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Fancy whipping up a batch of the tastiest cookies ever? Why not channel your inner Mary Berry and bake these tasty Butlers Double Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies.

Drooling already? Us too.

These decadent, delicious cookies are stuffed with pieces of caramel, which, when baked, create the luxurious experience of double chocolate cookies with a chewy caramel centre. Definitely cookies for grown-ups! The recipe below makes 18 cookies.


115g unsalted butter

350g soft light brown sugar

2 large eggs

55g cocoa powder, sifted

¼ tsp sea salt flakes

¾ tsp baking powder

260g plain flour

100g Butlers 40% Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar, roughly chopped

100g bag of Butlers Dark Chocolate Salt Caramels, roughly chopped

Sea salt flakes, for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C Fan/350°F/Gas Mark 4) and line 3 large baking trays with parchment paper.

Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and eggs. Add the cocoa powder, salt and baking powder, then stir well to combine.

Add the flour and stir until no white floury patches are left. Mix in the chopped pieces of chocolate.

Use a small 2 tbsp ice-cream scoop to portion the dough. Then make a small hollow in the centre of each scoop of dough and fill with pieces of the salt caramels. Cover the caramel with dough to seal inside.

Place the cookie dough balls on a baking tray, making sure to leave space between them so the cookies can spread while baking, and sprinkle each one with sea salt flakes as desired.

Bake for 10–12 minutes, then allow to cool on the tray on a wire rack.



Butlers Chocolates, chocolate masters since 1932, have unveiled their first ever Pick & Mix fixture in Dublin Airport, Terminal 2. Located in the Chocolatier Section of The Loop, travellers can now pick their favourite treats to enjoy on the flight or gift to a loved one. 

This chocolate lover’s paradise hosts a mix of individually wrapped chocolate mini bars and twist wrap truffles including popular favourites such as Hazelnut Praline, Honeycomb Crisp, Dark Salt Caramel and Milk Truffle, not to mention 70 percent Salted Caramel and 78 percent Dark Chocolate. 

To celebrate the launch, Butlers Chocolates are partnering up with Dublin based illustrator Conor Merriman who will sketch FREE mini portraits of your loved ones for one day only, from 11am to 2pm on October 25 at the Butlers Chocolates Pick + Mix station in T2.

Each portrait is designed to fit into the large Butlers Pick + Mix box, creating the perfect surprise gift for that special someone.  

Speaking about the launch, Aisling Walsh, Marketing Director for Butlers Chocolates commented; ‘Picking up a chocolate gift in the Loop or a visit to Butlers Chocolate Café in the airport is synonymous with the excitement of holidays and travelling. Butlers Chocolates were delighted to work with the ARI team to create a personalised experience, where travellers can pick their favourites to gift, enjoy or share on their onward journey’.

The gift-boxes have been designed with ease of carrying in mind and will easily slip into a passenger’s laptop/hand bag. So after you check in, check out the Butlers Chocolates Pick + Mix in The Loop, Terminal 2 and choose your favourites from the extensive selection with the medium box priced at €8 and large gift boxes at €15


We didn't really need more reasons to hoover up the chocolate, but one of our favourite hot chocolate spots has given us another. 

Butlers Chocolates are joining other businesses in the fight to reduce our plastic waste.

The company took to Twitter to announce that they are now more than happy to give you that complementary chocolate without the little plastic bag.

The tweet was captioned “no bag, no problem.”

Butlers added, “just ask for your free chocolate in your hand and we will happily oblige.”

The initiative already seems like a hit with the Internet, as people have been tweeting the company to applaud the decision.

The supermarket also included a target to make 100 percent of its private label packaging widely recyclable, reusable, refillable or renewable, as well as ensuring that half their materials for the private label packaging are sourced from recyclables, by 2025.

After direct feedback from their customers, they will introduce a number of measures to supply more loose fruit and vegetables, free of plastic.

According to Lidl, they will trial 11 additional loose options, bringing their overall plastic free lines to around 25 percent of the range.

The packaging measures were announced shortly after Lidl had won the ‘Green Retailer Award’ at this year’s annual Green Awards.

The retailer said it will continue to trial the removal and adaptation of packaging and will monitor any impact this has on food waste.

Speaking to Checkout MagazineJ.P. Scally, managing director, Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland said:

“We have looked at plastic packaging in the context of our wider sustainability commitments and strongly believe that our circular approach will deliver a viable long-term solution without compromising on our ability to deliver exceptional value to customers,

We have listened to the feedback from our customers who are requesting more recyclable packaging and less plastic,” Mr Scally added.


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Much as we love chocolate, we can’t help but feeling about five years old as we rip the wrapping off our old-school Easter egg every year.

If your taste in treats has graduated to something a little more sophisticated by this stage, you’re going to want to hear about Butlers Chocolates’ newest offerings.

The Irish chocolatiers have launched a range of three ultra-decadent Easter eggs, each with five signature Butlers truffles in a keepsake powder-puff style box.

Butlers Milk Chocolate Egg with Milk Chocolate Flake Truffles, €15

Butlers Dark Chocolate Egg with 70% Gold Dusted Truffles, €15

Butlers White Chocolate Egg with Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles, €15

Rather than scoffing the whole lot in one go, these luxury eggs are definitely for savouring (well, unless you really can’t resist).

We’ve also been eyeing up these mini-eggs, each made from a different variety of Butlers chocolate, including 70% dark, mixed berry, and honeycomb crisp.

Butlers 3 Chocolate Egg Box, €10

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something a bit non-traditional this year how about a cocktail-inspired box of choccies?

Whether you are a Gin Martini or Raspberry Cosmo kinda gal, this box of sweet treats proves that Easter is not just for the kids.

Butlers The Cocktail Menu, €15

Of course, if it’s a taste of childhood nostalgia you’re really after this Easter, Butlers have you covered on that front too.

Butlers Milk or White Chocolate Rabbit, €9.95 each

Is there anything that can’t be made better by the addition of a chocolate bunny? We think not.

To add to the Easter fun, if you’re heading along to the Butlers Chocolate Experience in Dublin between March 18 and March 26, the Easter Bunny will be on hand to meet and greet visitors and accompany participants on a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt after each tour. Booking details here.

Time to start hinting heavily to your nearest and dearest.

Butlers Chocolate Easter range is available from selected retail outlets nationwide, any one of the 18 Butlers Chocolate Cafés in Dublin, Cork, Galway or Limerick and online.