I’m sharing a roundup of some of my Favorite White Chocolate Recipes! Do any of these catch your eye? Or are you a chocolate purist?

White Chocolate Desserts are ultra-sweet and a delicious change of pace from dark chocolate treats!

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The Best White Chocolate Recipes

Even though white chocolate isn’t technically true chocolate, it is at my house! Though the boys in the family will reach for the darkest chocolate over white chocolate, Katie and I have a special place in our hearts for white chocolate. 

Expert Tips

  • Store your white chocolate like dark chocolate. It should be kept in a cool, dry location.
  • If you want to color your white chocolate, add a liquid food coloring before you melt it.
  • Melt your white chocolate gently so it doesn’t seize and stays smooth. See how to melt in the frequently asked questions.
  • Look for cocoa butter in the list of ingredients for the best quality white chocolate.
  • White chocolate may not set well if the room temperature is over 68°. You may need to pop it in the refrigerator to solidify.
  • If you’d like to flavor your white chocolate dessert, vanilla extract pairs beautifully. I also like Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is White Chocolate Really Chocolate?

There is no consensus, but according to the Washington Post, the FDA states: For a chocolate to be labeled as chocolate, as opposed to candy, the Food and Drug Administration requires that the bar be made up of at least 10 percent cocoa mass (nibs plus the cocoa fat inherent to the bean), with no specifications about cocoa butter.
White chocolate, on the other hand, has to have a cocoa butter content of at least 20 percent and does not require the inclusion of nibs. Another source says that real chocolate must contain chocolate liquor which gives chocolate its distinctive flavor. White chocolate does not have any chocolate liquor in its ingredient list.

Why Is It Called White Chocolate?

White Chocolate is made with cocoa butter, milk solids, and sugar, but it does not contain cocoa solids or have the brown appearance of other varieties of “chocolate.” Since cocoa butter comes from cocoa beans, some argue that white chocolate is true chocolate. Its creamy white color was the reason for calling it white chocolate.

How Long Has White Chocolate Been Around?

Nestles developed white chocolate in Switzerland in the 1930s to use up leftovers from making more traditional chocolates.

How Do You Store White Chocolate?

Like other chocolate varieties, white chocolate should be stored tightly wrapped in a cool, dry location to prevent a bloom from developing (white discoloration). It will stay fresh for up to 9 months if stored properly.

How Do You Melt White Chocolate?

It’s best to melt white chocolate gently to prevent seizing. This can be done in a double boiler where one pan is set over another (usually in a set) that has simmering water. Or you can microwave the white chocolate in short bursts at 50% power, stopping and stirring frequently until it’s smooth.

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