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30 November 2010

A Recipe for All Mothers

Today i left some dishes dirty,
The bed i made at 3:30
The nappies soaked a little longer,
The odour grew a little stronger.
The crumbs i spilt the day before
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints, there on the wall
Will likely still be there, next fall.
The dirty streaks on the window panes
Will still be there next time it rains.
"Shame on you old lazy-bones, " I say
"And just what have you done, today?"

I nursed a baby till he slept,
I held a toddler while he wept.
I played a game of hide and seek
I squeezed a toy, so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did i do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess its true...
Unless you think that what I've done
Might be important to someone
With bright blue eyes and soft blonde hair
If that is true, I've done my share.

29 November 2010

A Sister Recipe

Magical Sister Recipe

Take a sprinkling of magic fairy dust,
And an angels single white feather,
Add a dash of love and care,
Then mix well, all together,
Add within a sweet sentiment or two,
Occasional thoughtful wishes in time,
A touch of stardust, a sunshine ray,
Its a magical recipe for a sister like mine.


A Brother Recipe

2 Hearts Full of Love
2 Heaping Cups of Kindness
2 Armfuls of Gentleness
2 Cups of Friendship
2 Cups of Joy
2 Big Hearts Full of Forgiveness
1 Lifetime of Togetherness
2 Minds Full of Tenderness
Stir daily with Happiness, Humor and Patience.
Serve with Warmth and Compassion, Respect and Loyalty.

Marshmallow Christmas Pudding

These are so cute for Christmas! My favourite, Marshmallows dipped in chocolate!

1 packet pascall megamallows 
150g  milk cooking chocolate
30g Copha 
50g white chocolate
3 red lollies - chopped 
Pascall Jubes
(of you dont want to make a pudding top, you can just sprinkle cachous on top.)

  1. Place milk chocolate with copha in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Heat on medium power for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until mixture is melted. Stir well.
  3. Press a skewer or fondue fork into the base of megamallows. Dip in melted chocolate, gently tap skewer on side of bowl to allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
  4. Remove from skewer and place on foil to set.
  5. Melt white chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave oven (medium power) for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Using a paper piping bag, (or a snaplock back with a corner cut off) pipe some chocolate onto the top of each megamallow and allow it to drizzle down the sides.
  7. Drop 3 red lollies onto the white chocolate to look like little berries.
  8. Cut a green pascall jube into small strips and place 2 pieces on to look like leaves. Leave to set.

Cherry Mallow Fudge

This is so dreamy..... While it was setting i licked the spoon and the saucepan and felt sooooooooo sick!!! You do not need much, its very rich!

  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 90g butter, chopped
  • 250g Pascall pink and white marshmallows
  • 200g (8 rows) Cadbury Dark Cooking Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup chopped red glacĂ© cherries
  1. Place the water, butter and marshmallows in a saucepan. Cook over a very, very low heat, stirring regularly, until the marshmallows are melted.
  2. Break the chocolate into squares and add to the pan. Remove from the heat. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  3. Stir through the cherries, then pour the mixture into a lined 16 cm square pan. Allow to cool, then refrigerate until set.
  4. Cut into small pieces when required. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

I could eat this aaaaaaaaallllllllllllll daaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy!!!!! Its so easy and so yummy!!

  • 350g   OREO  Cookies
  • 80g   butter, melted
  • 375g   block PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1/2 cup  caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla essence
  • 1 cup  thickened cream
  • 3 teaspoons  powdered gelatine, dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 200g   white chocolate, melted, cooled slightly
  1. Place 250g of the oreo cookies in a food processor and process into fine crumbs. Add the butter and process to combine. Press the mixture into an 18cm × 28cm lamington tin lined with cling wrap or baking paper and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Beat the Philly, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth, then beat in the cream. Stir through the gelatine mixture and white chocolate.
  3. Roughly chop the remaining cookies and stir through the Philly mixture then pour over the oreo base. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into slices or squares to serve.

26 November 2010

Oh Christmas Tree!

I did it and it finally feels like Christmas!!! I don't know who made up the rule that we need to wait until December..... I can never wait that long!! I waited all day for zeppelin to come home from school so that we would put it up! We had a lot of fun. We put on Zeppelins new Micky mouse Christmas collection to sing along to..... Zeppelin was so cute, trying to sing along! Jasmine kept hanging a decoration on the tree and clapping at her major achievement, then taking it off, rearranging it, and clapping again.... so cute!! I usually have a Christmas train that goes around the bottom of the tree but no doubt Jasmine would annoy the crap out of me with it there.

So this was our after school adventure:

Zeppelin thought this little tiny hat was hilarious! (on Jasmine's head). We will put it aside for a mouse.

Zeppelin had to wear the hat.........

Choosing the next ornament.

Finished product!!!

My gifts came early xxxxx

Very exciting! Now we can get to work and make some yummy Christmas treats to eat and blog!! cant wait. I went to a Christmas fair today and brought nothing but marshmallow coconut slice, it was amazing!! Going to another Christmas fair tomorrow, i bet i will buy alot there, this one is pretty good! I'm going with my sister, her blog is Vege Mama, you should follow, its great.
So it is nearly December 1st so ill share my Christmas traditions with you, feel free to comment on any tradition that might be a good idea!!

  1. Advent calender. We have a felt one and of course a chocolate one!! Have to wait until next week to start!
  2. Baking Christmas goodies!! We love doing this as a family for gifts to give to family and friends. Always make extra, you WILL eat them!
  3. Listening to Christmas music throughout December.
  4. Reading Christmas books before bed.
  5. Decorating the tree and the house of course! Why wasn't this my number 1?
  6. Watching Christmas movies!!
  7. Attending Christmas Eve parties/dinners.
  8. Writing out our Christmas cards, zeppelin can sign his this year, we have Christmas cards, balloons and popping Santa chocolate for everyone at prep.
  9. Teaching my kids the gift of giving.
  10. Driving around and looking at Christmas lights. There is an amazing display a few suburbs away and each year we take a photo there. Cant wait to go back this year!
  11. Getting the kids photos taken with Santa!
  12. Attending Christmas carols. OK so we have never been but id like to start going!!!!!!

25 November 2010

Magic Reindeer Food

A cute gift for children (a cheap present to give out at school too!) is Magic Reindeer Food.
You will need brown paper bags or snaplock bags, or something similar. You can go all out and present it in a jar if you like!


Oats, Sugar colored with food coloring and bran/cereal. You can add bird seed if you like?

(note - place sugar in snaplock back with a few drops of red or green coloring, seal and squish around until the sugar is colored)

Mix together and attach at tag that reads:

Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home.

Nearly Christmas!

I am so excited about Christmas that i just want to burst!!

I wasn't going to write about it until December 1st but i just cant wait, pretty sure its only about a week away though! I am desperate to put up my tree, i know lots of people who have already but I'm trying to be good and wait until this weekend. I can never wait until December. My sister and i once put it up in August. Pretty sure we were sick of looking at it by Christmas time!!

Christmas is so much better now that i have children. I remember Christmas as a child, being so excited and even though i still ADORE Christmas, it kind of got old by the time i got to my teenage years and all the Santa excitement had gone away. I had my son at 20 and couldn't wait to play Santa!! It wasn't for another 3 years that he started to understand. This year he is 5 and I'm thinking...... how long do they believe in Santa for? my brothers were pretty old i think?? We only have a few years to go :( Jasmine will be almost 19 months this year so maybe next year she might appreciate the whole Santa thing.

Wrapping presents is my most favourite thing to do. I will set aside a few hours, play Christmas music and lay everything out.... then get to work, i do it all in one go too!! Its the best! Andy will be home over the Christmas break so he can watch the kids while i do some last minute shopping. FUN!!

Christmas Survey from

Have you been naughty or nice this year? - Nice of course!! kids have been naughty though!
What do you want most for Christmas? - A desk. I am currently sitting at my kitchen table.
Do you believe in Father Christmas? - Of course, wouldnt be christmas without him!
What is your favorite food at Christmas? - Andy\'s glazed ham and my trifle with marshmallows in it.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? - Of course!! Was July too early??
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? - Noooooooooo long way to go yet.
What is your favorite Christmas song? - All i want for christmas by Mariah Carey.
What is your favorite Christmas movie? - Elf, its helarious.
What is your best memory of Christmas? - Waking up to tonnes of presents! Listening out for Santa on christmas eve!
What do you look forward to most at Christmas? - Family time, buying and wrapping presents and spoiling the kids.
What are you doing for Christmas this year? - Having a family reunion. My first christmas with my family in 7 years!
Who do you want to kiss under the mistletoe? - My beautiful husband. Taylor Lautner wouldnt be so bad either!!!!
What kind of Christmas tree do you have? - Fake. Real ones are ugly! I will only have traditional colors though, none of this pink and blue crap. Red, Green and Gold ONLY!!!
Do you take part in a secret santa? - I did at work, i organised it all. So much fun!!
Do you go to any Christmas parties? - Usually a Christmas eve dinner.
Have you ever had a white Christmas? - Would love to experience it though!
How early do you wake up on Christmas morning? - About 5am!
Do you still get a stocking? - Ha ha i have brought one for myself. Not missing out!
How many Christmas cards do you normally send out? - I just give them to people with their presents. I have no grandparents left.
What is your Christmas wish? - For my family to be healthy and happy all year.

Take This Survey at Quizopolis.com

24 November 2010

Marshmallow Munchies

  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 100g baking mallows
  • 4 weetbix, crushed
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam
  1. Line a 19cm x 29cm lamington pan with baking paper to cover base and sides of pan.
  2. sift flour in large bowl, stir in weetbix and sugar then add melted butter and mix until ingredients are moistened.
  3. Press mixture firmly over base of pan. Bake in a 180'c pre-heated oven for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan and allow base to cool.
  4. Spread jam over base then place baking mallows on top. Return to 180'c oven for 5-6 minutes or just until mallows begin to stick together.
  5. Remove from oven and cool in pan. Life from pan and cut into pieces with a knife dipped in hot water to allow for easy cutting.

Choc-Dipped Mallows

  • 250g packet mega marshmallows
  • 125g nestle milk melts
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 20g butter
  • Hundreds and thousands
  • 1/3 cup toasted coconut
  • 20 paddle pop sticks
  1. Combine milk melts, cream and butter in a heat resistant bowl. Place bowl over saucepan of simmering water (do not allow bowl to touch water) stir until chocolate has melted.
  2. Open mega mallows and insert a paddle pop stick in each marshmallow.
  3. To serve, dip each marshmallow in chocolate mixture then roll in your choice of hundreds and thousands or coconut.

Caramel Crackles

  • 125g white marshmallows
  • 300g packet jersey caramels
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 30g butter
  • 5 cups rice bubbles
  • 1 cup coconut
  • Patty pans
  1. Combine caramels, cream, butter and marshmallows in a saucepan and stir over low heat, without boiling, until the marshmallows and caramels have melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. Place rice bubbles and coconut in a large bowl, add the marshmallow mixture and mix well.
  3. Spoon the mixture into patty cases then refrigerate for several hours until firm.

Random Thoughts

Ok so i have totally ignored my children for the past few days due to er, well this blog and many other thrilling things on the Internet. I am currently obsessed with:

  1. Facebook. Who isn't?
  2. My Blog... Going through my recipes for my blog and thinking that I'm going to have to make some soon and get some photos on here! The trouble is, i make things and Zeppelin will not eat them all... so who does? Well... me.
  3. Baby Shower ideas..... My Sister is up the Duff.
  4. Taylor Lautner..........mmmmm hello dream man.......................Taylor with a marshmallow? Heaven.

At the moment i am drinking a half frozen Pepsi Max which is amazing. Its my attempt to not eat anything before dinner, like i usually do. I am obsessed with food, cooking and recipes and it drives me insane!!

I have just gotten home from school pick up and i usually don't come on here until Jasmine goes to bed but i have a few things to do later (like have a shower ALONE so i can wash my hair etc) Zeppelin has a friend over from down the road and they are playing the Wii so it is keeping Jasmine amused. At least for a little while. She is circling them which I'm sure they will complain about soon!

My husband left for work yesterday so today is day 1 of 18 without him. I get pretty bored sometimes but i have the kids and my books and now a new obsession, haha!! Next time he is home it will be for 18 days instead of the usual 9 so that he can celebrate the holiday period.

We are looking forward to Christmas this year, it will be much more exciting now that Jasmine is a bit older. Santa has got to work already and i cant wait to wrap everything, its my favourite part! 4 weeks to go!!

Just looked over at the kids and Jasmine has a comb and my lipstick and is trying to er.... groom the boys! I will have to write again soon.

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes are always a hit, my family love them!

  • Your favourite cupcake reipe. (Packet mix also works very well!)
  • Food colors. I used Red, Green and Blue.
  • Muffin size patty pans (approx 12)
  • Any icing and colorful sprinkles!
After making your cupcake batter, divide batter into 3 separate small bowls and add food coloring. I added quite a bit for a brighter result. (not sure what it did to my children but they didnt complain!!)
Here are my kids 'helping'

So once your batter has been tinted, layer each color into your patty pans, i used large muffin size ones as the smaller patty cakes are pretty much crap.

Yum!! Now you can bake these yummy cakes according to your cupcake baking directions! Give your kids the colored batter bowls, Zeppelin swore they all tasted different!! haha what color does to children...... When they come out, they should look like this:

Now they are ready to be iced and decorated!! I just used purple color for my icing and topped with sprinkles as i was in a hurry, i have seen these made with whizbang piped white icing (cloud) with a rainbow sour strap on top, bent over like a rainbow. My kids were pretty happy with what i did but i would like to try icing them a bit better next time.

So there it is, easiest thing in the world to make and the kids think its awesome!!!!!

For the kids - Spread out patty pans, help pour and mix ingredients, stir color through the batters, help ice the cakes, sprinkle stuff on top, lick all the bowls, help eat them!!!

23 November 2010

Rocky Road Cake

  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 500g cooking chocolate
  • 200g marshmallows
  • 1x 200g packet Tim Tam's chopped
  • 1x 190g packet raspberry lollies, chopped
  • 1x 180g clinkers, chopped
  1. Heat cream to boiling point and add chocolate.
  2. Remove from heat as soon as chocolate is melted.
  3. Add all other ingredients and stir well.
  4. Line a 28cm springform or slice tin with baking paper and spoon mixture in.
  5. Refrigerate until set.

Amazing Rocky Road

  • 2 packets pascalls pink/white marshmallows
  • 2 packets nestle choc melts (1x milk & 1x dark)
  • 125g copha
  • 1/4 cup crushed nuts
  • 3/4 cup glace cherries or 3 turkish delight bars, chopped
  • 1 cup rice bubbles
  1. Line a lamington tray with foil or baking paper including the sides.
  2. Lay marshmallows flat covering the entire bottom of the tray.
  3. Sprinkle crushed nuts, rice bubbles and chopped cherries/turkish delight over the marshmallow layer making sure that the ingredients fill the gaps in the marshmallow layer.
  4. In a double saucepan, melt the chocolate and copha together.
  5. Pour the melted hot chocolate over the marshmallow mixture and let sit to allow the marshmallows to soften.
  6. Using a fork, lightly mash the marshmallows to make them spread. The end result should look like swirls of brown, white and pink and a rocky bumpy top.
  7. Refrigerate to set and cut into pieces to serve.

Marshmallow Balls

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 250g block unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2  x 250g packets milk arrowroot biscuits, crushed
  • 40 pink and white marshmallows
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  1. Combine condensed milk, cocoa, butter and essence in a pan.
  2. Stir over heat until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool.
  3. Stir crushed biscuits into milk mixture and mix well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 30 mins until mixture is firm.
  5. With wet hands, roll tablespoons of mixture around each marshmallow to enclose. Roll evenly in coconut.
  6. Place on baking paper covered tray and refrigerate until firm or overnight.
  7. Store balls in fridge.

Rocky Road Chocolate Brownie Slice

  • Melted butter to grease
  • 200g Milk Chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 150g butter
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar
  • 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 80g mini baking marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 2/3 cups shredded coconut
  • 200g dark chocolate, coarsley chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 180'c. Brush a 7cm loaf pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line with baking paper allowing overhang on all sides.
  2. Place the milk chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half filled with simmering water (dont let the bowl touch the water). Using a metal spoon, stir until mixture is smooth.
  3. Combine the sugar, flour and cocoa powder in a bowl. Add the chocolate mixture and eggs and stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in oven 1 hour or until crumbs cling to a skewer inserted into the centre.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the topping, combine the marshmallows, peanuts and coconut in a bowl. Place the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half filled with simmering water (dont let the bowl touch the water). Use a metal spoon to stir until smooth.
  5. Add the dark chocolate to the marshmallow mixture and stir until well combined. Press firmly over the brownie. Place in fridge 1 hour or until firm. Cut into slices to serve.

I Love Marshmallows!

I Love Marshmallows!

Marshmallows. Even the name of it sends me into a warm and gooey feeling. I love them, simple as that. I will eat them any way, shape or form. Toasted, straight out of the pack or melted in some form of junky treat. YUM!

I thought i would create this blog so that i could share some of these recipes with you. My recipes have been collected over the years and i will have to make them all over again so that i can share my photos with you. My son, whom is 5 years old, hates them. He wont even eat them melted or in desserts or anything. My daughter loves them, she is only 18 months and i have been known to pop a small bit in her mouth when i am eating them. (They can be a choking hazard so do not give them whole ones!). I just cant eat them in front of her, she looks at me with the biggest eyes and the longest black lashes and i just have to share my wonderful experience with her <3.

My two beautiful children are my most favourite things in the world. I dont know how i lived my life before they came along.... I had my son at 20 so i have not really experienced adulthood without children but i would not have it any other way!

Here are my kiddies:

My kids love baking time and i cant wait to start baking treats over christmas!! I will also be writing a christmas blog and submitting christmas recipes and photos so make sure you look at my christmas with the Kids page!! I am so excited about christmas!!!!!

22 November 2010

Choc Cherry Fudge

This is the best fudge ever! And so simple.

  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 packet dark chocolate melts
  • 1 cup coconut (plus a bit extra)
  • 2x teaspoons butter
  • 1 small packet glace cherries, chopped.
Put condensed milk, butter and chocolate in microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted and smooth.
Stir in cherries and coconut
Line a baking tray with baking paper and pour in mixture.
Sprinkle extra coconut over top of fudge and refrigerate.
When firm, cut into squares. Keep refrigerated.

Rocky Road Fudge

This is the best!!!

  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 packet milk or dark chocolate melts
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2x teaspoons butter
  • 100g glace cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup marshmallows, chopped
Put condensed milk, butter and chocolate in microwave safe bowl and melt until smooth.
Stir in other ingredients.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and pour in mixture.
Refrigerate and cut in squares when firm. Keep refrigerated.

Mars Bar Crackles

  • 200g mars bars
  • 2 tablespoons pouring cream
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 cups rice bubbles
  • Sprinkles if you like
Place 20 paper cases onto tray, melt the mars bars, cream and cocoa in a glass bowl over simmering water. (Do not let bowl touch the water.) Stir the mixture until smooth. Put the rice bubbles in a separate large bowl, pour into chocolate mixture and stir until well mixed. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and refrigerate until firm.

100 & 1000's can be sprinkled over the top before placing in the fridge if desired.

For the kids - Lay out paper cases, pour rice bubbles into bowl, mix in the wet ingredients, sprinkle 100 & 1000's on top, lick the bowl, help eat them!

Rocky Road Hedgehog

  • 200g Dark chocolate, chopped
  • 125g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar mixture
  • 250g packet arnotts butternut snap cookies, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 100g red glace cherries, halved
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  1. Grease a 7cm deep 19cm (base) square pan. Line with baking paper allowing overhang on all sides.
  2. Place chocolate, butter and icing sugar in a saucepan over med-low heat. Cook, stirring, for 8-10 minutes or until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl, cool 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in cookies, marshmallows, cherries and coconut. Spoon into prepared pan. Using the back of a fork, press mixture into pan. Cover.
  4. Refrigerate for 4 hours until firm, cut in half. Cut each half into 10 fingers.

White Chocolate Bites

  • 1x cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups rice bubbles
  • 125g copha
  • 90g white chocolate, chopped
  • 1x cup mini marshmallows
  • Silver cachous to decorate
  1. Put 24 patty cases onto 1-2 baking trays.
  2. Combine powdered milk, icing sugar, coconut, mini mallows and rice bubbles in heat proof bowl.
  3. Melt copha in saucepan over medium heat and remove when melted. Stir in white chocolate until melted and combined.
  4. Stir into dry ingredients.
  5. Spoon mixture into paper cases and top with cachous.
Refrigerate until set.

Fairy Tea Cups

These are so cute!!

  • 1x packet freckles (either white or milk chocolate)
  • 1x packet pascall marshmallows (perfect shape and size)
  • 1x packet life savers
  • 1x packet tick tock biscuits
  • Pure icing suger. (sets hard - do not use icing 'mixture')
Make a thick 'glue' like paste with icing sugar and boiling water.

'Glue' a marshmallow onto the colored side of all the biscuits.
Cut life savers in half and glue a half onto each marshmallow to make the handle.
Glue a freckle on top of each marshmallow, freckle side up.

Chocolate Marshmallow Biscuits

  • 1 packet butternut biscuits
  • 200g chocolate melts
  • 30g copha
  • 250g packet pascal giant marshmallows
  • sprinkles or coconut for decoration
  1. Place chocolate melts and copha in a small bowl over simmering water, (dont let bowl touch the water.) Melt, stirring constantly.
  2. Spread a little chocolate mixture over bottom side of marshmallow and place chocolate side down onto biscuit. Refrigerate 5 minutes to set.
  3. Holding biscuit, dip each marshmallow into melted chocolate. Sprinkle with sprinkles or coconut and allow to set in fridge.

Crazy Bar Slice

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 60g butter, chopped
  • 4 cups marshmallows
  • 4 cups rice bubbles
  • 200g plain M&M's
  1. Melt peanut butter and butter in saucepan for 3 minutes or until melted and combined.
  2. Add marshmallows and cook until melted - transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add rice bubbles and m&m's and stir.
  4. Line a 30cm x 25cm pan with baking paper. Spread in pan and smooth surface.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours, sprinkles can be sprinkled over top before refrigeration if desired.
Cut in squares to serve.

For the kids - Pour ingredients into bowl, stir the ingredients to combine, lick the bowl, help eat it!

Banana & Chocolate Melt

Serves 4

  • 4 bananas
  • 100g chocolate bar, chopped eg: Toblerone, mars bar, snickers etc
  • 12 (or more!) marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup flaked almonds
Arrange banana's, chocolate and marshmallows in a shallow oven proof dish.
Cook under pre-heated gril for 2-3 minutes or until melted.
Serve immediately with almonds and ice cream.

Choc-mallow Sauce

This is great on crepes or ice cream (or both at the same time!!)

  • 1/2 cups thickened cream
  • 125g milk chocolate
  • 100g white marshmallows
Place cream and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Stir with metal spoon until melted. Stir in marshmallows and let melt. Serve.


  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons gelatine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • red, yellow, green and blue food colouring

1.       Grease a 3cm-deep, 16.5cm x 26cm (base) slab pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends. Combine sugar and 2/3 cup hot water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves and syrup is clear.
2.       Using a fork, combine gelatine and 2/3 cup cold water in a jug. Pour into hot syrup. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until gelatine has dissolved and mixture is clear. Pour into bowl of an electric mixer. Set aside to cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).
3.       Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and gelatine mixture on high for 6 to 10 minutes or until very thick. Add vanilla and beat for 1 minute. Spread into prepared pan. Smooth top. Set aside, at room temperature, for 1 hour or until set. Lift onto a board. Using a wet knife, cut marshmallow into 24 squares.
4.       Place 1/2 cup coconut in each snap-lock bag. Add 8 to 10 drops food colouring. Seal and rub colour into coconut. Place 1 marshmallow at a time in each bag and gently toss in coconut to coat. Remove to a wire rack. Set marshmallows aside until surfaces feel dry (about 1 hour). Serve.
5.       Notes
6.       You can store marshmallows in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Easy Marshmallows

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons geletine
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • Essence and coloring
  1. 1 Put sugar in large bowl.
  2. Dissolve geletine in the boiling water and then add to the sugar.
  3. Beat until thick and white and sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Add essence and coloring as/if desired.
  5. when coloring is even, pour into a wet tray and let stand for a few hours before cutting into squares and rolling in coconut or icing sugar.

Marshmallow Truffles

200g Milk chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup marshmallows, chopped very small

Melt chocolate and cream together in microwave on med (30 sec bursts) cool slightly
Stir in marshmallows and place in fridge 3-4 hours until firm
Roll 1-2 teasppons of mixture into balls and roll in sprinkles

For the kids - Help to stir chocolate and cream mixture, stir in marshmallows, roll the balls in sprinkles, lick the bowl and help eat them!

Rocky Road Chocolate Crackles

  • 3 cups rice bubbles
  • 160g cooled, melted milk chocolate
  • 100g melted butter
  • 100g glace cherries, chopped
  • 30g mini marshmallows (or more!! If you use more, please use more melted milk chocolate.)
  • 15 small patty cases
When the melted chocolate has cooled slightly, place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well to coat rice bubbles.
Spoon into patty cases and chill in fridge.

For the kids - Put out patty pans, pour rice bubbles and ingredients in to bowl, Mix all together once chocolate has been added, lick the bowl and help to eat them!