When the weather drops into single digits, it’s time for a frosty fix. Enter Askinosie Chocolate’s peppermint bark, a chocolate bar with some bite.
Available at askinosie.com, $13-$40.
If hectic travel schedules and oodles of family time are making you nuts, sweeten things up with — you guessed it — Betty Jane’s peanut brittle.
Available at bettyjanessweetdelights.com, $9-$12.
You won’t have trouble cozying up to Allie’s Edibles Indulgent Comfort Sweets. The bars come individually wrapped in crave-worthy combos like chocolate-covered marshmallow, chocolate and peanut butter, and chocolate pretzel toffee bark.
Available at alliesedibles.com, $10.
For all the local, egg-buying, farmers market-obsessed foodies on your list, there’s this: Cacao Atlanta’s Aztec sipping chocolate, taking hot cocoa back to its roots.
Available at cacaoatlanta.com, $21.
All those pesky vices may mean you’re getting a lump of coal this year. That’s no reason to deny yourself one more: Vice Chocolates’s cranberry orange ginger bars.
Available at vicechocolates.com, $5 each.
Everyone knows the best gifts are homemade. Offer up a pot of steaming hot cocoa, recipe courtesy of baked goods haven Tribeca Treats.
See our step-by-step instructions for homemade hot cocoa.
You’re known as the family member who always burns the figgy pudding. Improve your reputation with this simple devil’s food cake recipe, easy enough for the baking adverse.
Follow these foolproof instructions for devil’s food cake.
Warm up your bones with Knipschildt’s hot chocolate and coffee sticks, made for dipping into a steamy beverage.
Available at knipschildt.net, $4 each.
Chocolate made from potatoes? Your friends have got to see this. Give them Spud Fudge’s gift basket treatment, so they can taste the airy chocolate in all its varieties.
Available at spudfudge.com, $25.
What is chocolate cake without frosting? Marshmallow frosting, of course.
Check out the video instructions for marshmallow icing.
Nuts. Spices. Put the two stalwart holiday ingredients together with Michael Mischer’s spiced almond chocolate bars.
Available by phone (510-986-1822) or e-mail order (firstname.lastname@example.org), $10 per bar. To see chocolates, go to michaelmischerchocolates.com.
This season give the gift of exclusivity. Mast Brothers Chocolate has the honor of being the only bean-to-bar chocolate maker in New York City.
Available at mastbrotherschocolate.com, $80 for ten bars.
You’ve been hoarding snacks in your desk all year. Now’s the time to share the wealth with Taza’s chocolate-covered nibs, perfect for eating by the handful.
Available at tazachocolate.com, $14.
You now understand why adults like spiked eggnog so much. Put the classic boozy beverage into solid form with Roscar Chocolates’s Brandy-Nog truffles.
Available by phone order (512-303-1500), starting at $21. To see chocolates, go to roscar.com.