Whether you need cheap and delicious treats for the holidays or a special occasion, or just want to treat yourself, these yummy easy-to-make snacks will hit the spot.

Special mocha caramel treats

These sweets are perfect for every occasion, super easy to make, and cheap to boot.

What you need:

• 1 can of caramel treat
• 1 tablespoon of instant coffee
• 200g Marie biscuits, crushed
• 125ml of desiccated coconut (1 x 100g bag will be enough)
• Extra desiccated coconut for decoration
• An oven tray that will fit in your fridge
• Foil (optional)

What to do:

1. Dissolve the coffee in a bit of boiling water and leave to cool.
2. Cover the oven tray with a layer of foil. If you don’t mind cleaning the tray afterwards, you don’t need to use the foil. Sprinkle coconut onto the tray until it’s a nice thick layer.
3. In a bowl, mix the caramel treat, coffee, crushed Marie biscuits and coconut together.
4. Roll the mixture into little balls. Roll the balls in the coconut on the tray.
5. Once all the treats have a nice coconut coating, place the tray in the fridge and let it chill.
Once the treats have chilled you can pack them into plastic containers and keep refrigerated. The sweets can last for quite a while (if they’re not all gobbled up immediately).

Special mocha caramel treats

Special mocha caramel treats

Enjoy!

Chewy, chocolatey squares

These yummy classics never fail to impress, and are also super easy to make.

What you need:

• 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
• 250g butter
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
• 1 packet of Marie or Eet-Sum-Mor biscuits, crushed
• 500g icing sugar
• 1 Egg
• A greased oven plate

What to do:

1. Beat the egg and vanilla essence together.
2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over a low heat and mix in the cocoa, icing sugar and egg mixture.
3. Remove the mixture from the oven and stir in the biscuit crumbs.
4. Pour the mixture into the oven pan, making sure it’s spread evenly.
5. Let it cool in the fridge.
6. Once chilled, cut into blocks.

These treats can also stay yummy for a while, so repack into plastic containers and keep refrigerated.

Chewy, chocolatey squares

Chewy, chocolatey squares

Enjoy!

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