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Elfie Antics 2018 – Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Click here for my Elf on the Shelf Antics in 2017!

I have soooo much fun with Elf on the Shelf! Here is the highlight reel of Elfie’s antics for 2018:

DAY 1 – Elfie’s Baaack!!

Elfie has brought the December goodies including lots of Christmas themed books (most bought from previous years + two new ones) including the very important Elf on the Shelf book to remind them what he’s all about, Christmassy undies, PJs, stockings and advent calenders. The girls got bows 🎀 since they don’t get chocolate!

Every year Elfie’s name is spelt out with M&Ms, but this time I made sure to do the 1st letter capitalised and the rest of the letters in lower case to help the boys with learning their letters/words!

DAY 2 – Elfie is Stuck in the TV!

Day 2 and Elfie has already gotten himself stuck halfway inside the TV! 📺😱

Not sure if that means no TV or if we can check on him when we switch on the magical ‘Elf Channel’!!

If your Elf gets up to mischief and is the type to get stuck in the TV 😜 Click here for the image on my Blog for you to download and display on your TV 💫

 
 
DAY 3 – Elfie’s Stuck in a Coke Bottle!

Oh Elfie, always getting himself stuck in sticky situations! Check out my @twinsandablog Instagram story Christmas highlights to see the 💥MAGIC💥 happen!  (and how to DIY) 🙈😂
http://www.instagram.com/twinsandablog/

 

DAY 4 – Floor is Lava!🔥

The boys love floor is lava! Special cameo courtesy of Captain America – always the Hero to save the day! 🙌

I kept my camera stand on the floor in front of the ‘lava’ so I could show the boys this video and tell them that I secretly filmed Elfie last night!

This is a really simple set up with tissue paper, cellophane, Christmas bows, my Lively Living
Diffuser and doTERRA Australia Holiday Joy (if you look closely you can see the light & mist coming out)!

 

DAY 5 – Do you want to build a Snowman?☃️

The past few days were Mr Cheeky Elfie, but now the boys are going to get 💥MAGICAL💥 Elfie, and I CAN’T WAIT!! 💞💞

Click here for my Play Snow recipe – this is 6 batches (I double the batch x 3 times in my Thermomix) but you can also mix it in a bowl with your hands/spoon too – it keeps its consistency if left out overnight for this but you can keep it in a container afterwards for the kids to keep playing with it! I used dark choc chips for eyes & buttons (hope the ants don’t come 🤞), cut a carrot into a small wedge for the nose, tissue paper for the scarf, sticks for arms and Woody’s hat!

 

Day 6 (& DAY 7) – Elfie’s Magic Eggs

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An oldie but a goodie, I save this for nights that I am really busy (tomorrow I have a Gingerbread Decorating night & tonight I have been prepping for it)!
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Elfie’s magic dust is made out of rainbow sprinkles + glitter. I added half cracked (& washed) normal eggs to the ends of the maxi Kinder Eggs 🐣🐣 It will be an easy one to switch over the eggs for the 2nd night!! 🙌

DAY 8 – Frosty the Fridge

Elfie has decorated the fridge each year as different variations of Frosty (I mix up the scarf!) In 2018, I used the boys’ Beau Hudson scarves! Previous years I have used torn coloured paper or tissue paper for the scarf.

I love this Elfie antic as it is using everything I already have at home and it adds some Christmas cheer to the house!

The hardest part of this is taking off all the junk stuck onto the fridge collected over the past year!! 😂

DAY 9 – Elfie’s Campfire

Click here for video. This was an easy one with leftover cellophane and tissue paper (from the ‘Floor is Lava’ day), some kindling wood and my diffuser. 🔥

 

DAY 10 – Candy Cane Loses His Stripes

This is the same science experiment dissolving concept as with Skittles (and making a rainbow)! I found it takes a few minutes longer than the Skittles experiment (which whilst looks really cool, it is over really quickly before the ‘rainbow’ turns brown!)

This is the before and after scenario (I ditched the plate to the right after I took this pic!)

I used bigger candy canes, but you could also use a few smaller ones on a white plate. Make sure you use warm water otherwise you’ll be waiting for aaaages (I initially used cold/room temp water and didn’t see much dissolving happening. I ditched the cold water and replaced it with warm – this was the result of warm water after about 5 minutes)! Pour enough warm water to cover/immerse the candy cane 🍭

 

DAY 11 – Spiderman vs Elfie

Every day the boys are soooooo excited in the mornings to check out what Elfie has been up to, but being 4 year old superhero fans, they lost their minds over this!! It takes up the middle of our living room and we had to crawl under it to get through 😂

I did a Spidey 🕸 version in 2017 with dental floss but in 2018 did it with the cheapest thin white wool from Spotlight – it holds well, is easy to see and really easy to assemble. This is a little time consuming but a very cheap and effective Elf antic!! #sorryelfie

 DAY 12 – All Wrapped Up by Elfie

Yep, you can call me stealth-ninja-warrior-mumma! 🤫💪This was the most excruciating self inflicted pain I have ever put myself through. I thought about it for a few days but then was also thinking, what a flippin’ stupid thing to do especially as the boys are light sleepers! It was like dealing with dynamite 💣 and I had a few close calls where I dropped to the floor and waited till I heard deep breathing! Buuuut it was sooooooo worth it when the boys woke up to see that they were all wrapped up by Elfie whilst they were sleeping!! 🎁🎁 #commitmentlevel100

 DAY 13 – Elfie’s Shrinking Machine

Featuring Coles mini collectables and a special cameo from Mr Coles-mini-collectables himself, Elf- Christian Hull 💁‍♂️
If you have no idea what the end scene is about, check out @christianhull ‘s 2018 Halloween costume 😉😘

I used a Huggies nappy box wrapped in brown paper, my Kmart Australia light box, my baking racks for the conveyor belt and my Lively Living diffuser as the shrinking machine ‘steam engine’ 👍

DAY 14 – Rain Cloud in a Glass

Time for a 💥MAGICAL💥 science experiment!

You just need:
A glass of water
Shaving cream
Food colouring (the drop control bottles)

Top the water with shaving cream, place drops of food colouring over it, then watch it ‘rain’ through in the glass!! Elfie left a few colours out for the boys to experiment with their colours in the morning!! 🌈🌧

Edit to add: just put out the glass with water overnight and add the shaving cream + food colouring in the morning when your kid(s) wake up!

 

DAY 15 – Elfie Plays Pac Man

The boys looooved playing with this maze (& eating all the chocolate) in the morning!! All that’s needed is Duplo + M&M’s!! 🎮🕹

DAY 16 – Let’s Make a Rainbow

This was one of my faves in 2017, but this time I stepped it up a notch and used the first letter of Ethan & Harley’s names to have a fun letter game in the morning! (This was a tester, I redid the E & H on their plates for them to add warm water in the morning!)

 

DAY 17 – Money has grown on Elfie’s Tree!

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it does grow on Elfie’s tree! Gold coins have magically grown on Elfie’s Christmas tree! The boys got to find 40 x gold coins in the morning and have to make sure they share! 💰💰

This was a quick and easy one!

 

DAY 18 – Elfie’s Balloon Bath

Elfie’s been making himself a balloon bath but accidentally got himself stuck inside one!!!

The boys had lots of laughs in the morning when they saw what he’s been up to!!

The adults also get a laugh as Elfie is in an ‘Adult Balloon’ courtesy of Ansell… it is a very vintage balloon because #4kids and #mirena 😜

DAY 19 – Elfie’s Gingerbread House

Looks like Elfie’s having some trouble building a Gingerbread House! Have no fear, Ethan & Harley will be here and will come to the rescue in the morning to show him how it’s done! 🏠👍

PS. This is the BEST Gingerbread House Kit ($12.79 from Costco and it includes a gingerbread house, tree & two gingerbread men, icing, lollies and a tray)

DAY 20 – Elfie on a Sugar High

After 19 days of spectating, Mr Twins and A Blog finally got behind the scenes and made the
💥magic💥 happen!! Day 20 was all daddy, with the storyline, production and sugar consumption by Mr Twins and A Blog whilst I took the shots and edited it together – a bit of an Elfie date night really 😂😜😘

DAY 21 – Elfie Makes Reindeer Cookies

This was saved for a busy night with little Elf prep time! You need: @arnottsbiscuits Arrowroot Biscuits, @bettycrockeraustralia chocolate icing, Jaffa’s, pretzels and choc chips 🦌

DAY 22 – Elfie Tattoo’s the Kids

Elfie was excited that it is sooo close to Christmas, and has been spreading some Christmas cheer by giving the kids in the house some cuddles, kisses and Christmas temporary tattoos!! The boys did not move an inch, and the girls were a ticking time 💣 (but lucky it wouldn’t matter if they woke up with Elfie staring at them in the face!) 😱

PS. Yep that’s sweaty pillows 😅 (and water from the sponge) we have sweaty head kids who sweat even in winter #gotitfromtheirdaddy

I got the temporary tattoos from my local dollar shop, and cut a Christmas tree shape out of an Ikea green sponge.

DAY 23 – Elfie’s Explosive Fun Day!

You need: Diet Coke + Mentos (‘full fat’ @cocacolaau doesn’t work as well)

DAY 24 – Christmas Eve Elfie Cuddles

Hi Ethan, Harley, Camilla & Madison,
It’s Christmas Eve and my time with you this year has nearly come to an end, I will miss you my little friends!
Today you can touch, cuddle and play with me, because tonight when Santa brings your presents he will pick me up and take me back to the North Pole with him!
This afternoon, please help your mummy make some cookies for Santa (I have given her Santa’s favourite cookie recipe!), sprinkle some Reindeer Food on the grass outside for when they arrive, and fill up this special tray with goodies for Santa and Rudolph!
I can’t wait for our special cuddles today!
Love Elfie

*Santa board from Thermoart

DAY 25 – CHRISTMAS MAGIC

Twas the night before Christmas… Santa has arrived and has brought presents for the good boys and girls in the house! 🎁
Santa drinks his milk and eats his cookies that Ethan and Harley have laid out for him. 🥛🍪
Elfie has done a fabulous job reporting back to Santa this month and Santa takes Elfie home to the North Pole with him! 🎅
Rudolph has been waiting outside so Santa pops out to feed him his carrots! 🥕🦌
Thanks Santa, and we will miss you Elfie, it’s been a blast!! See you next year, the next year will go so fast!! 💫

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas/ Parenting

Elf on the Shelf – Elf Stuck in the TV – Free Download!

This is our third year with Elfie!! Elfie spent waaay too much time on his Elf antics last year – so pressure’s on for a fun 2018 with our 4 year old boys and 1 year old girls!! Day 2 in the Brown family household this year is Elfie half getting stuck in the TV! Elfie (aka ME) is not a pro photo editor – this is a massive home job and this is the best I could do – but looks pretty effective on the TV screen!!

Click on the picture below to download, save it onto a USB and plug it into your TV/mirror it to your TV (or whatever other fancy technology there is these days to put an image onto the TV)!! Then just squeeze your Elf halfway and tape them behind the bottom left corner of your TV! It can either be a TV free day in the house since the Elf is stuck in the TV, or you might be able to see him stuck on the ‘Elf Channel’ (when the other TV channels work normally)!

Twins and a Blog – Elf on the Shelf Stuck Inside the TV

If you are excited as I am to use this picture – please share the love – tag me in your photo and/or add this website link! Thanks guys! Merry Christmas!!!

Sophia x

@twinsandablog

 

Christmas

Elfie Antics 2017 – Elf on the Shelf Ideas

I’ll miss all the Elfie fun from this year, but I’m glad to get my nights back for Netflix…and sleep!! I posted each day of Elfie on my social media pages, but here the highlight reel of Elfie’s antics for 2017!

Day #1 – Hi Elfie!

Look who’s back from the North Pole!! There are going to be 2 very excited boys in the morning!! We started this tradition last year but they were still a little young to appreciate it, this year will be the first time they will truly enjoy the spirit and magic of Christmas!

Day #2 – Elfie’s Shrinking Machine

Day #3 – Elfie’s Ball Pit (I was out all day/night so this was an easy one to put together!)

Day #4 – Crossfit Elfie

Day #5 – May the force be with you (the boys LOVE Star Wars!)

Day #6 – Skittle Rainbow (before and after pic)

I did a trial run before the boys got to do this in the morning! (I removed the ‘after’ example so it took them by suprise)

Tips:

  • Make sure all the Skittles are touching
  • Use warm water and add just enough water for it to touch the Skittles (don’t add too much water or the colours will run into each other and goes brown in a few minutes)

Day #7 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Elfie

Day #8 – Elfie’s Ginger Bread House

Day #9 & #10 – Elfie’s Magic Eggs

Elfie’s magic dust is made of rainbow sprinkles and glitter. I was going to use the standard Kinder Suprise eggs which are the same size as a normal egg but I couldn’t resist these huge Christmas Kinder Suprise ones! It is an easy one to switch over the next night!

Day #11 – Meet Frosty!

Craft paper cutouts and tissue paper for the scarf/hat. The hardest part of this was cleaning all the magnets/coupons/letters/photos/cards off the fridge!

Day #12 – Day Spa

All these magic tricks topped with Frosty appearing the night before was hard work! Time for Elfie to relax in a nice bubble bath, complete with Elfie sized body wash, candle, shot of milk and mini oreos.

Day #13 – Wrecking Ball 2.0

This was an encore from my 2016 fave! Last year I used a clear bauble filled with M & M’s. This year I used a Cadbury Snowbites ball. The boys had so much fun with this wrecking ball! See wrecking ball video HERE.

Day #14 & #15 – Elfie’s Magic Seeds

The soil was made of white sugar topped with sprinkles. I put it in cups for some depth so the Candy Canes can stay upright when ‘planted’. The Tic Tac’s are Candy Cane flavoured ones (but you could use red or white ones). I love these 2 day things as the 2nd night you just need to plant the Candy Canes!

Day #16 – Toilet Paper Tree

Day #17 – Do you want to build a snowman?

This was one of the boys’ FAVOURITE Elfie moments with this sensory play complete with Play Snow! It looks like snow, and can be moulded into fun little shapes! CLICK HERE for the easy Play Snow recipe!

Day #18 – Game of Thrones

Have you G.O.T the Christmas spirit?

Day #19 – Hammock Life

Elfie needs a lie down and cocktail with all this flying to and from Santa every night!

Day #20 – Elfie the Magician – the ‘cutting Hulk in half’ trick!

No sawing or cutting involved, just pure Elf *magic*!

Day #21 – Where’s Elfie?

Day #22 – Elfie vs Spiderman

NOTE: This is what a whole packet of dental floss looks like!! (this took about an hour to do!)

Day #23 – Transformers: Elfie in Disguise

This was a combined daddy and mummy effort and was one of the boys’ fave Elfie moments!!

Day #24 – Elfie’s last day before Santa arrives!

‘Hi Ethan and Harley!

Today is our last day together before I fly back with Santa to the North Pole.
Let’s have cuddles and take photos together – here is some magic dust to sprinkle on me so I can fly back home with Santa.

I have given your mummy the recipe for Santa’s favourite cookies for you to bake today to put out for Santa tonight.

Before you go to bed tonight, here is some reindeer food to sprinkle on the grass outside and a tray to fill with milk and cookies for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph!

Get excited, because Santa is coming tonight and you both have been good boys this year, and good boys get presents from Santa!

Love Elfie xoxo

Note: Reindeer food is oats, Magic Elf dust is glitter, and Santa Snacks board is from Thermoart.

Day #25 – Farewell Elfie!

Christmas/ Craft/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

Play Snow

This is an easy sensory play snow which looks like snow but can also be moulded and shaped! PERFECT for when you want to build a snowman…and you live in stinking hot Australia!!! (and perfect for an Elf on the Shelf activity!!)

 

Play Snow

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 400 grams baking soda (bicarb soda)
  • 50 grams conditioner

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Place all ingredients in bowl - mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

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METHOD (regular):

4

Place all ingredients in medium sized bowl. Mix through with your fingers or a spoon until all ingredients are combined and a 'snow' like texture.

Notes

You can use any type of conditioner - I use whatever's cheapest in my house ie. Herbal Essence.

Christmas/ Craft/ Twins

Christmas Paddlepop Stick Ornaments

I LOVE craft and I LOVE Christmas! It’s exciting that the boys are at an age where they can enjoy craft! The boys really enjoyed making these and it was the first time they used PVA glue to stick things on!

This is an easy Christmas ornament which I have been giving as presents to my friends and family. The size of the loop is a perfect size for the boys to be able to place the ornaments easily and proudly onto the tree themselves. 🙂 🙂

YOU NEED:

  • Paddlepop sticks (coloured or plain)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • String (cut into the length of a paddlepop stick)
  • Scissors (to cut the string ^^)
  • PVA glue (for the kids to use)
  • Buttons, wooden shapes and pom poms to decorate

ASSEMBLY:

Adults/older kids

  1. Stick together 3 x paddlepop sticks with a hot glue gun to form a triangle shape.
  2. Loop the string together and stick on both ends of the string to one of the corners of the triangle.

Kids

  1. Use a paddlepop stick to dip into PVA glue and spread onto the paddlepop stick triangle.
  2. Decorate with buttons, wooden shapes and pom poms.

Note: I found the pom poms a little harder to stick on, so I had to restick a few with the hot glue gun.

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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

Print Recipe

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!!

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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.

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.

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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

Print Recipe

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.

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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. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 3.

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

8

Set in fridge for a few hours/overnight.

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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.

Baking/ Cake/ Cheesecake/ Chocolate/ Christmas/ Dessert/ Kids in the Kitchen/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Christmas Gift and Food Ideas

With Christmas fast approaching, here is my all-in-one Christmas Gift and Party Ideas Guide for a one stop shop with all the links!

I have noted if they are Thermomix or Non Thermomix recipes (for those who don’t have a Thermomix) but also if you have a Thermomix and want to multi task you could make things without a Thermomix if your Thermomix is busy!!

Advent Calendar Activity Ideas

Gift Tags/Labels/Name Tags

Table Centrepiece

Hamper Ideas

Dessert/’Bring a Plate’ Ideas

NO BAKE:

BAKE:

Savoury

Drinks

Chocolate/ Christmas/ Sweets/ Thermomix

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

Print Recipe

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.

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

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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.