Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe with Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Drops

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We’ve made something super special for you … a delicious chocolate cake, that you can make in a mug, in under 5 minutes! Perfect for those times that you want a quick chocolatey indulgence, this mug cake recipe uses our baking drops to make a scrumptious sponge that you will want to eat again and again! You can use our milk chocolate drops or dark chocolate drops, whichever you prefer! Simply click the recipe below to be taken to a

Recipes to put a spring in your step… Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce and Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread

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The sun is starting to peek it’s head from behind the clouds, and flowers are starting to bloom… spring is here! With spring in mind, we’re bringing you some scrumptious chocolatey recipes to make on sunny weekends surrounded by friends and family, that everyone will love to eat. This month we have a recipe for churros with chocolate dipping sauce… a fun spring time dessert that tastes simply delicious. Just make sure to be extra careful when making the churros,

Chocolate Brownie Recipe with Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Drops

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Ingredients (Makes 16) 225g Lily O’Brien’ Pure Dark chocolate (a pack of 16 pure dark chocolate bars is the perfect amount) 225g butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 200g caster sugar 3 large eggs (beaten) 100g chopped almonds Preheat your oven to 170c/Gas mark 3. Using butter, grease a baking tray (24cm square is an ideal size). Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over a pan of near boiling water. Stir together until melted, then take off the heat and

Wait till I tell you… about the game of chess that led me to start my chocolate company

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It was February 1992 and after a long period of being ill from ME I was beginning to feel better. My husband, Jonathan, thought that a trip to South Africa and two weeks by the sea whale-watching would be just the thing to get me back to 100pc health. Little did I know this trip would change my life. We were staying at Whale Island Lodge, a huge thatched house on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The village is famous

Easter and Mother’s Day treats the kids will love to make… and eat!

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Spring is approaching, the sun is starting to shine, and here at Lily O’Brien’s we’re getting excited for some of our favourite chocolate seasons coming up… Easter and Mother’s Day! Whether it’s little Easter treats or yummy cakes to spoil Mum, we’ve got some scrumptious recipes which the kids (and big kids!) will love to make… and they taste pretty delicious too! Just click the recipes below to be taken to a full size PDF for you to save or

Forget the cup of sugar, can I pick up my parcel please?

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Could The Growth of Online Shopping Mean We’re Becoming Friendlier Neighbours? We conducted some research to find out how the UK and Ireland felt about their neighbours… and we got some amazing results! We found that attitudes to neighbours are better than ever, and it could all be down to the growth in online shopping. Out of the 5000 people we polled, only 9% didn’t know their neighbours’ names. When it comes to doing favours for one-another, it seems in

Create your own Ultimate Party event Dublin

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Our Ultimate Party event last Wednesday evening went down a treat… literally! At Lily O’Brien’s we really believe that chocolate brings people together, and who better to share top party tips than our founder Mary Ann O’Brien? The party aimed to share the ins and outs of hosting the perfect party, and last night’s event certainly showcased just how to do that with style! Our guests enjoyed a selection of demos, including how to create the ultimate chocolate inspired cocktails;

Valentines recipes to treat your sweethearts!

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Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and at Lily O’Brien’s we think that chocolate is the way to anyone’s heart! So we’ve got some scrummy recipes for you just in time for Valentine’s. Whether you’re spending it with your partner, your friends, your family… or you just want to suprise someone extra special, we’ve got some lovely pudding recipes that will melt their hearts. Both the chocolate pudding cake and the mini chocolate-filled doughnuts are perfectly sized to finish

Quick and Easy Recipes to Help You Beat the January Blues

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Are the January blues getting you down? Then it’s time to indulge yourself with some super-tasty mood-enhancing treats. Try our Oaty Almond Bites – a healthy mix of oats, honey, coconut, and cocoa power (finished with some delicious Lily O’Brien’s dark chocolate drops). Best of all, there’s no baking required, so they’re super simple to make! We’ve also been treating ourselves to mouthwatering Mini Chocolate Croissants – perfect for breakfast (or any time of day!) We’ve lessened the leg work by using ready to roll puff