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.
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.
Turn these classic, post-dinner treats into this showstopping cake, combining chocolate and mint. This super-impressive creation is a great alternative birthday cake idea.
These make fun alternatives to a birthday cake for a Jaffa-mad friend. One of the most addictive snacks around, Jaffa Cakes were the inspiration behind these fun and easy-to-make orange cupcakes. Finish them off with silky smooth chocolate frosting and a real Jaffa Cake.
Get nostalgic with this recipe using children’s classic biscuit, Jammie Dodgers. These fudgy, moreish white chocolate blondies a grown-up way to get your Dodgers fix, and are a great alternative to a traditional chocolate brownie.
We are going old-school with these knockout jammie Wagon Wheel brownies. Wagon Wheels were one of everyone’s favourite lunch box treats back in the day, so we decided it was time to bring back this retro biscuit and give it an adult twist.
Fridge cakes are really popular in the US and are really easy to make. Layer up Oreos with sweetened whipped cream and leave in the fridge overnight for the biscuits to soften and become ‘cake’. A top idea for the summer months when it’s just too hot to face baking.
This is a great cake to get the little ones involved in decorating, inspired by those OTT freakshakes. 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. This would really impress if you have people over for dinner.
The ultimate breakfast for that chocoholic in your life. 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.
The Easter egg hunt just got interesting. Our Scotch Creme Eggs involve coating Cadbury Creme Eggs in chocolate brownie crumbs and sprinkles, for a multi-layered, multi-textured treat that you sure won’t find in the Easter Bunny’s basket.
Who doesn’t love a custard cream? As popular with adults as kids, these classic biscuits are great incorporated into a white chocolate blondie. Have a go baking some this weekend – it’s a great activity for the family on a rainy day.
Got some Toblerone leftover from Christmas? Did you impulse-buy a triangle-shaped chocolate bar at the airport on holiday? Here’s a new way to enjoy it. These Toblerone cookies are an easy-to-make treat and will go down a storm with friends. (If it’s biscuits you want, we have lots more biscuit recipes to keep you going.)
Speculoos are small, spiced, caramelised biscuits – the kind you sometimes get with coffee. While they make for a good nibble alongside your cup of Joe, they also make a great alternative base for cheesecake and work particularly well with blueberries, don’t you know. This dessert is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser – and go down a treat with a cuppa.
An ideal chocolate-based birthday cake idea. Chiffon cake is notoriously tricky, but with this recipe you can make the light, fluffy sponge in under two hours. The Maltesers give a fun twist to this chocolate cake, the chocolate-covered biscuit balls creating an impressive look and really adding to the texture.
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, and you’ll find all the ingredients at the corner shop, we bet. A great treat to have in for when unexpected guests drop round for a cuppa.
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. A great treat to make as a dessert or for a get-together.
These peanut butter thumbprint cookies use the classic peanut butter and jam (or jelly) combination in a fun new way. Get the kids involved in balling them up and making the thumbprint indents. If you like the look of these, check out our sweet treats using peanut butter.
This indulgent sunken Nutella cake is a perfect grown-up treat. Dense and gooey, we’ve served it here with Baileys cream. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, it’s surprisingly easy to make. and would be an elegant dessert at a dinner party.
What do you get when you cross chocolate cake with Cadbury’s Creme Eggs? Heaven, that’s what. Whip up our chocolate traybake for a special Easter treat – although we’d encourage you to make it any time of the year.
Replacing the usual digestive base with Oreo cookies and adding white chocolate to the filling gives this monochrome cheesecake a stylish New York bakery-style finish.
The malted element to these brownies adds 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 just for your own personal enjoyment).
Lindt balls buried in the centre of this deeply chocolatey pud give it an oozing caramel core. It’s perfect for a festive dessert that’s easy to make but really special.
This posh Jammie Dodger recipe gives a childhood favourite biscuit an update. It’s a great one to get the kids involved with, cutting out all the different shapes from the dough. Try them this weekend.
The only thing better than a macaron is a Nutella macaron! We suggest making two batches of these because they go very quickly! Chocolaty but feather-light, they make for great little treats to have with a cuppa or after a meal.