Halloween Biscuits

Halloween Biscuits

JimJams Easy Halloween Biscuits

This recipe is fool-proof and the biscuits are delicious, reduced sugar and perfect for kids to make.

Ingredients

200g unsalted butter, softened

100g Brown Cane Sugar with Stevia (we use Whole Earth)

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

400g plain flour

1 Jar of JimJams 83% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread

Method

Heat oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with grease-proof paper.

Place the butter in a bowl and beat it with an electric mixer until soft and creamy.

Beat in the sugar, then the egg, vanilla extract and finally the flour to make a dough.

Sprinkle some flour on onto your worktop before kneading the dough into a ball.

Sprinkle some flour over a rolling pin and roll the dough to the thickness of £1 coin.

Using a biscuit cutter (we purchased our bat cutters from Sainsburys), cut out shapes and place them onto the baking tray.

Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes (or until the edges are just brown).

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Once cool, take half of the biscuits and spread them with some JimJams 83% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread. Sandwich each biscuit with the remaining biscuits.

Place in fridge for at least an hour for the chocolate to firm up.

Enjoy with a cup of tea / hot chocolate or make a batch for trick or treaters!

Nutty Rocky Roads

Nutty Rocky Roads

Nutty Rocky Roads

Makes 12

Ingredients

 100g butter = 0.6g sugar.

1 jar of 83% Less Sugar JimJams Hazelnut Chocolate Spread = 8.7g sugar

2 tbsp Pip n Nut Maple Peanut Butter = 2.4g of sugar

2 Rich Tea Biscuits = 3g of sugar

30g desiccated coconut = 1.8g of sugar

25g Sugar Free Mashmallows = 0.125g

1 x fun size pack Maltezers (or 10 Maltezers) = 10g sugar

100g roasted chopped hazelnuts = 2g sugar

 

Method

Melt butter in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.

Pour into a tin lined with parchment paper.

Chill in the fridge for 4 hours. 

Remove from fridge and cut into 12 slices.  Each slice only contains 2.38g of sugar!

Healthier Churros

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Healthier Churros with JimJams 83% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread (makes approx. 30)

Churros are traditionally deep fried, coated in heaps of sugar then dipped into hot chocolate.  We’ve managed to make them healthier without compromising on the taste!  Instead of deep frying, we’ve baked them, then we’ve halved the amount of sugar used in a traditional recipe, and by using JimJams 83% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread, we’ve significantly reduced the sugar content in the dip.

 

Ingredients

For the Dough

225g water

115g butter

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp brown sugar

¼ tsp salt

145g plain flour

3 eggs at room temperature

 

For the coating

2 tbsp sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon
 

For the dip

1 jar of JimJams 83% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread

 

Method

Preheat oven to 200°C.  Place a sheet of grease-proof paper on a baking tray

In a sauce-pan, add water, brown sugar, salt and butter. As it starts to simmer, whisk in the flour until there are no lumps and a dough ball has formed. Stir the dough around for a minute and then set aside

In a jug, whisk the eggs and vanilla together

Once the dough ball has cooled a little, gradually add the egg mix a little at a time. Stir and mash (should look like mashed potato)

Transfer your dough to a piping bag with a large star nozzle

Squeeze firmly and slowly pipe the dough into finger size lengths onto the grease-proof paper (leave enough space between each for the dough to rise)

Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.  Turn off the oven and leave them in there for 5 minutes (this helps them to keep their shape)

Take the churros straight from the oven and toss them in the coating mixture

Place half a jar of JimJams 83% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread into a microwavable bowl and heat for 30 seconds

Dip the warm churros into the chocolate and enjoy!

Alternatively, enjoy the churros cold.  After dipping them in chocolate, transfer to the fridge in an airtight container to firm up.  These taste like little chocolate eclairs – yum!

 

JimJams Healthier Freak Shake

JimJams Healthier Freak Shake

Ingredients (makes 4)

175g JimJams Hazelnut Chocolate or Milk Chocolate Spread
1L semi-skimmed Milk
Ice
Half a banana
1 scoop of Oppo Healthier Madagascan Vanilla Ice-cream or 1 scoop of homemade banana nice cream (if you decide on banana nice cream, you will need 2/3 additional bananas and 1 tsp vanilla extract)
Fruit of your choice and No Added Sugar marshmallows to skewer


Method

Place the JimJams Chocolate spread in a microwavable bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.

Pour the milk into a blender with the ice and half a banana. Add the melted JimJams Chocolate spread and whisk until well combined.

Pour mixture into glasses and add 1 scoop of either Oppo Healthier Ice-cream or, if you want to make your own banana ‘nice cream’, peel and slice 2 bananas and place in freezer for 4 hours. Once frozen, whizz in food processor with 1 tsp of vanilla extract until a soft-scoop ice-cream consistency occurs.

Skewer pieces of fruit and No Added Sugar marshmallows and place in shake.

Drizzle with melted JimJams Chocolate Spread and anything else that takes your fancy (e.g. chopped nuts, a few choc swirls).

Enjoy!

Chocolate Milkshake

Chocolate Milkshake

Ingredients (Serves 4)

175g JimJams Hazelnut Chocolate or Milk Chocolate Spread
1L Milk
Ice


Method

Place the JimJams Chocolate spread in a microwavable bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.

Pour the milk into a blender with the ice, add the melted JimJams Chocolate spread and whisk until well combined.

Place the mixture in the fridge until cool, pour into a big glass and enjoy!

Chocolate Ice Lollies

Chocolate Ice Lollies

Ingredients

175g JimJams Hazelnut Chocolate or Milk Chocolate Spread
1L Milk


Method

Place the JimJams Chocolate spread in a microwavable bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.

Pour the milk into a blender with the ice, add the melted JimJams Chocolate spread and whisk until well combined.

Pour the chocolate milk mixture into ice-lolly moulds and place in the freezer for four hours until frozen, serve straight from the freezer and enjoy!

Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients (Serves 10)

150g Plain Flour
1 Egg
175g JimJams Hazelnut or Milk Chocolate Spread


Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper.

Place all ingredients into a large bowl and using a wooden spoon mix until well combined and the mix forms a dough.

Place the dough on a worktop and roll out to ½ inch thick. Using a cookie cutter cut out round cookies from the dough and place on the prepared tray ensuring there is sufficient room between cookies.

Place in the oven and cook for 8 minutes, leave to cool and enjoy!