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These guilt-free DIY Lotus Tim Tams are the perfect afternoon snack

A home baker has shared her healthier version of classic Tim Tim biscuits using just five ingredients. 

While the 130 calories are on par with a standard Tim Tim biscuit, Healthy Mummy member Melanie says they are ‘a lot lower in sugar, made from healthier substitutions and can be made vegan’.

‘Make them to suit your own tastes, with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate – but remember these are a treat,’ she said.

To begin, chill coconut cream in the freezer for 20 minutes or in the fridge for eight hours and then melt 20 grams of dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.

A home baker has shared her healthier version of classic Tim Tim biscuits using just five ingredients

Recipe: Healthier five-ingredient Lotus Tim Tams 

Ingredients

1/2 cup dark chocolate 70% cocoa

2 tsp tahini

3 tsp chilled coconut cream 

1 tsp maple syrup

16 Biscoff biscuit available from major supermarkets

Method 

1. Chill coconut cream by either putting in the freezer for 20 minutes, or in the fridge for 8 hours.

2. Melt 20g dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, add the tahini and mix well.

3. Once slightly cooled to room temperature, add the chilled coconut cream solids (2 teaspons). It will look like the chocolate has split at first, however add the maple syrup and coconut cream liquid, and stir well to smooth the mixture back out. The mixture should become quite thick like chocolate icing.

4. To each Biscoff biscuit half, add 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture, and top with the other half of the pair. Chill for approximately 1 hour, or until the chocolate centre is completely firm.

5. Melt remainder of dark chocolate, and dip the biscuits in to coat entirely. Return to the fridge until chocolate is set, or until you are ready to serve. Makes 8 biscuits.

Once melted, add two teaspoons of tahini and mix well.  

When it is slightly cooled to room temperature, add the chilled coconut cream solids (two teaspoons). 

While it will look like the chocolate has split at first, add maple syrup and coconut cream liquid, and stir well to smooth the mixture back out; the mixture should become quite thick like chocolate icing.

To each Biscoff biscuit half, add one teaspoon of the chocolate mixture, and top with the other half of the pair. Chill for approximately one hour, or until the chocolate centre is completely firm.

While the 130 calories are on par with a standard Tim Tim biscuit, Healthy Mummy member Melanie says they are ‘a lot lower in sugar, made from healthier substitutions and can be made vegan'

While the 130 calories are on par with a standard Tim Tim biscuit, Healthy Mummy member Melanie says they are ‘a lot lower in sugar, made from healthier substitutions and can be made vegan’

'Make them to suit your own tastes, with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate - but remember these are a treat,' she said, adding that it makes eight

‘Make them to suit your own tastes, with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate – but remember these are a treat,’ she said, adding that it makes eight

To finish, melt the remainder of dark chocolate and dip the biscuits in to coat entirely. Return them to the fridge until chocolate is set, or until you are ready to serve.  

It’s not the only five-ingredient Tim Tam inspired recipe setting mouths watering, with a foodie recently setting mouths watering with a simple recipe for Tim Tam rocky road which can be made in five minutes using a slow cooker.

Posting in an Australian cookery group on Facebook, Brooke said she made the treats from two blocks of cooking chocolate, one bag of Red Frog lollies, one bag of mini marshmallows, a handful of peanuts and a packet of chocolate Tim Tams.

The chocolate is melted and mixed with the other ingredients in the base of a slow cooker, sold in Kmart for $19 (AUD), then refrigerated until set.

It's not the only five-ingredient Tim Tam inspired recipe setting mouths watering, with a foodie recently setting mouths watering with a simple recipe for Tim Tam rocky road which can be made in five minutes using a slow cooker

It’s not the only five-ingredient Tim Tam inspired recipe setting mouths watering, with a foodie recently setting mouths watering with a simple recipe for Tim Tam rocky road which can be made in five minutes using a slow cooker 

To make the ‘no-bake’ sweets, line the base of the slow cooker with a large sheet of tinfoil or thick baking paper.

Set the device to a high heat and melt the chocolate until smooth.

While it melts, break the Tim Tams into chunks and stir through the chocolate, adding the lollies, peanuts and marshmallows in on top.

Once the chocolate has melted, the remaining ingredients (pictured) are mixed in and refrigerated until set

Once the chocolate has melted, the remaining ingredients (pictured) are mixed in and refrigerated until set

Once the dry ingredients have been thoroughly coated with chocolate, carefully lift the tinfoil out of the cooker and into a container, which should be refrigerated for at least two hours until the mixture has hardened.

The chocolate block can then be sliced into bite-sized pieces, ready to eat. 

Ms Leigh said she will use Red Snake lollies if she makes the treats again because the Red Frogs were too chewy. 

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