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I’m lousy at keeping secrets. Therefore, many of you already know that yes, there is going to be…

a Chocolate-Covered Cookbook!

I started dreaming about a cookbook when an agent first contacted me back in 2009. But as a busy college student, it was more of a “someday in the future this might be nice” idea.

However, when editors from two of the Big Seven publishing firms emailed within a week of each other, I knew it was time to make my book dreams a reality. (I’m not mentioning this to brag… I’m mentioning it because I still can’t believe it actually happened!!)

I planted myself in the kitchen, feverishly conducting trial after trial to create only the absolute very best healthy dessert recipes for a potential cookbook. Our kitchen morphed into an unrecognizable disaster zone, and my roommate took to calling me “Hurricane Katie.”

breakfast snack cake

Possible Cookbook Recipes:

  • 100-Calorie Cinnamon Rolls
  • Mini Molten Lava Cakes
  • Chocolate Cream Pie Bars
  • Monster Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
  • Mocha Mini Muffins
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

I was getting excited. Mini molten lava cakes, people. Mini molten lava cakes! Then I hit a snag, realizing: “None of these recipes can go on the blog.” It’s been difficult to sit on the ideas mentioned above, as well as the many others I’ve been saving—some of them are my favorite recipes of all time! I put the book idea on hold for awhile; yet, in the end, I knew: I want to do it all. I can write a book with only my very best healthy dessert recipes. And I can still maintain the blog without sacrificing content or posting second-best recipes. By posting some of my favorite ideas online (such as the recipes for Healthy Lemon Squares or the Chewy Granola Bars, both of which I’d originally planned for the book) and keeping some of them for a future cookbook, it might take longer. But I want to take my time with this so that both–book and blog–will be nothing short of the best content I can possibly publish. Anyway, I figured you all deserved to finally know what’s been going on.

Look out for the Chocolate-Covered Cookbook in December of 2014! 🙂

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Kat says:

    oh my god!! I´m really excited 😀 I was wondering if you ever going to write one… I´ll definetely buy it, I love your recipes 😀

  2. debbie says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Awesome news!! Please keep us posted as to when and where we can buy your cookbook!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would totally buy one. Ok, probably two so I could give one as a gift 🙂

    1. Anonymous says:

      YES please …meee tooo.

      Keeping track of your fantastic recipes will be sooo easy now! Yay. I can hardly wait Katie! The perfect holiday gift.

  4. Congratulations! This is so FANTASTIC!

    Congrats!!! Can’t wait to buy my own copy (or like the comment above- two, three, four… as gifts for very lucky friends)!
    So wonderful that you are able to do what you love and share it with all of us. 🙂

  6. Emma says:


    I can’t even tell you how excited I am!!! Your blog is my favorite website ever, and I can’t even imagine how awesome a book version is going to be! Even if you just put recipes you already posted in the book, I’d still buy a million copies. Not even exaggerating!

    1. Marcee says:


      It seems as if we are : ) all slightly excited Katie!

      Yaaay for healthy desserts.

  7. Sarah L says:

    Oh god, I’m so happy for you! 😀 This is fantastic! When it’s done I’d totally buy a bunch and give them around. And I’d buy it even if all the recipes were on the blog, because it’s quite different having an actual book and browsing a blog, however nice the blog is. 🙂

    1. Faith says:

      Same here. Just to have a book I can hold in my hands instead of having to look through pages on a computer. I love all your recipes and don’t even need new ones. There are enough great ones already published to fill quite a few wonderful cookbooks!

    2. Heidi says:

      I was thinking the same thing, I don’t mind if it is some of the awesome blog recipes, it makes it so nice to have it in a book with pretty pictures you can hold! Yeah, yeah for you! I love your recipes!

    3. terra says:

      I agree! I would buy your book, even if it has some of the blog recipes in it. Maybe the publishers don’t like the idea, but I think your readers do. 🙂

      Congratulations! I can’t wait!

      p.s. the healthy lemon bars were delicious! I didn’t have enough lemons, so mine were lemon-lime-orange bars but still super yummy. 😉

      1. Liz says:

        Agree! I’d buy the book even if it was just the recipes you posted on the blog. Maybe you could do two books??? 🙂

        1. Dorothy says:

          Me Too!!! I would buy it today, if were just (JUST?????) your blog recipes. Today. Hands down, no questions asked.

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          2. India says:

            This is exciting! I will definitely be buying a copy! Even, if they were the same wonderful recipes that are posted on your blog!

          3. jaime says:

            Congratulations Katie! I too would buy it with the recipes from the blog. I finally tried the fudge babies, and my family and friends went crazy for them. I have sent the recipe to tons of people already. Thank you for being so awesome!

          4. Marcee says:


          5. Toni says:

            Ditto! Ditto!

          6. Samantha says:

            I think the book should have recipes from the blog and that would be awesome! but im also so excited for when the book comes out for there to be some many new recipes at once ! All in one new fancy book :)!!

    4. Juliana says:

      Agreed! Can you 10th like something? 🙂

      1. Hannah says:

        Or 11th? Is there even a word for that?

        1. JenniferH says:

          12th? I’m so excited, My whole family will get one 🙂

  8. Congratulations! That’s absolutely amazing and I’m sure you’ll be able to keep the blog filled with amazing content and still find the perfect recipes for the book. You go girl!

  9. Sonyanijntje says:

    Yeah!!! Congratulations!!
    That’s what I guessed when you said that was going to be a ‘big announcement’ in a post earlier this month (
    Cool!!! Are you making sure they’ll print enough copies? (What about a give-away when you’ve sold your first 100 copies? ;P ) Do you think they’ll send it to Europe? I want one 😛

    1. Gosh I hope so lol 🙂

      I could offer to personally translate Spanish and Chinese versions… But the poor people would end up with really bad recipes, I’m afraid!

      1. Sarah L says:

        I cold translate it to Swedish if you like (measurement conversions included) ;D

      2. Sonyanijntje says:

        I can translate to Dutch! My sister to Japanese ;P

    2. Jessasaurus says:

      a good idea might be to sell some on eBay or Amazon and offer to ship them overseas, I bet just about anyone here would be willing to do that. Of course…shipping costs can make or break an otherwise good deal.

  10. lurker says:

    I never comment, but I have been an avid reader for the past year, and yours is the only blog I ever read! I will definitely be buying multiple copies of your cookbook, as I’ve never been disappointed with a single CCK recipe I’ve tried. And those lava cakes do sound heavenly. 😉

  11. yaaaaay! So exciting! Congrats!

  12. Leslie says:

    You know I’ll be buying out the store when that cookbook is published. I’ve only told you that you need to publish one, what 1000 times? I can’t even believe you’ve been able to come up with all those recipes and still post all the delicious ones you’ve been posting at the same time. Do you get any sleep at night?!

  13. Yay – congratulations Katie!! I can’t wait to buy your cookbook. 🙂

  14. I am so happy and excited for you, Katie! Can’t wait to buy one 😀

  15. So excited for you, congratulations.

  16. Kim says:

    Congratulations, that’s so fantastic!!! I can’t wait to see the cookbook, your blog is one of my favorites!!

  17. Lisa C says:

    BEST NEWS EVER! Katie, I am going to buy ten copies at least! I love your site!

  18. Joelle says:

    I was so hoping there’d be a cookbook! Awesome!

  19. Amanda says:

    I will be buying your book in a heartbeat when it comes out!

  20. Michaela says:

    ooooooooooooooooooooooomg, i am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is the best news EVER!!!!!!! i just told my mum the other day that you REALLY really need a cookbook!!!!! congrats, Katie, I cannot wait for it!!!!

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