It’s one of the most versatile ingredients available, can be savoured all on its own, and comes in three different delicious varieties – what is it? Chocolate, of course.
From 80% dark chocolate squares to be nibbled after dinner, to milk chocolate bars ready to get you through long afternoons at work and white chocolate that can be used to flavour everything from cheesecakes to mousses and beyond – there really is nothing that chocolate cannot do.
And it’s not just sweet dishes that use chocolate – it adds a depth of flavour to meaty casseroles and rubs.
So to celebrate chocolate in all its glory, and because it’s World Chocolate Day, we’ve rounded up our favourite chocolate recipes that will go down perfectly today, tomorrow or whenever...
Nutella chocolate-chip cookies
You don't need an excuse to treat yourself to some chocolate every now and then, but if you did, look no further than these soft-but-chewy-in all-the-right-places Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies. What. A. Treat!
Milk chocolate marshmallow teacakes
You heard it here first: no teatime would be complete with a Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Teacake. These crunchy biscuit treats are topped with a soft marshmallow centre and best served with a cuppa tea or coffee - whatever takes your fancy!
Terry's Chocolate orange brownies
Chocolate orange fans will love these zesty brownies. Flavoured with orange and topped with a segment of Terry’s chocolate orange, these are (in our opinion), the best version of a brownie. To make even more special, why not press a segment of Terry’s into each brownie for a melting middle effect. Delicious, even if we do say so ourselves…
Peanut butter lava pots
What do you get when you mix chocolate, coffee and a few other magical ingredients together? These irresistible Peanut Butter Lava Pots. Coming with an oozing peanut-butter and chocolate-infused centre, these won't last long...
Chocolate cream profiteroles
The ultimate way to finish any meal? These Chocolate Cream Profiteroles get our vote every time. The choux pastry is filled with an indulgent chocolate cream centre and – you guessed it – they’re topped with even more chocolate. Take. A. Bow!
This delicious fridge cake is packed with all the good stuff, and is one of the easiest desserts to whip up! This rocky road includes gooey marshmallows, jelly beans, cranberries and pistachios and what's more, gluten-free digestive biscuits so the whole family can enjoy!
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