Cupcakes Always Win

Cocoa Nachos with Berry Salsa + Toronto Picnickers



When I want to test a new recipe like these cocoa nachos my favourite way to get an immediate review is to grab the nearest friends, a picnic blanket and a place to talk serious eats! Since I started my blog I have been blogging mainly on my own until I met my friend Liz from Noms for the Poor who is equally passionate about picnics/testing recipes and wanted to team up with me to picnic around the city. This has led to the beginning of an exciting project which Liz and I have taken on! That project being a monthly blogpost series, “The Toronto Picnickers” in which Liz and I will be doing with Swallow.

This is the first recipe of the series and I know I am excited! Each month Liz and I will organize a picnic with friends and foodies alike and invite everyone to bring a food item that is perfect for picnicking. We will share our recipes here while Ivy over at Swallow will have the more detailed story of how the picnic went.

Now let’s talk picnic! Our very first picnic was to be at High Park, but unfortunately the weather did not co-operate so we took the picnic indoors. Liz and I ventured around the park to take a few snaps when the weather was a little better. Obviously for more photos and tales check out the Swallow link!



Now about these odd flavoured nachos. Recently I have been playing around with cocoa, I really love how bitter it is and how much it can really alter the flavour of a recipe. These Nachos are just that, bitter, which makes these nachos perfect for dipping in a tasty Berry Salsa.




I made the pita just how I would normally but just adjusted the flour to cocoa ratio. It was the perfect picnic snack! Even though we weren’t indoors everyone seemed to really enjoy it.

I also brought along some Vegan Peanut Lime Cupcakes, and Liz brought some delicious Asparagus Pesto! There was enough food (and drink) to keep the chats going for hours.


I hope you enjoy this recipe! I also hope you like our idea of picnicking in Toronto! Feel free to get in touch if you are interested in attending our picnic by emailing me at

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again! Have a great day,

Much Love,

Anna xoxoxo



Author: cupcakesalwayswin

I am a certified baker and love to share my passion of entertaining friends and family.

5 thoughts on “Cocoa Nachos with Berry Salsa + Toronto Picnickers

  1. Pingback: The Toronto Picnickers, Part 1 | Swallow Daily

  2. I just hope that there’s a picnic on in the next 2 weeks aye cos this is such a great Idea.

  3. i think the recipe got cut off at the end of the nachos part – how long should they be in the oven for? thanks!

    • Hi Stephanie,

      Thanks for catching that! I just adjusted it so it doesn’t cut off the recipe. But basically because I ALWAYS burn things when I am using the broiler, I check every 2 minutes and turn the nachos, and even add a little more oil. I have a gas oven and it took about 7 minutes until they were crispy. But it might be different for your oven. Thanks so much for stopping by and let me know how it goes! 🙂

      Anna xox

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