Christmas traditions rendered in chocolate make for snackable treats and stocking stuffers. This year at La Maison du Chocolat, the holiday theme is the Christmas cracker, the party toy most popular in England that snaps open to reveal little goodies. A 10-inch oblong solid dark chocolate version is tied at each end and festively encrusted with nuts, like a mendiant. Another option would be bite-size milk chocolate praline Yule logs dusted with sugar from Charbonnel et Walker of London.

Artistic Piece Holiday Cracker, $40,; Yule Logs, $27.95 for a box of eight,

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