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11 Chocolate Recipes for Christmas

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These healthy chocolate recipes for Christmas are all delicious treats that will be a huge hit with your family and friends!

Whether you're looking for a chocolate treat to add to a cookie plate or want some post-dinner dessert options, you'll find something here. I'm sharing some dark chocolate, white chocolate, and milk chocolate recipes.

Some recipes include seasonal produce like pomegranates and citrus and others can be made with pantry ingredients. I hope you enjoy these festive treats as much as I do!

Dark Chocolate Christmas Trees

These cute dark chocolate Christmas trees are perfect for a party or a cookie plate!

They're an easy and festive treat that will be a hit with the whole family! They're simple enough that kids can help make and decorate them.

An overhead shot of dark chocolate and pretzel Christmas trees.

Hot Chocolate on a Spoon

This delicious and easy DIY for hot chocolate on a spoon is a great gift or activity for a chilly afternoon! This recipe couldn't be simpler and it results in the cutest hot chocolate spoons.

Hot chocolate on a spoon being dipped into a mug of milk.

Healthy Dark Chocolate Treats

These healthy dark chocolate treats are a ridiculously simple recipe! They're topped with pistachios, pomegranate seeds, and orange zest.

dark chocolate treats on a parchment paper

White Chocolate Christmas Trees

These adorable white chocolate Christmas trees are perfect for a holiday cookie plate or to top a cake or cupcakes.

Four white chocolate Christmas trees on a light green plate.

Banana Oat Muffins

These delicious blender banana oat muffins with chocolate chunks are a healthy treat! They're made by combining rolled oats, banana, milk, and an egg in a blender.

A muffin tray with baked banana muffins topped with chocolate chunks.

Dark Chocolate Figs

What could be better than ripe figs dipped in dark chocolate and topped with Himalayan salt? These dark chocolate figs are absolutely delicious.

A closeup of dark chocolate dipped figs on a plate.

Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bites

This pomegranate dark chocolate bites recipe is ridiculously simple and a family favorite. You only need three simple ingredients - chocolate, pomegranates, and sea salt - to make this recipe.

three pomegranate dark chocolate bites on a white background

Fruit and Nut Dark Chocolate Bites

These delicious fruit and nut dark chocolate bites are a healthier way to enjoy a chocolatey dessert! They're easy to make and require only a few simple ingredients.

chocolate with trail mix

Dark Chocolate Covered Citrus Peels

These dark chocolate covered citrus peels are an excellent holiday gift! Made from clementine and grapefruit peels, these delicious little treats are the perfect marriage of orange + chocolate.

dark chocolate covered clementine peels on parchment

Healthy Dark Chocolate Popcorn Balls

These healthy dark chocolate popcorn balls are a delicious, healthy dessert recipe! If you like popcorn, dark chocolate, and peanut butter - then these little treats are for you.

popcorn balls with chocolate drizzle

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates

These peanut butter stuffed chocolate-covered dates are dipped in dark chocolate and finely chopped almonds and pistachios.

Yield: 15 pieces

Chocolate Recipes for Christmas

Dark chocolate trees for Christmas on a green plate.

Try one of our favorite chocolate recipes for Christmas - these delicious dark chocolate Christmas trees are so festive and cute!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 5 ounces dark chocolate
  • 15 pretzel sticks
  • holiday sprinkles
  • parchment paper
  • piping bag


  1. Lay out your parchment paper and get your sprinkles and pretzels ready.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes in a microwave-safe container until all the pieces are melted. Stir it every 30 seconds to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  3. Pour the melted dark chocolate into a piping bag or plastic bag. 
  4. Place the pretzels on the parchment paper with several inches between them. 
  5. Snip the end off of the piping bag or plastic bag. Pipe the chocolate onto the pretzels in a tree shape. 
  6. Add the sprinkles to the trees with a spoon or your fingers. 
  7. Let the trees sit on the parchment paper and harden for 2 hours at room temperature. If you’re in a hurry, place them in the refrigerator to harden in 30 minutes. 
  8. Carefully peel the trees off the parchment paper before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 354mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g

I hope you enjoy these festive and delicious chocolate Christmas recipes!

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