Pretty much everything out there has a national day and new things come along each year. September 22 is officially recognized as white chocolate day. And what better way to celebrate this day with one of these White Chocolate Desserts?
There are lots of National Days of the year devoted to chocolate. Here are just a few of them:
- National Bittersweet Chocolate Day – January 10
- National Dark Chocolate Day – February 1
- World Chocolate Day – July 7
- National White Chocolate Day – September 22
And when you take in National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National Chocolate Cake Day, National Chocolate Eclair Day and so many more, it’s easy to see why chocolate is one of our favorite treats.
If you are a foodie, be sure to check out the calendar of National Food Days for September. There is at least one each day of the month and many are devoted to sweets.
What is White Chocolate?
White chocolate is different from it’s darker counterpart since it does not have cocoa solids in it. In the strictest terms, that means that it’s not really a form of chocolate at all! But it tastes so good and works like chocolate does, so I am not quibbling about semantics.
The US Food and Drug Administration has a long article on the composition of white chocolate for the food purists out there.
I know one thing – it sure looks good on the outside of desserts and candy!
Even though it has been accepted into the family, according to the regulation by the FDA it still must contain at least 20% cocoa butter,14% total milk solids and 3.5% fat and must contain less than 63% sugar to be labeled “white chocolate.” With this composition, it is the perfect component in white chocolate desserts
Get ready to celebrate white chocolate day with one of these delicious white chocolate desserts.
Sure, you can just head to the store and pick up a package of white chocolate covered pretzels to celebrate but we can do better than that, can’t we? Try one of these amazing desserts to celebrate the day in style.
White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
These yummy and crunchy sugar cookies are dipped in melted white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peppermint for a super easy and tasty cookie to share with a loved one.
White Chocolate Truffles and Candy
These pastel looking Brigadeiro White Chocolate Truffles are lightly covered in pink and red candy hearts to make the perfect Valentine’s day Dessert. They are a favorite dessert in Brazil.
These red velvet cheesecake truffles have a yummy white chocolate coating and creamy cheesecake center. Red desserts are great for either Christmas or Valentine’s Day.
White chocolate is just one of the many ways to use chocolate as a coating on caramel apples. There are dozens of caramel apple toppings and many of them feature chocolate.
I love the way this white chocolate mosaic fudge uses dried fruit to make the fudge look like stained glass. This make it the perfect Christmas dessert.
This platter of mint chocolate fudge started off with a big ole bowl of white chocolate chips. Green get food coloring and dark chocolate morsels give it the darker color.
Use your holiday cookie cutters to turn normal white chocolate peppermint bark into fun and festively shaped holiday bark.
White Chocolate Cakes, Bars, and Brownies
I love dark chocolate brownies as much as the next person, but white chocolate makes these snickerdoodle blondies into a much more refined looking dessert.
Peanut butter is a favorite of mine, but pair it with white chocolate and you end up with these special white chocolate peanut butter brownies. YUM!
What’s better than a cookie or a cake? Why this white chocolate macadamia nut cookie cake! It’s full of flavor and makes a nice presentation for a fancy dinner party.
White Chocolate Cookies
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Bake up some of these chewy white chocolate pumpkin cookies for your dessert table.
These fun Christmasy peppermint Rice Krispie Ball Cookies are coated in white chocolate and have the cutest peppermint stick handle.
What a perfect way to treat your loved one! Make these white chocolate chip cookies studded with Valentine heart candy.
White Chocolate Smoothies and Drinks
White chocolate and frozen tropical fruit combine to make this amazing white chocolate fruit smoothie. It’s thick and creamy and so, so tasty!
This white chocolate eggnog cocktail sounds like the perfect holiday drink to me!
Need some more ideas to celebrate White Chocolate Day? Try one of these amazing white chocolate desserts.
Easter fun with these white chocolate peeps.