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15 New Year Chocolate Recipes and January’s #WeShouldCocoa Link-up

15 New Year Chocolate Recipes

We Should Cocoa | 1st January 2018 | By

How can 2017 have come and gone so quickly? It seems each year flies by forever faster. Despite the rapidity of it’s flowing, 2017 has been a momentous year for me and my blog. I have a new home in a new county and I’ve started a new job. Tin and Thyme has had to take a bit of a back seat during this time, but I’m hoping it will be running on all cylinders in 2018. Thank you for your forbearance. Meanwhile we have 15 new year chocolate recipes to tempt you in this month’s We Should Cocoa round-up.

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

I’d just like to say a heart felt thank you to everyone who’s visited my blog, especially those who have commented and/or made any of my recipes. I wish you all a chocolate rich 2018 and hope you all have a fulfilling and Happy New Year. I hope you enjoy these 15 new year chocolate recipes below.

15 New Year Chocolate Recipes

Salted Chocolate Tart

I reckon there are probably worse ways to go than death by chocolate. A slice or two of this rich and smooth salted chocolate tart from Gluterama would hopefully not be it, but would be very welcome. It’s gluten free too of course.


Gingerbread Men Rocky Road

I’m unable to resist rocky road or tiffin at the best of times. This gingerbread men rocky road from Foodie Quine would make it downright impossible.


Rudolphs Red Nose Chocolate Cake

If you’re needing inspiration for next year’s Christmas cake, how about Rudolph’s red nose chocolate cake from Mummy Mishaps? With a hidden surprise, it’s bound to be popular.


Healthy Christmas Truffles

Chocolate truffles are an essential part of any celebration in my book. These vegan healthy Christmas truffles from Everyday Healthy Recipes are made with marzipan as well as chestnuts and other delicious ingredients. A big yes please from me.


Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Truffles

We have more vegan truffles from Nico at Yumsome. This time they come in the form of these scrumptious raspberry chocolate truffles which are made with cashew nuts.


Bailey's Hot Chocolate

Winter is the perfect time for making and drinking hot chocolate. Who could resist this boozy Baileys real hot chocolate with festive Christmas marshmallows from The Gluten Free Alchemist? Not me.


Vegan Chocolate Yule Log

An aquafaba chocolate sponge, smothered with chestnut buttercream, rolled up and coated in chocolate buttercream. Doesn’t this ultimate vegan chocolate yule log from The Veg Space sound incredible?


Christmas Chocolate Shortbread

Shortbread is another of those items that are essential at Christmas. This buttery Christmas chocolate shortbread from Baking Queen 74 is topped with melted chocolate then sprinkled with crushed candy canes, marshmallows and gingerbread men.


Rich Chocolate Pear Cake

Bark Time gives us a rich chocolate and pear cake, which is good at any time of the year, I reckon.


white chocolate cranberry brownies

Then there are brownies, white chocolate and cranberry brownies from Easy Peasy Foodie to be precise. If you fancy something a bit less Christmassy, sub the cranberries for the dried fruit of your choice.


Strawberry Jam Stuffed Chocolate

For something a little more ghoulish, how about these clever bloodied chocolates from Cooking with Smile – or strawberry jam stuffed chocolate if you prefer?


Chocolate Peppermint Bliss Balls

If you want something that tastes truly decadent but is in fact quite good for you, these chocolate peppermint bliss balls from Cooking With Essential Oils might be just the thing.


Chocolate Snowflake Peanut Butter Cups

I don’t think I’ve ever seen peanut butter cups look as pretty as these chocolate snowflake peanut butter cups from A2K – A Seasonal Veg Table. What a wonderful gift to receive.


Lemon & Ginger Mincemeat

If you’ve never made your own mincemeat, I urge you to try it. Make a pot now and it will be perfect for next Christmas. I vary the ingredients I put into my mincemeat each year, but it always contains chocolate – that’s a must have. This year I went for lemon & ginger mincemeat in the hope it might ward off the winter bugs. It didn’t work!


Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

And you can’t have Christmas without chocolate orange. Luckily this is a known known over at Caroline Makes, resulting in the last of our 15 New Year chocolate recipes, Chocolate Orange Christmas bund cake.


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  1. Galina Varese

    1st January 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Happy new year! What a wonderful selection of festive recipes! I have never cooked with aquafaba. Saw a book in Italy – only recipes with this ingredient, which looked interesting. Mincemeat with chocolate sounds wonderful.

    • Choclette

      2nd January 2018 at 8:38 am

      Happy New Year to you too Galina. A cookbook for aquafaba sounds like quite a find and a jolly good idea too.

  2. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    1st January 2018 at 6:40 pm

    That’s a bumper round up! I always love the Chocolatey creations that people share at Christmas….. seriously drool worthy! There are some absolute stunners above….. roll on next Christmas….. (or maybe not)
    I hope you had a fantastic Christmas Choclette and wishing you all the best for 2018. Thanks for all the hard work you have put into hosting We Should Cocoa this year. It’s a great linky and your efforts and enthusiasm are much appreciated xx

    • Choclette

      2nd January 2018 at 8:43 am

      Aw thanks Kate, that’s very kind of you. Much as I love Christmas, I’d rather it took a nice long time to come around again. We had rather a fluey one this year with poor CT spending Christmas Day in bed. But we’re looking forward to this new year in our new home. Thank you so much for your wonderful #WeShouldCocoa contributions. They’re always much appreciated.

  3. shaheen

    1st January 2018 at 7:28 pm

    I like them all, everyone has been so creative for the festive season. Wishing you and Yours the very best for 2018. I really appreciate you hosting We Should Cocoa and I am pleased to join in when I can. Warmest of wishes as always – Shaheen xx

    • Choclette

      2nd January 2018 at 8:35 am

      Thanks Shaheen. I know chocolate isn’t really your thing so it’s always a double pleasure for me when you do manage to join in.

  4. Heather LeGuilloux

    1st January 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you for the feature! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season & a Happy 2018!


    • Choclette

      2nd January 2018 at 8:33 am

      Thank you Heather and thanks for joining in with your lovely essential oil bliss balls.

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    2nd January 2018 at 5:52 am

    Happy New Year, Choclette! Starting Jan. with some delicious chocolate treats is definitely the way to go!

    • Choclette

      2nd January 2018 at 8:31 am

      Yes indeed Angie. The cold dark days need brightening up somehow. Happy New Year to you too.

  6. Corina Blum

    2nd January 2018 at 8:42 am

    Happy New Year! What a gorgeous collection of recipes. I did think I’d eaten enough chocolate to last me till Easter (or at least Valentines Day!) but I am getting tempted looking at all these recipes x

    • Choclette

      4th January 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Corina. I find that I only need a day or two without chocolate and I’m ready to indulge all over again 😉

  7. Lucy

    2nd January 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Happy new year Choclette! This roundup is certainly full of chocolates delights. Gluterama’s chocolate tart looks gorgeous and droolworthy, as do the other entries of course! Although it is January and my thoughts turn to healthier things I am certain chocolate will feature in a recipe from me soon.

    • Choclette

      3rd January 2018 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks Lucy. But don’t give up on chocolate just yet. It can be super healthy 😀

  8. Elinor Hill

    2nd January 2018 at 9:39 pm

    What a lovely collection. I love chocolate in all its forms x

    • Choclette

      3rd January 2018 at 2:43 pm

      Yes, there are always good things to tempt you in the #WeShouldCocoa round-up. Hopefully we’ll be seeing something from you again soon.

  9. Lathiya

    2nd January 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you so much for including my glad and love each recipe here…definitely will be trying some soon

    • Choclette

      3rd January 2018 at 2:44 pm

      My pleasure Lathiya. #WeShouldCocoa is all about sharing the chocolate love.

  10. Nico @ yumsome

    8th January 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring my truffles, Choclette… I’m now feeling distinctly chubby after looking at all of the other yummy treats though! Ha ha! xx

    • Choclette

      8th January 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Much better to look than to actually eat them I reckon 🙂

  11. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    9th January 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Happy New Year to you too Choclette 🙂 I too can’t believe we’re already in 2018!
    Great round up too with loads of yummy chocolate treats,
    Angela x

    • Choclette

      9th January 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks Angela. Where does that time go? Always love the WSC recipes.

  12. Jessica Cantoni

    16th January 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Happy New Year! Now to go and find some chocolate! Excited to link up with this weeks #weshouldcocoa ! x

    • Choclette

      16th January 2018 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks Jessica. Chocolate is most definitely needed. I look forward to seeing what you make with it 🙂

  13. Cat

    17th January 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Wow, so many amazing looking chocolatey treats!

    • Choclette

      18th January 2018 at 6:38 pm

      Yes and I want to try all of them 😀

  14. johanna @ green gourmet giraffe

    17th January 2018 at 10:25 pm

    I can’t believe it has taken me this long to read the WSC round up – January is so crazy. But have shared my tree house cake. Am so glad WSC is still going even with all the big changes for you last year – and long may it continue. (Ditto for your blog) Belated happy new year!

    • Choclette

      18th January 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Aw, thanks Johanna. I really want to keep WSC going, but I’m finding it hard to promote and thus get bloggers joining in. As for my blog it’s had to take a serious back seat, but I’m struggling on with that one too 😀

  15. Donna

    30th January 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Gosh these all look incredible! Thanks so much for directing me to this linky!

    • Choclette

      31st January 2018 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Donna. Your brownies sound so delicious.

  16. Lucy

    31st January 2018 at 11:13 am

    Please could I add my mint aero chocolate fridge cake to this delicious list of chocolates goodies!

  17. Lucy

    1st February 2018 at 2:06 pm

    My link is now in, sorry for the delay Choclette!

    • Choclette

      1st February 2018 at 7:32 pm

      No problem Lucy. If you’re anything like me, there’s too much to juggle and some things (quite a lot) fall down the cracks 😉


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