Our Best White Chocolate Desserts
From pies, to shakes, to cookies, we're serving up a wonderland of white chocolate desserts with the intent to satisfy sweet tooth cravings in the most delicious way possible.
White Chocolate-Raspberry Pie
Talk about a match made in heaven! A sweet arrowroot cookie crust serves as the base for the perfect pairing of a creamy, dreamy white chocolate filling and fresh raspberries.
Photo: Oxmoor House
Salted Macadamia-White Chocolate Bars
If you like macadamia nut cookies, you'll love these white chocolate-macadamia bars.
Photo: Linda Pugliese; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Cranberry-Pistachio White Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt
Microwaving the chocolate helps keep the temperature below 92°, ideal for tempering. Use the best-quality white chocolate you can find (not those labeled "baking chips").
Photo: Tara Donne; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
White Chocolate-Toffee Crunch Caramel Apples
White Chocolate-Cranberry Cheesecake
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake
At Boka restaurant in Seattle, chef Peter Birk serves this extravagantly dense and creamy cheesecake that's big enough for a party. He infuses his base with fresh mint, but we opted to keep it simple and use pure peppermint extract.
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto
If the melted white chocolate is too firm after it is heated, stir in about 1/4 tsp. coconut oil.
Photo: Linda Pugliese, Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas, Buffy Hargett Miller
White Chocolate-Hazelnut Tarts
These creamy, nutty tarts received our Test Kitchens' highest rating. They're easy and fast for every day, but because this dessert needs time to chill, it's also a terrific make-ahead option.
White Chocolate Snowballs
Photo: Laurie Frankel
Nantucket Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies
Let these coastal-inspired cookies adorn your holiday table with their sweet appearance and delight your tastebuds with their decadent flavor.
Photo: Alan Richardson; Styling: Betty Alfenito
Gold-Dusted White Chocolate Popcorn
We adapted this recipe from one on the Jolly Time Popcorn Web site (www.jollytime.com) called Glitterrazzi Popcorn. Find the edible gold dust at craft or party supply stores.
Beth Dreilling Hontzas
White Chocolate-Cherry Bark
Pack a cherry-spiked piece in your child's bag (or your own) for a creamy-crunchy treat.
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr and Leigh Ann Ross
White Chocolate Panna Cotta With Dark Chocolate Sauce
Panna cotta is a delicate eggless custard.
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Cari South
Red-Gold Raspberry White Chocolate Tart
White Chocolate-Cranberry Cookies
Dried cranberries taste surprisingly sweet. When paired with white chocolate, they'll make these cookies a favorite choice.
Lemon-White Chocolate Chewy Crispy Bars
Grated lemon rind and premium white chocolate elevate the favorite childhood treat of crispy rice cereal bars into Lemon-White Chocolate Chewy Crispy Bars. These treats will have adults asking for more.
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Blakeslee Wright Giles
White Chocolate-Tahini Cookies
These simple cookies are deliciously sweet and are made with tahini, an ingredient made from ground sesame seeds.
Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Raspberry and White Chocolate Strudel
Phyllo dough gives this German dessert a light, flaky crust, and raspberries and white chocolate chips contribute to the rich filling. For an extra indulgence, top off Raspberry and White Chocolate Strudel with whipped cream.
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Frozen White Chocolate
Drink your dessert with this decadent milkshake-for-adults. It features white chocolate liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, crème de cacao, and plenty of vanilla ice cream.
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Erynn Hedrick Hassinger
Raspberry-White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Karen Tack
White Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookies
This make-ahead, giftable cookie is one of our Editors' favorites. The indulgent white chocolate plays nicely with the tart-sweet cranberries, making this oatmeal cookie a favorite for any dessert fan.
White Chocolate Mousse
Photo: Oxmoor House
White Chocolate-Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Use fiori di sicilia, an Italian citrus and vanilla flavoring, to give these easy drop cookies a subtle taste of orange.
Photo: Oxmoor House
Blueberry-Lemon-White Chocolate Tarts
Try dipping the remaining candied peel in melted dark or white chocolate, and save the simmering liquid for flavoring teas, cocktails, or tossing with fresh fruit.
Photo: Oxmoor House
White Chocolate Cookies 'n' Cream Fudge
Hot White Chocolate
It's everything we love about dessert, only more portable and fun to hold in your hands. Recipe editor Amy Machnak, a former mixologist for Kuleto's in San Francisco, whipped up this decadent hot white chocolate to serve on a chilly evening.
Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Randy Mon
Chocolate Raspberry Tart with White Chocolate Cream
This make-ahead dessert features a creamy white chocolate filling, a decadent dark chocolate crust, and a crown of glazed raspberries. For the prettiest presentation, add the raspberry topping within an hour of serving. Do not remove the bottom of the springform pan; simply place it on your serving plate.
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
White and Dark Chocolate Pudding Parfaits
Show your loved ones you care with easy-to-make desserts like our White and Dark Chocolate Pudding Parfaits. Feel free to adjust this chocolate pudding dessert to work with your taste buds. Sub in milk chocolate, or swap raspberries for strawberries.
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
White-Chocolate Strawberry-Yogurt Ice Pops
These frozen strawberry-yogurt treats are dipped in white chocolate and topped off with sprinkles.
Blood Orange and White Chocolate Cream Cups
Return toasted and cooled cups to the tray they came in. It's a steady base to use when filling. For ease, work with two spoons: one to scoop, and the other to scrape the mixture neatly into the cups. You can make the cups up to a day ahead.
Photo: Brain Woodcock; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Minted White Chocolate Balls
Coat in chocolate two at a time.
Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
White Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst