While we are all kicking off the hectic days leading up to our holiday feasts, I thought it would be fun to share 15 Chocolate Desserts for Holiday Table with you. Fancy enough for any festivities you have planned, these chocolate treats make a wonderful addition to your holiday dessert buffets.
The typical holiday dinner has a fairly standard set of regular dessert options, but what if you wanted to change it up and add one or two chocolate options to the buffet table? These chocolate desserts are oh so tempting!
I always like to add something a little unexpected to my traditional holiday desserts, giving everyone a choice to try something deliciously different … possibly starting a new family tradition! Which of these beauties would you start with?
Mom’s Easy Chocolate Pie
from Yummy Healthy Easy
This recipe is decadent, rich and definitely not low-calorie. My mom makes this chocolate pie recipe every Thanksgiving. It’s one of the traditions that I look forward to every year.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie
from A Cedar Spoon
This Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie is the perfect dessert to share with your family and friends this holiday season. The lush red raspberries will brighten your table and the dark chocolate will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth making an already joyful occasion even better.
Chocolate Tart with Graham Cracker Almond Crust
from Iowa Girl Eats
Chocolate Tart with Graham Cracker-Almond Crust is an unbelievably simple yet impressive gluten-free, dairy-free-friendly dessert recipe. Perfect for entertaining!
Vegan Chocolate Meringue Pie
from Namely Marly
This vegan chocolate meringue pie features a creamy chocolate pudding base topped with lots of vegan meringue. It’s a perfect dessert for special occasions because it’s beautiful and delicious, but it works as a weeknight dessert, too.
Paleo Raw Chocolate Torte (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
from Up & Alive
With its creamy chocolate ganache and grain-free base, this raw torte will impress every time. The intense cacao flavours mean that you don’t need a huge slice, and it will keep well in the refrigerator or freezer.
Chocolate Crack Pie
When you think Chocolate Crack Pie think amazingly rich and fudgy, addictively delicious, scratch-made gooey brownie … in a crust. And it truly just doesn’t get much better than that.
No Bake Simple JELL-O Pudding Chocolate Pie
from Mom Spark
This No Bake Simple JELL-O Pudding Chocolate Pie is a delicious recipe for a super, super simple chocolate pie that you don’t even need to bake! The key ingredient is JELL-O Chocolate Pudding, which makes this pie silky and has the perfect amount of chocolate flavor. Again, so simple that you can put it together in no time.
Chocolate Cherry Mousse (Vegan)
from Delish Knowledge
This vegan super chocolatey dessert is made with only a handful of ingredients: aquafaba, chocolate, almond milk and frozen cherries. That’s it! All you need to make your dessert dreams come true.
Mocha Cinnamon Pots de Crème
Let me tell you… this is totally my kind of dessert. It’s ridiculously easy, deeply chocolatey, and decadently rich.
Chocolate Pudding Dessert
Calling all chocoholics! This Chocolate Pudding Recipe is destined to be your new go-to when you are craving a rich, creamy, and chocolatey dessert. Sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings make it a little cooler, and a little extra creamy and decadent, but it is delicious even on its own.
Blender Bourbon Chocolate Pudding
from Magnolia Days
Blender Bourbon Chocolate Pudding is a dessert for adults. You would have to substitute something else for bourbon to make it kid-friendly. I’m thinking a teaspoon of vanilla would work. Either way it is a breeze to make.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse
from Hey Nutrition Lady
These luscious little pots of Vegan Chocolate Mousse are made with a base of coconut oil, avocado, and banana. Dairy-free, raw, and naturally sweetened, it takes just moments to whirl together this simple, healthy dessert.
Double Chocolate Crème Brulee
from Homemade Home
Bring out the big guns for your next elegant dessert! These double chocolate creme brulée are EASY to make, while their presentation makes them look like you took hours. Don’t be fooled. Slightly sweet, and impossibly creamy, these will win over anyone you serve!
Chocolate Chia Pudding
from Rachel Cooks
Pudding with protein and fiber and only 100 calories? It’s true! This chocolate chia pudding is the perfect afternoon chocolate fix!
Apple and Pear Cake with White Chocolate (Gluten Free)
from The Heritage Cook
This Apple and Pear Cake is a lovely addition to any gathering. Brunches, lunches, birthdays, baby and bridal showers, or holidays, they all would be the perfect time to pull this cake out and share it with your family and friends.
I hope one or more of these 15 chocolate desserts winds up on your buffet table. The kids in attendance at your dinner will be thrilled! Have a lovely holiday!!
Did you enjoy these recipes? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you!
You can adjust any baking recipe to gluten-free by using 120 grams per cup of my favorite gluten-free flour blend. Commercial blends such as Pamela’s All-Purpose Artisan Blend, Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1, or King Arthur Measure for Measure are all good choices. Add 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum or 1/2 tsp of psyllium husk powder per cup of flour if your blend doesn’t already contain it. They both help avoid crumbly baked goods.
Weighing your dry ingredients greatly improves your results and gives you recipes that are easy to replicate. If you are using a kitchen scale, spoon your GF flour blend into a cup with straight sides and no spout, until mounded and then use a knife to even the top and scrape off the excess. Weigh the flour left in the cup and use that as your base weight for the flour measurements.
Let the mixed doughs rest for about 30 minutes before baking, if possible, to let the flours fully absorb all the liquids. If you have questions, you can find a lot of information by clicking on the “Gluten-Free” tab at the top of the page.
All recommended ingredients are gluten-free as of the writing of this article. Always check to be sure the products haven’t changed and are still safe to consume.
*NOTE: The major gluten-free organizations have declared that distilled alcohols are gluten free. But some distillers may use caramel coloring or flavorings which sometimes contain gluten. For some very sensitive people this may cause issues. If you are making these desserts for very reactive people or if they have Celiac disease, you can use potato vodka plus two teaspoons brown sugar in place of the liquor called for.
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