Luxury chocolates that are perfect to serve as an easy dessert

24 May 2021

Chocolate Knowledge

Once you’ve cooked dinner, sometimes there’s no motivation left to whip up dessert. No need, when these luxury chocolates do the trick.

Not only does chocolate make everything better, but it also fits just about any occasion. Perhaps you’re awful at baking, or just looking for a last-minute delicious treat to offer up to your guests. Either way, here at Hotel Chocolat, we have compiled a list of luxury chocolates filled with opulence and style for a night they’ll never forget!

Luxury chocolates inspired by desserts

The Macarons Collection

For that perfect little post-dinner indulgence, a sweet meringue-based confection is the way to go. Is there anything more luxurious than a macaron? Even the name sounds fancy.

If you can’t get your hands on the real thing, then why not opt for a decadently smooth, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate version? The Macarons Collection allows you to taste the French-inspired dessert in three recipes: Orange, raspberry and our classic bestseller. The contrast of textures and tastes delights the palates of many, making them a popular dessert choice for a sophisticated occasion. We’ve recently added a host of flavours to our Macarons selection, so have a browse to find your favourite.

The Patisserie Sleekster Luxe

As dedicated experts of luxury chocolates, we have reimagined the nation’s favourite puds and desserts into these opulent bite-sized treats in The Patisserie Sleekster Luxe. Discover them all, from the fruity flavours in the Orange Wafer Selector to spice seasoning in the Carrot Cake. Our collection of 44 filled white, milk, and dark chocolates will satisfy any of your cacao cravings. We’ve even ‘chocified’ the Custard Tart, Blondie, and Peanut Butter & Jelly so that your sweet-toothed friends can rejoice in the chocolatey goodness too!

The Cheesecake Box

Just think of a buttery crusty bottom layer loaded with a rich thick blanket of soft cheese, eggs, and sugar. It’s no surprise that cheesecakes are one of the most coveted desserts. We just couldn’t resist reimagining some of the most popular flavours in chocolate form and putting them into The Cheesecake Box! Consisting of lemon, caramel, strawberry, and orange, you can avoid investing time and energy into making your own by serving these luxury chocolates up to your dinner party guests. Don’t worry, we won’t judge you if you just keep the box to yourself!

Check out our cheesecake-inspired luxury chocolates

Chocolate Batons

When an after-dinner treat is needed, chocolate tasting can be a fun alternative to the traditional dessert. We spent a long time designing our batons so that they’re the perfect shape for chocolate tasting. The form offers a slow, measured melt so that you can revel in all the nuanced cacao flavour, whichever baton you choose. Our array of Chocolate Batons means you can offer a diverse menu for your guests. Whether you are after a classic pairing of raspberry and white chocolate or a rich 70% dark chocolate, we have them all. Can’t choose? Our Baton Library gives you a selection of our favourites.

Liqueur Chocolates

Add a sophisticated touch to your post-dinner tipple with Liqueur Chocolates. Historically, digestifs were served after a meal to help with digestion. Now they are often synonymous with an after-dinner tradition which is upheld worldwide. But, we all know chocolate makes everything better. That’s why chocolate and liqueur is the perfect after-dinner indulgence. 

You may fancy a chocolate-flavoured liqueur for a mouth-warming match made in heaven. Our selection includes a Velvetised Cream, Cacao Gin, Salted Caramel Cacao Vodka Liqueur, to name but a few. We even have a Cocoa Beer

On the other hand, if you’re after something to satisfy your desire for a dessert in the shape of chocolate, we can also help. From truffles and alcohol-infused fruit to selectors and slabs, our selection won’t disappoint. Take your pick from Enrobed Mango, Lady Marmalade Selectors, Amaretto Truffle Selectors, and Pink Champagne Truffle Tin. Best keep these stored away for no-children-allowed dinner parties!

Kirsch Cherries

Originating from the Black Forest region of Germany, Kirsch — meaning cherry in German — is a colourless brandy made from distilling sour cherries. Our Kirsch Cherries consists of whole pitted cherries soaked in kirsch and enrobed in layers of milk and dark chocolate. The way we choose to soak the cherries in the flavoured brandy offers an explosion of cherry flavour, ideal for those refined dinner parties with a twist.

Warning: You will struggle to have just one. Proceed at your own risk.

The Chocolatier’s Table

Go big or go home with The Chocolatier’s Table. Seriously, watch out — your guests may try to take it home. Consisting of a medley of our best white, milk, and dark chocolate creations, this is a chocoholics zone only. The Chocolatier’s Table includes 40 original chocolate creations for you to choose from. The variety within makes it an ideal choice when entertaining a large group or for a Friday night in front of the telly with the family!

Opt to have your caffeine fix with the Tiramisu, enjoy your beverage on the sweet side with our Passion Fruit Margarita, or go for the simple classic piece of chocolate with our 40% Milk Chocolate Baton. Whatever you desire, chances are, The Chocolatier’s Table has it.

Hot Chocolate

You’ll be a favourite with the adults and children by offering up a mug of deeply chocolatey and comforting Hot Chocolate. Our chocolatiers have worked together to create hot chocolate like you’ve never tasted before. Unlike the overly-sweet store-bought hot chocolates available, our hot chocolate promises deep, authentic cacao flavours and a smoothness like no other. By using grated pieces of real chocolate, we’ve created a moreish treat for all.

If you’re after something a little different, you don’t have to settle for Classic Hot Chocolate. We have a ton of exciting flavours available, including Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and Vanilla White Hot Chocolate. We even have warming spiced hot chocolates such as Ginger Hot Chocolate and Chilli Hot Chocolate!

If you’re a real hot chocolate lover like us, it may be worth investing in an at-home hot chocolate machine such as The Velvetiser for a barista-grade chocolate beverage. Trust us, it’s a winner over any other hot chocolate making methods! And why not check out our guide on how to make the best hot chocolate for some extra tips?

Try a velvety hot chocolate for dessert

After-dinner Coffee

Enjoyed by many during the daytime, there’s also a nightly caffeine tradition for coffee lovers. Served for both casual and formal events, an after-dinner coffee is a true sign the evening is approaching its end. Some enjoy a cup of joe to round off a meal, whilst others require it to get them through the drive home. Whatever the reason is, make sure you have them available for those needing a little caffeine fix to see them through.

You can now whip up an irresistibly smooth cup with the help from us here at Hotel Chocolate. Our coffee collection includes latte sachets, coffee pods, and coffee beans. We’re not just chocolate experts!

We have been working with chocolate for decades so we know a thing or two. The fact of the matter is you can never go wrong with luxury chocolates. Why not stock up now, just in case?