Special Nonexistent Furniture

Chocolate recipes for World Chocolate Day

Aah, chocolate. We can thank the Mayans for this wonderful indulgence, although back then, it was more of a bitter beverage than a sweet treat. Nevertheless, this byproduct of the cacao bean was revered as food of the gods. It was only later when it was introduced to the Spanish that it became combined with sugar to become the chocolate that we know today.

PrettyWreathBlog_0000_20171120_TW_WreathHowTo_1
Image via delicious.com.au

July 7, 1550, is said to be the date that cacao beans were introduced to Europe and this date has since been celebrated as World Chocolate Day (yes, it's really a thing). From the easiest hacks to the ultimate puddings, we show you how you can get your fix. 

PrettyWreathBlog_0000_20171120_TW_WreathHowTo_1

Super easy chocolate treats

Microwave mug cakes are certainly not new, but TikTok has given them a bit of a revival, particularly during the pandemic when pantry ingredients run low and cravings run high. You'll find plenty of TikTok mug cake recipes, but this one for chocolate lava mug cake is always a winner.

PrettyWreathBlog_0000_20171120_TW_WreathHowTo_1
Image via Two Peas & their Pod

You can't go wrong with a chocolate and strawberry combo and our friends at Tasty have compiled 15 chocolate covered strawberry recipe ideas for you to try. From basic chocolate-dipped fruit to a cheat's strawberry and chocolate tart, there's a choccie treat for everybody.

PrettyWreathBlog_0000_20171120_TW_WreathHowTo_1
Image via I am a Food Blog

Get your hands on a sphere silicone baking mould and you could try your hand at these fun hot chocolate bombs. Using the mould, you make hollow chocolate balls which you fill with drinking chocolate mixtures - perhaps mini marshmallows or mint chocolate chips. You can also flavour or tint the chocolate shells, then decorate them with drizzled chocolate and cookie crumbs. It's fiddly but very pretty.

These easy ice cube chocolate cups by the team at Tasty are simpler and perhaps one for the kids to try. Using an ice cube tray or muffin pan, you create ice moulds which are then dipped into melted chocolate to make chocolate cups.

PrettyWreathBlog_0000_20171120_TW_WreathHowTo_1
Image via delicious.com.au

All a bit too fussy? Perhaps these little chocolate mouthfuls packed with nuts will be enough to do the trick. Otherwise, you can't go wrong with a triple chocolate and hazelnut sheet cookie that doesn't require rolling or cutting, and includes bursts of white, milk and dark chocolate.

  PrettyWreathBlog_0000_20171120_TW_WreathHowTo_1
Image via delicious.com.au

Decadent chocolate desserts

We haven't been able to stop thinking about the Ferrero Rocher and Nutella mousse cheesecake by our Operations Manager George, which has also got us wondering what else we can do with these Italian chocolates. These Ferrero Rocher skillet brownies laced with Frangelico for extra hazelnut oomph might just be the ticket.

PrettyWreathBlog_0000_20171120_TW_WreathHowTo_1
Image via delicious.com.au

More proficient bakers can take it up a notch with a warm dark chocolate self-saucing pudding or "the world's best chocolate cake" as it appears in The New York Times.

PrettyWreathBlog_0000_20171120_TW_WreathHowTo_1
Image via The New York Times

If all that however sounds too rich or sickly, there's always Donna Hay's better-for-you chocolate fudge cake with olive oil, maple syrup and cashew butter for a little more balance. 

PrettyWreathBlog_0000_20171120_TW_WreathHowTo_1
Image via donnahay.com.au

Shop all our bakeware now for your World Chocolate Day needs. 

Explore More
Pop Up Display Centre

Home by T&W

Our selection of stylish & affordable homewares.

Shop Now
Gift Cards

Gift Cards

Let them choose the perfect gift with a T&W gift card

Buy Now
T&W Blog

T&W Blog

Get your daily dose of inspiration, tips and advice.

Get Inspired
Trade Program

Trade Program

Save time and money with trade service and pricing.

Read More
ServerT:0.18356013298035