Everything Tastes Better With Chocolate… (More Christmas Recipes!)

Chocolate pine cone cake

What’s the best way to make a delicious dessert even tastier? With chocolate of course! We’ve transformed two classic Christmas treats, the humble mince pie, and the drop-dead gorgeous pine cone cake, by adding LOTS of chocolate! If you’d like to try them out (and we advise you do!) the recipes are below (just click the image to be taken to the full-sized PDF). Oh and don’t forget that all-important, pudding-changing ingredient – chocolate! You can get that here. You’re very welcome to

The Lily O’Brien’s Christmas Gift Guide

keepsake sharing box

It’s never easy to find the perfect gift for someone you love, but help is at hand! We’ve scoured the shops to find fantastic gifts for all the family, and to make things even easier we’ve organised them by price range – ‘budget’, ‘more to spend’ and ‘splashing out’. However in the true spirit of Lily O’Brien’s, we know it wouldn’t be Christmas without chocolate, so we’ve also selected the perfect Lily O’Brien’s chocolate selection to help you spoil your loved ones (or

Spread the Christmas Cheer With Our Mouthwatering Pre-Christmas Recipes

Gingerbread Biscuits

It’s nearly Christmas and that means one thing…. it’s time to start spoiling the people you love (that includes yourself!) And what better way to do that than with our delicious chocolate gingerbread biscuits and cookie dough truffles? Both recipes are super-simple to make, will be ready in under an hour, and best of all, the cookie dough truffles don’t even need to be baked! Just click on the images below to be taken to the full sized version, and remember that before

Indulgent Winter Warming Recipes

Chocolate Pavlova

Short days and cold nights mean one thing here at Lily O’Brien’s – more excuses to indulge ourselves! Try whipping up our rich, chocolate pavlova for the perfect dinner party dessert, or our heavenly chocolate rice pudding for a super-simple midweek treat. Just click on the images below to see the full-sized version, and don’t forget about the most important ingredient in every Lily O’Brien’s recipe – chocolate! You’re more than welcome to share these recipes on your own site – just please link

No Tricks, Just Treats for Half Term Fun with The Kids

halloween brownies

Start each day right this half term, with a stack of mouthwatering chocolate pancakes! And if that’s not enough chocolate for you (when is there ever enough chocolate?!), why not have a go at whipping up our deliciously-spooky Halloween brownies? The recipes and our terrifying templates (you’ll be needing these for the brownies) are below – just click on the images to be taken to the full sized version. Need some baking chocolate? You can get that here. Have fun, and a Happy

Chocolate Makes the World Go Round!

chocolate around the world header

In celebration of the best week of the year (National Chocolate Week!) we’ve been gathering some fascinating facts about chocolate consumption around the world. Take a look at some of our favourite chocolatey facts below! Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to www.lilyobriens.ie with this graphic.

Chocolicious Recipes for Coffee-Break Nibbles

There are few things better in life than a hot, comforting cup of freshly made coffee… Except the sweet treat that comes with it! Our delicious recipes for chunky chocolate biscotti and a truly indulgent chocolate loaf are the perfect accompaniments for that 11am pick-me-up or after dinner drink. Just click on the images below to see the full size version, then bake, brew, and enjoy! You’ll need the most important ingredient (chocolate!) which you can buy in perfect-for-baking chocolate drops here.

Brilliant Back-To-School Lunchbox Treats

cake pops-image

Skip the chocolate bars and give your kids something super-special to look forward to at lunchtime with these delicious recipes for indulgent Chocolate Whoopie Pies and fantastically-fun Cake Pops! Just click on the images below to see the full sized version. You’ll need the key ingredient (chocolate!) which you can buy in little drops that are perfect for baking (and great for snacking on too!) You can find them here. Want to share these recipes on your own site? You’re more than welcome to,

Strange Chocolate Combinations that Really Work


There are some classic chocolate combinations that go together like bread and butter – raspberries, orange, toffee… But what about if you want to try something new? There’s a whole bunch of flavours that sound like they shouldn’t work with chocolate, but actually make our favourite food taste even better – if that’s possible! We’ve pulled together a slideshow of the best unusual chocolate combinations that you should try today. Click on the slides for recipes so you can see

Super-Simple & Simply-Scrumptious Chocolate Recipes

chocolate bark

These recipes are really simple and loads of fun to make, and best of all they require no cooking skills – so are perfect for creating with the kids! Just click on the images below to see the full sized version.

The key ingredient needs no introduction – chocolate drops! You can find our range here. And if you’d like to share these recipes on your own site, you’re more than welcome to – just be sure to say thanks by linking back!