Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies.
Have you guys ever heard of Tim Tams?
I cannot even tell you how long I have been wanting to try Tim Tams. If you’ve never heard of them, they are an Australian candy bar that consists of a chocolate buttercream filling sandwiched between two chocolate cookies and then dipped in chocolate. I know, I know, chocolate lover’s dream!! You can see why I have been dying to get my hands on some.
They are a BIG thing over in Australia, but for some reason it seems the U.S has not caught on. What?!?
Come on, it’s time to get with it already!
Thankfully, my good friend Sarah who writes the incredible blog The Sugar Hit developed a recipe for Homemade Tim Tams. This recipe is one from her new cookbook The Sugar Hit: Sweets That Pack a Punch!. If you have yet to get your hands on this cookbook, you need to do so now. It’s full of beyond gorgeous photos and even more delicious sweet treats. There’s everything from sweet breakfasts, to fruity cakes, to fried doughnuts to all things covered in chocolate. A dessert lover’s paradise!
Not to mention, it’s just an all around fun book, that’s full of color and screams SARAH with her signature touch that everyone loves. She did an amazing job and I could not be more excited to be talking about it today.
Ok and well, these Tim Tams are my new obsession.
To be totally honest, I had a really hard time deciding on just one recipe to make, I mean, they were all my kind of recipes, BUT when I came across the Tim Tams, I knew that was the one!
One, I have been wanting to try them for what feels like FOREVER now.
Two, with October here, I knew making a candy bar recipe was PERFECT. Hello homemade Tim Tams to all my tricker-treaters…oh wait. I don’t have any tricker-treater. UGH. Small mountain towns are LAME when it comes to Halloween. 🙁
Well, on the bright side, I get to eat the whole candy bowl myself. Sweet. 🙂
I followed Sarah’s recipe to a T then decided to add some toasted pumpkin seeds and peanuts to a few of my bars for a little added crunch and saltiness, I just couldn’t resist. I was kind of going for the Snicker’s bar feel, but with Tim Tams. It worked, love the peanuts and pumpkin seeds on top. Plus, adding them meant my bars got double dipped in chocolate.
Of course I loved that!
Okay. So. The bars are kind of like an all chocolate Oreo, which in my opinion is SO much better than a regular old Oreo. Anytime I can go all chocolate, I am a happy girl. I mean dredging a dessert in chocolate? Yeah, I’m basically jumping up and down with excitement.
FYI, I love chocolate coated/dipped/covered anything. Pretzels may be my favorite, though it’s hard to go wrong with just about anything dipped in chocolate.
AND these Tim Tams are fairly simple to make. Nothing too tricky, which is always a nice bonus! Yet another reason you all need to try these candy bars.
Can you imagine how happy your tricker treaters would be if you made Tim Tams for them? I mean, you would be THAT house. The house that everyone wants to get to candy from, and then go back to before the night is over. Yes. you would be the “AWESOME” house!
Trust me, it’s a good house to be.
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Just make sure to save yourself a bar…or okay, let’s be real a batch! 🙂
Wow! sounds so amazing! Thank you for sharing.
Happy Monday! 👻 I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! Happy Halloween! 🎃
Do you have to store these in the fridge after chilling?
You can store in the fridge or at room temp. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan
I made these for an Australian but visiting, and turned out well except the coating, which melted too easily. I notice other copies of the same recipe (perhaps the original
cookbook version as well) indicate that the milk chocolate should be at least 60% cocoa solids; I used a Hershey’s milk chocolate, which apparently is as low as 11% . That might be common knowledge to bakers but threw me off a bit…
They aren’t candy bar they are a biscuit/cookie (we call cookies biscuits).
The best way to eat them is to bite both ends off and suck hot chocolate threw them like a straw! I hope that works with this recipe!
That sounds so amazing! Thank you so much Helen!