Sometimes in life, you need to make treats that aren’t maybe
too technical and impressive but just fun and whimsical. I developed this “recipe”
for the pure joy of having fun with biscuits, sprinkles, chocolates, fillings
and bits and bobs in-between. This could even be a great group activity with
friends or kiddies.
And because the whole fun of it is about it being random and
unrestricted – I didn’t keep track what filling goes with what biscuit and the
only way for a person to know what’s happening inside is to eat it. So, it’s a
lucky packet – you never know what you are going to get.
Below are the ingredients I used – mixed and matched; choose
what you feel like – and have fun while doing it!
PS. One thing I highly recommend is using a silicone mat –
it makes peeling off the dipped biscuits so much easier.
(A) Filling Ingredients:
Crunchy Peanut Butter
Hazelnut Spread and Crushed Salted Pretzels
Mini-Marshmallows or Big Ones Sliced
Cheesecake – 250 g soft cream cheese, 1 TBSP vanilla essence,
½ cup icing sugar, ¼ cup sour cream, ½ cup heavy cream
(C) Sprinkles and Finishing Touches:
Bakers Mini’s – Anything You Like! Eet-Sum-Mors, Marie
Biscuits, Tennis Biscuits, Ginger Nut Biscuits!
Prepping the Toppings
# Remove the desired amount of biscuits from the packets. Place a silicone mat (or at the very least baking paper sprayed with non-stick spray) on a baking tray (more if you planning to make large batches). Place the biscuits two-by-two.
# Crush the peanuts and walnuts and place the rest of the
toppings in a container that will make it easy to sprinkle over the biscuits.
Prepping the Fillings:
# Cheesecake Filling:
in a mixer combine the softened cream cheese, vanilla essence and icing sugar.
Mix until smooth (about three minutes). Now, add the sour cream and cream and
mix until a thick consistency (about 5 minutes). Voila.
# Peanut Butter and
Hazelnut Spread Fillings: place in separate bowls and warm slightly in the
microwave so that they are easier to spoon on biscuits. Crush the pretzels for
the hazelnut filling, separately and add individually to the biscuits when
Filling: add the mini marshmallows (or cut up big marshmallows into mini-sizes)
to one side of a biscuit of your choice and place on a plate in the microwave.
Microwave until it puffs up and take them out.
# Once desired filling/fillings is/are prepped, add a dollop
of the filling to one side of the biscuit then place another of the same
biscuit on top and secure. Be careful not to break any of the biscuits. Do this
until all the biscuits are filled prepped and ready for coating.
Prepping the Coatings:
# Break up your three different chocolates and melt in a
microwave safe bowls (separately) – first put it in for a minute and then take
out and stir. Then in 15-second increments, taking out to stir, until the
chocolate is the desired consistency. Don’t rush the process and burn the chocolate.
# Now, take the filled biscuits and dip in the chocolate of
choice. Place it back on the silicone mat and add sprinkles and toppings. Do this
with all the biscuits and then allow chocolate to cool/set – you can place it
in the fridge to quicken the process once the chocolate has reached room temperature.
#Once completely set, peel of silicone mat (you can trim any rough edges but anyways – who cares) and enjoy with piping hot tea, freshly brewed coffee or a glass of red wine if that’s what floats your boat.