’re fun to share at Christmas anyhow.
Easy Chocolate Gluten-Free Tart With Caramel by Fearless Dining
Chocolate Fruit Dip by Dinner at the Zoo
Polar Bear Donuts by My Organized Chaos
Share Your Favorite Homemade Chocolate Treats For Christmas
What are your must-have homemade chocolate treats for Christmas? Anyone care to share?