Monthly Archives: September 2016

Chocolate Pop Tart Indulgent Yet Easy Dessert Ideas

If you are in the mood for a chocolatey treat, you may reach for the Chocolate Pop Tarts. These sweet pastries are the perfect way to curb those sweet cravings, but if you are feeling particularly indulgent, even a Pop Tart may not be enough. Fortunately, there are some fantastic dessert ideas which feature your favourite Chocolate Pop Tarts. Perth sweet lovers will find these desserts are certainly a little rich for eating every day, but they do make an excellent treat to boost your mood.

Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches:

Just when you think Chocolate Pop Tarts can’t sound any more delicious, add in ice cream. This dessert idea is the height of simplicity. You simply take a Pop Tart and cover it with ice cream before topping with another Pop Tart. Unless you want to get yourself into a sticky mess, it is also a good idea to cut your sandwich in half; playful diagonals work best. The great thing with this idea is that you can be truly indulgent. Why not pair Chocolate Pop Tarts with a rich chocolate or fudge ice cream. Strawberry Pop Tarts will go well with a fruit ice cream or a creamy vanilla. The only limit to the combination is your imagination.

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Pop Tart Sundaes:

Another ice cream themed idea is to create a Pop Tart Sundae. Just like you would use cookie crumbles or brownie pieces, you can smash up a Pop Tart and mix it into your ice cream sundae. Of course, you can still top with whipped cream and cherries for a deliciously indulgent dessert. Again, you can mix and match your flavour combinations so that you can have a fantastically chocolatey sundae or a more fruity number. Chocolate Pop Tarts will go with virtually any flavour of ice cream, but they will work really well with a fudge or toffee flavoured ice cream. If you are feeling guilty about a lack of vitamins, you could always add some chopped banana for a chocolate banoffee flavour.

Pop Tart Corn:

While technically not a dessert, this Pop Tart Corn is ideal as a sweet treat when you are watching a movie after dinner. All you need is 30 grams of popped corn, one Chocolate Pop Tart, 28 grams of butter, 50 grams of brown sugar, a tablespoon of Golden Syrup, a pinch of salt and a dash of vanilla.

Use parchment paper or silicone paper to line a baking tray. Place the corn in a large bowl. Chop the Pop Tart into pieces one to two centimetres in size. Melt the butter in a heavy based saucepan and add the syrup, salt and sugar. Allow the mixture to boil for two minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in your vanilla. Pour the mixture over your popcorn, tossing to completely coat it.

Spread the covered popcorn on to the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes on a low heat, stirring halfway through the baking time. Add the Pop Tart pieces to the tray and bake for a further five minutes. Allow the popcorn to cool in the pan before breaking into delicious chunks.

If you love Chocolate Pop Tarts, contact us. Funworks is a chocolate store, Perth sweet enthusiasts can depend on to have all the best sweet treats. From traditional favourites to imported candies, our team is on hand to answer any queries and assist you with your order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucky Charms Cereal Blondie Bars

Whether you are looking for an after school snack or a sweet treat for a family occasion, Lucky Charms cereal is usually a great bet for gaining approval from kids and adults alike. This iconic cereal has been used for treats for decades, but these blondie bars take the sweet taste of Lucky Charms to even more delicious heights. 

Ingredients:

  • To make thirty bars, you will need;
  • 200 grams of white chocolate chips
  • 100 grams of unsalted butter
  • 200 grams of flour
  • 100 grams of brown sugar
  • Two teaspoons baking powder
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Two eggs
  • 150 grams of Lucky Charms cereal with marshmallow pieces.

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Directions:

Over a low heat, melt your butter in a medium sized saucepan. When the butter has melted scatter half the chocolate chips into the pan, but do not stir. Allow the pan to sit off the heat for two minutes so that the chocolate melts gently. After this time give the mixture a gentle stir, so it is combined. Allow this mixture to cool, as you will need it only to be lukewarm.

Sift together the baking powder, salt, and flour. Add in the sugar and whisk to combine. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and cooled butter mixture. Fold in the remaining chocolate chips and Lucky Charms cereal. Perth sweet enthusiasts may be tempted to add in more marshmallows, but if you prefer a more marshmallowy treat, adjust the cereal to marshmallow ratio rather than adding more ingredients. This recipe can also be made with just the Lucky Charms marshmallows, but keep the weight the same.

Spread the blondie batter into a greased cake tin and bake at 175ºc for approximately twenty minutes. The blondies should be golden brown and cooked through. Allow your Lucky Charms blondies to cool in the tin completely before slicing.

Decoration:

While these Lucky Charms blondies look wonderfully colourful without decoration, if you do want to make them look a little more special, it is possible with very little effort. Traditionally, blondies are decorated with a little melted chocolate. White or milk chocolate would work well as a chocolate drizzle decoration.

However, if you want to keep the Lucky Charm theme, you could also decorate with a marshmallow drizzle. To safely melt your marshmallows, set a heatproof bowl over a pan of hot water. Place the marshmallows into the bowl with a tablespoon of water and allow them to be gently heated. Warning, if you use multiple colours of marshmallows, you will end up with a tasty, yet brown marshmallow decoration. Instead, pick out your favourite colour as a decoration. Alternatively, you could simply use regular white marshmallows, which will melt down in the same way. Drizzle the melted marshmallow in the same way as chocolate, taking care not to burn or splash yourself. Allow the marshmallow to set before serving.

If you are looking to buy Lucky Charms cereal, Australia sweet enthusiasts should speak to us. We have a massive selection of sweets and candy including Lucky Charms cereal. We can assist with bulk orders so that you will have plenty of your favourite cereal for all your baking experiments.

Butterfingers Chocolate Blondies

If you love Butterfinger candy bars, then these blondies are sure to be your new favourite treat. These Butterfingers Chocolate Blondie bars take the sublime taste of Butterfinger candy bars to even greater heights. The creamy, dreamy flavour of the candy bar is enhanced with delicious vanilla and scrummy peanut butter for a fantastic sweet treat that will appeal to the whole family. 

Ingredients:

  • 175 grams of softened, unsalted butter
  • 225 grams of soft brown sugar
  • One egg
  • 280 grams of flour
  • 110 grams of smooth peanut butter
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Two Butterfingers candy bars (chopped)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 165ºc and grease a 20 centimetre square cake tin.

Soften the peanut butter in the microwave for ten seconds, so it becomes a little melted and creamy, set aside.

Beat your brown sugar and butter until creamy and light. Add the vanilla extract and egg, beating until well blended. Add in the salt and flour gradually, mixing well between each amount. Once you have formed a thick batter, fold in the chopped Butterfingers chocolate.

Pour approximately half of the blondie batter into the cake tin and smooth out, so it is an even layer. Drizzle half of the peanut butter on to the layer of batter. Pour on the remaining batter, smoothing it out before drizzling the remaining peanut butter.

Bake for approximately thirty five minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow your blondies to cool completely in the pan. 

Decoration:

Although you may be tempted to dig into these Butterfingers chocolate blondies fresh out of the oven, you will deny yourself a truly fantastic sweet treat. While you need to allow your blondies to cool completely in order to decorate them, it is well worth the wait.

The traditional way to decorate a blondie is to drizzle the top with melted chocolate. You can choose to use milk, white or dark chocolate. Either one will complement the rich taste of your blondies, but if you are undecided, you could always use more than one type of chocolate.

Cut your blondies into squares and place them on a wire rack. It is a good idea to rest the rack on a chopping board or baking tray to collect any chocolate dribbles from the decoration. Melt the chocolate, either using the microwave or a bowl over hot water, and use a spoon to drizzle zigzag patterns across the top of the blondies. If you want to be a little more decadent, you could also sprinkle a little crushed Butterfingers candy bars on top of the chocolate before it sets. Don’t be too heavy handed with this, as you could make your blondies overly sweet, but a few small pieces will work really well. 

If you love Butterfingers candy bars and other imported candies, visit us. At Funworks, we have a massive selection of sweets and candy including Butterfingers chocolate. Our team of sweet enthusiasts is available to answer any queries and assist you in placing your order.

How to Make Aniseed Fig Muffins

If you love the taste of aniseed rings but are not looking for an overly sweet treat, these aniseed fig muffins may be just what you’ve been searching for. These muffins have a rich flavour that makes them ideal for a relaxing Sunday brunch or as an afternoon pick me up. They can be eaten warm, but they also taste fantastic when they are allowed to cool, and the flavours have fully developed.

Ingredients:

To make ten regular size muffins, you will need;

  • One egg,
  • 230 millilitres of milk
  • 60 millilitres of vegetable oil
  • Two teaspoons anise extract
  • 300 grams of flour
  • 100 grams of whole wheat flour
  • Three teaspoons of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 30 grams of sugar
  • Three teaspoons of anise seeds
  • 120 grams of chopped dried figs

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Directions:

Preheat your oven to 190ºc and prep your muffin tins, either by lining with paper cases or greasing.

Whisk the oil, milk, anise extract and egg together in a jug. In another bowl sift the baking powder, salt, and flours. Add in the sugar and anise seeds, stirring well. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring briefly so everything is combined. Fold in the fig pieces, so they are well distributed.

Bake your aniseed and fig muffins for approximately fifteen minutes, testing with a skewer to ensure that they are baked through.

Serving Suggestions: 

These aniseed fig muffins are wonderfully versatile, so you can serve them in a number of ways. If you are in the mood for a savoury treat, then you can still enjoy these muffins. The fig and aniseed flavours will complement several varieties of cheese, so you can create a delicious savoury platter. A sharp, soft goat’s cheese or a rich blue cheese would really accentuate the delicious fig flavours in these muffins. This serving suggestion will work particularly well if the muffins are still slightly warm from the oven.

If you are more in the mood for a sweet treat, you can ice and decorate them. Just use a basic butter icing or glaze to top the muffins and use aniseed rings to decorate. If you are feeling particularly decadent, why not use dark chocolate aniseed rings. Fig and chocolate perfectly complement each other, enhancing the subtle aniseed flavour for a fantastic sweet delight.

If you are planning on serving these muffins to both adults and children, you can be a little more creative with your decorative ideas. Scattering the top with chocolate aniseed rings will really appeal to kids, but adults will appreciate the flavour combination. If you are aiming for maximum appeal, why not top with a chocolate ganache before dotting with aniseed rings.

If you would like to incorporate aniseed rings into your baking creations, speak to us. Funworks has a massive selection of sweets and candy including regular and dark chocolate aniseed rings. Our team of sweet enthusiasts would be happy to assist you with any queries and we can also arrange for bulk orders, so you will have plenty of chocolate aniseed rings for all your baking ideas and experiments.