15+ Chocolate Christmas Desserts: Decadent Recipes You’ll Swoon For

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Chocolate Christmas desserts, from easy chewy brownies and dark chocolate Christmas cookies to luxurious tarts and moist chocolate cakes, are the most widely beloved holiday recipes.

And the good news is I’ve got something incredible to satisfy every chocolate lover, whether you prefer milk, white or dark chocolate. If you’re looking for dessert recipes for a crowd or simple recipes to bake with your kids, you’ll find something here that suits your needs. If you’re after no-bake Christmas treats, I’ve got that too!

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Made from scratch, these chewy Christmas brownies are a decadent Christmas treat. They’re filled with peppermint buttercream frosting and topped with chocolate ganache and crushed candy canes. Your chocolate and mint cravings will never be disappointed. 

Check out my Easy Mint Brownies with Peppermint Frosting and Chocolate Ganache recipe.

Stack of Chocolate Mint brownies with peppermint buttercream frosting and chocolate ganache

Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake

Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake makes a super-impressive and deceptively-easy chocolate Christmas dessert. It features a tender chocolate sponge cake filled with the fluffies chocolate whipped cream filling. It is as delicious as it is beautiful, and honestly one of my favorite desserts. I love that it isn’t heavy after a rich meal (with the airy sponge and light-as-air filling).

Get the Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake recipe here.

Sliced Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake on the counter.

3-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are a delicious and heavenly No-Bake Christmas treat. This three-ingredient chocolate truffles recipe with dark chocolate, butter, and whipping cream is simple, cool, and firm. You can top it off with your desired toppings and add tonnes of festive flavors. I’ve used Ganong Chicken Bones. They’re glossy pink spicy cinnamon hard candy filled with bittersweet chocolate. Enjoy this no-bake treat collapsing into a silky melt-bliss this holiday season.

Read my 3-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles recipe here.

Chocolate Truffles decorated with Candies

Christmas Reindeer Chocolate Cupcakes

This Christmas party treat is a hit with kids! In fact, these are fantastic if you want to host a decorating party. The cupcakes can be baked and frosted ahead of time, and the kids can take care of the finishing touches. 

Be ready to wow your guests with these Festive Reindeer Chocolate Cupcakes by GIRL. INSPIRED.

Christmas Rudolph Reindeer Chocolate Cupcakes

Moist Chocolate Orange Cake

Everyone loves a rich and moist cake. This decadent dark chocolate cake infused with fresh orange cake is super fluffy and tender. It tastes heavenly with whipped orange chocolate buttercream frosting. Chocolate and orange are a Christmas match made in heaven (thank you, Terry’s chocolate oranges), making it the best and most loved cake during the holiday season. 

Get my Moist Chocolate Orange Cake recipe here.

Moist Chocolate Orange Cake with Slices Cut

Double Chocolate Pudding

A comforting dessert is a bowl of creamy, rich, salty, double chocolate pudding. Made with unsweetened cocoa powder, strawberry, butter, and coarsely chopped dark chocolate – this pudding recipe is as good warm as it is chilled. 

Learn how to make this Salted Double Chocolate Pudding here.

Salted Double Chocolate Pudding in a bowl with sliced strawberries on top

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Traditional Whoopie Pies are two moist, cakey chocolate cookies sandwiching a marshmallow frosting. In this case, the filling is peppermint buttercream, making it the best chocolate Christmas dessert. Your family and friends will love them! 

Read my Peppermint Whoopie Pies recipe here.

Stack of Peppermint Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow frosting

Classic Canadian Nanaimo Bar

Everyone loves Classic Nanaimo Bars for their perfect layers and incredibly fluffy fillings. It has an excellent creamy whipped filling under a silky smooth chocolate layer. My tested-till-perfect, traditional Nanaimo bar recipe includes many tricks for a nutty, crumbly cocoa crust. Although I’ve cut off Custard Powder, you can add it to the filling if desired. 

Give this traditional Christmas no-bake treat a try. Check out my complete recipe for classic Nanaimo bars.  

Pieces of Classic Nanaimo Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Tart

This easy no-bake chocolate tart is a simple recipe featuring a crumbly oreo cookie crust and a to-die-for creamy chocolate ganache. It will please any crowd making it the best Christmas dessert recipe, especially when you have to whip up something at the last minute.

Check out my tested-till-perfect No-Bake Chocolate Tart Recipe.

A chocolate tart cut into slices with whipped cream on top

Crockpot Christmas Crack (Christmas Candy)

A simple and delicious chocolate heaven that will melt in your mouth right away is the kind of recipe I will be looking forward to making during any holiday season. This is one such recipe. The only tricky part of this easy Christmas candy recipe is going to the store to buy the ingredients. To savor this delightful delicacy, simply dump, wait, stir, and drop on the parchment paper. Perfect for bringing to a party or including on a cookie tray!

Read the full Crockpot Christmas Crack recipe by Simply Scrumptious Eats.

Crockpot Christmas Candy

Moist Chocolate Cake

Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy a rich chocolate cake? I bet no one. This is a moist chocolate cake with rich flavors of chocolate and coffee – one that serves as the perfect base for fluffy Chocolate or Vanilla frosting. It is my go-to, no-fail chocolate cake recipe for every birthday, celebration, or holiday. Your guests will want more than one slice because it is oh-so-delicious!

You’ll find the full recipe here, along with pro baker tips for making them soft and tender every time.

Sliced cut of a Moist Chocolate Cake

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

These brownie-like dark chocolate cookies with rich mint flavor are soft and chewy. Pack them with chocolate chips or top with dark chocolate chunks, either way they’re an amazing Chocolate Christmas dessert.

Get the Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe here.

Mint chocolate chip cookies on baking tray.

White Chocolate Candy Cane Christmas Bark

Use the leftover peppermint candy canes from the holiday season in this bark! This No-bake treat is easy and festive and only needs a few ingredients like Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, and crushed Candy Canes. They make an excellent last-minute gift too.

Try my White Chocolate Candy Cane Christmas Bark recipe.

stack of pieces of peppermint candy cane bark

Chocolate Mousse

Get ready to prepare a simple and best Chocolate Dessert recipe at home. You can make this Mousse recipe in a Blender with a few simple ingredients. Finally, serve it with whipped cream. It can easily win all hearts at parties, and this recipe only takes about 10 mins of your time to prepare.

Read the full Chocolate Mousse recipe here.

Bowl of chocolate mousse with Whipped cream

Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake is one of those desserts that looks decadent and sounds sinfully sweet yet has a taste that everyone craves for.

This homemade chocolate cheesecake has a crumbly chocolate wafer crust that hides an incredibly rich filling. It is topped with a fluffy pillow of softly whipped vanilla cream. This recipe will definitely be a party stopper and sure to drop jaws to the floor.

Read the full Chocolate Cheesecake recipe here.

Chocolate cheesecake with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle with a slice cut.

It’s time to start baking! Pick a few of these mouthwatering chocolate Christmas dessert recipes to make your holiday season happy and cheery. From cupcakes to puddings to Christmas pies, these festive desserts will satisfy your family and friends’ sweet cravings. They’ll set everyone up for a night of holiday fun, which includes watching classic Christmas movies and exchanging gifts.

THE BEST PART? You can Indulge in these Chocolate desserts all year long, not just for Christmas!

Your feedback is valuable! If you try any of these recipes, please leave a comment below. Remember to take a picture of it, and tag me on Instagram at @foodess so I can reshare it on my stories. I can’t wait to see your mouthwatering Chocolate Christmas desserts 🎅🎄🎉!

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