Sweet Menu's Disappearing Act

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Hi friends, just a quick note to explain my absence on Sweet Menu the last week or so. It all started with major computer issues (having to take the computer in for repairs four times) and then we unfortunately had our house burgled. Among many valuables, my laptop, camera and even Adobe software was stolen. My beautiful engagement and wedding rings were taken and my husband's university assignment that's due in two days is gone. I may be MIA for a little while longer until we get everything sorted.  I really miss baking and posting for you all but I hope to have Sweet Menu back on it's feet very soon. xx

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Sunday, 12 October 2014

A bite-sized treat guaranteed to please peanut butter and chocolate lovers everywhere. These cookie dough bites are really easy to put together and there's no egg in the cookie dough so it is absolutely safe to eat. Made with a soft peanut butter dough that is loaded with chocolate chips and then covered in rich dark chocolate, they are a dream for those of us with a raging sweet tooth. If you love cookie dough, then you will love these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls.

Homemade Chocolate Freckles

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Homemade Chocolate Freckles

There's just something about sprinkles that makes me smile. So these chocolate freckles are making me very happy. Do they have freckles in America? Milk chocolate covered in hundreds and thousands? They are sweet, crunchy and really delicious. Super fun to eat but even more fun to make - you can create your own chocolate freckles with only two ingredients!

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Hands up if you are ready to indulge? Chocolate lovers everywhere unite for the most fudgy, chocolatey, gooey cookie yet. I have a major soft spot for cookies and would prefer a good cookie over a piece of cake - call me crazy! So I'm pretty excited about these Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies, that take a chocolate cookie to the next level. They are the perfect weekend treat.

Caramel Pecan Chocolate Turtle Donuts

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Caramel Pecan Chocolate Turtle Donuts

Before I go on about how amazing these donuts are, I need to ask - have you ever eaten a turtle? The American chocolate? They are a delicious mix of caramel and pecans, all covered in milk chocolate. They are good! We don't really have anything similar in Australia but these baked donuts will give you your turtle fix!

Dark Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Skillet Cookie 

Today marks the christening of my very first skillet pan! I was given this beautiful cast iron skillet for my birthday a few months ago and I have been pondering what my first cooked treat should be. I decided there is no better way to kick things off than with a giant, golden, chocolate-laden, peanut butter cookie. Boy, did I make the right decision. This Dark Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is out-of-this-world!

Homemade Twix Bars

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Homemade Twix Bars

What is your favourite chocolate bar? I like Twix. That sweet shortbread and gooey caramel? Definitely one of my favourites. So its nice to know when the Twix craving hits, I can whip up a whole batch of these beauties in no time at all - a very nice idea indeed. This recipe is pretty fun to put together and not as tricky as you might think. In fact, you only need five ingredients!

Caramel Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Caramel Stuffed Donuts

Have you been swept away in the donut craze? Since I bought my donut pan I've been loving making these baked treats at home. Chocolate Frosted Donuts with sprinkles and Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are my favourites so far. But there is a newcomer that has jumped to the top of my donut list, these amazing Caramel Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes.

Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Strawberry Cheesecake

It's no secret that I love American baking. And I love how creative Americans are, particularly when it comes to pies and bars. From chocolate pies to pumpkin pies, pecan pies to key lime pies, it seems everything can be made into a pie or a bar. There's cookie bars, smores bars, Oreo bars, peanut butter bars, caramel bars, cereal bars, cinnamon bars, blueberry bars and the list goes on. There is no end to their goodness!

Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Whip these out at your next do and watch them disappear! I made these for a friend's baby shower on the weekend and they were gone in a flash. And what's not to love? With a filling made from crushed Oreos and a thick coating of milk chocolate - they are a cookie lover's delight. Perhaps the best part, is how easy they are to put together - only three ingredients needed!
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