Wagon Wheel Brownie

19 baking recipes that transform your favourite chocolate bars, biscuits and spreads

Use up Nutella, Horlicks, Jammie Dodgers, custard creams, chocolate bourbons, Wagon Wheels, Oreos and SO much more with our fun baking recipes

Need to use up a jar of Nutella or peanut butter that’s lurking in the back of your store cupboard? We have some fun and easy baking recipes to transform your favourite spreads. Don’t forget, we’ve also created some indulgent baking recipes using classic chocolate bars, and you should really try our fabulous brownie recipes too.

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See below for our famous Bourbon biscuit brownies recipe, our Cadbury Creme Egg scotch egg (yes, that’s right!) and our Oreo cheesecake, plus many more fun and show-stopping baking recipes.


Wagon Wheel brownies

We are going old-school with these knockout jammie Wagon Wheel brownies. Wagon Wheels are one of everyone’s favourite lunch box treats, so we decided it was time to bring back this retro biscuit with a bit more va va voom.

Wagon Wheel Brownie


 Oreo Baileys fridge cake

Icebox cakes are popular in the US, and are incredibly simple to make – simply layering thin, crisp chocolate biscuits with sweetened whipped cream. Left overnight, the biscuits soften and become ‘cake’. We used Oreos and Baileys cream to make ours extra-indulgent. It uses lots of biccies, but it feeds lots of people! 

Oreo Fridge cake

Freakshake cheesecake

We’ve taken inspiration from freakshakes to create our OTT freakshake cheesecake. We’ve used some of our favourite sweet treats such as Digestive biscuits, pretzels and Crunchie bars, but you don’t have to stick to these toppings – go freestyle. Try one of our top cheesecake recipes for more inspiration.

Freakshake cheesecake - Best ever cheesecake recipes

Nutella pancakes with boozy hot chocolate sauce

Our light and fluffy Nutella pancakes are simply delicious and come drizzled in a smooth and creamy hot chocolate sauce. Adding booze to the sauce is optional but highly recommended for an extra treat! Includes a nifty how-to video.

nutella pancakes

Scotch Cadbury Creme Eggs

Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce… The Scotch Creme Egg! We’re talking Cadbury Creme Egg, coated in chocolate brownie crumbs and sprinkles. And yes, it is as delicious as it looks. 

Scotch creme eggs

Custard cream blondies

Ever thought of adding custard creams to your blondie mixture? It’s genius! Have a go baking this weekend and let us know how you get on (@olivemagazine).

custard cream blondie

Double chocolate Toblerone cookies

No one will be able to resist these double chocolate Toblerone cookies. They’re easy to make but make a great special treat. Here are our favourite biscuit recipes to keep you going.

Double chocolate Toblerone cookies

Blueberry cheesecake with speculoos crust

Speculoos are small spiced, caramelised biscuits – the kind you sometimes get with coffee – that originated from Holland and Belgium. They make a great alternative base for cheesecake and work particularly well with blueberries. This dessert is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser

blueberry cheesecake with speculoos crust

Maltesers chocolate chiffon cake

Chiffon cake is notoriously tricky, but with our recipe you can make the light, fluffy sponge in under two hours. The Maltesers give a fun twist to this chocolate cake. Thank you olive reader Sarah Howe for the recipe!

maltesers chocolate chiffon cake

Honey Nut cornflake and caramel bars

Just pour a glass of milk and call this breakfast – we won’t tell. These honey nut cornflake and caramel bars are easy to make but look impressive.

Honey nut cornflake and caramel bars

Bourbon biscuit brownies

What’s better than a chocolate Bourbon biscuit? Chocolate Bourbon biscuit brownies! This is one of our favourite recipes – trust us, you’ll need to make a double batch.

Bourbon biscuit brownies

Peanut butter thumbprint cookies

These peanut butter thumbprint cookies use the classic peanut butter and jam (or jelly) combination in a fun new way. They’re best eaten the day they’re made. Try our sweet treats using peanut butter.

Peanut butter thumbprint cookies

Sunken nutella cake with baileys cream

This indulgent sunken Nutella cake with Baileys cream is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, plus, it’s easy to make.

sunken nutella cake

Crème egg brownie cake

Chocolate cake + Cadbury’s Creme Eggs = HEAVEN. Whip up our chocolate traybake for a special Easter treat, or make it any time of the year (we certainly do)!

Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies recipe

Black and white oreo cheesecake

Replacing the usual digestive base with Oreo™ cookies and adding white chocolate to the filling gives this cheesecake a stylish New York bakery-style finish.

oreo cheesecake

Malted horlick’s brownies with sea salt

The malted element to these brownies add another dimension, making them even more indulgent and irresistibly gooey than usual. Serve with a scoop of ice cream for a decadent dessert at a dinner party or for your own personal enjoyment.

malted horlick's brownies with sea salt

Chocolate caramel lindt ball pudding

Lindt balls buried in the centre of this deeply chocolatey pud give little melted caramel hits, perfect for a festive dessert that’s easy but really impressive.

chocolate caramel lindt ball pudding

Posh jammie dodgers

This posh Jammie Dodger recipe gives a childhood favourite biscuit an update, it’s our February issue cover and a really impressive tea time snack.

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jammie dodgers

Nutella macaroons

The only thing better than a macaroon is a Nutella macaroon… we suggest making two batches of these, because they go very quickly!

nutella macroons

we talk about our weird and wonderful biscuit-eating habits

olive magazine podcast ep58 – biscuit rituals, cooking low and slow, and food in Ithaca