Faye Levy's Chocolate Sensations by Faye Levy (HP Books: $25, 202 pp., illustrated).
This would make an ideal gift for the chocoholics on your list. The beautifully illustrated book is designed for people with busy schedules. Although many of the recipes are lengthy, Levy outlines the portions that may be made ahead, notes the amount of time a dessert may be prepared in advance and tells how long the dish will hold once assembled.
Techniques such as tempering chocolate, making chocolate designs and writing and forming cutouts and decorative scrolls are included, along with making chocolate leaves. The recipe collection includes all types of cakes, pies, pastries, souffles, custards and puddings, frozen desserts, cookies, brownies, candies and sauces.