Recipe | Valentine’s oreo chocolate bark

Go on! Overload with chocolate for Valentine’s Day!

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You don’t really need a recipe to make chocolate bark because it’s as straightforward as you would expect. Melt chocolate, pour it out, sprinkle with the toppings of your choice, leave to set and that’s it!

I decided to put some oreo biscuit in the base of mine for flavour and a nice crunchy texture. I used Love Hearts, mini Haribo hearts and some heart-shaped sugar sprinkles for the topping, but you can use your favourites.

Ingredients (these quantities make a lot of chocolate bark! The pictures below will give you an idea of just how much. You could halve these amounts if you want to make a small batch)

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Recipe | Quick golden syrup cookies

Yummy, chewy golden syrup cookies. Also an easy recipe to make vegan!

Quick golden syrup cookies biscuits uk recipe easy

Following the success of using golden syrup in my gingerbread cake, I did a search for biscuits made using this magic ingredient. I found this super-simple golden syrup cookie recipe on the BBC Good Food website.

Ingredients (makes 12-24 cookies depending on how big you make them)

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Recipe | Easy chocolate biscuits – a Valentine’s Day baking idea!

Cute Valentine’s Day chocolate biscuits from only four ingredients!

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A quick search for easy chocolate biscuit recipes turned up this one over at allrecipes. The original recipe suggested rolling the dough into small balls and pressing them down with a fork before baking. I went a little fancier in my decoration in honour of Valentine’s Day. But whether you make your chocolate biscuits heart-shaped or not, you’ll only need four ingredients.

Ingredients (makes approx. 12 biscuits – double up if you have hordes to feed!)

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Recipe | Nutella cookie cups – soft chewy biscuits with a chocolate hazelnut centre

Soft, chewy biscuit with a soft heart of chocolate hazelnut cream. Delicious!

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I found the recipe for these delicious treats at Sweetest Menu, which has loads of great recipes and is well-worth checking out. However, while the original recipe is to make 12 cookie cups using a muffin tin, I decided to use a mini muffin tin and so get 24 cookie cups from the same amount of ingredients.

So the size of your cookie cups is up to you!

Ingredients (makes 24 mini Nutella cookie cups or 12 large cookie cups)

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Recipe | Chocolate toffee melts

These chewy chocolate biscuits are easy to make with children. You can give them a Rolo centre or use Smarties or whatever you prefer!

How to make chocolate toffee and smartie melts biscuit cookie recipe

Another recipe pulled from my Mum’s recipe folder. It’s from BBC GoodFood Magazine once again but this time it doesn’t seem to be available online. So you’ll just have to take my word for it!

Ingredients (makes 24 – 30 biscuits)

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Recipe | Butter and jam thumbprint biscuits

A perfect bake if you’re looking for something to make with children 🙂

Jam and butter thumbprint cookies perfect to bake with children

I wanted to make something with my son and, after some Googling, I came across this simple biscuit recipe. It calls for jam to be used in the centre, but I made half the biscuits with jam centres and half with chocolate hazelnut spread centres.

Ingredients (makes approx. 50 biscuits)

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Recipe | Melting moments: custard powder and icing sugar butter cookies

Melt in your mouth butter cookies made with custard powder (really) and icing sugar

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Ideally I wanted to use my mum’s recipe for these because the results are always terrific. But she was on holiday, so I had to rely on my old friend, the internet. I got the recipe from Now Add Sugar, where you can also find helpful “cup” quantities for the ingredients rather than grams and ounces.

Ingredients (makes approx. 50 biscuits)

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Recipe | Two-tone heart and flower biscuits

Pretty two-tone heart and flower-shaped biscuits. Ready for afternoon tea!

Two tone biscuits cookies heart shaped and flower shaped

I decided it was time I made some biscuits. I find them a lot more effort than cake, which is probably why I don’t make them as often!

I got the recipe from the one and only Mary Berry, here. Her recipe was more elaborate with three rings of colour… I decided to play safe and go for two 🙂

Ingredients (makes approx. 40 biscuits)

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Recipe | Oat and pecan squares with caramel and chocolate (tray bake)

Another great tray bake. Oats, pecans, chocolate and caramel. I like to think the oats mean you can convince yourself this is somehow healthy!

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Once again, my toddler’s favourite supermarket magazine provides inspiration for another recipe!

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Recipe | Chocolate honeycomb squares (no bake!)

Chocolate, honeycomb, marshmallow and biscuit. Deliciously sweet and no baking required!

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I haven’t had much time for baking recently, so this week I went for a no-bake option. Although I guess this is still a “tray bake”?

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