Chocolate & Raspberry Tartlets

We have a fabulous new recipe for you to try out just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Easy to make, delicious and decadent we are sure you are going to love this rich chocolate dessert.

Here is the recipe below and a short film showing you step by step how to make them!

Menier Chocolate and Raspberry Tartlets


Makes 4

Prep time:  15

Cooking time:  10-12 minutes




Biscuit crust

175g chocolate biscuits

50g butter, melted


For the filling

100g Menier dark chocolate

3 medium eggs, separated

40g caster sugar

16 raspberries


To serve

50g Menier white chocolate, melted for drizzling

Icing sugar

Cream or Ice-cream to serve


Preparation method


  1. In a food processor blitz the biscuits into fine crumbs and mix in the melted butter.
  2. Divide the biscuit crumbs between 4 loose bottom tart cases and press with a spoon until all edges are evenly covered. Freeze for 10 minutes or until solid.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/gas mark 6.
  4. Next, make the filling. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water then cool slightly.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until peaks start to form, then add the sugar gradually, whisking the whole time.
  6. Mix the egg yolks into the cooled melted chocolate. Stir a spoonful of the egg whites in to loosen the mixture, then carefully fold in the remainder of the egg whites. Spoon half the mousse mixture into the tartlet cases, then divide the raspberries evenly between the 4 tartlets. Top with the remaining mousse mixture.
  7. Cook for 10-12 mins until just firm, but still slightly wobbly in the centre. Serve immediately with whipped cream and more raspberries. Eat warm or cool.
  8. They can be stored in an airtight container in a cool dark place for up to 2 days.

Recipe Alert! Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake

Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake

Very easy & delicious – get a chocolate fix in minutes with this Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake!

Click on the film to see how easy it is to prepare and bake this in under 4 mins!


Serves 1

Prep time:  2 minutes

Cooking time: 1 minute 15 seconds



3 tbsp plain flour

3 tbsp light brown sugar

3 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tbsp milk

3 tbsp vegetable oil

½ tsp vanilla extract

20g Menier Swiss Milk Chocolate




  1. Place all the dry ingredients into a microwavable mug and mix through with a fork. Now add the milk, oil and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
  2. Break up the chocolate and mix through.
  3. Microwave for between 1 minute and 1 minute 15 seconds (timing is based on my 800kw microwave so timings may vary).
  4. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and serve warm with ice cream and/or caramel sauce, enjoy!

Official announcement of the winners of the “Win a Holiday to Switzerland” 200th Anniversary competition

We are delighted to announce the winners of our fabulous competition to win a trip to Switzerland.

The competition was set up to celebrate 200 years of Menier making chocolate and attracted more than 35,000 entries over a three month period.

The winners were chosen at random and have all been informed. They are as follows:

Winner of the first prize Switzerland Trip is A Hurst from Kent.

The Two Runner Up Winners who  received a gift card for theatre show and dinner at the Menier Chocolate Factory and one night hotel stay in London are K Cox of Hereford and S Payne of Devon both collected the runner up prizes.

Pictures of the winners enjoying their prizes will appear here on the website in due course and with permission of the winners.

Thank you all for taking part and make sure you follow us on twitter and facebook where we regularly run competitions and give away chocolate!


Happy Baking!


The Menier Team

Ready, Steady Bake…Menier launches its fabulous Bakeathon challenge!

Are you holding a cake sale or a coffee morning to raise funds for charity or maybe for your local school or community organisation?  Then we want to hear from you!

During the month of June we will giveaway bars of cooking chocolate to people who are baking to raise money for good causes.

Why? Because we know lots of our bakers selflessly devote hours and hours of their time to bake in the kitchen, creating lovely cakes for fundraising purposes and we would like to help contribute in recognition of this good baking work.

To receive some free chocolate please post a message on facebook and tell us why and who you are baking for, if possible include an image or a recipe you are using.


We will pick 5 people each week during the month and send them a selection of cooking chocolate to bake with.

In return we would love you to take pictures of our bake and share them with us and also let us know how your cake fundraising efforts go!  There will also be an additional prize of chocolate for the best bakes at the end of the month.


So get stuck in, tell us your story and let us help you create beautiful bakes.


Happy Baking!


The Menier Team