As your family prepares to decorate their Christmas tree, consider an alternative: decorating chocolate instead. Because at the end of the season, you’re going to have to take your tree down, but if you decorate your chocolate you get to eat it at the end of the season.

Here are some of the best Christmas chocolate decorations we’ve been able to find:

1. Rule #1 of Chocolate decoration: Peppermint can go on anything.

Some cookies
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2. You know what would look good on those chocolate Oreos? White chocolate. And sprinkles.

More cookies
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3. You can also dip your chocolate in liquid chocolate.

Some cookies
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4. If you’re tied to the Christmas tree, you can always decorate something tree-shaped.

Cookies on plate
Via The Berry

5. Santa has been known to enjoy chocolate chip cookies sprinkled on top of chocolate donuts.

Some cookies
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6. Or you can give him something much more simple.

Chocolate maybe
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7. Just rolling chocolate dough in powdered sugar isn’t lazy during Christmas — it’s a simulation of snow.

rolled cookies
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8. Of course, if you want to go the snow route, you can go all out and build a snowman on a chocolate cupcake.

I think it's a cupcake
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9. Sometimes called “muddy buddies” or “puppy chow,” this is an essential Christmas chocolate recipe.

A dessert
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10. It’s pretty easy to make reindeer faces out of chocolate.

Cookies on plates
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11. Also, this exists.

A picture of nutella in a hand
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12. Fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas shouldn’t be left out either.

A red and green cake
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13. A good Christmas challenge: See how many layers of chocolate you can fit on top of each other.

A cookie with layers
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14. My personal favorite chocolate brand, Christmas style.

Packaged chocolate
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15. Chocolate can be the decoration, too.

Cookies with chocolate
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16. It can be a very minimal decoration.

A drink in mug
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17. Or a very elegant decoration.

A drink in a mug
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18. Or the outer layer to something else that’s delicious.

Candy canes in chocolate
Via The Berry

19. This has fruit, so you know it’s healthy.

Cake with layers
Via Mrs. Madness

20. Easily the most delicious-looking Santa I’ve ever seen.

Strawberry macro shot
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21. Don’t worry, it’s not possible to get diabetes from a picture.

A cupcake
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22. In order to make something Christmas-y, all you really need to do is put red and green sprinkles on it.

A bowl of chocolates
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23. Unless it’s hot chocolate, which just needs marshmallows.

A picture of hot chocolate
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24. Christmas bark: a Christmas staple.

Some peppermint bark
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25. Or, you know, you can decorate your chocolate and then decorate your tree with it.

Ornament on a tree
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