Do you flick through cookbooks and ignore all the recipes which have more than 5 or 6 ingredients? Me too, which is why I have collected these easy family recipes below, to whip up for any social gathering or to give as gifts. Many of the ingredients can be found in your pantry already. Why don't you try one this weekend?
Red Frog Rocky Road
Ingredients: 400g milk chocolate melts
150g marshmallows 190g bag of red frog lollies, chopped in half 2 Mars Bars, chopped
Line a rectangle baking tray. In a medium bowl, combine the marshmallows, red frog lollies and Mars Bars. Melt chocolate in the microwave to directions and stir through. Spoon into a baking tray and refrigerate for at least 40 minutes. Remove and cut into squares, before storing in the fridge. Makes approximately 10 - 15.
1/2 cup icing sugar 250g bag of dark chocolate melts
Mix condensed milk, desiccated coconut and icing sugar together. Form into small bars. Place on a lined baking tray and put into the fridge to firm.
Melt dark chocolate in the microwave to directions and dip the coconut bars into it. Place back on the tray and put back in the fridge until firm. Makes approximately 10.
Weet-bix Energy Balls
4 Weet-bix, broken up
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup unsalted cashews
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 squirts of honey
Place all dry ingredients in a food processor with the vanilla essence. Pulse to break it up. Add water and honey into the top and combine. Roll into balls and store in an airtight container. Makes approximately 15.
Weet-bix protein balls - a healthy lunchbox treat!
825g tin of pears, drained and sliced
340g packet of vanilla cake mix
1 Tablespoon each of cinnamon & brown sugar for topping
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a cake tin with baking paper.
In a mixing bowl, add half the juice from the can of pears, half the sliced pears, the cake mix, 2 egg whites, and 1 whole egg. Beat.
Pour mixture into a cake tin and decorate with the remaining half of sliced pears. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar to your liking.
Bake for 50 - 55 minutes.
Sweet Almond Slice
250g plain biscuits, crushed
150g margarine, melted
200g bag of Nestle Choc Bits
100g flaked almonds
400g tin of condensed milk
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine crushed plain biscuits and melted margarine. Line a baking tray and press mixture firmly into the bottom.
Sprinkle Choc Bits over the top, followed by flaked almonds.
Pour over condensed milk and bake for 35 minutes until golden. Allow to cool in the tray and put the whole tin into the fridge.
When set, slice into squares and serve.
You can't beat quick, easy, cheap AND sweet! Enjoy!