Yes, you’ve read the title correctly. This is the last ever round-up of chocolate recipes that make up the monthly blogging event that is #WeShouldCocoa. Today is the eighth anniversary of this mouthwatering celebration of cooking with chocolate. Read on to discover the 23 extra special chocolate recipes vying for your vote in this final chocolate extravaganza.
We Should Cocoa
Thank you to everyone who’s participated over the years. Some of you who’ve linked up this time have been in from the very beginning – I’m looking at you Suelle from Mainly Baking and Phil from As Strong as Soup. There are also a couple of #WeShouldCocoa newbies who’ve discovered this particular linkie just as it closes. Chele from the Chocolate Teapot and I started this chocolate challenge in September 2010 when there were very few link-ups around. It’s been an absolute pleasure for me to have so many bloggers taking part and seeing their delightful chocolatey creations. I’ve always looked forward to the monthly round-up to see what’s been made that month. I’ll be sad to lose such a lovely community of bakers and chocolate lovers, but I’m sure I’ll see plenty of great chocolate recipes in the years to come.
Lots of you have guest-hosted in the past and I’d like to say an extra special thank you to you. We’ve had a lot of fun and some absolutely fantastic chocolate creations over the years. But don’t worry, the We Should Cocoa archive will stay live on Tin and Thyme so that you’ll be able to find chocolate inspiration whenever its needed. The first seventy #WeShouldCocoa events were themed and covered everything from chocolate with blackcurrants to layer cakes to fame to red hot chillies to Christmas to savoury chocolate recipes. The next twenty six were ‘Anything Goes’, so you’ll find all sorts in these posts.
WSC Pinterest Board
You can also find many of the recipes on the We Should Cocoa Pinterest board. I can’t remember when we started pinning; the early ones probably won’t be there, but you’ll find hundreds of beautiful photographs full of chocolatey goodness, ready and waiting to inspire.
To Hell with Rules
I’ve let the rules slip a bit this month. It’s a celebration after all. So a few entries have made their way in which would not normally have done so. My entry is not really allowed either as it’s one I’ve updated rather than a new one, but hey, I reckon after all this time I deserve a final bit of leeway.
I hope you enjoy these 23 extra special chocolate recipes as much as I’ve done.
23 Extra Special Chocolate Recipes
easy chocolate fudge from Recipes Made Easy
Nutella cheesecake from Apply to Face Blog
beetroot brownies (gluten-free) from The Gluten Free Alchemist
easy gluten-free vegan fudge brownies (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free) from The Peachicks Bakery
chocolate peanut butter crispies from Tin and Thyme
dairy-free white chocolate cheesecake from the Peachicks Bakery
Nutella brownies from Green Gourmet Giraffe
gâteau au chocolat de Nancy from As Strong As Soup
soft chewy chocolate chip cookies from Searching for Spice
peanut butter cup cookies from Curly’s Cooking
chocolate praline cake with nougat from Cookbooks Galore
chocolate hazelnut tart from Mainly Baking
chocolate orange Scottish shortbread from Farmersgirl Kitchen
Galaxy chocolate cupcakes from The Baking Explorer
pain au chocolat from Apply to Face Blog
no-bake Malteser shortbread slice from Baking Queen 74
chocolate pretzel cookies from Something Sweet Something Savoury
chocolate crisp discs from Sherrys Pickings
chocolate caramels with nut butter from Lavender and Lime
cacao nibs, raw chocolate and cocoa muesli from A2K – A Seasonal Veg Table
vegan cocoa bean cake from Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
double chocolate cream cheese muffins from Jo’s Kitchen Larder
vegan chocolate baby shower cake from Caroline Makes