Valentines Day Heart Shaped Marshmallow Slice (makes 25-30)

This heart shaped slice is the perfect Valentine’s Day treat and with only 4 ingredients, it is so quick and easy to make.

I’d love to hear what your favourite Valentine’s Day treats are so please post below with what you would love to give or receive!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 cups rice bubbles or rice puffs
  • 3 cups pink and white marshmallows (generous cups)
  • 1 cup white chocolate melts
  • 3 Tbs butter

Method:

1. Measure out rice bubbles into a large mixing bowl.  Also grease a large flat and rectangular baking tray with butter.

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2. Melt butter, marshmallows and white chocolate over a medium heat until they begin to dissolve, stirring frequently to stop the mixture sticking to the pan.

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3. When marshmallows start to dissolve, add a couple of drops of pink food colouring. You can add as little or as much as you like to get the desired colour.  You could also use red, or, if you use only white marshmallows you can use blue, green, yellow or whatever colours you like!

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4. Stir in food colouring and mix (still on medium heat) until mixture is smooth.

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5.Pour mixture over rice bubbles and stir until they are fully covered then pour into the pre-greased baking tray.

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6. Press down until flat.  Leave to cool for about 10-15 minutes then turn over onto a greased board or flat surface.

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7. Use cookie cutters to cut the rice bubbles into shapes, pressing the mixture into the cutters before pushing them out.

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8. Allow to cool further then enjoy! Slice will be sticky yet soft and chewy!

You can put a sheet of baking paper in a box and wrap them up, ready to give to your Valentine (or enjoy them yourself for a super sweet treat)!

Passionfruit Slice (makes 16 squares)

At a uni friend’s BBQ not long ago, another friend brought this delicious passionfruit slice for dessert.

It looked tempting and tasted even more amazing than it looked. I love passionfruit and all things sweet or sour and this delicious slice was all of the above.

I asked where my friend had gotten the recipe and she told me that her friend’s daughter has a food blog and she found the recipe on there.

A few weeks ago I decided to make it for dessert for my grandparents, aunty and uncle and cousin.

The recipe comes from Bec Loves Baking. It is simple to make and everyone absolutely loved it. I couldn’t stop eating it myself and it wasn’t long before there was none left.

I highly recommend that you try this Passionfruit slice – it’s sure to be a winner!

Ingredients: 

  • 155g self-raising flour
  • 90g dessicated or shredded coconut
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 135g melted butter
  • 1 X 395g can condensed milk
  • 130mls lemon juice
  • 90mls passionfruit pulp (I used tinned pulp)
Method:
1. Preheat oven to 160°C and line the base and sides of a 20cm x 30cm tin with baking paper.
2. Put flour in a medium sized bowl, along with the coconut and sugar. Stir to combine.
3. Add melted butter and stir until thoroughly combined.
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4. Press the coconut, sugar, butter and flour mixture into the lined baking tin and bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned.
5. In a medium bowl combine condensed milk, lemon juice and passionfruit pulp and beat well with a wooden spoon until thickened and evenly combined.
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Before: All the ingredients in the bowl
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After: After beating mixture should be thick and creamy
6. Pour passionfruit mixture over the hot base, and bake for another 15 minutes or until set.
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7. Transfer pan to a wire rack and allow to cool completely in the pan.
8. Refrigerate until chilled, then remove from pan and slice to serve.
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Chocolate Rocky Road Slice

4Ingredients:

  • 500g milk chocolate buttons
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 8 milk coffee biscuits
  • 1/2 cup of walnut halves
  • 50g glace cherries
  • 1/4 cup dessicated coconut

Method:

1.Line a baking pan with greaseproof paper.

2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for about 1-1.5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Cut glace cherries in half and add to a large mixing bowl.

4. Break up biscuits into small pieces (about the size of a 5c coin) and add to mixing bowl.

5. Add walnuts, marshmallows and coconut into the bowl.

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6. Pour melted chocolate into the mixing bowl and stir until all ingredients are well coated.

7. Pour the mixture into the lined pan and press into the corners. Smooth the top down.

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8. Refrigerate until set then remove the slice with baking paper from the pan and cut into squares. Enjoy!

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Apple & Cinnamon Cake

I got this recipe from the Taste website but modified it a little.

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 medium apples, cored, grated
  • 2 Tsps vanilla essence
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (I used cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and nutmeg)
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

Method: 

1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced.

2. Grease a loaf pan and line with baking paper.

3. Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl.

4. Add sugar, flour, eggs, apples, vanilla, milk and mixed spice and three-quarters of the walnuts. Mix until well combined.

5. Pour into pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

6. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.