Pick ‘n’ Mix Chocolate Bark
Three types of chocolate and nine (yes nine!!) toppings makes this bark a chocoholics dream. Use good quality chocolate for this recipe and you (or your resident chocoholic) will be deliriously happy with the results.
Chocolate Baileys Spiked Banana Loaf
This is a great alternative to your bog-standard banana bread. Chocolate and banana are a classic combination but the addition of Baileys takes it to another level. Don’t save this one for St Patrick’s Day go make it now!
Strawberry Meringue Fudge
Sweet and smooth with a crunchy crumbled meringue topping, this pretty fudge is perfect for those with a sweet-tooth and makes for a quick and easy Valentines gift. If you’ve never made fudge by combining sweetened condensed milk and melted chocolate before, make sure you read the instructions completely before you start.
Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Salty and sweet, soft but crunchy and a little crispy around the edges – these cookies are the perfect combination of flavours and textures. They’re nut free so are safe to include in the kids lunchboxes (much to my daughter’s delight) but not so sweet that you couldn’t include one (or three) in your lunchbox as well. Plus there’s all that dark chocolate to add to the deliciousness…
Hokey Pokey Cheesecake
Inspired by classic Kiwi hokey pokey ice cream, this cheesecake is sure to be a hit at your next summer barbecue. The hokey pokey that is mixed into the cheesecake will dissolve as the cheesecake sets, so make sure you’re generous with the hokey pokey on top of the cheesecake so you get that lovely crunch. If you don’t want to serve the cheesecake immediately, it will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days – top with hokey pokey just before serving.
Heart Shaped String Art
This pretty little artwork is a great addition to a side table, dresser or even on the front door to welcome guests. Combine contrasting colours to really make your design pop, and once you’ve mastered the basic heart shape, try different shapes or even words – the possibilities are only limited by your imagination and thread supply!