This one took me completely by surprise by how popular it was. I say was because it is long gone. This was definitely one of those ‘messing around’ recipes that just seemed to work. It started as needing something to give the kids the next day and being really tired. I knew I wasn’t up to hours of preparation – I just wanted something that came together quickly, I could bung in the oven and wouldn’t make tons of washing up. The Kitchen Aid was redundant for the night!
I love that there are loads of possible combinations for this recipe – Look out for more ‘Creations’ coming this way over the next few weeks. Great for just using up whatever is in the cupboard – there’s a fantastic nutty version of it too.
Caramel Cookies with Chocolate, Cherries & Coconut
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||35 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
|Meal type||Dessert, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
- 200g butter
- 16 Digestive Biscuits (Crumbled)
- 100g White Chocolate (Chopped into small pieces)
- 100g Milk Chocolate (Chopped into small pieces)
- 100g Glace Cherries (Chopped into quarters)
- 100g Desiccated Coconut
- 1 can Tinned Caramel
|Preheat the oven to 180C. Line an 9" square cake tin.|
|Melt the butter in a large pan and add the crumbled digestive biscuits. Mix well until the butter is soaked up and spread evenly about the biscuits.|
|Press the biscuit mixture firmly at the bottom of the tin. I use the back of a dessert spoon but your knuckles do just as good a job.|
|Sprinkle over the chocolate, coconut and cherries so they are spread evenly over the biscuit base.|
|Pour over the can of caramel and bake for 35 minutes - you may need to turn down the oven to 160 for the last 10 minutes to stop it catching on the edges.|
|As soon as the tin is removed from the oven but keeping the 'creation' still in the tin, mark out cut squares. This will make it so much easier to divide into portions when it has properly cooled.|
|Leave to cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight.|
Slightly late with Bake of the week this week – the Easter holidays have beaten me. My kids are all go 24 hours a day but wouldn’t change them (well maybe the arguing!)
Some very creative entries in last week’s Bake of the Week:
Have you ever seen a cuter Turtle Cake? – Searching for Spice Some great instructions on how to recreate your own. I have to admit to loathing bananas but would definitely revisit this for turtle ideas!
There was this truly gorgeous combination of Lemon and Berries presented beautifully by Hijacked By Twins
And an Easy Peasy Chocolate Torte by Muma Leary – Just look at the picture of what her little ones got up to as she was making it though. I did chuckle!
I’m entering this into Emily’s Recipe of the Week linky, Honest Mum’s Tasty Tuesdays & Romanian Mum’s Foodie Friday (even though it is none of those days!) – why not hop over and share the love?
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The link is now open for entries for Bake of the Week – The link will close on Monday morning as usual and the round up will be up on Monday night. I will tweet and Pin any entries to the Bake of the Week Pinterest Board – Why not follow it to see the other entries we’ve had so far?