Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spiced Chocolate Anzacs

A happy, happy marriage of rich cocoa powder, orange and cinnamon.  In an Anzac like biscuit.  Oh yum, you gotta give these girls a go.

They came together the other evening when I was having a "I really want to send my kids to school with more home baked stuff" kind of moment.  These are more adult like than kid like, but if you have little foodies like I do, then I am sure your kids will love them too.

makes about 30 odd finger squished biscuits:

1/2 cup of cocoa powder (I know it is a lot, but trust me ok?)
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of quick oats
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar

mix these dry ingredients together then add:

2 tsp finely grated orange rind (or to taste)
2 eggs

150 gm s melted butter (or about 1/2 cup of vegetable oil)
a few hand fulls of chopped nuts (or sunflower kernels if you have to go nut free)

if it is all a bit dry, add a little extra oil and/or milk.  I find it largely depends on the cocoa powder you are working with

roll into dough balls and squish down with two fingers and bake in a moderate oven for about 10-15 min.  The biscuits will harden while cooling, though they should retain that chewy Anzac like centre.

Enjoy,  I would love to know if you give these a go!

Trace xx


  1. I love Anzac biscuits but I also like trying new recipes and these sound like a nice change to the traditional recipe. I think I'll have to give these a try. :)

  2. Sounds good. I tried your ginger & pears upside down cake and it was delicious. In fact, I am posting about it today on my Tea on Tuesday post. Best wishes, Tammy

  3. These look so scrumptious! Love your blog , I am your newest follower.

  4. YUM!
    For kids??? I think these are for Mum's! If there are any left at school pick up I may give them a taste ...

  5. Yum! Thanks. I just made these. Kindof.

    Didn't have an orange so used grapefruit rind. Didn't have any nuts. Ran out of plain fl so used half a cup of SR. Couldn't be bothered doing individual biscuits so chucked it all in a slice tin.



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