Peanut butter caramel Before Anyone Else

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Friends or food?

Friends and food.

When your friends are food you’re winning… Or losing?

Only kidding.

I have friends and I have food and I love them both equally.

Which is why I get so excited when my nearest and dearest friends call for picnics in gardens with me. We eat, laugh and gossip with the safety of knowing we have the guaranteed discretion of the foliage and birds (the only living things around). 
For yesterday’s excursion, it was requested that I bake something delicious.

I think I picked pretty well.

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BAM.
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Never have I ever given these to anyone* who hasn’t wanted another piece. Ever.

Not even the Australian wildlife of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens could resist these beauties. There we were, munching, minding our own business, when a ferocious, dog-sized Kookaburra swooped in, fangs out, and snatched my friend’s half-eaten cookie bar straight out of her hand. Admittedly, it was as ferocious as a Kookaburra can be (which is not much), had no fangs (that we could see) and was the size of a Kookaburra-sized dog (so, normal size), but made the loss no less painful. I hope he got a tummy ache.

‘Knock You Naked’ cookie bars are pretty much just peanut buttery caramel cooked between two slabs of chocolate chip cookie. I used the recipe from www.julieseatsandtreats.com to make mine and let me tell you, this lady knows her treats. Here’s the download of her recipe (all hers):{89DF9988-C6DA-41A7-BC21-AAAC364807CB}

The sides are chewy and the centre is super soft and gooey. They are the all-rounders of the slice world.

Heads up: this is definitely a treat where one must ignore its millions of calories. If you ask me though, ‘Knock You Naked’ cookie bars are worth ignoring any future side effects** one may or may not (but probably will) be subject to.

I should also note at this point, that no one has ever been knocked naked from these bars, in my presence at least, thank goodness.

Seriously though, try them. You won’t regret it.

(*vegans and chocolate, caramel, peanut butter haters excluded – I don’t know any of these kinds of people)

(**flabby bits)

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Le maison de coco breakfast staple.

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The day I decided I would throw some berries and coconut on my muesli with some milk was transcendent.  A big word for such a simple brekkie I know, but this is just one of those things that tickle my taste buds in a way that I will just never get sick of. There have been too many times where I have grown tired of having corn flakes and honey or Vegemite and butter on toast day after day as much as I love those classics. With this vamped up cereal though, too much of a good thing just isn’t possible when even the smallest changes can make it into a whole new breakfast every day with every bite.

I can try new muesli or switch them around with granola if I feel like it. Carman’s, Table of Plenty, Lowan, Uncle Toby’s, Hubbard’s, Jordan’s, Five:AM. I’ve tried them all. All are equally delicious and deliver just the right amount of satisfaction you want for your breakfast on any old normal day.

I’ll switch my toppings around too when I’m down for it. Add some banana or almonds for an extra kick of energy on a big day or mango in the summer when they are oh so juicy and fine. I always keep the blueberries though. You can never go wrong with blueberries fresh or frozen (unless they’re from good old Nanna’s 😮 ).

I know what you’re thinking, ‘this girl must just really, really love muesli with some random stuff thrown on top’ and I do, oh man, I do. But starting your day with something that satisfies, makes you feel good, is quick and easy to make and tastes delicious not your ultimate breakfast goal?  Well that’s mine and this little bowl of deliciousness ticks every box, every day. Get on it.
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Be warned: High quality photo may distract from delicious birthday cake for uncle

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This was the Birthday cake I made for my uncle’s birthday yesterday. I can’t begin to describe to you how good this cake was. The sponge was almost like a brownie and the ganache melted in your mouth oh my lord. I was proud.

Chocolate butterscotch layer cake from delicious’s ‘Simply the Best’ cookbook.

Those funny little chocolate growths around the outside were my attempt at truffles. Not so pretty but so so yum.
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