No matter when it is during the year, it always seems like someone is telling us that Christmas is just around the corner. But then it’s never a bad idea to prepare baking recipes early so we’re ready for the occasion. And, of course, we all love chocolate treats at Christmas.

After all, the festive season is a time to indulge. You can worry about losing weight when January comes around. So here are our very favourite chocolate Christmas desserts for you to consider. We’ve included adult-friendly desserts like whiskey cupcakes, and children-friendly options, such as frozen treats. One you’ll definitely want to try is the Ferraro Rocher cake.

Whiskey Chocolate Cupcakes

A lot of whiskey goes into this cupcake: 1/2 cup in the batter no less. If you would prefer a variation more suited to the whole family, you could always use milk instead of alcohol and simply add a flavour extract. Mint or orange would both work well here. If you’re going for the full-on adult version, think about adding whiskey icing on top.

No Bake Frozen S’Mores Bars

These frozen treats are a wonderful option for children. They’re easy to make, and, in fact, your children can even help out. The base.is composed simply of heavy cream, chocolate, and yoghurt. You need to graham cracker and marshmallows for flavour and texture. Any yoghurt flavour can be used, even natural.

Chocolate Ferrero Rocher Cake

This delicious dessert is built on the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts. The filling features crushed Ferrero Rocher, along with whipping cream, and Lindt chocolate. Nutella and extra whipping cream make the ganache. It might not be the best-looking cake you’ve ever seen but its taste will blow you away.

Idle Hand Bars

These delicious bars perfectly blend sweet and salty. They are extremely rich so be sure to cut them into small pieces. You’ll need to add a sprinkle of pink Himalayan salt on to the chocolate to round out the topping. This particular ingredient isn’t an easy one to find so you’ll need to visit a boutique grocery store or two. Unlike the table salt in your kitchen, however, it isn’t overpowering.

Swedish Chocolate Cake

This Scandinavian chocolate dessert makes a unique choice to add to your Christmas dinner table. It requires just a few simple ingredients: flour, butter, sugar, eggs, and chocolate. It’s been referred to as the “Sex cake” as it’s an effective substitute. The topping of icing sugar art makes it look as stunning as it tastes.

Compost Toffee

You can add almost any treat to the toffee and it will still taste amazing. This chocolate dessert is quick to make and is always a pleasure to taste. Before you pour the boiling toffee, add just a drop of vanilla extract. This will help to make the treat more flavoursome. You can add dried fruit, candy cane, or pretzels to the topping. Those are just some of the options. It’s referred to as compost toffee as you can throw pretty much everything on it.