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Festive Favourites


The list is long, of all the special sweet treats that you might write on your wish list of baking for this festive season. My niece wanted to bake something and one of her all time favourites is fudge…you bet chocolate, cocoa, coconut fudge brownies. So her eyes went bounding through many of our cookbooks, which were scattered over the kitchen table and she found this easy delicious recipe.


Looking almost in every kitchen shop, I finally found some snowflake cookie cutters, so I decided to cut snowflake shapes of this choc fudge. I think they look great, it does take a little extra time however, but you know me anything for a little more loving detail.

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Recipe: Peppermint Candy Cane Slice

125 grams butter, melted

1 cup (220grams) brown sugar ( we didn’t have quite a cup full so I added fine caster sugar)

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1 cup (150grams) self raising flour, sifted

2 tablespoons cocoa

3 or 4 candy canes, roughly chopped/crushed

375 gram block of  cooking milk chocolate



Pre heat oven to 180° C

Grease a 19 x 30cm lamington slice pan. Line base and sides with baking paper. Place butter, sugar, egg and peppermint essence in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Stir in coconut and sifted flour and cocoa. Mix well and press  into prepared pan.

Cook in moderate oven for about 20 minutes.

Unwrap 3 or 4 candy canes and place in a snap lock plastic bag. Gently crush with rolling pin.

Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until smooth. Pour over slice and spread evenly then sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Stand at room temperature until set.

To serve cut into rectangles of for than something special idea for Christmas use your favourite cookie cutters.






Sources: Snowflake etching The Graphics Fairy.


  1. Wow, they look scrumptious!! I better get off the computer (I’ve been on most of the day) and do a little baking myself. Or at least make up some cookie dough to bake on Christmas Eve. I love the snowflake cookie cutters. I’ll have to keep on the look out for those.

    I think it’s wonderful that you have others around to bake with. It brightens the season and warms the heart.

    Happy Baking,

    • We get creative in the kitchen together…still some learning curves, you do the full package, you create, you bake, you shine the sink! x

  2. Wow! These look great, Yvette! I’ve a feeling that it wasn’t very easy to cut the candy with cookie cutters of any kind, let alone these snowflakes. Your hard work, though, sure did pay off and these must look beautiful on a serving tray or in a cookie tin.

  3. Goodness, these are just stunning, Yvette! Gorgeous! And I know they are delicious, too. Really love the sweet snowflake cutter you used. That extra touch is fabulous!

    • Great fun to bake, it’s amazing what a little change of colour can do…sprinkle red and white and it shines Christmas Cheer! x

  4. Wow, Yvette, I love the snowflake cookie cutter. Makes the brownies festive!! The recipe sounds so good, I wish that I could try some. So maybe i will try your recipe some day. I have been running out of time this Christmas. I just put up my tree last night and am working to get the rest of the presents wrapped. Looking to have some time maybe on Saturday to do some baking. Wow, where is the time going!!?
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas!
    down memory la la

    • Thanks Brenda, for calling past, we’re all in a bit of a rush this festive season, but so happy you called past my little creative corner. My self and my sister will be baking all day today, we have a catering job tomorrow. I hope to share some more goodies with everyone..have a great day! x

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