White Chocolate

Made with sugar, milk and cocoa butter, white chocolate has all the creamy richness of regular chocolate without the actual cocoa. We love adding white chocolate to holiday desserts, such as pumpkin pie and gingerbread trifle, but it’s delicious in all kinds of treats, especially our favorite ultra-creamy no-bake cheesecake. The filling is prepared by stirring melted white chocolate into cream cheese, sugar, vanilla bean paste and lemon zest, which is topped with strawberry jam and plenty of fresh berries. For an easy flavor upgrade, white chocolate chips are great in oatmeal cookies along with cranberries or macadamia nuts. Find these recipes and more in Food & Wine’s guide to white chocolate.

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White Chocolate-Coated Grapes with Orange Curd

A fine layer of white chocolate gives both green and red grapes a creamy crunch. The orange curd dipping sauce could not be simpler; it's hard to imagine a more elegant use of the microwave. More Chocolate Desserts

Warm Blondie Pudding

This fudgy confection from Nigella Lawson’s new cookbook, At My Table, uses ground almonds instead of flour, making the dish gluten-free. The dessert is much more of a stand-alone star than a bake sale treat: Serve pieces individually, topped with crème fraîche and fresh raspberries.   Slideshow: More White Chocolate Recipes 

White Chocolate Recipes

While genuine chocolate is often the star in the kitchen, it is white chocolate that offers a pleasant surprise. Its flavor differs from chocolate as it doesn't contain cocoa powder, but rather a blend of cocoa butter, milk solids and sugar. The result is a sweet treat that pairs well with cranberries, Macadamia nuts, Matcha tea, coffee and much more. Try your hand at some of our favorite white chocolate recipes above.

Why You Should Roast White Chocolate

Slow-roasting white chocolate gives it a silky, rich and luscious caramel flavor. It’s even more delicious with a sprinkling of sea salt on top.

White Chocolate-Citrus Parfait

Pastry chef Deanie Fox of Ubuntu in Napa Valley adores the excellent local citrus. When she makes this parfait at the restaurant, she uses as many as 10 varieties, from yuzu to tangerine. This streamlined version is still sensational, combining puckery lime curd and minty orange-grapefruit salad with light, luxurious white-chocolate mousse.More Beautiful Desserts

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Coconut Rocher

Master chocolatier Jacques Torres makes these super-simple, two-ingredient chocolate treats around the holidays. They would also be fantastic with roasted slivered almonds folded into the mixture. Slideshow: More Coconut Dessert Recipes