12 White Chocolate Recipes That Hold Their Own

These 12 desserts let white chocolate shine.

Vicky Wasik

Some chocolate purists scoff at white chocolate. They say it's too sweet, or it lacks the bitterness and complexity of dark chocolate. We hear you, but there's so much more to white chocolate than cheap candy bars and cloyingly sweet desserts. Used properly, and balanced with the contrasting flavors of fruits and spices, white chocolate brings a mellow, nutty sweetness that can't be rivaled.