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Diane’s Delights

This traybake was new to me but as Little Miss Traybakes pointed out, it does have a lot of the same ingredients as Fifteens (this unprompted comment made me rather proud – a star baker in the making?!)

These are very sweet but also very delicious.  Coconutty, crunchy, filled with sticky marshmallows, and topped with sweet white chocolate, these are definitely not for anyone looking to reduce their sugar consumption!  But like most of my other bakes, I cut these into small squares.  Everything in moderation!

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Mars Bar Traybake

I’ve never been a big fan of the Mars Bar.  I would never buy one in a shop.  Although if you offered me a mini Mars Bar, I probably would take it.   For some reason, I think they taste better than the full-sized bars.

But, the Mars Bar Traybake is a different story altogether!  Somehow, a melted Mars Bar, mixed with Rice Krispies (other puffed rice cereals are available) transforms it into a very yummy, crispy, chewy treat that is hard to refuse!

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S’mores Traybake

Ever since I started this blog, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about baking and traybakes and baking traybakes…and after a while, I began to think about making some ‘new’ traybakes (hey, the classics all had to start somewhere!)

Living in the US, we have been introduced to s’mores and they have been a firm favorite in our house ever since – especially with Little Miss Traybakes.  For anyone who doesn’t know what a s’more is, you sandwich a piece of chocolate and a toasted marshmallow between two graham crackers (which are more or less like digestives) and then attempt to eat it without getting too much sticky marshmallow all over your face and hands (or is that just Little Miss Traybakes?!)

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Pineapple Delight

I received several requests to feature this recipe on the blog, so I’m hoping it’s a favourite for a few more of you out there!

I held off making this for a while as all versions of the recipe that I have contain raw egg and I was a little wary about making a traybake with raw egg in it (although I’m not at all wary about licking the bowl after I’ve just made cake or cookies…yes, I obviously have double standards).  Then I decided to just make this traybake without the egg and see how it worked.  And it worked out fine.  But, if you’re not averse to a bit of raw egg in your baking, then go ahead and add an egg to the buttercream layer.

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Malteser Squares

This isn’t a recipe I remember from my childhood, so whether it’s a more ‘modern’ traybake or just one that Mummy Traybakes didn’t make until I was older, I’m not sure.  However, I think it’s one that definitely deserves a place on my (rather long and expanding) list of favourite traybakes.

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Ovaltine Creams

OK, confession time.  This is a recipe for Ovaltine Creams but what I made was technically not Ovaltine Creams.  I made Horlicks Creams.

I couldn’t find Ovaltine here in the US.  Well, I did find US-made Ovaltine and the first ingredient was sugar, so I ignored that.   Then in the international aisle of my local supermarket (beside the teabags, Ribena and Jammie Dodgers) I found some Horlicks.   And according to my (not-very) extensive research on the internet, they are both malted milk drinks and aren’t all that different in terms of their ingredients.  Ovaltine has a little cocoa powder in it, so I added a teaspoon of cocoa to my Horlicks and feel free to do this if you live in an Ovaltine-free town and Horlicks is all that you can find too.

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No-Bake Coffee Squares

Having made my Mocha Squares traybake a few weeks ago, I still had quite a lot of coffee essence left over.  And the bottle claims that it should be refrigerated and used within 28 days of opening.  Now, I don’t want to pass any sort of judgement on Mummy Traybakes’ housekeeping but I’m sure there was a bottle of Camp Coffee that was in our larder for a lot longer than 28 days when I was a child…

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Toffee Rice Krispie Treats

I recently made Rice Krispie Treats with Little Miss Traybakes using the recipe we found on the cereal box but they weren’t quite the same as the ones I remember Mummy Traybakes making when I was younger.  Then I remembered that the traybake from my childhood was made with Highland Toffee to give it extra chewiness. So when I found a recipe containing toffee in one of my traybake recipe books, I knew I had to try to recreate that memory.

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Mallow Cushions

This was another reader request.

I had never heard of Mallow Cushions before but this recipe had the right name and the ingredient list sounded the same and the end result was rather yummy!

But so sticky to work with.  Oh, so sticky!

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Cherry Coconut Bars

With yet another half can of condensed milk languishing in my fridge, I searched for a retro recipe that would use it up.  Years ago, you could buy a small can of condensed milk that was about 7oz/200g.  I’m not sure these exist anymore, but with many of my recipes calling for a ‘small can of condensed milk’ (and because I hate to see food waste) I either need to be making double quantities or trying something new!

This recipe had the rather straightforward title of Jelly Squares, as they are flavored with jelly crystals (powdered jello), so I took the liberty of using a more descriptive title for this post.

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