Chocolate Crackle Bliss Balls

Healthy Chocolate Bliss Balls-2-2

I made a huge batch of these for Max's after-school party recently, and most of them came home. Or so I thought. I think I must have just made way more chocolate bliss balls than I remembered because since the party I've been asked by no less than FIVE mums for the recipe. So they mustn't look as much like poo as I suspected... I LOVE these ...

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Raspberry rum balls for Christmas [+ an amazing FREE Christmas cookbook]

Raspberry Rum Balls - perfect for Christmas

If a (wo)man is known by the company (s)he keeps, then I am amazing. Honestly, I'm kind, clever, talented, creative, wise, funny and ridiculously good looking. All my friends are. One of those friends - the kind, clever, talented, wise, funny, ridiculously good looking Amanda from Cooker and a Looker - invited me to contribute to this glorious ...

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Chocolate and Rosemary Biscuits

Chocolate and Rosemary Biscuits recipe

Just up the road there is a front hedge grown from rosemary bushes. It smells just as delicious as you'd imagine, especially when our neighbour is trimming the hedge back. The sharp scent of rosemary gushes up and down the street, fragrancing our day Ah, divine! We have a small rosemary plant in a far-too-shady part of our garden. Most of my ...

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Pear, Sultana and Zucchini muffins

Pear and Sultana Muffins

I was going to make some good ol' zucchini slice for lunch one weekend using the eggs from our hens (they are laying!), but I didn't get around to it. I think we had 2-Minute Noodles instead, which basically just left me with mum guilt and a bunch of zucchinis with nowhere to go. Enter, the humble zucchini muffin. You can make anything to a ...

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Oat and Zucchini Cookies (with Choc Chips for Luck)

Oat and Zucchini Cookies - with added choc chips

I'm a little bit meh when it comes to making sweet treats 'healthy'. Part of me thinks, "just have the darn sweet and move on" and part of me thinks, "how clever to pack some goodness into a biscuit." Mostly I think nutrition has no business discussing homemade treats. So I'm defying myself every time I make these oat and zucchini cookies. I ...

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Easiest slice recipe ever (with choc chips and yummy things)

Easiest slice recipe EVER

I don't know what to call this slice, other than 'easiest slice ever'. It's a tin of condensed milk, some SR flour, coconut, choc bits and butter all melted together to form something naughty but nice. This is the kind of thing that you would throw into a tin and into the oven when you forgot to bake something for the school 'bring a plate' thingy. ...

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Lime syrup cupcakes recipe

Lime syrup cupcakes recipe

You know what, sometimes I don't want to make a treat out of coconut, quinoa and flaxseeds. Sometimes I want an actual treat, a real treat, a good old-fashioned treat. Enter lime syrup cupcakes. I've got an oversupply of limes on my hands right now. I honestly don't know how it happens. I'm usually a hoarder of chickpeas and laundry detergent. ...

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Quick mix cookies

Quick mix biscuits

Sometimes you don't want to muck around making the world's best chocolate chip cookies. Because biscuits like that involve creaming the sugar and butter for a rather long time. Sometimes you just want a quick mix biscuit recipe that you can whip up in a storm. This is that recipe. It will take you 5 minutes to get the mix together, which is ...

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Lucy’s Mum’s no-bake chocolate slice

No-bake chocolate slice

Once upon a time a lovely lass called Lucy had a blog called Diminishing Lucy. It was one of the very first blogs I ever read and I truly connected with Lucy through it. It was a health and fitness blog, but so much more than that. Lucy had a way of inviting us in and her words were so thoughtful. I was very sad when life moved on for her and Lucy ...

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Nut-free bliss balls

Little ball of YUM: cacao nut-free bliss balls

Have you made bliss balls yet? They are kind of unavoidable. I consider these nut free bliss balls to be the healthy version of the cake pop phenomenon of 2012. Only much, much easier to make. Pop one of these balls into the lunch box for a hit of energy to power the recess handball game. They are also fabulous to keep in your handbag for ...

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