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27 July 2011

Marshmallow Jam Slice

Chewy marshmallow on top with a crunchy base. The jam just makes it!

  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup strawberry jam
  • 375g marshmallows
  • 3 weet-bix crushed
  1. Preheat oven 180c. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Combine weet-bix, sugar, coconut and flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.
  3. Add melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix until evenly moistened.
  4. Tip into tin and use the back of a spoon to press into an even layer.
  5. Bake base 25 - 30 mins until golden brown.
  6. While slice is still warm, spread with jam.
  7. Arrange the marshmallows over the top in straight lines slightly apart and return to the oven until marshmallow has melted slightly.
  8. Cool slice in the pan and cut into squares to serve.

Jasmine watching the marshmallows melt, yum!

Butternut Caramel Slice

I love caramel slice. I love it even more with butternut snap biscuits as the base!

  • 1 packet butternut snap biscuits
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 140g butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar.

  • 2 x tins condensed milk
  • 3 x tbsp golden syrup

  • 1 x family block chocolate
  • 2 x tsp vegetable oil
  1. Base: Preheat oven to 180c
  2. Combine all base ingredients and press in lined baking tray
  3. Bake 10 minutes
  4. Caramel: In a saucepan combine condensed milk and golden syrup. Stir over medium heat for 15 minutes until thick and colour has changed.
  5. Pour over baked base and bake a further 10 minutes.
  6. Topping: Melt chocolate and oil together and pour over caramel
  7. Refrigerate until set.
You WILL NOT stop at one!!!!

21 July 2011

Banana Caramel Cupcakes

It was my Birthday the other day and i made the most amazing banana caramel cupcakes that i just had to share them, even though i cheated severely. Most of the recipes on my blog are very easy to make using only minimal ingredients so this fits in quite nicely!
Please excuse the photo.... this cupcake actually belonged to my 2 year old daughter and she had already stuck a finger in the caramel icing. YUM!

  • Your favourite banana cake recipe. (Packet or homemade. I used a packet banana cake mix and added mashed banana through it.)
  • 1 tin of Nestle caramel top and fill.
  • Icing sugar.
See? Told you this recipe was easy!

  1. Make your banana cake including mashed old bananas in the mix (1 or 2.)
  2. Mix half of the caramel into the batter.
  3. Spoon into cupcake papers. (I used the large muffin size ones.)
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes.
When the cakes are cool, mix the rest of the caramel with icing sugar for the frosting. My husband and i nearly at it all before we iced any cakes!

These were delicious hot from the oven as the caramel in the cake was melted and gooey. They were just as good when cooled, the caramel sets to a soft caramely ball.

Although i told everyone that my base was a packet mix, no one could tell. They tasted so good! I also made plain old vanilla cupcakes, but so what? Up against these beauties, who needs 'em!

The last one!! Will have to make more :)

Here is my plain vanilla ones, i made the buttercream frosting 3 different colors and spooned alternate colours into my piping bag to make it all swirly and pretty x

11 July 2011

Aero Bar Mint Slice

This would have to be one of the yummiest slices i have ever eaten! I love everything choc mint, this is amazing.

  • 125 g butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp condensed milk
  • 1x block mint aero bar chocolate, crushed. (Or several bars)
  • 1x packet choc ripple biscuits, crushed.
  • 1 cup icing sugar (for icing)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa (for icing)
  • 1x knob butter (for icing)
  1. Melt butter in microwave then add sugar and mix until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add cocoa and condensed milk.
  3. Add biscuits and Aero bar and mix well.
  4. Press mixture in a slice tin and ice with chocolate icing.
  5. Refrigerate and cut into slices.
Icing: Mix icing sugar, cocoa and butter together with a little hot water until thick but spreadable.

Keep slice in fridge or the icing will melt :)

01 July 2011

Marshmallow Ideas


Marshmallow Ideas

Stir mini/chopped marshmallows into peanut butter or nutella for yummy sandwiches.

mix marshmallows with fresh fruit for topping pancakes, waffles or french toast.

Float marshmallows on top of hot chocolate or microwave all together and stir for a choc mallow drink.

Make a trail mix and include marshmallows.

Place a marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to prevent drips.

Mix through a fruit salad.

Use marshmallows to decorate cakes and cupcakes.

Microwave or bake on top of biscuits and squish them together.

Slice a banana skin open and fill with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap in foil and bake in the oven. Eat with a spoon in the skins. Great for camping!