Chocolate fiends, we love your commitment. But every time you argue that white chocolate isn’t “real” chocolate, we die a little inside. Dramatic much? Sure, the sweet stuff doesn’t contain any cocoa solids, but it’s made with plenty of creamy cocoa butter, and that’s good enough for us. Plus, it complements everything from bitter coffee to tart fruit flavors, like lemon and raspberry. Open you mind, expand your palate and try one of these 30 white chocolate recipes—we have dibs on the one-bowl white chocolate brownies, but we’re willing to share.
1. Raspberry White Chocolate Bûche de Noël
This French holiday dessert is traditionally made with milk or dark chocolate, but we like the oh-so-retro combination of white chocolate and raspberry. (We also can’t get enough of the tiny meringue mushrooms.)
2. Key Lime Pie with Coconut and White Chocolate
The tart lime, tropical coconut and sweet white chocolate trio will transport you to Florida in every bite. And though it looks complicated, the whole thing calls for just ten ingredients.
3. Churro Saltine Cracker Toffee
Last-minute sweets are our favorite kind, and this one comes together in all of 25 minutes. Bonus: You don’t even need a candy thermometer to make the toffee layer.
4. Five-Ingredient Holiday Chocolate Bark
Don’t save this one for the holidays. It might look festive, but in our book, it’s appropriate for snacking and gifting all year long.
5. Chocolate-Peppermint Linzer Cookies
The fluffing pink filling looks like buttercream, but it’s actually whipped white chocolate ganache (flavored with peppermint candy, of course). How’s that for a sweet surprise?
6. No-Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles
Psst: Go ahead and use store-bought sugar cookies if you want a shortcut. No one will know the difference.
7. Raspberry Sheet Cake with White Chocolate Frosting
We could get lost in the swoops and swirls of white chocolate frosting, but not before we tell you about one of our fave cake toppings, freeze-dried fruit. It’s the fastest, chicest way to dress up a dessert with almost no effort.
8. Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Bars
These are just like those seasonal bars at a certain coffee chain we’re all hooked on, except, you know, they’re way better. Don’t like dried cranberries? Try dried cherries instead.
9. One-Bowl White Chocolate Brownies
We know what you’re thinking: Isn’t it just a blondie? Nope, these bars have the same fudgy texture as a brownie thanks to their white chocolate base.
10. White Chocolate Chai Fudge
This is the epitome of “sweet and spice and everything nice.” Plus, it’s as easy to make as melted the ingredients in one pot, pouring the mixture into a pan and waiting for it to cool.
11. White Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn Treats
Swap the usual rice cereal for popcorn and you’ll be the talk of the town. (That is, if you’re willing to share a batch and not keep it all for yourself.)
12. White Chocolate Caramel Cashew Clusters
It’s just like a turtle candy, but with cashews instead of pecans and white chocolate instead of milk. Read: It’s the salty-sweet treat of our dreams.
13. White Chocolate Cupcakes
One thing to keep in mind when you’re working with white chocolate: Quality is everything. It’s worth splurging on a nicer bar or bag of chips since it’s the star ingredient here.
14. White Chocolate Buttermint Ice Cream
Mmm, this reminds us of those melt-in-your-mouth mints they served at the end of a fancy meal in the ’90s. Worth busting out the ice cream maker? We say yes.
15. Homemade White Hot Chocolate
Say hello to your new go-to comfort drink. It’s sweet but not cloying and rich but not overly so. Plus, it’s a great blank canvas for all sorts of toppings, like whipped cream or a dusting of cinnamon.
16. Triple Chocolate Layer Pie with a Hazelnut-Cocoa Crust
Heaven is a place where bittersweet, milk and white chocolate live in harmony. Basically, it’s this pie.
17. White Chocolate Maple Pecan Cookies
These cookies are super soft and chewy, just the way we like them. The pools of white chocolate and toasted nuts don’t hurt their case either.
18. Pumpkin White Chocolate Mousse Pie
We’re just saying, if you serving this at your next Thanksgiving feast, will anyone really miss the old version? (Spoiler: They won’t.)
19. White Chocolate Cardamom Blondies with Grapefruit Frosting
These bars feature an unexpected combination of tart-spicy-sweet flavors, but surprisingly, it works.
20. Salted White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
The secret trick to taking these cookies over the top is to sprinkle them with a pinch of flaky salt before they go in the oven. It brings out the flavor of the white chocolate, trust us.
21. White Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies
Remember what we said about freeze-dried fruit? Here, it’s the key to making these cookies look like little works of art.
22. White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
The originals don’t need any improvement, but it’s fun to switch things up. These cuties can be made in bulk and stored in the freezer for whenever a craving strikes.
23. White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse
The vanilla bean–laced white chocolate mousse and tart raspberry ripple will have everyone wondering if you moonlight as a restaurant pastry chef. Don’t tell them how easy this was to make.
24. Inside Out Chocolate Chip Cookies
A fudgy, chewy base and white chocolate chips—don’t tell our original CCC recipe we’re cheating on it.
25. Snickerdoodles with White Chocolate Chips
It’s the cinnamon sugar cookie recipe you know and love, just dressed up with a touch of chocolate, because—why the heck not?!
26. Homemade Strawberry White Chocolate Breakfast Pastries
One bite of these (served alongside a fresh pot of coffee) and you’ll wonder how your 8-year-old self ever put up with the store-bought kind in the silver packets.
27. Blackout Cookies with Caramelized White Chocolate
Wait, you’ve never heard of caramelized white chocolate? You’re in for a treat. It’s basically what happens when the sugars in white chocolate get cooked into toasty, nutty goodness.
28. Instant Pot White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake
Your Instant Pot is good for so much more than pulled pork, and this creamy, tart cheesecake is proof. It takes an hour and 20 minutes to make, start to finish.
29. No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Bars
The ultra-creamy filling is studded with strawberries and pound cake, then dipped in white chocolate for the finishing touch.
30. White Chocolate Oreo Cookies
A cookie within a cookie? And you’re making a batch? Say no more, we’re already on our way over.