6 Popular Chocolate Desserts + #Chocotoberfest GIVEAWAY

Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2018 with Imperial Sugar! We have complied 6 of our most popular chocolate desserts for you to enjoy along with a HUGE giveaway!

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year, because #Choctoberfest is finally here! From now until the end of the week, I am joining forces with over 100 other bloggers from around the world to post delicious chocolate recipes which are sure to become the newest and most popular chocolate desserts. Every day, #Choctoberfest bloggers will be celebrating all things chocolate – milk, dark, white, bittersweet, semi-sweet, and cocoa!

We are starting with a #Choctoberfest prize pack from our generous sponsors. Scroll down to learn how you can enter to win. One lucky winner will receive the following:

  • A 100-Piece Cake Decorating Kit from our blog sponsors The PinterTest Kitchen. This set includes a cake turntable, piping bags, piping tips, flower nozzles, scrapers, and more.
  • An Instant Pot and a 40-Pound Case of Granulated Sugar from our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar. Imperial Sugar provides high-quality sugar and sweetener products and over 100 years of time-tested recipes. Sweet things happen when people come together in the kitchen, and that’s why Imperial Sugar has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations for generations.
  • Coconut Oil and Chocolate Silk Greens from our silver sponsor Barlean’s, your trusted source for chocolatey goodness super food nutrition. Barlean’s has a commitment to staying ahead of the innovation curve in providing the absolute highest quality product.
  • A Chocolate Gift Pack from our silver sponsor Forte Chocolates. You’ll receive 12 of their most popular chocolate bars. With Forte Chocolates, you can celebrate life through chocolate. They also have a line of chocolate developed specifically to use in savory recipes.
  • A Chocolate Gift Pack from our silver sponsor Divine Chocolate. You’ll receive one of each of their baking bars, a white chocolate bar, and their top 5 everyday bars. Divine Chocolate is the only Fair-trade chocolate company in the world that is owned by cocoa farmers. Their baking bars are also a delicious vegan option.
  • A Selection of Sprinkles from our silver sponsor Sprinkle Pop. Sprinkle Pop’s bespoke sprinkle creations are one of a kind, just like you! At Sprinkle Pop, you can also order a custom sprinkle mix; there isn’t a sprinkle mix that you can dream up that they can’t create.

That’s a prize pack worth over $400! Open worldwide, except where prohibited. Must be 18+ to enter (21+ in some locations). See terms and conditions for more details.

Popular Chocolate Desserts

Popular Chocolate Desserts – A Round-Up with 6 of our most chocolately desserts for you to enjoy including #Brownies , #MugCakes , #Cookies and more!
#PopularChocolateDesserts #EasyChocolateDesserts

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So, on this first day of Choctoberfest I thought I would do something fun and share with you the most popular Chocolate Desserts from our archives! These are treats that come in on our top searches month over month for the blog. I hope you find some chocolatey inspiration and get baking.

Brownie Biscotti 

A delicious Brownie Biscotti cookie that has a soft and ooey center loaded with chocolate chips and pecans! Make a double batch of this one, trust me!

Popular Chocolate Desserts - Brownie Biscotti Cookies






Chocolate Brownie and Salted Caramel Mug Cakes

The quickest and most delicious dessert you can make in under 5 minutes! These Mug Cake Recipes feature chocolate, peanut butter and salted caramel, all the ingredients you would expect to find in our popular chocolate desserts!

Easy Salted Caramel and Chocolate Brownie Mug Cakes - Popular Chocolate Desserts






double chocolate chunk cookies

Whether you’re an experienced baker or new to the game, these Chocolate Chunk Cookies will be a new family favorite! Perfectly chewy and fully loaded!

Double-Chocolate-Chunk-Cookies Popular Chocolate Desserts









chewy nutella brownies

These Nutella Brownies are the BEST brownies you will ever make! Perfectly chocolaty and full of Nutella flavor, with the perfect gooey-ness in every bite!

Easy Chocolate Desserts - Nutella Brownies








Chocolate Turtle Fudge is so easy to make and is full of creamy caramel and chunks of pecans. A perfect make-ahead treat to keep in the freezer for those unexpected chocolate cravings!

Popular Chocolate Desserts - Chocolate Caramel Turtle Fudge







chocolate peanut butter bundt cake

This Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake is a real showstopper. It is drizzled with both a chocolate and peanut butter glaze making it a combination of all the flavors of our favorite chocolate dessert recipes! You’ll go for seconds guaranteed!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake







** And don’t forget to come back throughout the week for more chocolatey goodness , including a new Christmas Cookie and a Spooky Halloween treat! ** 


Check out the participating bloggers:

The PinterTest Kitchen 2 Cookin Mamas 27th and Olive A Day in the Life on the Farm A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures A Little Fish in the Kitchen addicted 2 recipes Amy’s Cooking Adventures An Affair from the Heart April GoLightly At the Table with R and R Baking Sense Blade & Barbell Blogghetti Body Rebooted Books n’ Cooks Bottom Left of the Mitten Canning and Cooking at Home Cheese Curd In Paradise Chef Sarah Elizabeth Cindy’s Recipes and Writings Coconut & Lime Cook With Renu Cook’s Hideout Cookaholic Wife Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt CopyKat.com Daily Dish Recipes Everyday Eileen Fairyburger Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice Family Around the Table Fix Me a Little Lunch Frankly Entertaining Frugal & Fit Get the Good Stuff! Growing Up Gabel Hardly A Goddess Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks Home Sweet Homestead House of Nash Eats Intelligent Domestications jenniferbakes JoAnn’s Food Bites Join Us, Pull up a Chair Jolene’s Recipe Journal Jonesin’ For Taste Karen’s Kitchen Stories Kate’s Recipe Box Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats LeMoine Family Kitchen Life on Food Life, Love, and Good Food Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish Little House Big Alaska Long Distance Baking Maria’s Mixing Bowl Moore or Less Cooking Must Love Home Norine’s Nest Our Good Life Our Sutton Place OVENTales Palatable Pastime Prettysweetblog Red Cottage Chronicles Restless Chipotle Reviews, Chews & How-Tos Sarah Cooks the Books Sarah’s Bake Studio Savory Moments Seasonal and Holiday Recipe Exchange Seasoned Sprinkles Seduction In The Kitchen Simple Family Crazy Life Simply Inspired Meals Snacks and Sips Soulfully Made Stephie The Happy Mom Sumptuous Spoonfuls Sweet Coralice Take Two Tapas Tampa Cake Girl That Recipe The Baking Fairy The Beard and The Baker The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine The Gingered Whisk The Heritage Cook The Mad Scientist’s Kitchen The Olive Blogger The Pajama Chef The Redhead Baker The Saucy Fig The Spiffy Cookie The Weekday Gourmet This is How I Cook Trampling Rose Turnips 2 Tangerines Walking Fruitfully Wendy Polisi Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen Zesty South Indian Kitchen

Cookie Swap – Cookies with Fillings

Today we are sharing cookies with fillings, you know the ones (think ganache, caramel, jams etc!) delicious little treats that can be added to your Holiday baking. As part of our Christmas Baking Frenzy this year I asked for some of my fellow bloggers to share their favorite recipes and I was blown away by the response. I hope you enjoy these just as much as I did, now get your shopping list ready as I know there is at least one you will want to make.

easy raspberry filled sugar cookie cups: busy creating memories

This is a nice and easy recipe, using pre-made cookie mix and a delicious raspberry filling!










chocolate peanut butter sandwich cookies: 3 boys and a dog

Chocolate and peanut butter…do I need to say any more!? How about, no-bake (yes!) these are a winner for sure.










einkorn mint milano cookies: a modern homestead

We all know and love the classic Milano cookie, these are a simple homemade version with a delicious dark chocolate peppermint filling…yum!








chocolate fudge cookies with sprinkles: dinner at the zoo

A deliciously soft sugar cookie that is rolled in sprinkles and then filled with a creamy chocolate fudge.










linzer lemon raspberry cookies: norine’s nest 

How festive are these Linzer cookies? They are a delicious shortbread type cookie that has lemon zest in the batter and then filled with a raspberry jam…uh yes please!










rolo stuffed chocolate cookies: crayons & cravings

These cookies are a chocolate lovers DREAM, it’s chocolate upon chocolate to create this delicious treat.








chocolate peppermint chip sandwich cookies: snappy gourmet

Delicious little chocolate chip cookies that are made into little “sandwich cookies” with the addition of a peppermint frosting! A classic Christmas flavor combination if you ask me!







Cookies with fillings, you know the ones (think ganache, caramel, jams etc!) delicious little treats that can be added to your Holiday cookie swap! #ChristmasCookies #CookieSwap #CookieRecipes

Cookies with fillings, you know the ones (think ganache, caramel, jams etc!) delicious little treats that can be added to your Holiday cookie swap! #ChristmasCookies #CookieSwap #CookieRecipes

Well there you have it friends, cookies upon cookies that are (in some way) filled with everything from jams and frosting, to candy and peanut butter! What are some of your favorite cookies to make for the Holidays? Share them below and join in on the cookie swap fun on my Instagram @theoliveblogger .

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

Here it is, day 5 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy!! These Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are sure to become a new favorite, they are perfectly soft on the inside and crunchy and sweet on the outside! I find them perfect for dipping in a cuppa tea and just love how festive they are with their Christmas sprinkles. The best part though? How incredibly easy they are to make!



Do you see what I mean?! Look at how adorable they are, just covered in yummy sprinkles (you could really do these any time of year and just switch out the color sprinkles you use).

These cookies will forever hold a special place in my heart too…you see, while making these with my mom we got a call that my Gramma was not well (she had been in the hospital after falling and breaking her hip) and my mom dropped everything to rush to be with her. I will never forget the sadness I saw on my moms face that day. Not even 2 days later my Gramma passed. But you see, I don’t share this story to make you sad, but instead to remind you to cherish the time that you have with your family and loved ones this holiday season! I will think of my Gramma every year I make these now, and will take the time to stop and remember just how special she was to me.

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

These Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and perfectly festive to leave on Santa's plate!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Melissa


  • 1.5 c Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Corn Starch
  • 2.5 c Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract or peppermint if you prefer!
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 c Butter softened
  • 1/4 c Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 c Christmas Sprinkles


  • In stand mixer, cream butter, cream cheese, eggs, sugar and extracts (vanilla and almond) until smooth (about 5 minutes)
  • In a medium bowl sift together flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt. Add to wet mix and combine.
  • Allow to chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and line tray with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Place sprinkles in a shallow bowl, roll dough into teaspoon sized balls and roll in sprinkles to coat the outside (I gently pushed the sprinkles as I went to ensure they stuck!)
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes on middle rack, they will still look pale, only very slightly golden, but trust me they are done!

I couldn’t even wait for these Christmas sprinkle cookies to cool when they came out of the oven, they looked so scrumptious! I devoured 3 of them with a nice glass of milk and didn’t feel the least bit guilty! So what are you waiting for? Get your shopping list read and get baking friends. And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for our next treat.

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are a delicious, melt in your mouth holiday cookie that everyone will love! The coating of sprinkles gives it a nice crunchy outside that is perfectly sweet. #ChristmasCookies #CookieSwap #CookieRecipes

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are a delicious, melt in your mouth holiday cookie that everyone will love! The coating of sprinkles gives it a nice crunchy outside that is perfectly sweet. #ChristmasCookies #CookieSwap #CookieRecipes

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Fudge Recipe

Our first fudge recipe for this years Christmas Baking Frenzy is here, Chocolate Caramel Turtle Fudge!! The thing I love about a good fudge recipe is that it is so easy to make and even better to eat, and this one is no exception. The decadent chocolate is wrapped around chunks of pecans and oozing caramel…I mean what more could you want in a fudge?


If you are looking for a delicious chocolaty fudge to add to your cookie trays this is definitely the one, it  only takes 5 minutes to prepare and uses just a few simple ingredients (you don’t even need to make the caramel sauce for this one…yes!!!). So go ahead friends, I give you permission to make a double batch and keep one for yourself, after all it is the season for giving (and that includes to ourselves).

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Fudge Recipe

Creamy Chocolate Fudge rippled with Caramel and chopped Pecans. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Refrigerate2 hrs
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Fudge Recipe
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Melissa ~ The Olive Blogger


  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 c Butter cubed
  • 2 c Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 c Chopped Pecans
  • 1/4 c Caramel Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Empty condensed milk into a medium microwave safe bowl. Add chocolate chips and cubed butter and microwave on high for 90 seconds.
  • Remove and stir, and heat for another 15-30 seconds (stop at 15 and stir, if chunks of chocolate are still there put back in).
  • As soon as it is melted, stir in vanilla and chopped pecans and immediately pour into your baking pan.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over the top and using a knife gently swirl into chocolate.
  • Put in fridge and allow to cool completely before cutting (at least 2 hours).
This Chocolate Turtle Fudge is so easy to make and is full of creamy caramel and chunks of pecans. A perfect make-ahead treat for your Holiday guests! #ChristmasFudge #FudgeRecipe #ChocolateFudge #TurtleFudge

This Chocolate Turtle Fudge is so easy to make and is full of creamy caramel and chunks of pecans. A perfect make-ahead treat for your Holiday guests! #ChristmasFudge #FudgeRecipe #ChocolateFudge #TurtleFudge

Looking for other tasty fudge and goodie recipes to try out? Check out some of my favorites from our previous years:

  1. Nutella Fudge with Pistachios

Nutella Fudge







2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark 

Peanut Butter Swirled Bark







3. White Chocolate Cranberry Drop Cookies


Festive Treats and Cookies for the Holidays

Is it day 3 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy already?! I have a really special treat for you guys today…a whole lot of festive treats from some of my favorite bloggers, these are goodies that really make me think of the holidays and I hope they will inspire you as well! Do you have any favorite holidays goodies or traditions in your home?



A super easy, no-bake treat that the kiddos can help with! How cute are these?!










santa hat cake pops: a bountiful love

I love how easy cake pops are, and these ones are so festive I couldn’t resist sharing with you guys!

Christmas Cakepops









chocolate covered oreos: happy deal happy day

Another really easy festive treat you can make for your trays, these would actually make fantastic teachers gifts (or mailman, delivery person etc!).











What an adorable cookie, I mean really how cute is the “melted snowman”, I bet this is one kids would love to help out with! And I love that it uses boxed cake mix too (yay for easy!).








cinnamon roll cookies: joy filled eats

These are like a sugar cookie mixed with a cinnamon roll, and they are drizzled with a delicious cream cheese frosting…what’s not to love?!








reindeer grahams: ann’s entitled life

Can you tell I love the idea of a no-bake treat for our festive treats? These adorable Reindeer Grahams use only a few ingredients and require no baking.











This has to be one of my favorite ideas for gifting, a jar of cookie mix ready to go! You can really customize to the taste of your receiver, and can give to everyone on your Christmas list!









Well that’s it for today’s Christmas Baking Frenzy! What did ya’ll think!? I bet you have a shopping list going with everything you need to get making, am I right? Be sure to check back in tomorrow for the next reveal (hint: if you like fudge you are gonna want to set a reminder for this one!).

Looking for the perfect Holiday Treats ? Look no further than this fun round-up of easy to make and super festive goodies that is sure to impress everyone! #CookieSwap #ChristmasCookies #HolidayTreats

Looking for the perfect Holiday Treats ? Look no further than this fun round-up of easy to make and super festive goodies that is sure to impress everyone! #CookieSwap #ChristmasCookies #HolidayTreats