These Coconut Squares are kind of like the baked equivalent of the no-bake Chocolate Coconut Bars from a couple of weeks ago. Very similar ingredients, although with a little less chocolate and a few more sultanas.Continue reading
It was still a little too hot here to be turning on the oven more than necessary, so these Chocolate Coconut Bars were the perfect no-bake traybake to make. They are also quite sticky and liable to melting, so are probably best kept in the fridge, which makes them perfect for hot days. Or cold days. Or any day.
And it couldn’t be easier. Melt chocolate. Let it set. Melt butter and condensed milk, add cherries and coconut. Cover with more chocolate!Continue reading
This is another remarkably simple recipe. Chopped nuts, cherries and coconut, covered in chocolate. There is a little bit of coffee essence in the recipe, but to be honest, I didn’t notice a discernible coffee taste from these Wonder Bites.
Well, I say this is an easy recipe and it looks remarkably simple. My baking went something like this…
I won’t try to claim that these traybakes will transport you to a tropical island. If that is your idea of paradise. Perhaps your idea of paradise is sitting in my kitchen in the middle of a New England winter watching Little Miss Traybakes paint a masterpiece with her new watercolor set while ignoring the housework? No?! Unfortunately, that’s all that I can offer right now. That, and a recipe for these Paradise Squares traybakes.
We’re feeling very festive here in the Traybakes’ household. Little Miss Traybakes decorated our Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago. We’ve already had a few snowfalls. And our mission to introduce mince pies to the Americans continues. It’s mostly been successful too!
So, I thought I’d try to sneak in a quick blog post before Christmas. What to make?! Then I remembered a recipe that Mummy Traybakes first made many years ago for Iced Christmas Pudding. I have no idea where this recipe comes from, but like many of the traybake recipes, it’s probably been passed around for years.
I know that I claim that a lot of these recipes are incredibly easy to make, but this one has to be near the top of the list of easy traybakes. It was quick to assemble and really only requires some chopping, butter melting and biscuit crushing.
Now, this is my third attempt at making a florentine style traybake. The two previous recipes hadn’t been very successful, so I was taking quite a gamble trying yet another florentine recipe! But this one worked! And they are rather yummy.