While I’m partial to a shard of rich, dark chocolate after dinner and I’ll never say no to a handful of white chocolate chips mid-afternoon, there is something truly special about milk chocolate.

Creamy, melting and completely comforting, milk chocolate is like a warm hug from your favourite sweater or a long afternoon nap spent with one’s most coveted pillow. Serve any one of these milk chocolate desserts to guests and watch them smile and swoon with delight.

An elegant tart, such as this Milk Chocolate and Pistachio Tart, is the ultimate dinner party dessert. Not only can you make it ahead of time (perfect for the busy host!), it looks absolutely stunning sliced into fine wedges. (Via Sweet Boake.)

Milk Chocolate and Pistachio Tart

Milk chocolate and peanut butter were pretty much made for each other, don’t you think? These homemade Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are light years above and beyond the original candy bar. The ultimate Halloween treat! (Via The Vegetarian Ginger.)

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Fudgy brownies just became that much more indulgent thanks to the addition of milk chocolate chunks. Tall glasses of cold milk are a must with these Milk Chocolate Chunk Brownies. (Via OMG Chocolate Desserts.)

Milk Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Chewy, gooey Toffee and Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies get bonus points for being gluten-free. Best enjoyed freshly baked and still warm from the oven! (Via Averie Cooks.)

Toffee and Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Craving a throwback to the days of the old-fashioned ice cream parlor? You’re in luck. Malted Vanilla Ice Cream with Milk Chocolate Chunks packs a delicious punch of creaminess and nostalgia. (Via Scrumptious and Sumptuous.)

Malted Vanilla Ice Cream with Milk Chocolate Chunks

Tender and buttery oat-studded cookies meet their match when filled with gorgeous, glossy milk chocolate ganache. As pretty as they are tasty, Milk Chocolate Sandwich Cookies make for a great after-dinner treat. Perfect for dunking in Spanish coffees! (Via Milk and Honey.)

Milk Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

These beauties combine two of my favourite things: chocolate and red wine. Rich, wine-stained cake topped with light and fluffy frosting, Red Wine Cupcakes with Whipped Milk Chocolate are the epitome of sophistication. (Via High Tea With Dragons.)

Red Wine Cupcakes with Whipped Milk Chocolate

Know of someone special with a birthday coming up? S’more Layer Cake with Salted Milk Chocolate Ganache and Seven Minute Frosting is worthy of any celebration. (Via Sweet Sugar Bean.)

S’more Layer Cake

The season of holiday parties approaches and Irish Cream Milk Chocolate Mousse is just boozy enough to end any meal on a high note. Don’t skip the whipped-cream topping! (Via Sugar et al.)

Irish Cream Milk Chocolate Mousse

Sometimes, we need a little milk chocolate at snack time. Munching on the sweet stuff is perfectly acceptable any time of day thanks to Milk Chocolate and Coconut Peach Slices. (Via Damn Delicious.)

Milk Chocolate and Coconut Peach Slices

I hadn’t ventured into the world of cake pops until I saw this recipe. Speculoos Cookie Butter Cake Pops Dipped in Milk Chocolate were too good to pass up! (Via Mondomulia).

Cookie Butter Cake Pops

Looking to make breakfast spectacular? Spread a little Milk Chocolate Cashew Butter on your toast and watch as the most important meal of the day soon becomes your favourite. (Via How Sweet It Is.)

Milk Chocolate Cashew Butter

Tell me: Do prefer milk, dark or white chocolate?