Friday, December 24, 2010

Yummy treats!

We all know Christmas is really all about the food. There's no denying it! I've been cooking away in the kitchen for the last couple of days making some yummies to be consumed. I'll be the first to admit that I am a lazy cook. I like things to be simple and yummy. Which is what everyone wants on Christmas, so I thought I'd share a couple of the recipes here :)

Chocolate Spiders
Everyone loves chocolate spiders! I always get demands for these, and it's great because they are sooooo easy to make.

1 block of milk chocolate
2 tabelspoons of peanut butter (I prefer crunchy)

1. Melt chocolate and peanut butter in microwave until it is smooth.
2. Give the mixture a quick stir to make sure everything is combined. Then add in the noodles.
3. Mix it up, give some of the noodles a smash. Make sure all noodles are covered in your peanut butter chocolatey goodness.
4. Use two forks to pull out bite-sized chunks of noodles and place on a tray covered with baking paper. If you want them to look extra spider-y, play a bit with the noodles using the forks until bits poke up all over the place.
5. Place in fridge for about an hour or so.
6. Lick the bowl.

Image: Food, Flora and Felines blog

"Primal Fererro Roche" or Nut Balls

I stumbled across this blog and immediately tried out this recipe (and doubled it without question!). It is positively delicious :) I have demands to make this one for two family Christmas celebrations, so my hands have been rolling this mixture into balls for a loooong time! I have adapted the recipe slightly, for my own tastes. They are a great nutty treat :)

1cup mixed unsalted nuts
1cup hazelnuts
1cup sultanas
1/4cup of dessicated coconut + extra for coating
1 packet of dark choc chips
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups of Nutella

1. Chop up the nuts in a blender. How chunky you leave your nuts is up to you, but I prefer mine reasonably fine.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
3. Add in the Nutella and mix through. Although messy, it's easiest to get your hands into it to mix it up. That way you can really blend in the Nutella, rather than pushing around blobs of Nutella. I've also considered melting the Nutella a lil so it's runnier and easier to mix in. However, I have not yet tried this.
4. Roll the mixture into little balls and then cover with coconut.
5. Leave them in the fridge to solidify for about an hour.


I'll add my own pictures once I've presented them all nice and pretty-like for tomorrow. I can't believe it's Christmas already!

Merry Christmas! xoxo


  1. Nothing like a good o'l chocolate spider! I will have to try the DIY ferrero rochers, they look fantastic! Merry christmas, I hope everyone appreciates your cooking :)

  2. Oh Yum! We actually made a salad for Christmas using those fried noodles and have heaps of I'll consider making this! And I hope you had a lovely Christmas eating delicious food ;)
    Hannah x

  3. There's actually a delicious cabbage salad recipe on the back of the Chang's noodles packets. Is that the one you mean, Hannah? I love that salad so much. Or, I just love the noodles :P They are so tasty even just as a snack!


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