Confectionery Recipes

Peanut Pacoca

Paçoca de Amendoim – Peanut Paçoca

These sweet and nutty dessert or snack bars are extremely versatile - they are great as part of a dessert buffet, they can be served as a late-afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of coffee, or they can be wrapped in wax paper or plastic film to become part of a lunchbox lunch.Read More
Cherry Marshmellows

Cherry Marshmallows

Fresh sweet cherry puree adds beautiful colour and flavour to these marshmallows that are a welcome addition to a mug of hot chocolate.Read More

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

This crunchy, easy-to-make-ahead brittle is sure to please everybody with a sweet tooth. They are great to have around at Xmas time.Read More
Almond Buttercrunch Toffee

Almond Buttercrunch Toffee

This toffee is sensational to eat on its own or use as a decadent topping for cakes, desserts or ice cream. An indulgent treat combining a beautiful balance of dark chocolate, roasted almonds and the soft crunch of buttercrunch toffee.Read More
Pecan Pralines

Pecan Pralines

Plunge an iconic ingredient of the American South – pecans – into a hot, buttery brown sugar mixture, and you're moments away from enjoying a classic praline.Read More
jello shots

Jello Shot Bites

These are a little bit of effort to make but look so wonderful on the serving plate. Don’t expect them to last very long as your guests will snap them up quickly.

Jello Shot Bites
Serves: 15
  • 3 cups lemonade
  • 4 envelopes unflavoured gelatine (or 10 teaspoons)
  • 1½ tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup whipped cream-flavoured vodka
  • green food colouring
  • 23 x 23 cm square pan
  • edible glitter (optional)
  1. Pour 3 cups lemonade into a medium-sized saucepan. Sprinkle 4 envelopes (or 10 teaspoons) unflavoured gelatine on top. Let sit for a minute to bloom, then whisk to combine.
  2. Place saucepan on medium to high heat and bring lemonade to a simmer (do not boil). Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk, then whisk to combine...
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Kiri Aluwa Sri Lankan Milk Toffee

Kiri Aluwa – Sri Lankan Milk Toffee

This Sri Lankan toffee has a soft bite, screams of caramelised milk to tantalise your taste-buds, and gives you the crunch of cashew nuts in every bite. Simply delicious!Read More
Toffee Meringue Kisses

Toffee Meringue Kisses – Bouchées de meringue au caramel

These toffee meringue kisses are melt-in- your mouth delicious. Just when you thought meringue couldn't get any better someone thinks of adding chocolate chips, toffee bits and pecans! Read More
Calabaza En Tacha - Mexican Candied Pumpkin

Calabaza En Tacha- Mexican Candied Pumpkin

In Mexico, candied pumpkins are often used on the family altars during Dia de los Muertos. An easy recipe and a great way for the kids to use up pumpkin.Read More
Kashata Za Nazi - Swahili Coconut Snacks

Kashata Za Nazi – Swahili Coconut Snacks

The Kashata (originally from Swahili) is eaten all across Eastern Africa, and is best described as a kind of biscuit, cooked over an open fire. Since African food does not have many deserts, this are generally eaten after dinner, but are also often served as an appetiser or even as a simple snack.Read More