These two-bite treats—a cross between a chocolate-ganache truffle and a gooey, fudgy brownie—grew out of Carla Hall's early days as a caterer. "They were easy to make in huge batches, and they looked effortlessly impressive," says Hall, now cohost of the ABC talk show The Chew
and author of the new cookbook Cooking with Love.
When she stopped catering, Hall continued baking the bites to give to friends. "There's a trail of thoughtfulness that goes into cooking for someone—thinking of them while you pick the recipe, buy the ingredients, select the perfect packaging," she says. "I think people can feel that extra love when they open thegift. And who doesn't like chocolate?"
Get the recipe: Chocolate Decadent Bites