Heading to a dinner party or bake sale? Or just hungry for some chocolate but lost for where to start? Here are plenty of recipes to get you going, all guaranteed to satisfy that sweet tooth.
1. Triple Chocolate Cookies
These are my all-time favourite cookies and I make them for every occasion and for anyone who will let me. They are so luxurious and gooey. The big chunks of white and milk chocolate melt and stay melted even for days after (if you can make them last that long). The recipe is so simple to follow and they take no time at all to bake ( well, 10 minutes but that’s nothing really).
2. Bonfire Brownies
This is a fun twist on a campfire classic and is a great addition to any bake sale. There’s a layer of gooey brownie (with added walnuts and chocolate chips if you fancy), a delicious chocolate fudge icing. Finished with toasted mini marshmallows, it’s all the fun of smores without the sticky fingers.
3. Chocolate Orange Cupcakes
Chocolate Orange is one of my favourite chocolates and I can often be found with a chocolate orange by my side – particularly when I’m writing. This recipe combines my two loves, cake and chocolate orange. With rich buttercream and subtle notes of orange in the cake mix itself, if you are a fan of chocolate orange you’ll be a fan of these.
4. Vegan Chocolate Truffles
Finding chocolate recipes for vegans can definitely be difficult but this recipe is not. Whilst there is a lot of preparation required, there is only a couple of ingredients needed for these truffles. You can make these time and time again, prep them the night before and leave them to refrigerate overnight and do the rest in the morning.
5. Malteser Tray Bake
Another favourite of mine is Maltesers! My aunties made these for me once and I’ve been hooked ever since. This tray bake is a bit like a jazzed up version of a rocky road but with the added malty goodness you get from a Malteser. There aren’t too many complicated baking techniques here either so it’s pretty much fool proof!
6. Mocha Chocolate Slab
This one is a bit of a cheat because it simply requires melting some white and dark chocolate and adding in some coffee beans of your choice – but sometimes the simplest recipes can be the most effective. These would be great in smaller chunks, wrapped in cellophane and gifted to someone.
7. Chocolate Chip Pancakes
A bit of chocolate with breakfast can never be a bad idea, one of the best ways to start the day in my opinion! A sprinkling of chocolate chips in some fluffy pancake batter is sure to be a hit if you have guests for breakfast or even if you have some extra time in the morning.
8. Brownie in a Mug
Sometimes you are just too tired to bake a full on cake or tray of brownies, you want chocolate and you want it now! I feel you – here is a great brownie in a mug recipe which I stand by. A dollop of vanilla ice cream on top of this when it’s hot out of the microwave is a great treat and it’s so quick and easy.
9. Chocolate Tart
This one is a dinner party favourite, so if you are hosting one or just going as a guest and want to help, this one is for you. The rich chocolate is complemented by flakes of sea salt and the buttery pastry. There’s plenty to share and it’s great with whipped cream or ice cream.
10. Easy Chocolate Mousse
This recipe is from the queen of baking herself, Mary Berry – so you really can’t go wrong. It requires surprisingly few ingredients and you can use the serving suggestions to class it up a bit, or just a bowl if it is just for you.
Are you a self- proclaimed chocoholic? Have you tried any of these delicious recipes for yourself? Have you got any recipes of your own that are staples in your life? Let us know below in the comments
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Shelby Gibbs is an English Literature and Publishing student at Bath Spa University. Her hobbies include writing, baking and being absurdly organised. You can find her on twitter @shelby1999 and on Instagram @shelbypublishing. Any writing queries please DM me on either of these platforms.