Chocolate Melting Moments

When I left college it wasn’t any of the teachers I was going to miss but my regular fix of Chocolate Melting Moments that weighed heavy on my heart.  So on the last day my friend and I went cap in hand to the cafeteria and explained our predicament to the catering ladies. They were so flattered that the recipe was retrieved and would you believe it has sat in my recipe box all these years untouched. The original was for a catering sized amount and had no cooking time, plus the recipe just called for sugar and flour.  Hence I have changed these to self-raising and caster and after some experimenting came up with an optimum cooking time. All my guinea pigs (human not fluffy) have been delighted with the results and preferred them to a recipe that I had tried out a few weeks ago from the internet.

Mix the fat and sugar until creamy.

Stir in the flour and cocoa until they form a paste.

Roll the biscuit dough in the oats to coat.


Press each dough ball with a fork.

As they cool the Chocolate Melting Moments will crisp up.


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Chocolate Melting Moments
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An intense shot of cocoa in a mouth-wateringly crumbly biscuit, dusted with oats.
Recipe type: Biscuit
Serves: 20 biscuits
  • 100g / 4oz Butter (softened) or margarine
  • 100g / 4oz Caster sugar
  • 100g / 4oz Self raising flour
  • 25g / 1 oz Cocoa powder (preferably Bournville)
  • 20 Chocolate chips/pieces (optional)
  • Plate of porridge oats for coating
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Grease 2 baking sheets.
  3. Cream the butter/margarine and sugar together until pale.
  4. Mix in the sifted flour and cocoa until they form a paste.
  5. Shape into small walnut sized balls (should make 20). I use a couple of teaspoons but you can just use your hands if you wish.
  6. Roll the balls in the plate of oats to coat.
  7. Place the balls on the baking sheets and press down with a fork on each one.
  8. Decorate with a chocolate chip if wished.
  9. Put in the oven and bake for 15 – 16 minutes.
  10. When ready leave for a minute and then transfer the biscuits with a palette knife to a wire rack.

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  1. Babs

    M’y Granny’s speciality!!

  2. Maya Russell

    These look nice. I love the story behind them!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya – must make some more:-)

  3. nazima

    I have never eaten melting moments but love the name! sounds like a great one to make with kids

    1. Camilla

      Oh Nazima you have to try them, they really live up to their name and yes would be great to make with kids:-)

  4. Aslik

    Wauuuuuuw i will do it tonorrow noghttt

    1. Camilla

      Great, do let me know how you get on:-)

  5. Natally

    I do love the look of these

  6. tiggerific1973

    These look great!

  7. Ursula Hunt

    These are great biscuits to make with the children

    1. Camilla

      Oh yes and so delicious:-)

  8. Anne Dalzell

    On a cold, wet, miserable day like today oh how i’d rather be eating a big plate of these in front of the tv rather than sitting in work.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, maybe make them at the weekend:-)

  9. Tracy Nixon

    These are seriously deliciousl and I have made them with my children twice now. They are really quick and easy to make – I would defo recommend this recipe! Thank you Camilla!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Tracey, you can see why I just had to get hold of this recipe!

  10. William Gould

    My wife has a recipe for these in one of her old Bero booklets!

    1. Camilla

      Yes I think I’ve seen that recipe on another blog but it wasn’t chocolate but plain from memory:-)

  11. Chris Williams

    mmm these look scrummy will have to make these

  12. Stephanie Coals

    These look perfect for an after school snack for the children! Perfect 🙂

  13. Carolyn Clapham

    Great. I’ll make these with my grandchildren next week. I bet there won’t be any left for them to take home though 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Excellent idea:-)

  14. Helen Thurston

    oh, these sound lovely, think I’ll have to make a batch of these on my next baking day x

  15. Ursula Hunt

    Delicious, truly melting and chocolatey

  16. Paul Wilson

    Mmmm, chocalicious!

  17. Jayne Sullivan

    These look so pretty and so delicious.

  18. Tracy Nixon

    Truly scrumptious!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  19. Heather Haigh

    Another recipe I must try – you are keeping me busy lol!

    1. Camilla

      Ooh yes, they are very good:-)

  20. Lisa Williams

    these look fantastic my need to make recipes list is getting longer and longer

  21. Tracy Nixon

    Lovely recipe idea! I always have loads of oats in the cupboard, as the kids love porridge on colder morning and they love to make Flap Jack too. These would be a lovely change so might give them a go at the weekend when the kids are off!

  22. Dawn Costen

    These are just baking in my oven as we speak, smelling delightful! Can’t wait to try them still warm from the oven! I left out the oats purely because I have no patience and read the recipe and thought “yum, I have all those ingredients I am going to make them right now!” But didn’t have oats so cracked on without them!

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant and the oats aren’t imperative, hope you enjoy them:-)

  23. Paul Wilson

    Mmmm, lovely.

  24. Kirsty Fox

    These look delicious, I wish I could have been a guinea pig!

  25. Annie Costa

    Aah choccy melts,fab recipe-thanks for sharing,will try this some day!

  26. Ruth

    The chocolate melting moments are delicious. Reminds me of the good old days in Uni. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you for your lovely comment:-)

  27. Karen

    YAY! I finally found them Camilla! Your link on my Baking with Be-Ro was just a link to your site, so I searched for your wee melting moments and VOILA! These look wonderful and what a great way to ring the changes with a chocolate version too…..JUST fab and VERY retro! Thanks for adding your link, with your permission, I will change the link on my site so it comes here, so others can drool over these! Karen

    1. Camilla

      Well at least it turned out to be a happy accident (my link which was meant to be a comment) doh! Glad you’re up on your technology as I am still getting to grips. Thank you for kind words on my Melting Moments they really were comfort food at college:-)

  28. Richard

    They’re delicious, especially with a glass of milk!

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