For most people, December is all about Christmas morning, but for the few true chocolate lovers, the festivities come much sooner. December 16th, or National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day, is the perfect excuse to dip, drizzle, and devour anything with a magic, molten touch. If you consider yourself a devout chocolate connoisseur, here are sixteen reasons to start celebrating early.

1. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Sristi Pradhan

The original “cheat sweet,” you can’t go wrong with this classic.

2. Chocolate-Covered Bacon and Chocolate Chip Biscotti

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Benjamin Martin

This sweet and savory escape, with an Italian twist, is just an hour away.

3. White Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Sticks

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Lucy Rubin

These aren’t your ordinary Rold Golds — covered in white chocolate and sprinkled with peppermint shavings, even Santa will be jealous of these holiday treats.

4. Chocolate-Covered Apricots

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Anika Schaedle

For the adventurous foodie, silence your sweet tooth with a gourmet twist on some dried fruit.

5. Dark Chocolate-Covered Rice Krispie Bites

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Anna Hirschorn

You can’t go wrong with a peanut butter and chocolate combo. With just four ingredients, you’re just a mixing bowl and some messy hands away from a dessert as delicious as it is easy to make.

6. White Chocolate-Covered Gingersnaps

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Agnes Chen

Let it snow (white chocolate) – for the festive chocoholic, these spicy gingersnaps may look like winter, but they capture the flavor of fall.

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops

Hannah Lin

Frozen simplicity at its finest. These killer banana pops bring back the good vibes of summer alongside your fix of cocoa.

8. White Chocolate-Covered Oreo Cookies

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Julia Slisz

Michael Jackson was right on this one, it don’t matter if your Oreo’s black or white. Double the chocolate, twice the fun.

9. Dark Chocolate-Covered Almond Butter Truffles

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Haley Abram

This non-guilty pleasure is sure to leave your taste buds as happy and your stomach full.

10. White Chocolate-Covered Molasses Cookies

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Sarah Stettin

An unlikely duo, molasses and white cocoa take bittersweet to a whole to new level and satisfy a craving you didn’t even know you had.

11. Chocolate-Drizzled Popcorn

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Kirby Barth

For those with a sweet tooth as strong as their snacking game, this salty sweet combo is sure to hit home.

12. Dark Chocolate-Covered Bacon Truffles

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Courtney Lewis

Bow down to sinfully delicious the holy trinity — sweet, salty, and savory all in one.

13. Chocolate-Drizzled Coconut Macaroons

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Elizabeth Philip

For those coco(nuts) and those cocoa nuts, here’s a bite-size treat that finally makes the cut.

14. Chocolate-Dipped Bacon Shot Glasses

Fei Gao

Let’s get chocolate wasted — this inventive treat can hold its liquor better than anyone. Cheers to that.

15. Chocolate-Covered Cake Pops

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Lauren Reilly

A goody but an oldie, this classic always hold a sweet spot in the chocoholic heart.

16. Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cheez-It Sandwich

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Jedd Marrero

Although separately these ingredients are just standard cupboard supplies, together they’re nothing short from culinary genius.