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Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

My pregnancy cravings have been calling for chocolate chip cookies after seeing all these Coles ads with their chocolate chip cookies – so I thought I would make my own and add some oats in there for some texture, fibre and goodness! These are very moreish cookies and delicious with a cuppa tea or a cold glass of milk! Mmm!

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Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

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Serves: Approx. 35 Cooking Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 130 grams butter
  • 60 grams white sugar
  • 60 grams brown sugar
  • 150 self raising flour
  • 150 dark chocolate chips
  • 100 grams oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 x egg
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add butter, white sugar and brown sugar to bowl. Melt 3 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 2.

3

Add flour, chocolate chips, oats, vanilla, egg and salt. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

4

Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough onto a lined baking tray.

5

Bake for 9 - 11 minutes or until browned.

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30 Second Chocolate Banana Slice

My favourite recipes are the ones where you chuck in all the ingredients and mix! This is light, fluffy, chocolate-y with a hint of banana, and very very easy to eat!

This is the first recipe I’ve created since finding out I’m pregnant with my 2nd lot of twins as I’ve been feeling sooo sick and uncomfortable this pregnancy (moreso than with the boys!)! Was a quick and easy way to use up the 2 lonely overripe banana’s on my bench!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 4.

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Spoon and spread batter into a slice tin.

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Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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Cool before cutting up into squares.

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30 Second Chocolate Banana Slice

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Ingredients

  • 2 x bananas
  • 180 grams self raising flour
  • 120 grams butter
  • 120 grams sugar
  • 100 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 20 grams cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 1 x egg

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

2

Add all ingredients to bowl. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 4.

3

Spoon and spread batter into a slice tin.

4

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

5

Cool before cutting up into squares.

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Lamington Cupcakes

Yum! To celebrate Australia Day (and being Aussie every other day), this is a super delish and easy lamington recipe! I love lamingtons, and have made the ‘real’ square ones once, but it is way too fiddly and messy for me – this is soooo much easier, quicker ANNNNDDD you get a bonus AMAZING milkshake after you make them!! My fussy milkshake husband said it was one of the best milkshakes he’s had!

If you LOVE lamingtons too, a must try is my Baked Lamington Drops – soooo gooood!!!

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Add ‘cupcake’ ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 6.

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Distribute batter between 12 muffin cases.

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Bake for 17 minutes or until a skewer comes out crumb free.
Leave to cool. Clean and dry bowl.

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Once cool, add ‘topping’ ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2. Scrape down.
Mix a further 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Pour topping mixture into a small bowl, next to a bowl of shredded/desiccated coconut.

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Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the chocolate topping…

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…then immediately dip/press into the coconut. Repeat with all cupcakes.

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Add the remaining chocolate topping and coconut, plus milk and ice into the bowl.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 9. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

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Lamington Cupcakes

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Serves: 12 muffin sized cupcakes

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 210 grams self raising flour
  • 190 grams butter
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 80 grams milk
  • 40 grams cornflour
  • 3 x eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste/extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 200 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 30 grams coconut oil
  • Approx. 1 cup shredded/desiccated coconut
  • MILKSHAKE:
  • Leftover 'topping' ingredients
  • 250 grams milk
  • Handful of ice

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

2

Add 'cupcake' ingredients to bowl. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 6.

3

Distribute batter between 12 muffin cases.

4

Bake for 17 minutes or until a skewer comes out crumb free.

5

Leave to cool. Clean and dry bowl.

6

Once cool, add 'topping' ingredients to bowl.

7

Mix 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2. Scrape down.

8

Mix a further 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

9

Pour topping mixture into a small bowl, next to a bowl of shredded/desiccated coconut.

10

Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the chocolate topping, then immediately dip/press into the coconut. Repeat with all cupcakes.

11

Add the remaining chocolate topping and coconut, plus milk and ice into the bowl. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 9. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

Serving suggestion - these would be AMAZING with the tops cut off and with cream and jam in the middle!!

Chocolate/ Christmas/ Dessert/ Thermomix

Milomisu

This is amazing and new fave dessert!!! This is a combo of Milo Mousse with the sponge biscuits from Tiramisu and is deliiiicious!

I love it with the sponge biscuits dipped in coffee as coffee really brings out the chocolate flavour and the bitterness of the coffee offsets the sweetness in the chocolate, however for a kid friendly version (and for fussy adults like my husband who have never, and won’t ever try a cup of coffee) you can dip the biscuits in a combo of Milo and hot water.

I personally don’t like alcohol in my desserts, however you can add some marsala, rum, or brandy to the coffee mixture to add some adult X factor in there!

You can use small dessert bowls or one large dessert bowl or dish.

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Add dark chocolate chips to bowl.

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Blitz 5 seconds/Speed 7. Set aside.

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Place butterfly into bowl. Add thickened cream, Milo, cocoa, and sugar.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 4. If it has not thickened keep beating a few seconds at a time, until the cream has thickened and has the ‘frangipani’ look at the top. Be careful not to overbeat!!

 

 

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Set out sponge finger biscuits, coffee/hot Milo mixture, set aside blitzed chocolate chips, Milo mousse and small glass bowls/a large glass bowl.

Add a layer of blitzed chocolate chips to the bottom of the bowl(s)…

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…and dip sponge bisuits in coffee/hot Milo mixture.

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Place sponge biscuits in bowl enough to cover the base of the bowl.

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Add a layer of Milo Mousse…

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…and sprinkle with blitzed chocolate chips.

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Add another layer of dipped sponge biscuits in coffee/hot Milo mixture and place in bowl.

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Add a final layer of Milo Mousse…

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and sprinkle top with remaining blitzed chocolate chips.

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Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Milomisu

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Ingredients

  • 150 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 1 bottle thickened cream (600ml)
  • 6 heaped tablespoons Milo
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large packet of sponge finger biscuits
  • 300ml strong black coffee OR 300ml boiling water + 3 tablespoons Milo
  • *for an alcoholic version - add 50ml (or more) Marsala, rum or brandy with 250ml coffee

Instructions

1

Add dark chocolate chips to bowl. Blitz 5 seconds/Speed 7. Set aside.

2

Place butterfly into bowl. Add thickened cream, Milo, cocoa, and sugar. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 4. If it has not thickened keep beating a few seconds at a time, until the cream has thickened and has the 'frangipani' look at the top. Be careful not to overbeat!!

3

Set out sponge finger biscuits, coffee/hot Milo mixture, set aside blitzed chocolate chips, Milo mousse and small glass bowls/a large glass bowl.

4

Add a layer of blitzed chocolate chips to the bottom of the bowl(s), and dip sponge bisuits in coffee/hot Milo mixture. Place sponge biscuits in bowl enough to cover the base of the bowl.

5

Add a layer of Milo Mousse and sprinkle with blitzed chocolate chips.

6

Add another layer of dipped sponge biscuits in coffee/hot Milo mixture and place in bowl.

7

Add a final layer of Milo Mousse and sprinkle top with remaining blitzed chocolate chips.

8

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Chocolate/ Christmas/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Candy Cane Fudge

Choc mint is one of my favourite flavour combos! This is amazing with the candy canes – as it looks really festive, plus the candy canes add a beautiful crunch with the choc mint fudge!

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Add candy canes to bowl.

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Blitz 2 seconds/Speed 5. Set aside.

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Add condensed milk, sugar, butter and glucose syrup in bowl.

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Cook 10 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2/MC off.

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Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

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Cook a further 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2/MC off.

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Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

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Add chocolate chips/melts and peppermint essence.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 3.

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Pour and spread into a slice tin…

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…and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.

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Set in fridge for a few hours/overnight.

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Once set, cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.

Candy Cane Fudge

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Ingredients

  • 6 x large candy canes (roughly broken up)
  • 1 x 375 gram tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 120 grams butter
  • 40 grams glucose syrup
  • 200 grams dark chocolate chips/melts
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint essence

Instructions

1

Add candy canes to bowl. Blitz 2 seconds/Speed 5. Set aside.

2

Add condensed milk, sugar, butter and glucose syrup in bowl. Cook 10 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2/MC off.

3

Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

4

Cook a further 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2/MC off.

5

Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

6

Add chocolate chips/melts and peppermint essence. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 3.

7

Pour and spread into a slice tin and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.

8

Set in fridge for a few hours/overnight.

9

Once set, cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.

Notes

*Fudge can be kept in a cool, dry place/or the fridge for a few weeks/or kept in the freezer for a few months.

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Salted Caramel Coconut Fudge

O.M.G! This has become my ALL TIME FAVOURITE FUDGE! I took this to work and everyone said that this is the best fudge I’ve ever made – and I have made a loooooooot of fudge with different flavours and recipes!!

Caramel with some saltiness is AMAZING in itself, but the coconut adds a extra depth of flavour and texture, and the taste just lingers in your mouth making you want more!

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Add condensed milk, sugar, butter and glucose syrup in bowl.

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Cook 10 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2/MC off.

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Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

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Cook a further 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2/MC off.

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Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

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Add chocolate chips/melts, desiccated coconut and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 3.

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Pour and spread into a slice tin…

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…and sprinkle salt flakes on top.

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Set in fridge for a few hours/overnight.

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Once set, cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.

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Salted Caramel Coconut Fudge

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Ingredients

  • 1 x 375 gram tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 grams brown sugar
  • 120 grams butter
  • 40 grams glucose syrup
  • 200 grams white chocolate chips/melts
  • 40 grams desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Salt flakes to top

Instructions

1

*Keep away MC (measuring cup) for this recipe - not required throughout the steps*

2

Add condensed milk, sugar, butter and glucose syrup in bowl. Cook 10 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2/MC off.

3

Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

4

Cook a further 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2/MC off.

5

Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

6

Add chocolate chips/melts, desiccated coconut and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 3.

7

Pour and spread into a slice tin and sprinkle salt flakes on top.

8

Set in fridge for a few hours/overnight.

9

Cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.

Notes

*Fudge can be kept in a cool, dry place/or the fridge for a few weeks OR kept in the freezer for a few months.

Chocolate/ Christmas/ Dessert/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Fudge

I LOVE FUDGE! And I love how easy it is to make and it goes a looooong way with gifts and feeding a crowd! I used to think fruit and nut chocolate was for ‘old people’, but I guess I fall in that boat now as my husband and I really enjoy it!! Chocolate fudge can’t be that bad for you if there is fruit and nuts in it, right???

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Add condensed milk, sugar, butter and glucose syrup in bowl.

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Cook 10 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2/MC off.

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Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

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Cook a further 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2/MC off.

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Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

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Add chocolate chips, and mixed fruit and nut.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 3.

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Pour and spread into a slice tin. Set in fridge for a few hours /overnight.

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Once set, cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.

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Fruit and Nut Chocolate Fudge

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Ingredients

  • 1 x 375 gram tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 120 grams butter
  • 40 grams glucose syrup
  • 200 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 140 grams mixed fruit and nut (i.e. 70 grams dried fruit + 70 grams nuts)

Instructions

1

*Keep away MC (Measuring Cup) for this recipe - not required throughout the steps*

2

Add condensed milk, sugar, butter and glucose syrup in bowl. Cook 10 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2/MC off.

3

Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

4

Cook a further 20 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2/MC off.

5

Remove lid and wipe condensation off with paper towel.

6

Add chocolate chips, and mixed fruit and nut. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 3.

7

Pour and spread into a slice tin. Set in fridge for a few hours /overnight.

8

Once set, cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.

Notes

*Fudge can be kept in a cool, dry place/ or the fridge for a few weeks OR kept in the freezer for a few months.

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Choc Chip Candy Cane Cheesecake

This is the ULTIMATE Christmas cheesecake! The candy canes give a beautiful minty taste which is beautifully refreshing on a summers day, and the dark chocolate chips balance out the sweetness of the cheesecake. This is super quick and easy (I LOVE easy recipes) to whip up for the festive season!

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Add ‘base’ ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 15 seconds/Speed 9.

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Pour into pan and press down with the back of a metal spoon.
No need to wash out bowl (just try and get as much of the crumbs out into the pan as you can).

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Add ‘cheesecake’ ingredients ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 20 seconds/Speed 6.

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Pour into pan and spread.

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Place in fridge overnight to set.

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Once set, decorate with melted chocolate, peanut M and M’s and silver cachous as per the pictures.

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(To melt dark chocolate chips – place in a ziplock bag – zap in 30 second intervals and squish bag until all choc chips are melted).

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Choc Chip Candy Cane Cheesecake

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Ingredients

  • BASE:
  • 250 grams arrowroot biscuits (or any other sweet biscuits)
  • 140 grams butter (softened)
  • 40 grams dark chocolate chips
  • CHEESECAKE:
  • 500 grams cream cheese (cubed, softened)
  • 1 x 396 gram tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 80 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 8 - 12 large candy canes (roughly broken up, add number of candy canes depending on how minty you prefer it)
  • TO DECORATE:
  • 80 grams dark chocolate chips
  • Peanut M and M's
  • Silver cachous

Instructions

1

Grease and line springform pan.

2

Add 'base' ingredients to bowl. Mix 15 seconds/Speed 9.

3

Pour into pan and press down with the back of a metal spoon.

4

No need to wash out bowl (just try and get as much of the crumbs out into the pan as you can).

5

Add 'cheesecake' ingredients ingredients to bowl. Mix 20 seconds/Speed 6.

6

Pour into pan and spread. Place in fridge overnight to set.

7

Once set, decorate with melted chocolate, peanut M and M's and silver cachous as per the pictures.

8

(To melt dark chocolate chips - place in a ziplock bag - zap in 30 second intervals and squish bag until all choc chips are melted).

Notes

* In the photo I used a 25cm wide springform pan. You can use a smaller springform pan i.e. 20cm and the base and filling will be higher/deeper 🙂 ** If you don't like mint, you can omit the candy canes to make a Choc Chip Cheesecake 🙂

Baking/ Chocolate/ Thermomix

Easy Oreo Brownies

My pantry always has Oreo’s in it, as my husband and I always loooove buying them on sale, but never end up eating them! This is a quick and delicious way of using Oreo’s and it looks amazing!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 20 seconds/Speed 5.

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Pour and spread into slice pan.

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Press Oreo’s into batter.

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Bake for approximately 18 minutes.

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Cool and cut into squares around the Oreo’s.

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(Optional) Serve dusted with icing sugar.

Easy Oreo Brownies

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Ingredients

  • 170 grams plain flour
  • 150 grams oil (rice bran, veg, coconut etc)
  • 150 grams brown sugar
  • 100 grams milk
  • 50 grams cocoa powder
  • 1 x egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 x packet Oreos

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

2

Add all ingredients to bowl. Mix 20 seconds/Speed 5.

3

Pour and spread into slice pan.

4

Press Oreo's into batter.

5

Bake for approximately 18 minutes.

6

Cool and cut into squares around the Oreo's.

7

(Optional) Serve dusted with icing sugar.