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Merry Christmas!

Just a super quick hello from me today to wish you, your family and friends, a very merry Christmas! I hope you get super spoilt, eat ALL the good food and (maybe!) even get a little chance to relax (.... that's a big 'maybe'!). Thank you so much for visiting my blog this year. I really do have the worlds best readers - and I truly love getting your messages and emails (they always make me smile!). I hope I haven't sugar-overloaded you too much... hehehehe!! Anyway, I hope you have a fantastic break and I'll be back (with even more sugary-goodness) on the 8th January! xxx Lucy ... Read More about Merry Christmas!

Mars Bar Chocolate Christmas Crackles | Reindeers & Puddings

These Mars Bar Chocolate Christmas Crackles can be made into cute little reindeers or Christmas puddings... in less than 10 minutes! The perfect end of year class party treat... Say hello to the cutest little Mars Bar Chocolate Christmas Crackles... in two gorgeous variations! Yep, these little reindeers and Christmas puddings are sure to be a hit with the kids this Christmas. Think: no-bake 10 minute recipe super yummy!! These are perfect for school or kinder Christmas parties, or as a fun little foodie gift for neighbours and friends. PLUS, they're no-bake so ... Read More about Mars Bar Chocolate Christmas Crackles | Reindeers & Puddings

Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls | Peppermint Crisp & Cherry Ripe

The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!! Do you know what!!?? These Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls might just be my newest favourite recipe!! I know.. I know... big call, right? But they totally deserve the title, because: they're no-bake (hellllooooo no-bakey goodness!); they take 10 minutes to make; they're pretty much the ultimate Christmas party treat; AND (most importantly), they taste so damn delicious. I was tossing up whether to make Cherry ... Read More about Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls | Peppermint Crisp & Cherry Ripe

The Famous 3 Ingredient Christmas Cake

Introducing the famous 3 Ingredient Christmas Cake (fruit cake) made from mixed fruit, iced coffee and self-raising flour! Award winning, super easy and totally delicious! If you've been coming to Bake Play Smile for a little while now you'll know that I'm a big, BIG fan of simple, no-fuss recipes. In fact, any recipe with the words '3 ingredients' in it, is pretty much my favourite thing ever. And so I bring to you (a recipe I've been hanging out to try for ages!)... the famous 3 ingredient Christmas cake!! Whoop whoop!! Yep, I'm sure you've probably heard of this cake before. ... Read More about The Famous 3 Ingredient Christmas Cake

Christmas Mint Slice Balls (easy no-bake recipe)

These super simple Christmas Mint Slice Balls are made with cream cheese and Mint Slice biscuits - the perfect no-bake Christmas treat! Whoop whoop! It's officially December which means it's time for Christmas trees, lights, carols, tinsel, cocktails and ALL the yummy food... including of course, these super delicious, crazy-easy Christmas Mint Slice Balls!! If you've been coming to my blog for a while (thank youuuuu!!!!), you will have seen these babies already. I first posted the recipe a couple of years ago, but I really wanted an excuse to make another batch so I could take ... Read More about Christmas Mint Slice Balls (easy no-bake recipe)

Chocolate, Caramel & Peanut Pavlova

If you love Picnic chocolate bars… then say hello to the most delicious CHOCOLATE, CARAMEL & PEANUT PAVLOVA!!! A super easy 10 minute dessert that everyone will love! I honestly thought I was finished with all of my Christmas recipes this year... but then this over-the-top, totally easy pavlova came into my life - and it was far too good not to share!!! This year I've been working with Coles to create a couple of Christmas desserts on Instagram. I wasn't planning to put any of the recipes on the blog BUT this one was just so yum. Plus, I love any dessert that looks gorgeous ... Read More about Chocolate, Caramel & Peanut Pavlova

Christmas Jelly Cake | No-Bake

This really is the BEST Christmas Jelly Cake ever... with 5 pretty layers that make it the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert! Just like a traditional jelly slice... but with a Christmas makeover! Is there actually anyone in the world who doesn't love jelly slice??? It is the BEST! Layers of a crunchy biscuit base, creamy filling and jelly top... it doesn't get any better than that. Well until now, that is!! Introducing the BEST ever Christmas Jelly Cake. This takes the classic favourite to a whole new level. I'm talking 5 layers of Christmassy-festiveness-deliciousness. A ... Read More about Christmas Jelly Cake | No-Bake

Christmas Chocolate Ripple Cake Wreath | Caramel & Nutella

This Christmas Chocolate Ripple Cake Wreath is the perfect showstopper dessert! Topped with caramel sauce, Nutella, Malteser reindeers and silver baubles... it makes a great table centrepiece! You can't get a more classic 'Aussie' Christmas dessert than a choc ripple cake. Simple, no-bake.. and totally delish. Do you remember growing up eating the classic choc ripple log sprinkled with crushed peppermint crisp bars?? Yep, me too!!! Well this is kind of like that... but with the 'wow' factor taken up a few notches (a LOT of notches actually!!). This Christmas Chocolate ... Read More about Christmas Chocolate Ripple Cake Wreath | Caramel & Nutella