Recipes to make sweets and treats

Looking for some sweet treats with a twist? Read on…

Armpit fudge

Want to try some alternative baking with your unit? All you need is a few tasty ingredients, a plastic zipper bag and your own armpit!

To make a single portion, you’ll need:

  • 50g icing sugar (half a cup)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons cream cheese
  • A dash of vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa

What to do:

Place all ingredients in a sandwich-size plastic zipper bag, squeeze out all of the air and ensure it’s tightly sealed. Place the bag in your armpit and squish and jiggle it until all the ingredients are well mixed and it has a creamy consistency. To make it extra tasty, you can add in some extra flavours like raisins, peanut butter, nuts or some M&Ms. The mixture should be ready to eat now, so grab a spoon and enjoy!

See how much fun London Girl Scouts had making this recipe.

Microwave tablet

If you want to try baking in your unit but don’t have access to a proper kitchen, don’t worry – this recipe can be made with just a few minutes in the microwave.

Tablet is a sugary sweet treat and a Scottish favourite.

Instructions (for 600 watt microwave – adjust timings if different):

Ingredients:

  • 400g tin of condensed milk
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 900g caster sugar
  • 50g butter

Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl, making sure the bowl fits in the microwave.

Mix ingredients well, and then place the bowl in the microwave. Cook the mixture on high for 12 minutes, stopping to stir the mixture at 4 mins and 8 mins. Keep a close eye on it to see that it doesn’t bubble over!

Remove from the microwave, and add a few drops of vanilla extract and beat the mixture with a wooden spoon. Pour into a greased tray, mark into squares and cut when the mixture is cold.

We spotted this recipe on Scottish mum’s blog.

5-minute chocolate mug cake

A cake that can be prepared, cooked and ready to eat in five minutes – awesome! This mug cake is rich, moist, and oh so chocolatey!

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 0.25 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 0.25 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread (can also use peanut butter or nutella)
  • 1.5 tablespoons vegetable oil

How to make it:

In a mug, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Then whisk in the milk, chocolate hazelnut spread and vegetable oil until well-combined.

Place the mug into the microwave and cook on high for about 1 minute and 20 seconds or until the cake is cooked through. Top with icing sugar, fruit or a tasty treat!

Teacup biscuits

Ingredients:

  • Packet of fruit polos
  • Marshmallows
  • Digestive biscuits
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • water

How to make it:

Mix icing sugar and a small amount of water to make a thick paste. Using a small spoon or knife, spread the icing on the biscuit and the smallest end of the marshmallow. Place the marshmallow in the middle of the biscuit and press down lightly.

Next, you need to put a handle on the marshmallow – you may need to hold the marshallow whilst you put the polo into the side.

You’ve now made your first teacup biscuit! A yummy tip is that you can use melted chocolate instead of icing if you prefer.

Rainbow pancakes

Not only do these look delicious, but they taste really good too! If you want to try making these rainbow pancakes, watch the video from The One Pot Chef which shows you how to make them.

To start, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1¾ cups of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of caster sugar
  • Food dyes
  • Spray oil or melted butter (for greasing pan)
  • Butter and/or maple syrup (to serve)