Triple Chocolate Peanut Slab Biscuits

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There’s something special about spotting the iconic gold wrapper of a Whittaker’s Peanut Slab as you wander around the supermarket aisles – and even more so when they’re sitting in your shopping trolley!

Whether you love that they’re densely packed with peanuts or that feeling you get you bite into what’s certainly quite a slab of milk chocolate, there’s no denying they’re memorable for all the right reasons.

Luckily these Triple Chocolate Peanut Slab Biscuits are on the same page as their chocolate namesake – memorable, decadent and devilishly moorish. Imagine a soft, cakey chocolate biscuit stuffed to breaking point with chunks of chopped Peanut Slabs, topped with a light drizzling of milk, white and dark chocolate. Sounds good, huh?

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Earl Grey & Lemon Tea Biscuits

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One of the great things about tea is how versatile it is – no matter what your taste is, there’s bound to be a tea to suit. Even Kevin, who claimed he just didn’t like tea in the slightest, has found a couple of varieties he likes – it turns out green tea with a little citrus is right up his alley!

But one of the most overlooked things about tea is how many ways you can use it across all sorts of edible treats – think tea infused jam, cupcakes, loaves and biscuits! All you need to do is fine the right tea and work out which other flavours to team the tea up with.

One of my favourite teas to both drink and bake with is Early Grey. Because Earl Grey tea is blended with bergamot oil (which comes from a bergamot orange) it’s perfect for teaming up with other light citrus flavours – like lemon! Which is why these Earl Grey & lemon tea biscuits are so delicious – the flavours just work.

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Snickers Cookies

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A great cookie really is something special. Whether you’ve had a hard day, have something to celebrate, or just need a bit of an energy boost a cookie can be just what you need. But finding a recipe for perfect cookies is not easy feat – luckily for you, I’ve got an incredible one up my sleeve!

This cookie is a dream for anyone who loves to treat themselves with a Snickers bar – it’s absolutely packed with them! But it’s not just the Snickers bars that makes these cookies special – there’s a generous handful of chopped peanuts and chocolate chips in them too.

You know, for good measure.

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Guest Post: Candyfloss Melting Moments

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Hello lovely readers of High Tea with Dragons. I am Lydia from Lydia Bakes and I’m honoured to be guest blogging over here for Kirsten while she is away honeymooning!

Kirsten and I have very similar tastes when it comes to baking, when Kirsten mentioned guest blogging on High Tea with Dragons I knew I had to make something sweet and fun.

I decided to add a twist to a classic cookie, Melting Moments. These eggless cookies truly do melt in your mouth and with a sweet candyfloss flavoured filling they’re the perfect treat to satisfy a sweet tooth craving!

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Gingernuts

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Happy New Year everyone! After a much needed break (otherwise known as intensive wedding crafting) we’re back in action – it’s so lovely to be back. I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year and that 2014 is off to a wonderful start.

But now, into the baking!

Even when it’s this hot, I can’t stop myself from sitting down with a hot cup of tea each evening. Yip, even on those revoltingly muggy nights we’ve had recently you’ll find me perched on the couch armed with a cup of tea while I wind down for the evening. Sometime I can even convince Kevin to take part in this little evening ritual – but it takes the lure of biscuit!

While I’m not one to turn down any biscuits, there are some that just go better with a hot cup of tea (or coffee) – one of which is a bit of a Kiwi favourite. I bet you know exactly which one I’m talking about… the humble gingernut, of course!

So with our cookie jar looking a little empty I decided to try my hand at making homemade gingernuts. And you know what? I think I like them more than the store-bough variety – though it’ll take a little more ‘testing’ to confirm!

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Christmas Crinkle Cookies

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This time of year is always pretty busy for us. Not only is Christmas creeping closer, but we have loads of birthdays to celebrate – there are six birthdays in December alone! Considering one of these birthdays is Kevin’s, life can get a little bit crazy.

Which is why I love having festive cookies sitting in the cupboard, ready to feed all those unexpected visitors you get at this time of year – and to scoff (I mean, enjoy) after dinner! The trouble is finding a recipe that is suitably Christmassy that doesn’t require intricate icing or decorating – I don’t know about you, but I never seem to have time to do that.

This is where these Christmas Crinkle Cookies come in. Packed with flavour and spice, these biscuits are a one bowl wonder that can be whipped up in next to no time – easily in under 30 minutes (and that’s including the bake time).

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Ugly Peanut Butter Biscuits

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There’s no denying my love of all things peanut butter – on toast, with carrots or in baking, I’m a happy critter whenever there’s peanut butter around! While I’m not particularly fussy about how I get my peanut butter fix, there’s one combination that’s just that little bit better than the rest… you guessed it, peanut butter and chocolate!

You’ll notice there are quite a few peanut butter and chocolate recipes hanging out in the recipe index. But after while perusing the confectionary aisle at the supermarket this weekend I realised a shocking fact – despite all the peanut butter creations on my blog, there aren’t any featuring Whittaker’s peanut butter chocolate!

This was a pretty horrifying fact considering how much I love that chocolate. So I decided to make things right and come up with a simple, decadent and totally delicious recipe that uses it. That’s where these biscuits come in – ugly peanut butter biscuits!

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Peanut M&M Chocolate Biscuits

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Ever feel like time is getting away with you? Yeah, me too – especially at the moment! Every waking moment seems to be filled with something to do; packing, planning, organising… the list is endless. With such a shortage of time at the moment, I’m all about finding easy, quick and (of course) delicious recipes that I can throw together on a Sunday afternoon.

Biscuits are great for times like this – they’re easy to prepare, quick to bake and don’t need any dressing up before they’re ready to eat. The trick is finding a recipe you love! Luckily I’ve done a bit of the leg work, so that’s exactly what today’s recipe is – a basic biscuit packed with flavour that only takes a few minutes to get mixed up and in the oven.

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