Chocolate is by far my biggest vice. I can walk on by a packet of crisps and pretty easily pass up the offer of a glass of wine, but when it comes to chocolate, especially that of the nutty variety I can very rarely hold back!
The same can be said for all of my children so I would say we are all pretty knowledgable about the subject. So when we were asked to try out Knoppers(I can’t help but giggle at the name) it wasn’t an offer to be passed up.
Knoppers are squares of crispy baked wafers held together with milky hazelnut wafers and topped with a chocolate coating.
The best way for me to describe the snack is a deconstructed Ferrero Rocce. It is literally all the mouthwatering components of a Ferrero Roche and formed into a handy square that makes the perfect snack for in between meal times.
The creamy, nutty layers work perfectly with the crisp wafer and is set off wonderfully with the extra chocolate layer…I mean you really can’t ever have to much chocolate can you!
We have been enjoying these treats at home with a glass of milk and on the go as they are so easy to slip inside a handbag which allows you to satisfy the moans of the little ones hunger pangs with ease.
At only 50p per snack they are super affordable and can be picked up at a whole host of convinenece and impulse stores nationwide, so keep your eye out for them and let me know what you think.
* Collaborated post.
I’m normally one to avoid pre-packed cake and biscuit mixes in favour of just starting from scratch myself, but when I came across what Sweetpea Pantry had to offer with their healthy take on pre-packed baking I was intrigued and could wait to try them out!
Sweetpea Pantry offers a great range of nutritionally balanced mixes that are free from refined sugar, gluten free and packet with plenty of wholesome ingredients to keep little tummies full without the junk.
With the little ones busy playing in the garden number three got set to try out the wonderfully named Ginger Giggles Biscuit Mix.
The pack contains everything you need and a small list of store cupboard ingredients that needed to be added to.
The instructions were easy to read and follow and number five had a fantastic time mixing, rolling and having a sneaky taste as we prepared our biscuits.
We picked a gingerbread man shaped cutter to form our biscuit and added a few raisins as eyes once they were baked.
I will definitely be picking some more mixes from their range to put into my store cupboard as they are the perfect way to create a healthy treat for your little ones with no fuss and plenty of flavour!
*we were given this biscuit mix for the purpose of the review and they are all my own honest opinions.
There is nothing better than a lovely warming cup of hot chocolate and a yummy biscuit with the cold weather in the lead up to Christmas.
I’ve made some pretty biscuits that are allergy friendly and can be balanced on the side of your favourite mug or cup and decorated any way you like.
Christmas Cup Biscuits
- 300g Gluten free flour
- 150g soft brown sugar
- 150g dairy free margarine
- 1 egg equivalent of egg replacer
- 2tsp all spice
- 250g icing sugar
- Juice half an orange
- Preheat the oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4 whilst lining two large baking trays with greasproof paper.
- Mix together the flour, and sugar and then rub together the butter and egg replacer to make fine breadcrumbs. Leave it in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes.
- Once chilled roll out onto a floured surface until it is about 1cm thick. Take any festive cutter you like and cut out the shapes. Once out then cut a small rectangle into the bottom of each biscuit slightly larger than the rim of your cup.
- Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes whist mixing the icing sugar and orange juice to make the icing.
- Once the biscuits have been taken out and cooled place your icing into a piping bag and pipe on your design.
- When the icing has set serve on the side of a cup of hot chocolate.