5 Easy World Chocolate Day Bakes.
World Chocolate Day.
I love chocolate. I think that pretty much sums up this post.
But honestly, I have some yummy chat and pictures coming up, so please stick around.
I’ve always had a sweet tooth. Both my parents did. Along with Saturday afternoons spent in town, with a last-minute visit to Boyes or Woolworths to get pick n mix or most weekends/definitely birthdays, after tea there would always be a Viennetta or black forest gateau consumed, whilst watching Noel’s House Party.
Baking wise, sadly I don’t remember doing much with my parents or them baking. But this is something that I do regularly with my own boys. Obviously they’re more interested in the end product and to be honest, having to share licking the bowl and spoons with my eldest isn’t something I’m OK with, to be honest. Ha.
So with World Chocolate Day approaching on the 7th July, I thought I’d share five easy chocolate-based recipes that are thoroughly enjoyed by myself and the boys.
Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies have to be the easiest go-to recipe for World Chocolate Day. Cookies are always a good idea if you ask me. I recently came across and tried out this homemade chocolate chip cookies recipe and I literally cannot stop making dam cookies, they are so good!
Chocolate Cornflake Cakes/Chocolate Peanut Butter & Cornflake Bites.
Cornflake cakes. It doesn’t get any simpler. Seriously though, who doesn’t enjoy the nostalgic goodness of a cornflake cake? I’m pretty sure this is easily one of the first go-to recipes of any adult-to-child cooking/baking teaching. As with most bakes, chocolate cornflake cakes are easily customised for holiday seasons, such as Easter, by adding chocolate eggs and marshmallows for Christmas.
As a sneaky bonus, I also added in and made these chocolate, peanut butter and cornflake bites. Same as the normal cornflake cakes, with just the addition of the peanut butter. These can be easily made in paper cases as with the cakes, but I decided to put them straight onto greaseproof paper in drops. I can’t say that I’ve taste-tested these, as I dislike peanut butter/peanuts/nuts, but they’ve gone down a storm with the boys!
Admittedly, I haven’t made fudge before. I have wanted to. I’m actually in a ‘Slow Cooker Fudge’ group on Facebook. Yes. That’s a thing. I will get round to making it in the slow cooker, but this I made the traditional way, via this foolproof chocolate fudge recipe, which, with four ingredients, couldn’t have been easier or simpler. Just the way I like it. And it tastes amazing.
Lotus Biscoff Tiffin.
I love tiffin. It can be a tough call at takeaways/cafes sometimes, between tiffin and caramel shortbread. Honestly. I can’t lie, there have been times when I’ve just had to get both. No regrets. But back to this recipe – I’m having a bit of a new love affair with Lotus Biscoff at the moment. Maybe it’s the lack of visiting coffee shops and having one of the side. So when I came across this Lotus Biscuit Tiffin and with my love of tiffin, it was a match made in heaven. I just had to make it. I love these bang it all in recipes. So easy and so bloody yummy!
So happy World Chocolate Day. What are you going to making to celebrate?