4 Ingredient Macaroons

Difficulty: Easy Makes 18 Looking for a quick and easy treat to take along to your next gathering? My 4 Ingredient Macaroons are going to be that quick and easy treat, whether or not they make it to the gathering entirely depends on your restraint though. Ingredients 2/3 cup aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup caster sugar 2 cups desiccated coconut Method Preheat the oven to 160°C and line two baking sheets with baking paper. Add the aquafaba and vanilla extract to the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat on high. While the mixture is whipping up, add the caster sugar, one tablespoon at a time. Continue to beat until stiff peaks are formed. Gently fold through the...

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Vegan Iced VoVos

Difficulty: Medium Makes about 40 cookies I hear you non-Aussie folk asking "what the eff is an Iced VoVo and why do I want a vegan one?" and I'ma give you an answer! The Iced VoVo is a classic Australian biscuit; a vanilla cookie topped with marshmallowy fondant, jam and coconut. Obviously there are a couple of components of the Iced VoVo that means they're were no longer on the shopping list once I went vegan, so for my niece's 5th birthday tea party I whipped up a batch of vegan ones! I know it looks a little complicated and making your own marshmallow seems daunting but trust me, you got this, I believe in you. Ingredients Biscuit 1/2 cup vegan margarine (I used Nuttelex) 1...

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Double Choc Cookies

Difficulty: Easy Makes 24 Cookies are an excellent treat to bake for occasions because they're easy to make, quick to bake and you usually have all the junk you need in your pantry already. These double choc legends are stuffed with delicious chunks of dark and white vegan chocolate for the ultimate cookie indulgence. Go on, make 'em. Ingredients 1 cup vegan margarine 1 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar (lightly packed) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chunks 1/2 cup vegan white chocolate chunks Method Preheat oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with baking paper. In an electric mixer, combine the vegan margarine, sugars and vanilla on medium-high until light and fluffy. Sift in the flour, baking...

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Oat, Chia & Almond Cookies

Difficulty: Easy Makes 20 Let's face it - a cookie is never going to be guilt free but as far as cookies go, these guys aren't so bad. They have a macaroon-y vibe going on which makes them super light plus they're packed full of chia goodness so you know they're pretty special. They're gluten and soy free too, making them a great lunchbox snack for big and little kids alike. Ingredients 2 cups almond meal 1 cup gluten free oats 1/3 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/3 cup agave syrup or coconut syrup Method Preheat the oven to 180°C  and line a baking tray with baking paper. In a...

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Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 12 Picking a sweet treat can be tough work; do you want something with a bit of crunch, like a cookie or do you want something with frosting, like a cupcake? My Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches are the obvious choice here because you get the best of both worlds! These chocolate cookies are fantastic on their own but are taken into another world of deliciousness when filled with vanilla cream and rolled in nuts or sprinkles. Stay tuned for more variations on this recipe, it's a keeper! Note: If you want this recipe to be soy free, make sure your vegan margarine and sprinkles are too! Ingredients Cookies 2/3 cup vegan margarine 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 1 1/4 cups plain flour 2/3...

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Vegan Wheels

Difficulty: Medium Makes: 16 If you can't tell, I'm on a bit of a roll with recreating my favourite childhood treats. This time around I recreated the classic Wagon Wheel for my sister-in-law's birthday. Layers of biscuit, marshmallow and jam dipped in chocolate make this the ultimate treat to wow the guests at any gathering. Ingredients Biscuits 3/4 cup vegan margarine 1 cup caster sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups plain flour 1/4 cup cornflour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons almond milk Marshmallow 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon agar agar powder 1/3 cup glucose syrup 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Other Ingredients 1/2 cup raspberry jam 1 500gram block chocolate Method In an electric mixer, combine the vegan...

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Iced Nono Tart

Difficulty: Medium-Difficult Serves 8-10 If you're not Australian, you may not be familiar with the humble yet non-vegan Iced Vovo biscuit. If you are Australian, and vegan, you probably thought you'd never enjoy a treat of its kind again but you were wrong! I've been experimenting with vegan marshmallow recently and as long as you've got a good electric mixer, you should be able to recreate this classic Australian inspired tart at home; a biscuit base topped with strawberry marshmallow, jam and coconut. Ingredients Base 3/4 packet Digestive biscuits 1/4 cup vegan margarine, melted 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 1 tablespoon caster sugar Filling 1 cup water 2 tablespoons agar agar powder 3/4 cup glucose syrup 1 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 teaspoons strawberry essence (make sure it's vegan) 1-3 drops pink food colouring (again, make...

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Lavender Melting Moments

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Makes 20 While browsing through one of my local specialty stores, I stumbled upon some lavender syrup. It looked delicious so naturally I bought some and started to ponder the ways in which I could use such a delightful concoction. As a friend's garden party was looming, I decided to bake her a special birthday treat of lavender melting moments. They were welcomed with open arms and mouths and went down a real bloody treat. Ingredients 2/3 cup Nuttelex 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups plain flour 3 tablespoons lavender syrup 1/3 cup icing mixture 3 drops red food colouring 3 drops blue food colouring 2 tablespoons lavender flowers, finely chopped Filling 3 tablespoons Nuttelex 2/3 cup icing sugar 2 tablespoons lavender syrup 2 drops blue food colouring 2 drops red food colouring Method Preheat oven...

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