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24 December 2011

White Christmas Bites

My mother used to make white Christmas. Although i love it, I'm not a huge fan of dried fruit so i have adapted this recipe to suit, well, me.

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups rice bubbles
  • 125g copha (i had to use more)
  • 90g white chocolate
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 turkish delight chocolate bar, chopped finely
  • Any decoration: cachous, sprinkles, stars etc.
  1. Put 24 patty cases on 1 - 2 baking trays
  2. Combine powdered milk, icing sugar, coconut and rice bubbles in a large bowl
  3. Melt copha in saucepan and remove from heat. Stir in white chocolate. Add to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add mini marshmallows and turkish delight.
  4. Spoon into cases and top with decoration. Refrigerate until set.

Caramel Brownie Cakes

Every time i attempt to make brownies, i fail. For some reason these worked and i was so excited! I think it was because i made individual ones instead of a large pan of them.

These did not last, i had to hide this heart shaped brownie so that i could take a picture of it!

They have Rollo's pressed into them. YUM!

  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped  (i just used chocolate that contained macadamias.)
  • 80g butter
  • 150g dark eating chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 x packets Rollo's
  1. Preheat oven 180c. Grease mini muffin pans/cupcake pan, heart shaped silicone mould or whatever you have :)
  2. Melt butter and chocolate in saucepan over low heat, do not boil. (i used the microwave) Cool slightly.
  3. Stir sugar and egg into mixture, then sifted flour and sour cream. Spoon mixture into pans. Press one Rollo into each if using mini muffin pans or 2 or 3 Rollo's depending on the size of your brownies.
  4. Bake in oven approx 15 mins for mini or 30 mins for for large.
Cool in pans and eat while warm!!

Rumless Rum Balls

I hate rum. I told everyone that i don't put rum in these so that the kids can eat them.
Now they are just called 'balls'.
You might like to call them chocolate balls.

They are very easy to make and taste delicious.

  • 1 packet marie biscuits, crushed
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
Mix all ingredients together, roll in balls and roll in extra coconut.

Hide them.

23 December 2011

Jelly Slice

Jelly slice.... I make this every Christmas and i always have to make a second batch. If you have never heard of jelly slice, you are missing out. The base is a sugary biscuit, the middle layer is condensed milk and the top is, well, jelly.
I saw people make this slice for years and i wouldn't even try it. My husbands mother used to buy it from a local lady and put candles in it for her children's birthday.
i decided to make it one day for my husband to bring back some childhood memories and once i tried mine i was obsessed! I had to make another batch to take to the work Christmas party and i had people ask me to make more for them!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as i do :)

  • 1 packet Arnotts 'nice' biscuits
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp and 1 tsp gelatine powder
  • 1 packet raspberry jelly
  1. Line a slice tray (or in my case a container) with baking paper
  2. Dissolve jelly in 1 1/2 cups boiling water and place in fridge to cool
  3. Crush biscuits and combine with melted butter and sugar. Press in to slice tray and refrigerate 30 mins
  4. Dissolve gleatine in 1/2 cup hot water. Combine with condensed milk and pour over biscuit base. Refrigerate 30 mins until nearly set
  5. Pour cold jelly mixture over slice and return to the fridge to set.
  6. Slice into squares and enjoy!