As the holiday and Christmas periods are fast approaching, our thoughts naturally turn to the indulgence of the season – sweets! Whether you’re asked to bring a plate to a gathering, or want something delicious to make with the kids, we’ve put together some of our favourite quick and easy recipes that everyone will love.
The great thing about these recipes too, is that you can add or omit anything you like. If you don’t have raspberry lollies, try substituting with dried cranberries. Break up a bar of chocolate instead of using chocolate buds, add different dried fruit or nuts. Get creative!
- Raspberry lollies (1 pkt)
- Mini marshmallows (I pkt – or large ones chopped into smaller pieces)
- Chocolate buds (for melting)
- Nuts (1pkt – any kind that you like)
- Place lollies, nuts and marshmallows into a slice tray that is lined with baking paper.
- Melt chocolate buds, either in the microwave or on the stove (in a bowl over gently simmering water – just make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water)
- Pour the melted chocolate over the mixture, tap and shake the tray to ensure that the chocolate is mixed in well.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour before slicing.
Choc Mini Christmas Puddings
- Arnott’s Royals chocolate biscuits (1 to 2 packets)
- White chocolate buds
- Jaffa lollies
- Spearmint leaves lollies (cut in half)
- Melt the white chocolate buds
- Dip the biscuit top into the chocolate
- Top with Jaffa lolly and spearmint leaves.
- Place in fridge to set the chocolate
And there you have it, mini Christmas puddings!
*We’ve used Arnott’s Royals milk chocolate biscuits here as it is a perfect round pudding shaped biscuit.
- 400g chocolate
- 1 can condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water)
- Stir until melted together and the mixture becomes thick.
- In a lined slice tray, pour the mixture and smooth out the top.
- At this stage you can add a topping if you choose ie nuts, sprinkles
Refrigerate until set, about an hour. Cut into small pieces and serve without eating them all first.
Rice Bubble Squares
- 6 cups rice bubbles
- 250g white marshmallows
- 75g butter
- mini m&ms, chopped smarties or chocolate bits (optional)
- 100s & 1000s to decorate (optional)
- Place marshmallows and butter in a saucepan and heat over low-medium heat until melted
- Place rice bubbles and m&ms, chopped smarties or chocolate bits (if using) in a bowl
- Working incredibly fast, pour marshmallow mixture over rice bubbles and stir quickly to combine
- Press into a lined lamington pan, sprinkle with 100s and 1000s (if using) and refrigerate for 2 hours before slicing into small pieces.
This recipe is delicious and isn’t as sweet as it sounds!
**I used Coco Pops this time as they were on special (money saved).
Keep coming back to check out our quick recipes on savoury and dessert options to help you in this busy period.