National Chocolate Week is a themed seven day celebration most of us are very pleased exists.

Deemed as the UK's biggest celebration of chocolate, there are plenty of ways you can join in the fun, from going to a local event near you , to visiting some of the country's leading participants and of course getting busy in the kitchen.

We've handpicked some seriously indulgent recipes you can treat yourself to, as well as your friends and family.

Fig, Walnut and Chocolate Truffles

Recipe by Aldi

Serves 5

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes


1 pack of 4 fresh figs

100g The Pantry walnuts

125g Moser Roth 70% dark chocolate

50g Greenvale salted butter

40g The Pantry cocoa powder


  1. Wash the figs and remove the stalks. Chop figs into chunks. Put the walnuts and figs into a food processor and blitz until you have a coarse paste.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Once melted, add the fig and walnut mix. Stir well to combine.
  3. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for a few hours until firm. Roll spoonfuls into balls about 15g each, then roll in the cocoa powder. Keep in the fridge until needed.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pots

Recipe by Aldi

Serves 2

Prep time: 3 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes


100g Moser Roth caramel chocolate

125ml fresh vanilla custard

35ml double cream – plus a little extra to swirl

½ tsp crushed sea salt


  1. Break up the caramel chocolate and put into a glass oven-proof bowl
  2. Put the bowl over a pan of simmering water to melt – make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water
  3. Once melted gently stir in the custard, cream and salt – stir gently to combine
  4. Pour the mixture into two pots
  5. Put a small fork into some cream – and just swirl on the top of the chocolate
  6. Allow to cool then refrigerate

Chocolate brownies

Recipe by TREX

Serves 9

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes


A little TREX for greasing

100g TREX

100g butter, cut into pieces

350g plain chocolate, broken into pieces

3 large eggs

250g light muscovado sugar

75g plain flour

1 tsp Baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan oven 150°C/ Gas Mark 3. Grease a 23cm (9 inch) shallow square cake tin with a little TREX.
  2. Put the pieces of TREX, butter and chocolate into a large saucepan and heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon until melted, taking care that the mixture doesn’t get too hot. Remove from the heat and cool for a few minutes.
  3. Whilst the chocolate mixture is cooling, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl using a hand-held electric mixer. Add the melted chocolate mixture, stirring it in with a large metal spoon. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold it in gently.
  4. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for 35-40 minutes until firm. Test that the cake is cooked by inserting a fine skewer into the middle – there should be a few crumbs sticking to the skewer. Place the tin on a wire rack and cool for an hour, then cut the brownies into squares, remove from the tin and cool completely on the rack.