10 Chocolate Recipes to Celebrate World Chocolate Day

Ready to indulge? Dive into our delicious chocolate recipes as we celebrate World Chocolate Day.

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What Is World Chocolate Day?

World Chocolate Day is a delightful occasion dedicated to celebrating chocolate's rich history and irresistible appeal. It's a day for chocolate lovers worldwide to indulge in their favourite treats, whether it's enjoying a decadent truffle, sipping on creamy hot cocoa, or baking up a batch of gooey brownies. Beyond just indulgence, World Chocolate Day also reminds us of chocolate's cultural significance, from its ancient origins among the Mayans and Aztecs to its status today as a beloved global delicacy. So, whether enjoyed alone or shared with loved ones, this day is a sweet celebration of all things chocolate.

When Is World Chocolate Day?

World Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on July 7th.

Chocolate Recipes

Cooking with chocolate is fun and delicious. You can melt it to make rich sauces or glazes, mix it into batter for cakes and cookies, or use it to create creamy mousses and puddings. Chocolate pairs well with both sweet and savoury dishes, adding depth to chilli, enhancing coffee flavour, or giving a tasty twist to fruit and nut recipes. Below are just 10 of our favourite chocolate recipes for you to try:

1. Chocolate Brownie Recipe:

The ultimate chocolate brownie with tender pear pieces inside. It's rich, fruity, simple to make, and ready in just over an hour. No pears? Swap them out for apples instead.

2. Chocolate Mousse Recipe:

The sweet, fresh, and juicy satsuma segments perfectly complement this simple chocolate mousse infused with satsuma zest. Just mix all the ingredients together, chill for 3 hours, and enjoy.

3. Chocolate Cake Recipe:

This butterless and flourless apple chocolate cake is perfect for a party or whenever you're craving something sweet. Ready in just an hour, and if you don't have apples, try using pears instead.

4. Chocolate Crepe Recipe:

Looking for a chocolatey treat that's ready in just 30 minutes? Try these easy-to-roll chocolate crêpes stuffed with whipped cream and delicious nectarine and chia seed jam. Perfect for breakfast or dessert, you can even swap out the nectarines for berries, plums, or peaches for a change.

5. Chocolate Fondant Recipe:

Indulge in this classic melt-in-the-middle chocolate dessert infused with clementine zest. Serve it with juicy clementine segments for an extra burst of flavour. No clementines? Satsumas or oranges work just as well. Ready in under 30 minutes.

6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups:

Give these chocolate cups a try, featuring a creamy peanut butter and fruity blueberry centre. Quick to make and stored in the freezer, they're perfect for a tasty treat anytime. Whole blueberries add a delightful juiciness and texture to the nutty peanut butter. Make a batch and get the kids involved! No dark chocolate on hand? Use any chocolate you like—white or milk chocolate works just as well.

7. Chocolate Cookies:

These easy and delicious vegan cookies require only four ingredients. Start by cooking apples into a compote, then mix them with oats, peanut butter (or any nut butter), and chocolate chips before baking. They're also adaptable for gluten-free diets; simply use GF oats. Don't have apples? Substitute with banana or pear.

8. Chocolate Flapjacks:

Indulge in the delightful combination of dark chocolate and orange with these flapjacks - a perfect weekend bake for a cosy afternoon tea treat or a convenient lunchbox snack for the week ahead. Simply substitute a vegan butter alternative to make them vegan-friendly.

9. Chocolate Muffins:

Enjoy the irresistible warmth of these vegan pear and chocolate muffins, best savoured fresh out of the oven when the chocolate is gooey and melty - a true delight! This recipe is perfect for a hassle-free weekend bake.

10. Chocolate Overnight Oats:

The timeless combination of cherry and chocolate is ideal for breakfast meal prep and batch cooking. Don't have cherries on hand? Easily switch them out for strawberries or even plums.

Looking For More Chocolate Recipes?

We’ve got a choc-a-lot!

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Easy Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

Finely chop fresh coconut in a food processor and make these macaroons dipped in chocolate for the perfect treat.

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Chocolate & Orange Pavlovas

Sweet orange segments, warm melted dark chocolate and a light orange cream, these stunning Pavlovas are the perfect way to finish any dinner.

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No-bake Pomegranate & Chocolate Candies 

These little treats are made with just two ingredients and in under 15 minutes. The pomegranate seeds are placed in an ice cube tray and topped with melted chocolate. These are kept in the freezer and make great refreshing summer treats.