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

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

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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!

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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.