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

Lily O’Brien’s Great Chocolate Survey: The Results!

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Back in October we asked you to share your chocolate buying (and eating!) habits in our ‘Great Chocolate Survey’. Did you take part? More than 5,000 of you did! We found out some interesting facts – 48% of you spend between £5 and £15 on chocolate each month to enjoy yourself, while 23% spend up to £25 a month! We’re happy to know that you’re a generous bunch too, with 46% of you spending between £5 and £15 on delicious

Santa’s Chocolate and Ginger Squares

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Looking for a sweet finish to the perfect Christmas party? Try our festive chocolate and ginger squares: delicious ginger cake topped with a chocolate ganache, and finished with an adorable strawberry and butter-cream Santa hat! As well as being delicious they’re simple to make – prep time is well under an hour and they need just 40 minutes in the oven. They won’t be the same without chocolate though, so make sure to pick some up here! To view the printable version

Chocolate Canapes for New Year’s Parties

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See in the New Year with style (and chocolate!), with Lily O’Brien’s handpicked selection of mouthwatering recipes for chocolate-laced canapes and miniature puds! Perfect for impressing your guests at your New Year’s celebrations. Simple to make, and simply impossible to resist, just browse the slideshow below and when you spot something you like (that’ll be everything then!), just click the canape’s name to see the recipe.     One last thing: chocolate’s the key ingredient in all these recipes, and if you’re anything

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

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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