Surprise your Mum with some home-made chocolate treats for Mother’s Day – or any special day, really!
There’s no doubt that 2020 will go down as a year to remember. We’re all learning to adjust to a new normal, and doing a lot of things very differently, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
That includes how we celebrate birthdays, special occasions and other important events like Mother’s Day.
And while restrictions all over the world are beginning to be relaxed and some shops & businesses are slowly re-opening, most of us celebrated Mother’s Day at home this year.
We were still able to make it a truly special one to remember by making our Mums some home-made chocolate treats.
The recipes in this post are perfect to make for any occasion that calls for chocolatey treats that everyone will feel good about eating.
These recipes are all made with good, wholesome ingredients, and are easy to make. Just be sure to allow plenty of time for freezing when you’re making any of the recipes using the chocolate mixture.
For more indulgent dessert type recipes, check out these DESSERT FOR BREAKFAST ideas.
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Healthy chocolate treats to make: let’s get into the recipes!
EASY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
I’m gonna start with these rich, creamy chocolate truffles. They’re easier to make than you might think, and you can leave them plain and simple, or add your Mum’s favourite flavour.
I think they look really impressive too, especially if you wrap them in some pretty coloured tissue paper and pop them into a special little gift box or bag.
CHOCOLATE CAKE MUFFINS
Chocolate muffins are always a lovely indulgence, especially for breakfast. The best thing about these is that they’re a lot healthier than regular chocolate muffins.
So bake a fresh batch on Sunday morning and spoil your Mum with a chocolatey breakfast in bed that she can enjoy and feel good about eating.
JAFFA BLISS BALLS
Are you a chocolate-orange fan? These yummy bliss balls were inspired by a smoothie recipe that one of my Facebook group members shared during a brekkie challenge.
These are especially for the healthy snack loving Mums.
CHOC VANILLA BLISS BALLS
While we’re on the subject of bliss balls, I had to include these choc-vanilla bliss balls.
These are the perfect gift for the Mum who wants healthy chocolate snacks on hand all week long.
She can have one or two as a quick bite to fuel up her morning workout, or for an afternoon snack with a cuppa.
PISTACHIO & GOJI BERRY CHOCOLATE LOG
This one is for all of the dark chocolate loving Mums, and it’s fun to make.
The basic chocolate mix is very easy to make, just 3 ingredients. Pour the mixture into a loaf tin, sprinkle over the nuts & berries and push them into the chocolate.
After it’s frozen, this chocolate is still fudgey soft and it has a creaminess that will surprise you.
Make your Mum a batch of these yummy little home-made chocolates. Even if you don’t have any chocolate moulds, it doesn’t matter – use an ice cube tray.
The basic mix is just 3 ingredients, and then just add in your Mum’s favourite fillings, or whatever you have in the pantry: nuts, dried fruits, coconut, etc.
NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY SLICE
This chocolate strawberry slice doesn’t need to be baked, just make sure you allow enough time for it to set in the freezer.
Make the base first and mix up the chocolate mixture while the base is freezing. Then pop the whole thing back in the freezer again for 2-3 hours.
Top it with some fresh strawberry slices, and you’ve got an impressive looking, healthy dessert.
BONUS: CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES
I do have one last little indulgent chocolate treat suggestion for you, and you don’t need a recipe for this one: chocolate dipped strawberries.
Combining chocolate and strawberries is always a great idea. Give Mum a bottle of bubbly to go with them, and then have a little picnic in the back garden!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
Wherever you are, and whatever you do this Mother’s Day, please stay safe and look after yourself and your loved ones.
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