Koala biscuits would make a great treat for Australia Day, and I have created an easy no bake recipe, so they can be made with very little fuss.
They are quick and easy, and would be the perfect boredom buster for the kids these school holidays.
You can decorate cupcakes in exactly the same way, so have fun.
Here’s what you’ll need –
Arnott’s Marie biscuits
Mini m&m’s (brown)
White marshmallows cut in half
Black food colouring
Optional – You could also dip them in coconut after icing.
Variations – If you don’t want to use chocolate, you could always substitute and use sultanas for the eyes and an almond for the nose.
Note – If you don’t mind aniseed flavour, you can also pop a few black jelly beans in a bowl with a tablespoon of water and let the coating colour the water. Remove the jelly beans, and add the tinted water to your icing sugar to create grey icing.
- Depending on how many biscuits you wish to make, add a small amount of icing sugar to a bowl, add a tiny drop of black food colouring, and enough water to create a smooth glue like consistency. You won’t need much water at all.
- Using the back of a teaspoon or an offset spatula, spread icing over a Marie biscuit.
- Place your clinker toward the bottom to create the nose, add the mini m&m eyes, and the marshmallow ears. Be sure to put the letter on the chocolate face side down, and the sticky cut side on the marshmallows face side down also.
Happy Decorating and have a wonderful Australia Day.
This Australia Day cake is super easy to create, only takes ten minutes to decorate and uses a delicious store bought cake from Woolworths.
When I think about iconic Australian sweets, you can’t go past lamingtons, Tim Tams and the Caramello Koala, so I have incorporated all of those into this cake.
Here’s how to create one to share with your friends and family on the day we celebrate the beautiful country we are so blessed to call home.
I have used a Lamington Mud Cake from Woolworths, but you could also use the sponge cake pictured below.
Everything except for the ribbon (which I already had), was purchased at Woolies and here’s what you need.
Woolworths Lamington mud cake or sponge.
2 packets of Arnott’s Tim Tams
Yellow or green ribbon
optional – yellow and green jelly beans
- If you cant find these cakes, you can just buy a mudcake and add coconut to the top.
- If you are heading out for Australia Day and worry about the Tim Tam’s melting, swap them for Arnott’s Iced VoVo’s.
- You only need 16 Tim Tams for the cake, so there’s leftovers to munch on while you decorate.
1. Remove the liner from the cake and place on a cake stand.
2. You might need to get someone to help you with this step, but stand all the biscuits around the cake and tie with ribbon.
3. Gently press the koala into the centre of the cake and wedge a jellybean behind him to keep him upright. Add two flags and you have a gorgeous Australia Day cake that will surely be a hit with your loved ones.