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Roasted Almond Chocolate Fudge

Originally posted to our Facebook page 24th October 2013. Well here it is!!! My cheats roasted almond chocolate fudge. It is so simple and uses only three ingredients. I've been making this since I was in primary school. This is delicious BUT it's not healthy and it's very rich so a small piece is plenty. Using milk chocolate would make it less rich if desired. I have added roasted almonds to the mix but you can use anything - nuts, peppermint crisp bars crushed, choc chips, essence etc. This recipe is so versatile and makes for a great base recipe. This makes a great gift boxed up for Christmas, birthdays [...]

By |2020-05-15T09:51:52+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|2 Comments

Tim Tam Truffles

Originally posted to our Facebook Page 15th October 2013. This is my go to recipe along with shortbread at Christmas time. They are extremely quick and easy to make and are great for afternoon tea when friends pop over for a coffee. They make great gifts too packaged up. The great thing about these is you can vary the flavours with the Tim Tams you use. You can use any chocolate biscuit you like however. Mint slices and Turkish Delight biscuits work really well too. These will last up to 7 days in your fridge. They can be frozen up to 4 weeks.  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:52+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|1 Comment

Mocha Mix

I posted my chocolate milk powder and my hot chocolate mix recently. Here is a mocha version. I dont drink coffee but my friends that do say this tastes nice. This one is in cups rather than grams as I forgot to weigh them. I used this link.  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:52+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Drinks, Gifts|0 Comments

Chocolate Milk Powder

I'm currently working on a few different "mixes" for Christmas hampers, things people only need to add water or milk to to create a dessert, drink, cake, pudding, biscuit etc.  This is one of them. Why buy store bought drinking chocolate powder etc when you can make it!? This is a drinking chocolate for cold milk. You can use this hot but I like my hot chocolates nice and creamy so I have another two recipes to show you for a hot chocolate powder for both white and milk chocolate hot chocolates!  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:51+10:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Drinks, Gifts|0 Comments

Hot Chocolate Spoons

Stirring one of these into a little cup of hot milk makes for one yummy and easy hot chocolate. Perfect for these cooler nights.    These are such a cute little gift that are great to whip up last minute. Place a few different flavours in some cellophane or bags with some twine and a little gift card or if you have time wrap them with a gorgeous cup and milk jug.    The key to these is using good quality chocolate. Chocolate and confectionery shops sell great chocolate for cooking. I have used Cadbury and Lindt cooking chocolates from the supermarket and they are still nice but the higher [...]

By |2014-05-10T06:54:12+10:00April 19th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|2 Comments

Vanilla Hot Chocolate Mix

This was a recipe I posted on my Facebook page back in December in the lead up to Christmas gift giving. I posted my Chocolate Milk Powder recipe for cold drinks. Here is my hot chocolate version. Rapadura and cocao works really well however you may need a little extra sugar as cocoa can be a little more bitter than cocoa powder. You can add more chocolate than cocoa if preferred.   Adding mini marshmallows to it makes it great for a gift. Just write a little card with instructions and attach with some ribbon.  2-3 teas of mixture to 250mls of hot milk suits my tastes. Coming in to [...]

By |2020-05-15T09:51:47+10:00April 17th, 2014|Categories: Drinks, Gifts|5 Comments

The Ultimate Chocolate Compilation!

Well Easter is almost here which means one thing.... CHOCOLATE! I have been busy experimenting this week with some new chocolates. Homemade chocolates don't have to be expensive. Whilst these are fairly easy chocolates to make they make great gifts. A box of homemade chocolate sis not only cheaper then store bought but also taste nicer and such a nice thought.  Some of my popular chocolate recipes:       Coconut Roughs Chocolate Coconut Body Scrub Choc Peppermint Fudge (fb link) Easter Egg Nests  Fudge Centered Truffles (fb link) Mars Bar Balls Thermomade Toblerone Turkish Delight Rocky Road (fb link)    And some new ones!    Orange Chocolates  By: The [...]

By |2017-06-12T11:22:32+10:00April 16th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments

Linda’s Cherry Ripe Chocolate

Since starting this page 5 months ago, I have made some lovely new friends who I will continue to chat with. laugh with and share recipes with long after this page is gone. Linda is one of them. Linda has shared this recipe with me so I can share it with you all. How amazing do these look!!! I hear they taste even better!!!  These are the oils Linda uses for the recipe:                 

By |2020-05-15T09:51:43+10:00March 18th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|2 Comments

Coconut Laddu

A friend shared this recipe with me and I just adapted it to the Thermomix. She makes these for her Diwali and Holi Day celebrations.   This is a great recipe to use up the leftover condensed milk we often half when a recipe only calls for half a batch or tin.  Ive rolled mine in sugar free "sprinkles"  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:42+10:00March 16th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|0 Comments

Coconut Roughs

These are far too easy!  They make great Christmas or Easter gifts packaged up but are also great to keep in the fridge in a nice bowl for when unexpected guests pop in. *** IF YOU LIVE IN HOT CLIMATES I SUGGEST MAKING THESE WITHOUT THE OIL. STORE IN FRIDGE UNTIL NEEDED ***  

By |2020-05-15T09:51:23+10:00January 6th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Mars Bar Balls

Originally posted on Facebook December 4th 2013:   These are the highlight of my day. I'm so impressed with these. My partner said they were yummy. Yummy!?!? They are better than yummy Mr!!! My 3 year old and I had a ball creating this recipe! This makes 20 balls. I won't say how many are left...   Updated 2014: I cant believe how popular these have been. On my Facebook page they had over 27,500 shares, 4600 likes, 1700 comments and it rises every day. I definitely felt famous seeing all the talk about them online!      

By |2020-05-15T09:51:23+10:00January 6th, 2014|Categories: Gifts, Sweets|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Peppermint Foot Scrub

 Another one to add to my homemade beauty products album. This is aimed at the feet but can be used as a hand or body scrub. Use by rubbing all over your feet and wash off with warm to hot water. This is to personal preference. Some people like it runnier while others prefer it drier and more gritty. Use as much or as little oil as you like. The sugar does settle over time so just give your container a little shake once a day or so. If you use it much less just shake when you go to use it or every week or so. It should last [...]

By |2020-05-15T09:51:20+10:00January 6th, 2014|Categories: Beauty Products, Gifts|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Body Wash

Originally posted to our Facebook page 26th November, 2013.   This isn't a new recipe. It is the Simple Liquid Hand Soap recipe however I just wanted to show you that it can be body wash as well! This is a huge money saver as well all know how expensive this is. You can buy really nice homemade soaps for around $5-7 a bar and it makes two liters of body wash. You of course can use cheaper bars. You can add colour and scent if you like. I don't find I need to with the soap I used. People ask me how I store my scrubs I posted the [...]

By |2017-06-12T11:23:35+10:00January 6th, 2014|Categories: Beauty Products, Gifts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Lemon Hand Scrub

Well I have done food. I have done soy candles. I've also done children's homemade art and craft supplies.  Time for some home and beauty products made in the tmx don't you think? This is the first time I've actually made this. I used to buy this at an expensive store but to save some pennies I thought I'd give it at home. This can be used in the shower as a body scrub but I'll keep it in the laundry and kitchen as a hand scrub. It's good to use after working with dough as it helps get the dried on bits off. Use and wash off with warm [...]

By |2020-05-15T09:51:20+10:00January 6th, 2014|Categories: Beauty Products, Gifts|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments
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