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Mint Aero Traybake

Amazingly, my little blog is now over a year old!  Belated Birthday Greetings to the blog and a huge thank you to everyone out there who has liked, read, commented and (most importantly) baked this past year.  To celebrate, here’s another classic traybake – the Mint Aero Square/Slice/Traybake!

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Wonder Bites

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…

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Snowballs

We had our first flurries of snow in the week before Thanksgiving this year. When I’m clearing several inches (hopefully not feet!) of snow off our driveway later in the winter, I shall try to remember the look of sheer joy on Little Miss Traybakes’ face when she saw the sprinkling of flakes outside.  It won’t make the snow shoveling any easier but I’m hoping it’ll make me smile!

It’s not the earliest I’ve ever seen snow over here and there certainly wasn’t enough to make even the smallest of snowballs, so I’ve been making snowballs in the kitchen instead.

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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 for Pineapple Delight 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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