Most of the recipes on my blog are super easy and delicious to make especially if you are new to the kitchen.
I love the less complicated and 9 times out of 10, the simpler things are just better!
Here are few easy ideas (no baking or cooking involved) – if you have visitors popping by or if you invited over to friends and family why not try one of these easy treats…
CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRIES: wash and dry strawberries. Melt chocolate. Dip strawberries in chocolate and leave to dry. You could also dip these in nuts or coconut whilst the chocolate is still wet. Using edible glitter just makes anything look like you had put sooo much extra effort!
CHOCOLATE DROPS: melt good quality chocolate, add chopped nuts, crumble some biscuits, maybe some raisins, coconut… The list is endless. Mix all together and drop spoonfuls onto foil and leave to harden. Pop into the fridge for a few minutes. Remove from foil. You can drizzle another color chocolate over or just use some glitter dust and you good to go.
OREO & ‘MOUSSE’: I promise you this is the simplest ‘mousse’ you ever going to make. Whisk 1 tin caramel treat and 2Tblsp cocoa. Whip up 1 cup fresh cream – fold caramel mixture and whipped cream. Pour into dish. Top with broken pieces of oreo and top with fresh cream. You could also put some nuts and coconut into the whipped cream before layering on top of the biscuits.
CARAMEL DESSERT: 1 box Romany creams biscuit (or any other chocolatey coconut biscuit). Whip 1 cup fresh cream and add to 1 tin caramel treat. Fold in biscuits. Decorate with more whipped cream and/or strawberries.
MARSHMALLOWS & CREAM: layer casserole with tennis biscuits. Chop up marshmallows into bite size cubes/use mini marshmallows. Whip 1 cup fresh cream. Add 1/2 cup coconut, 1/4 cup chopped nuts and add marshmallow. Pour into casserole over layered biscuits.
FRUIT DIPPERS: very similar to a fondue but much easier. It’s all about the presentation on this one. No one can mess up on this. Simply cut up some fruit into chunky pieces (about 2-3cm). Use fruit that won’t turn color like melons and pineapples – the colors are going to be dashing. Use a round platter for this. Pour caramel sauce straight out the tin or mix melted chocolate and cream into a bowl and place it in the middle of your platter. Set the fruit around it. You can poke toothpicks/skewers into some of the fruit for easy picking.
BANANA SKEWERS: peel and slice bananas approximately 3-4cm. Poke a skewer into each piece and freeze for a little while. In the meantime melt some chocolate and get some chopped nuts ready. Dip the banana in chocolate and roll in the nuts. Leave to dry.
TRIFLE (without the jelly): all items can be store bought. Buy a plain cake or use tennis biscuit and layer the bottom of a casserole with slices of cake or biscuit. Pour custard over. Drain canned fruit and throw over custard. Add another layer of cake/biscuit. Top with whipped cream and nuts.
Have any ideas that you would like to share?