30 White Chocolate Recipes to Make and Devour ASAP, from Brownies to Cheesecake

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.

73 Chocolate Dessert Recipes You Should Try, Ranging from Everyday Sweets to Outrageously Decadent Treats

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Photo: Nico Schinco/Styling: Erin McDowell

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.)

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Lomelino’s Pies: A Sweet Celebration of Pies, Galettes & Tarts

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.

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Christy Denney/Scrumptious

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.

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Katherine Gillen

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.

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Photo: Nico Schinco/Styling: Erin McDowell

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?

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

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.

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Spoon Fork Bacon

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.

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So Much Food

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.

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Sally’s Baking Addiction

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.

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The Modern Proper

10. White Chocolate Chai Fudge

This is the epitome of “sweet and spice and everything nice.” Plus, it’s as easy to make as melting the ingredients in one pot, pouring the mixture into a pan and waiting for it to cool.

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What’s Gaby Cooking

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.)

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Sally’s Baking Addiction

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.

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The Cupcake Project

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.

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How Sweet Eats

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.

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Gimme Some Oven

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.

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The Bojon Gourmet

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.

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Broma Bakery

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.

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How Sweet Eats

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.)

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Snixy Kitchen

19. White Chocolate Cardamom Blondies With Grapefruit Frosting

These bars feature an unexpected combination of tart-spicy-sweet flavors, but surprisingly, it works.

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Gimme Some Oven

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.

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Spoon Fork Bacon

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.

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Simply LaKita

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.

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A Classic Twist

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.

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Sally’s Baking Addiction

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.

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Foodie Crush

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?!

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Half Baked Harvest

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.

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Plays Well with Butter

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.

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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.

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Spoon Fork Bacon

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.

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The Recipe Critic

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.


Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...