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13 Baking Hot Chocolate Recipes and August’s We Should Cocoa

13 Baking Hot Chocolate Recipes

With July being a particularly hot month, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of chocolate baking, but it turns out we can’t be prised away from our ovens that easily. Of course not all of these 13 baking hot chocolate recipes are baked ones and those that are tend to be in and out of the oven in a trice. We’re talking brownies and cookies here – it’s the sort of talk I like. I do enjoy doing these We Should Cocoa round-ups, but my goodness they make me hungry.

If you’d like to join in with next month’s #WeShouldCocoa, scroll down to the bottom of the post and you’ll find the August link-up. If you haven’t joined in before or need a reminder, you can find the guidelines on the We Should Cocoa page.

13 Baking Hot Chocolate Recipes

Coffee & Walnut Brownies

When you need a good chocolate fix and a therapeutic baking session, Angela from Only Crumbs Remain reckons these coffee & walnut brownies hit the spot.


Chocolate Peanut CookiesChocolate and peanut butter is one of my favourite combinations. I am not alone it seems. These dark and chewy chocolate peanut butter cookies from The Gluten Free Alchemist are simple to make and incredibly easy to demolish.


Banana Yogurt Cupcakes

Banana cake is another firm favourite and it gets even better with chocolate. These banana yogurt cupcakes with chocolate chunks from Chez Maximka are guaranteed to cheer up any forlorn boys looking for something tasty to eat.


Boozy Brownies

Brownies are ever popular and with good reason. These booszy brownies from Caroline Bakes contain whiskey and are coated in an Irish cream liqueur glaze.


Chestnut Chocolate Pots

Chestnut chocolate pots with a raspberry puddle sound wonderfully glamourous. Elinor at the Beach Hut Cook assures us they are super simple to make. On my list!


Chocolate Sesame Sandwich Cookies

Combine tahini, sesame seeds, mascarpone and chocolate and you’ll end up with these luscious chocolate sesame sandwich cookies from Green Gourmet Giraffe.


Nutella Cupcakes

These Nutella Bueno cupcakes are a dream for nutella lovers everywhere. Kat at The Baking Explorer generously made these ones for a bake sale.


White Chocolate Almond Blondies

Raspberries and white chocolate make for a great combination in my book. These gorgeous white chocolate & almond blondies with raspberries from Jo’s Kitchen Larder can be whipped up in no time and make perfect summer picnic fare.


Courgette Brownies

Adding courgettes to cake is a great way to use up some of the summer surplus. Shaheen from A Seasonal Veg Table has done so with these courgette brownies, much to her nephew’s delight.


Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies

Miss GF gets creative in the kitchen again with these stunning chocolate & mint whoopee pies. You’ll find the recipe over at The Gluten Free Alchemist.


No Bake Dessert Pots

Quick desserts put together in a jar for picnics are a fabulous idea from Claire at She Eats. These three ingredient no bake dessert pots can be put together in no time and contains rich chocolate spread – I’m in.


Organic Chocolate Truffle Recipe with Oats

My contribution are these organic chocolate truffles made with only three ingredients and a pinch of salt. I’m a big fan of energy balls as they’re so easy to make, but these are the first I’ve made with no nuts or seeds.


Soft Bake Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

These gooey soft bake cookies with dairy milk chocolate chunks from Debbie at Proper Foodie are apparently the best soft bake cookies ever.

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  1. johanna @ green gourmet giraffe

    1st August 2017 at 2:03 pm

    So good to see lots of chocolate inspiration – it is baking weather here and I need ideas though I am still not sure where to start so I think one of each please!

    • Choclette

      1st August 2017 at 4:40 pm

      I always want at least one of each, although I might take two of your fabulous sandwich biscuits 😉

  2. Galina V

    1st August 2017 at 5:40 pm

    So many delightful chocolate recipes! Can’t wait to get home and start baking.

    • Choclette

      11th August 2017 at 1:43 pm

      I always have such plans to make some of the recipes, but my list just grows ever longer #neverenoughtime

  3. Cateraar in Den Haag

    2nd August 2017 at 11:58 am

    I love chocolate! It looks amazing delicious. Thanks for sharing

    • Choclette

      2nd August 2017 at 1:16 pm

      They all look amazingly delicious. Do join in with August’s #WeShouldCocoa if you’re posting something chocolatey this month.

  4. Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder

    2nd August 2017 at 8:36 pm

    That’s the beauty of chocolate, it’s always highly desirable no matter the weather 🙂 Some great recipes as always!

    • Choclette

      2nd August 2017 at 9:31 pm

      This is very true and melting chocolate is possibly the most delicious of all 😀

  5. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    6th August 2017 at 3:02 pm

    There’s always a place in my heart (& tummy!) for chocolate now matter the season 😉 Scrummy round up too Choclette, I’m particularly coveting Kate’s Chocolate & Peanut Butter cookies!
    Angela x

    • Choclette

      8th August 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Yes me too Angela. I adore chocolate and peanut butter together too 🙂

  6. Lori

    8th August 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I have a deep love for chocolate. Have to try these summer recipes out as soon as possible.

    • Choclette

      8th August 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Chocolate is amazing stuff. I hope you manage to make some of these recipes.

  7. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    12th August 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Lovely round up as always Choclette. Thank you so much for allowing Miss GF to sneak in an extra entry with her whoopie pies!
    I seem unable to find the linky to this month’s offerings and I am about to go off for a week…. Would you accept the link via comment????

    It’s my Cacao-Courgette (Zucchini) Breakfast Cake (GF of course)

    • Choclette

      14th August 2017 at 9:40 am

      Hi Kate. Ah yes, I stupidly forgot to add the linky. I’ll do my best to remember the link here, breakfast cake sounds to good to forget. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  8. jenny paulin

    13th August 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you for reminding me to pop across and link up my bake. I love chocolate so I am always happy to take a look at your entries each month x

    • Choclette

      14th August 2017 at 9:47 am

      Thanks Jenny. I find the round-up such a temptation, but luckily for me there just isn’t enough time to make them all 😉

  9. Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    20th August 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Everything looks so good!

    • Choclette

      21st August 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Doesn’t it just? Time to get stuck in 🙂

  10. Midge @Peachicks' Bakery

    23rd August 2017 at 7:51 am

    It all looks so good – Im sure The Peachicks will be making a few over the next couple of weeks!

    • Choclette

      25th August 2017 at 7:39 am

      There’s certainly a lot of temptation there 🙂

  11. Lucy

    30th August 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Loving the look of all of these! Especially Elinor’s chocolate pudding and Kate’s mint whoopie pies, yum.

    • Choclette

      31st August 2017 at 8:58 am

      I find it all so tempting and am just glad I can only look 😉

  12. Caroline

    7th September 2017 at 9:41 pm

    hi, the linkup won’t let me add mine – it says registration/trial expired. Do you know why – is it a problem at my end or yours? I wanted to add this:

    • Choclette

      9th September 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Hi Caroline. So sorry you’re having problems this time around. I’m not sure what happened, but everything seems OK as far as I can tell. I’ve just added yours.


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