National Chocolate Week: Our Top 5 Favourite Recipes

National Chocolate Week is here (14th-19th October 2021), and we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share our top 5 favourite chocolate recipes with you. From classic brownies to astonishing cheesecake, get ready for some seriously sweet treats...

You guessed it! National Chocolate Week is going to be about all things chocolate. With Bake Off pulling us to the sofa every Tuesday night, we couldn’t be more ready for a week designated to celebrating chocolate. Please try not to dribble as we guide you through our top five favourite unreal chocolate-related recipes. We hope that by the end of this blog you’re slipping your shoes on and heading out the door to pick up those ingredients!

Raspberries and dark blocks of chocolate sat on a black material surface.

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A white tea cup and saucer full of hot chocolate and marshmallows, in front of some pumpkins and decorated with Halloween decor.

1. Dracula’s Boozy Blood Bath Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

This recipe has to be in our top 5 favourite chocolate recipes simply because of how fitting the theme is to the month of October. The theme of Halloween is growing on all of us as the days get closer to the 31st of October! We love the idea of cosying up to watch a spooky film after having made a few of these delicious hot chocolates for you and your loved ones.

A matte black swan slow cooker against a white background.

Swan Stealth Slow Cooker

The beauty of making this hot chocolate recipe is that you make it in a slow cooker, meaning the portion size has no boundaries! You can make as much as you like for your cosy film night crew and keep it warm for second or third helpings! Make sure to stock up on marshmallows – these are the finishing touch when it comes to a visually appealing mug of hot chocolate!

Sit back and relax with the spookiest, most chocolatey-tasting hot chocolate you’ve ever tasted!

A close-up image of chocolate brownies topped with flour.

2. Grill Chocolate Brownies

Let us warn you that this is a recipe that you’ll never forget! Who can resist chocolate brownies? This is one of those recipes you’ll pass down for generations, mainly because we’ve never known this amount of delightfulness to only take 30 minutes to make! With the ingredients given in this recipe, you’ll be able to serve up between 8 and 12 servings! You know what this means – chocolate brownie party after only a minimum amount of work!

We think the secret to this particular recipe being so good is the fact that there’s white chocolate mixed with dark chocolate. These types of chocolate were never meant to be mixed, and now they have been. They’ve gone towards creating one of the tastiest chocolate brownie recipes to ever exist! And have you ever heard of a grill recipe that involved chocolate?! We love it! It’s all about that crunch.

A close-up of a cheesecake with chocolate dripping down the sides.

3. Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

This recipe is for those peanut butter fans out there! Please just take a second before you look at the recipe to just admire how wonderful and delicious this Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake looks. This National Chocolate Week should be filled with chocolate-related desserts just like this one.

The beauty of this recipe is that it pushes your boundaries when it comes to taste and texture. This is a crucial one hour and thirty minutes that you’ll spend perfecting your ingredient measurements and leaving the cheesecake base to settle into perfection. Melt, pour, blend, drizzle… and get ready for a plate of goodness you’ll be making years from now!

A close-up of a chocolate mousse dessert in a white bowl with chocolate sprinkles on top.

4. Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse

This Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse recipe had us at avocado! Avocado is something we pair with eggs on sourdough bread, so when we discovered this peculiar combination of ingredients, we couldn’t help but find out more. This recipe only takes twenty minutes and doesn’t use up too many different ingredients, so it’s super simple and easy to make. Just what we like to hear!

The difference between this recipe and the other recipes mentioned is that it’s rich and decadent, but not too sweet (thanks to its healthy fats from avocados). This Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse recipe is the perfect way to end a meal. It’s rich, creamy, and full of flavour – just like every good dessert should be.

A black table with mini pumpkins and small dishes of Halloween-style biscuits and desserts.

5. Chocolate Spooky Spider Cookies

One thing we love about this Chocolate Spooky Spider Cookies recipe is that you can make your little eight-legged treats into any shape or size you want to. This is a brilliant and fun way to get creative with your little ones and make the most of getting into the Halloween spirit. We want to see square ones, round ones, and funny-looking ones! There’s nothing quite as lovely as baking with your family and friends on a cold and cosy Autumn evening.

Another great way to get your little ones interacting with baking is drawing. There’s no stopping those minds working once those icing pens come out! This is a lovely pastime recipe for those of you who want to get your creative caps on and get drawing! Get those Oreo cookies opened and enjoy getting into the spirit of National Chocolate Week with these Halloween-themed goodies.

National Chocolate Week Essentials!

We thought after dropping all of those amazing chocolate-related recipes in front of you that we should at least help you out with your recipe essentials! For the Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate, be sure to head on over to see our tasty collection of Slow Cookers. For the Grill Chocolate Brownies, there’s only one grill that can leave you with perfectly grilled choc brownies every time, and it’s got to be the Swan Stealth Grill. For your undeniably chic Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake and Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse recipes, be sure to use the (also undeniably chic) Stealth Blender! And for your Chocolate Spider Cookies? Leave them to set in style in one of our Retro Fridges!

We hope you’re ready to run out and get your chocolate on with us after reading our National Chocolate Week top 5 favourite recipes! Get everybody together and indulge in a week of sweet, cosy goodness. Have a fantastic National Chocolate Week and get yourselves ready for a chocolatey Halloween!