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Dandelion Shortbread

Ingredients

  • 200g dairy free spread (I use Vitalite)
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 30g dandelion honey (if you haven’t made the honey then just use 30g more of sugar)
  • 70g caster sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 20 dandelions – you just want the yellow petals.

Method

  • In a bowl cream together the butter, vanilla, dandelion honey and sugar.
  • Then add in the flour and dandelion petals.
  • Stir it together, you might need to get your hands in! Until it forms a soft dough.
  • Pop in to a covered dish in the fridge for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 7 / 200c.
  • Take the dough from the fridge and on a lightly floured surface roll out until is is 5mm thick.
  • Cut our your biscuits, we like them small but you can make larger ones!
  • Pop on to a baking sheet and into the oven for 8-10 minutes until they start to turn a light brown.
  • Take them from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack until cool.
  • Store in an air tight container.

Tips and cheats

My children love to make these. They love to pull out the yellow petals into the bowl. They love to dip them into the dandelion honey to eat them too! (Sugar overload!). They keep for a few days but are best fresh and they are just so buttery and light. They look so pretty on the plate too.

Little treats · Recipes

Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 tin of chickpeas drained
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 160 g peanut butter
  • 80 ml male syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pack of dark chocolate chips (several own brands are vegan)

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6/180c.
  • Put everything except the chocolate in to a blender and blend! You want it to be fairly smooth.
  • Add in the chocolate and stir through.
  • Scoop out small table spoon sized balls and place on a lined tray. Flatten slightly with a fork.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Eat warm!

Tips and Cheats

These little bites are so yummy warm from the oven. They go a bit stodgy when cold so I like to heat them back up before eating. They freeze really well but freeze the mix rather than the cookies! You can use crunchy or smooth peanut butter and if you can’t have peanuts then you can use almond butter or another nut butter as a substitute.

Little treats · Recipes

Best Hot Chocolate

The BEST hot chocolate

Ingredients

  • Your favourite hot chocolate powder. We love Cadbury’s or Co-op
  • 1 cup of oat milk
  • 1 square of dark chocolate
  • Food Heaven vegan squirty cream

Method

  • Heat your milk on the stove don’t let it boil over.
  • Add your chocolate powder to a blender and our over the hot milk.
  • Blend until frothy.
  • Pour in to your favourite mug.
  • Squirt on the cream and grate over some chocolate.
  • Enjoy! It is that simple.

Tips and Cheats

If you don’t have a blender pour in to an old clean jar and shake! Or you can use a hand whisk. We love Cadbury’s and Co-op hot chocolates as they are accidentally vegan which means no premium price!