Words and imagery by Barbara O’Reilly of Patchwork Cactus, originally published on westfield.com.au
Baking is a quintessential Christmas tradition, but when the mercury spikes above 35, switching on the oven is the sometimes the last thing anyone feels like doing.
On those days, this biscuit recipe is total winner! It requires absolutely no cooking time unless you count the part where you microwave chocolate. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
These cute treats are inspired by the 4 Christmas Food Groups; chocolate, sprinkles, biscuits, and candy canes. They are quick, yummy and simple enough for even a toddler to make – with help of course.
We have listed the ingredients we used below, but the possibilities truly are endless. But FYI; the combination of white chocolate and candy cane really is next level amazing!
• Christmas sprinkles
• White chocolate
• Packet biscuits (any type will do)
• Crushed candy canes
• Hundreds and thousands
Head out to your local Westfield and grab all the ingredients along with some baking paper.
Melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds. Take it out, stir and repeat.
When about half the chocolate is melted, put the bowl on the bench and let sit for 30 seconds before stirring again. The heat in the chocolate should gently melt the rest. It’s essential to take your time with this step and let the chocolate melt slowly because it will go lumpy if you overcook it.
Now get the kids to crush about three candy canes in a zip lock bag, they can use a rolling pin or mallet for this step.
Pour all of your decorative bits and bobs into separate bowls and let the children dip their biscuits into the melted chocolate, gently shake off the excess then sprinkle the decorations over them.
When each masterpiece is finished, pop it on some baking paper to set, it should only take a few minutes. If it’s a hot day, you can pop them in the fridge but not for too long as you don’t want the biscuits to go stale.