14 Lazy Chocolate Recipes and September’s #WeShouldCocoa Link-up

14 Lazy Chocolate Recipes

We Should Cocoa | 1st September 2017 | By

It’s been rather quiet on the chocolate front this month. Everyone’s away on holiday or otherwise enjoying themselves. However, we’ve still managed to get 14 lazy chocolate recipes in. As you’d expect for the holiday month, most of the entries are no bake  or easy bake. They all look delicious.

There’s a bit of a cereal theme running through the recipes, but also a courgette one. August is the month for courgette gluts after all. Cherries are also in season and we both start and end the entries with Black Forest inspired creations. Thanks to all the bloggers who share their fantastic recipes with #WeShouldCocoa and provide inspiration for the month ahead.

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 September link-up. If you haven’t joined in before or need a reminder, you can find the guidelines on the We Should Cocoa page.

14 Lazy Chocolate Recipes

Black Forest Ice Cream Cupcakes

If it’s ice cream your after for the holiday season, don’t be fooled by these Black Forest ice cream styled cupcakes over at Only Crumbs Remain. They look pretty convincing to me.


Chocolate Weetabix Squares

Weetabix and chocolate is a new one on me, but these chocolate weetabix squares from Mummy Mishaps sound quite fabulous.


Tunnock's Teacake croquembouche

As a big fan of Tunnock’s Teacakes, it’s no surprise that Claire made this astonishing Tunnock’s Teacake croquembouche to celebrate five years of her blog, Foodie Quine.


Cinnamon Coconut Chocolate Crunch Traybake

I used cornflakes to make this cinnamon coconut chocolate crunch extra crunchy. They worked well, but were way too tempting.


Mint Chocolate Muffins

Low in calories and high in protein, these flour less mint chocolate courgette muffins from Proper Foodie sound both healthy and delicious.


 cacao-courgette breakfast cake bars

These gluten free cacao-courgette breakfast cake bars from Gluten Free Alchemist have some of my favourite ingredients – chocolate, roasted hazelnuts and peanut butter. What a splendid way to start the day.


Millionaire's Shortbread (no-bake & vegan)

For a healthier take on one of the sweet treats we Brits love so much, try these no bake vegan millionaire’s shortbread over at The Baking Explorer.


Chocolate Coconut Cake

Oh those pesky summer colds! Over at The Beach Hut, it was all about snuggling up on a wet day and curing the sniffles with a rich chocolate and coconut cake. It just happens to be naturally gluten free too.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cornflake Slice

Lucy’s chocolate peanut butter cornflake slice over at Baking Queen is the sort of thing I would demolish immediately given half a chance. It’s a no-bake slice, so ideal for a hot lazy August. 


Chocolate Bear Macarons

Why go hunting for bears when you can make your very own chocolate bear macarons? Find out how at Emily’s Recipes and Reviews.


Vegan Courgette Chocolate Chip Cake

The courgette glut is usually at it’s highest in August. This vegan chocolate chip courgette cake with chocolate coconut cream from The Peachicks Bakery is a good way to use some of them up.


Millionaire's Shortbread

Whoa! Who can resist millionaire’s shortbread? Certainly not the kids over at Apply to Face Blog.


Chocolate Courgette Rye Muffins

These chocolate courgette rye muffins from Sneaky Veg are sweetened with banana and honey and sound delicious.



Fancy Black Forest gateau for breakfast? Well maybe not, but these cherry chocolate Greek yogurt bowls from Because Food Is Love sound like the way to go.

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    johanna @ green gourmet giraffe
    1st September 2017

    It might be lazy holiday season in your neck of the woods but sadly august has been cold and flu season down under so we have been off our chocolate 🙂 Feeling much better now and glad to have some cocoa inspiration here – lots of delicious food esp that tunnocks croquenbouche

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      2nd September 2017

      Oh no Johanna, sorry to hear you’ve all been ill and it must have been bad to make you go off chocolate! It seems to have been cold and flu season here too, which really isn’t right. CT has been ill for about 3 weeks now 🙁

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    jenny paulin
    1st September 2017

    thank you for featuring my recipe as part of your round up. I do love those Black Cherry ice cream cakes and that millionaires shortbread looks lovely too x

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      2nd September 2017

      Thanks Jenny. Everything looks very appealing and as ever, I wish I could try a bit of everything.

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    Galina V
    4th September 2017

    A lovely round-up of delicious recipes. That’s definitely a great improvement on boring Weetabix. I had it this morning, and thought again, it’s like eating a soggy cardboard, yuk. Will try to join in this month. I only had Oreo white chocolate fudge post last month, and wasn’t sure if it fits.

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      5th September 2017

      I haven’t had weetabix for years. It was the only cereal I was allowed when I was young, so I do have quite good memories of it. Yes, white chocolate is fine for #WeShouldCocoa.

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      15th September 2017

      It always does Kat – so very tempting. Thanks for your delicious contribution.

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      25th September 2017

      Thanks Kate. it’s always a pleasure indulging in the chocolate goodness of We Should Cocoa 😉

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      28th September 2017

      There’s always so much temptation to be had. Much as I want to try everything, it’s just as well I can’t.

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    27th September 2017

    OMG this whole post is one long mouth watering read! I pretty much want every single one of these! ❤️ Ironic that today is National Health Day

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