Many thanks to everyone who joined in the We Should Cocoa challenge this month. It's quite a responsibility to host this well-established challenge and I wanted to do justice to it. Any anxiety I had at the beginning of the month has long gone, as the trickle of entries turned into a regular flow with a few last minute minnies coming in at the last gasp!
Dark and Delicious Cherry Brownies.
Chocolate Cherry Brandy Brownies
Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe went to great lengths to make her Chocolate Cherry Cookies , sourcing the dried cherries at a local middle eastern store and then finding they had stones in them and having to remove them late at night as she made her cookies. That's dedication for you!
White Chocolate and Cherry Mousse which comes from Kit at i-Lost in Austen. Kit accompanies her gorgeous creamy dessert with a quote from Jane Austen's Persuasion. Personally, I think that dessert is worthy of a picnic at Box Hill!
Do you like Biscotti? If so you are going to love these Triple Chocolate Cherry Biscotti from The Spice Garden, apparently they are truly orgasmic! You can't ask for more than that, can you?
Cherry Choccy Rocky Road was born! Linzi has created a melange of all things chocolately and sugary and come up with a real winner.
Anyone who is a regular reader of my blog knows that I am a big fan of instant trifles and Sian at Fishfingers for Tea is obviously of the same mind! She has created a Black Forest Trifle, using the classic combination of chocolate cake, cherries and cream and it looks like a winner.
I'm sure Caroline at Cake, Crumbs and Cooking is trying to confuse me with her recipe Nigella's Chocolate Pistachio Fudge which contains no Pistachios but cherries instead! It's a quick and easy sweet treat.
Cherry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are sure to be a hit combining almonds, cherries and chocolate in a bite sized morsel.
Cherry and Dark Chocolate Cookies using chopped dark chocolate and glace cherries. A simple but effective recipe which could easily be adapted to carry other ingredients.
Black Forest Waffles. It was a special treat for 'Wednesday Pudding Night' and went down a storm with Elizabeth's family.
Australian Crunchies from Karen at Lavender and Lovage, perfect for a lunch box treat.
Deep Filled Cherry Pie with chocolate shortcrust lattice top, could it be that he was placed third because of the chocolate pastry? Whatever, it's done and dusted now and I think that pie looks fabulous and he was robbed!
Chocolate and Cherry Pudding was cooked in a Slow Cooker! Baking in Franglais discovered it while looking for a slow cooker recipe and was so taken with the idea that different pudding combinations are already planned.
Janet, from The Taste Space, is spot on when she says that everything looks better in a Mason Jar! This Chocolate Cherry Granola Parfait with Banana certainly looks good presented like this.
Using a Richard Bertinet recipe, these Chocolate Cherry Tarts from Under the Blue Gum Tree combine juicy cherries, gooey chocolate and nutty almonds into tarts of crumbly, crisp perfection.
Chocolate Rum and Cherry Cheesecake is the entry from Cake of the Week. This indulgent dessert is actually made with a sugar substitute so a bit more healthy than you would think!
Chocolate Swirled Clafoutis. It also gave Choclette a chance to show off her lovely red clafoutis dish.
Chocolate Cherry Cake and very tasty it was too!
Cherry Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with a cherry surpries hidden inside. These cakes were destined for a friend who is gluten intolerant so with a little extra thought from the Hungry Hinny, no one had to miss out on a treat.
Chocolate and Cherry cookies from Sharky Oven Gloves. I love the big chunks of chocolate, hazelnut and dried cherries in these cookies.
Chocolate, Cherry and Blackberry Profiterole Mountain inspired by her holiday in France.
These little Cherry Ripe Bars submitted by Mainly Baking come from a Dan Lepard recipe and are inspired by an Australian confection of the same name. Chewy, sticky and very rich, but totally delicious in small quantities.
Cherry Chocolate Cake from Cookbooks Galore who describes it as "a Black Forest Gateau without the topping". It doesn't look like there is much left anyway!
Cherry, Cranberry and Chocolate Oaty Cookies another big success.
PS: I was pretty sure I would miss some entries, a couple went to the WSC email address rather than the linky so here are a few more chocolate and cherry treats for you.
Chocolate and Cherry Cake from Lucy at the Kitchen Maid.
BFG Ice Lollies from Gill at Tales of Pigling Bland
Very Chocolatey Chocolate Cherry Cookies from Jaim's Kitchen