Monthly Archives: July 2016

Butterfinger Candy Bars Truffles

If you love the Butterfingers candy bar, then these truffles are the perfect way to showcase your favourite tasty treat. These truffles are easy to make, making them a family friendly recipe. Unlike many other truffles, they contain no alcohol, so the kids can enjoy making them and eating them. 

Biscuit Base:

You will need a biscuit base for your truffles. While you can buy in many types of biscuits, homemade biscuits make this recipe extra special. You can prepare the biscuits in advance, and they taste delicious on their own. You will need 400 grams of crushed biscuits, so there will be plenty left in this batch.

You will need;

  • 200 grams of flour
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 110 grams of unsalted softened butter
  • 175 grams of soft brown sugar
  • One egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 300 grams of chunky peanut butter

You should preheat your oven to 180ºc. Mix the salt, baking soda and flour together. In a separate bowl, cream the brown sugar and softened butter. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg, before adding in the peanut butter. Mix well before you fold in the dry ingredients.

Form the dough into two centimetre balls and press them onto a cookie sheet, using a fork to create lines. Leave a few centimetres of space between each cookie.

Bake for approximately ten minutes until the cookies are light brown. Allow your cookies to cool completely on a wire rack; they will need to be cold to form crumbs for the truffles. 

Ingredients for the Truffles:

  • 400 grams of crushed biscuits
  • 200 grams of softened cream cheese
  • 210 grams of Butterfinger chocolate bar pieces
  • 400 grams of chocolate

 Method:

Beat the biscuits with the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add in three quarters of the Butterfinger Candy bars pieces. Beat the mixture until it is smooth. If your mixture is too sticky to form a ball, refrigerate for an hour to firm it up.

Roll the mixture into two centimetre balls. Place each of the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow the balls to sit in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes to harden up. This will make the truffles easier to cover in chocolate.

Finely chop the remaining Butterfinger bars and set aside. Melt your chocolate in the microwave or in a heatproof bowl over hot water. Use a toothpick or fork to dip the frozen truffles into the chocolate to cover them completely. Garnish the truffles with chopped Butterfingers, while the chocolate is wet.

The truffles will need to harden completely in the fridge. They can then be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. 

If you love Butterfingers candy bars, contact us. At Funworks, we specialise in offering traditional sweets, imported candy and other tasty treats. Our team are here to answer any questions or assist you with your order. We would be delighted to help you to find the perfect treat for any special occasion, baking or an indulgent evening at home.

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Assorted Rock Candy Cookies

These cookies are a wonderful way to showcase how pretty assorted rock candy crystals can look. Your rock candy cookies can be a tasty treat or be used as part of a display for any special occasion. You can even theme your cookies by using specific colours of candy. This allows them to be tied into a colour scheme for birthdays, weddings, engagements or any party. 

Ingredients for the Basic Cookie:

  • 325 grams of softened unsalted butter
  • 400 grams of caster sugar
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 650 grams of sifted flour
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • Two teaspoons of baking powder

Cream the sugar and butter until the mixture is light and smooth. Beat in the vanilla and eggs before folding in the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until a smooth dough forms. Cover your dough and allow it to chill for a minimum of one hour.

Preheat your oven to 200ºc. Roll out your cookie dough to a centimetre thick on a lightly floured surface. Use your favourite cookie cutter to make your cookie shapes. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving, at least, two centimetres between each cookie.

Bake for approximately six minutes, but you will need to keep a close eye on the cookies. They need to be lightly golden, but should not be allowed to brown.

Decorating Your Cookies:

Now to make your plain sugar cookies into assorted rock candy cookies, you need to get decorating. Make up frosting with 75 grams of sifted icing sugar and a little cold water. When the frosting is smooth, use a palette knife to cover the tops of the cookies with a thin layer. This can be used as a way to secure the rock candy onto the cookie. Either scatter the cookies with the candy or create patterns and designs using the different coloured candies. Just be sure to plan out your designs in advance as the frosting will set quite quickly, and you need it to be wet to stick the candy.

Be sure to allow your cookies to chill to allow the icing to set before serving. Your cookies can be stored for up to five days in an airtight container.

This recipe is ideal to complement the theme of your event. Assorted rock candy is available in a rainbow of colours, so it is relatively easy to find a shade to match your colour scheme. Unfortunately, you will be left with the remaining colours to eat, which is a real shame. You can make girlie cookies with shades of pink and white for hen’s parties, go for traditional blue or pink candy for baby showers or match the bridal colours for a wedding. With so much versatility, you can have lots of fun creating the perfect cookie to celebrate any special occasion.

If you love assorted rock candy, contact us. At Funworks, we have an impressive selection of traditional sweets, imported candy and other tasty treats including assorted rock candy crystals. Our teams are available to answer any questions and assist with your order.

Choo Choo Bars Popcorn

While popcorn is a fantastic snack, you can make it especially deliciously sweet with the minimal of preparation. This Choo Choo bars popcorn is fantastically chocolatey with that delicious Choo Choo bar caramel taste. This popcorn is the perfect choice for movie night or as an afterschool snack. It can be enjoyed warm or is equally tasty cold, so it is ideal for anytime.

Ingredients:

10 chopped Choo Choo Bars

100 grams of condensed milk

40 grams of soft brown sugar

50 grams of unsalted butter

150 grams of popped corn

 

Method: 

While you can prepare this popcorn with pre-popped corn, it is so much tastier when you pop the corn yourself. Either microwave or air pop your corn. Approximately 50 grams of corn kernels will be enough to make the 150 grams of popped corn. However, if you go a little bit over, it’s not a problem as you will just have more delicious Choo Choo popcorn. Once your corn is popped transfer to a large, clean bowl and allow to cool while you make the flavouring. Just be sure to remove any unpopped kernels from the bowl.

Heat the sugar, condensed milk and butter over a medium heat in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Stir the mixture constantly until it has warmed and become well combined. Once the sauce has begun to bubble, turn down to a low heat and stir for a further two minutes until it has thickened. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the pieces of Choo Choo bars lollies. Stir it well until all the chocolate pieces have melted. Pour this over the popped corn and mix well. This can be eaten immediately, or if you want to save it for later, spread across a cookie tray lined with baking parchment. This will prevent the popcorn from sticking together in a big lump.

Serving Suggestions:

This popcorn is excellent as a snack, but it can also be used to decorate cakes, sundaes and other desserts. The caramel, chocolate flavour is the perfect complement to most desserts, adding a fun flair to even the most dull ordinary sweet. If you want to get creative with the kids, you can even thread the popcorn into edible necklaces.

This recipe is completely flexible, and you can modify it to use your favourite candy bars. Try to experiment a little with other candy bars and you will be amazed at how deliciously tasty popcorn can be. Caramel based candy bars work really well, but you may be surprised at how well certain types of chocolate bars work. Why not try to make a batch of delicious popcorn with your favourite sweet treat.

If you love sweet snacks and can’t get enough of Choo Choo bars, Perth sweet enthusiasts should speak to us. We have a massive choice of traditional candy, imported sweets and family favourites including Choo Choo bars. The Funworks team of sweet lovers are here to answer any questions and help you to find the ideal tasty treat for any occasion.

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Milk Duds Brownies

Whether you love dark chocolate milk duds or regular milk duds, Australia sweet enthusiasts are sure to love these delicious brownies. The brownies are deliciously sweet and chewy, making them a perfect snack or even a fantastic dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 150 grams of melted unsalted butter
  • 150 grams of brown sugar
  • 65 grams of cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 75 grams of flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract,
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams of chopped milk duds

 

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Method:

Preheat your oven to 165ºc and prepare a twenty centimetre square dish by lightly greasing it.

Mix the sugar, egg, vanilla extract, salt and melted butter in a large bowl until well combined. Fold in the cocoa powder, flour and chopped milk duds. Pour the batter into the dish and bake for approximately fifteen minutes. If you like your brownies to be deliciously fudgy fifteen minutes will suffice, but if you want wonderfully chewy brownies you may want to give them a little longer in the oven.

If you want pretty perfect squares, you will need your brownies to go completely cool before you cut them. Otherwise, dig in when they are messily hot and delicious.

Decoration:

While these brownies are deliciously yummy, if you are making them for a special occasion you may want to add a little decoration. Once you cut your brownies into perfect squares, you can drizzle with a little melted chocolate. White chocolate makes a perfect contrast to the rich brown colour, but you can decorate according to your preferences. You could also scatter Milk Duds across the melted chocolate for an even yummier finish.

Serving Suggestions:

Your brownies are delicious with a cup of coffee or even a cool glass of milk. However, they can also be used in several delicious ways. If you want to make an extravagantly rich dessert, serve your brownies with a good quality vanilla ice cream and drizzled with a toffee sauce.  This can be made with 100 grams of sugar, 100 grams of butter, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 100 millilitres of double cream. All you need to do is melt the butter and sugar together, heating until it becomes a golden brown colour. Remove the pan from the heat and gently stir in the vanilla and cream until the mixture is rich and thick. This is especially delicious when the brownies and sauce are still warm, mixing with the wonderfully cold ice cream.

You can even use the brownies as a base for a decadent sundae. Layer your sundae glasses with pieces of brownie, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, topping with toffee sauce. Sprinkle the top with whipped cream and more Milk Duds.

If you can’t get enough of Milk Duds Australia sweet lovers should speak to us. At Funworks, we have a  massive selection of imported candy and traditional sweets. Our team of sweet enthusiasts are here to answer any of your questions and assist you with your order. Why not take advantage of our bulk ordering to ensure that you have more than enough sweet treats for any special occasion.