25+ Famous Australian Recipes

Browse a collection of 25+ of the most popular Australian recipes… from Milo inspired desserts, to Tim Tam sweet treats, choc ripple cakes, iced vovo tarts, lamington ice-cream cake and more! Perfect for Australia Day or any ‘Aussie’ celebration.

A collage of popular Australian desserts and recipes.

Australian Tim Tam Recipes

It just wouldn’t be a collection of popular Australian recipes without including everyone’s favourite chocolate coated biscuits.

Our simple Tim Tam inspired recipes will take your packet of Tim Tams to a whole new level! From cheesecakes to cheesecake balls, fudge and more! Mix and match with your favourite Tim Tam flavour.

No-Bake Double Layer Tim Tam Cheesecake

Get your Tim Tam ‘fix’ with this delicious layered cheesecake and no need to turn the oven on. Because who wants to bake on a hot summers day, right?

No-Bake Double Layer Tim Tam Cheesecake Recipe
It doesn’t get any more delicious than this No-Bake Double Layer Tim Tam Cheesecake! With a Tim Tam base, milk and white chocolate layers sprinkled with Tim Tam chunks and extra Tim Tams on top, this really is a chocoholics dream.
5 from 3 votes
No-Bake Double Layer Tim Tam Cheesecake

Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

For that ‘adults only’ after dinner sweet fix, these little treats are coated in chocolate and flavoured with smooth Baileys Irish cream.

Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls Recipe
Our delicious and boozy 4 ingredient Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls are the perfect late night dessert! Made from cream cheese, crushed cookies, Baileys Irish cream liqueur and dipped in melted chocolate…. you wont be able to stop at one!
5 from 2 votes
Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls

When you just need to indulge in a sweet little treat, or you need a plate to share, these White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls are quick, easy – and delicious!

White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls Recipe
The ultimate White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls made from just 3 ingredients in less than 10 minutes.. the perfect cheeky dessert or party food treat!
5 from 1 vote
The ultimate White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls made from just 3 ingredients in less than 10 minutes.. the perfect cheeky dessert or party food treat!

Tim Tam Microwave Fudge

Chocoholics beware! Take that packet of Tim Tams to another level. This literally takes five minutes to make – the hardest part is waiting for it to chill……

5 Minute Microwave Tim Tam Fudge Recipe
This 5 Minute Microwave Tim Tam Fudge is the quickest and easiest fudge you’ll ever make! This really is the perfect last-minute dessert!
5 from 6 votes
A stack of pieces of fudge showing chopped Tim Tam biscuits inside

Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls

These impressive little balls have a subtle peppermint flavour. The kids love them…..as well as the big kids! Super quick and easy too.

White Chocolate & Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls Recipe
Quick and easy no-bake Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls that take just 10 minutes to prepare. A sweet peppermint flavoured cream cheese filling dipped in smooth white chocolate… delicious!
5 from 1 vote
White chocolate balls on a cake plate.

Caramel Tim Tam Balls

So many varieties of Tim Tam Biscuits mean there’s plenty of super easy options to whip them into decadent little treats. No one can resist one……or two…..

3 Ingredient Caramel Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls Recipe
These deliciously rich 3 ingredient Caramel Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls are completely no-bake and ready in no time!
5 from 9 votes
Cheesecake Balls

Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipes

When it comes to Australian desserts, it doesn’t get any more famous than a classic chocolate ripple cake! Made from a packet of Arnott’s Choc Ripple biscuits smothered in whipped cream, chilled overnight… and then decorated with all your favourite Australian chocolates and berries!

Classic Chocolate Ripple Cake

This is one to make ahead of the day, great fun to make with the kids – or they can make it themselves and have fun decorating it!

Classic Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipe
Our classic Chocolate Ripple Cake is an all-time favourite Australian dessert made from whipped cream and chocolate ripple biscuits and decorated with Peppermint Crisp bars, Flakes and raspberries. 
5 from 2 votes
A whipped cream chocolate ripple cake decorated with raspberries, Peppermint Crisp and chocolate.

Baileys Chocolate Ripple Cake

An ‘adults only’ version of the classic Chocolate Ripple Cake. Make a day ahead to soften and allow the flavour of Baileys to give it a subtle kick!

Baileys Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipe
The ultimate Baileys Chocolate Ripple Cake decorated with fresh berries and chocolate… this quick and easy recipe is the perfect no-bake dessert!
5 from 1 vote
A slice of a chocolate log layered with cream, covered with cream, berries and a white chocolate shard

Salted Caramel Chocolate Ripple Cake

Jazz up the classic Chocolate Ripple Cake for Australia Day. Load it with Maltesers, popcorn and dripping with caramel sauce…..ahhh, sigh!

Super Easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipe
The easiest 10 minute Salted Caramel Chocolate Ripple Cake!! This is an absolute showstopper… and the most perfectly simple dessert!
5 from 2 votes
A log cake covered in cream and drizzled with caramel sauce, decorated with Malteser balls around the edge and salted caramel popcorn on top

ANZAC Recipes

ANZAC stands for “Australian and New Zealand Army Corps” and whilst ANZAC biscuits are traditionally made to commemorate ANZAC Day on the 25th April each year, they are a classic Australian bake for any time. ANZAC biscuits and slices are super popular among Australian families… and make a great lunchbox treat!

* Please note that our ANZAC recipes have been approved for publishing by the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs.  

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

Could you get any more Australian than ANZAC biscuits? Whip up a batch in no time – great with a cuppa for morning or afternoon tea – and everyone loves them!

ANZAC Biscuits Recipe
Our classic ANZAC biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite recipe. Have a batch of sweet golden biscuits ready in less than 20 minutes… with the perfect amount of chewiness and crunch!
5 from 26 votes
A plate of 3 ANZAC biscuits.

Almond & Chocolate Chip ANZAC Biscuits

Here’s a twist on a classic! Take ANZAC’s to a new level with flaked almonds and chocolate chips for an change…..still super easy, just more delicious!

Almond & Choc Chip ANZAC Biscuits Recipe
These Almond & Choc Chip ANZAC Biscuits are the perfect combination of crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. YUM!
5 from 1 vote
A stack of cookies filled with almonds and chocolate chips on a piece of paper

Chocolate Chip ANZAC Slice

And another variation….a one bowl wonder, still with that favourite munchy, crunchy flavour, and the kids will love the added chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip ANZAC Slice Recipe
Our classic ANZAC Slice recipe… but with a hit of chocolate! YUM! A 10 minute super simple recipe that the whole family will love.
5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Chip ANZAC Slice... a 10 minute super simple recipe that the whole family will love. A classic favourite with a hit of chocolate!

Classic ANZAC Slice

Made from pantry staples and similar to traditional ANZAC biscuits, a slice can be quicker than biscuits but I’m sure they will be eaten just as quick!

ANZAC Slice Recipe
Our classic ANZAC Slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for lunchbox snacks! Chewy, sweet and oh-so-delicious (just like your favourite ANZAC biscuits!). 
5 from 5 votes
Our classic ANZAC Slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for lunchbox snacks! Chewy, sweet and oh-so-delicious (just like your favourite ANZAC biscuits!).

Milo Inspired Australian Recipes

Milo is a malted milk powder made by Nestle. It’s most often used in hot and cold drinks mixed with milk…. however it’s also AMAZING in baking recipes! From slices to biscuits, fudge to balls and more!

Milo Mousse Chocolate Slice

Decadent as a dessert or sweet treat, this recipe has a light and creamy chocolate mousse texture that no mousse lover could resist. Not a bad effort from the humble Milo tin lurking in the cupboard…..

Milo Mousse Chocolate Slice Recipe
Delicious Milo Mousse Chocolate Slice made with a chewy, rich chocolate base and a soft and creamy mousse topping. 
5 from 2 votes
Delicious Milo Mousse Chocolate Slice made with a chewy, rich chocolate base and a soft and creamy mousse topping. The perfect chocoholics dessert!

Milo Biscuits

The simplest pantry ingredients can be whipped into a kid pleaser in just 20 minutes. Jazz them up with a dab of white chocolate and sprinkles on top.

Milo Biscuits Recipe
These Milo Biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite! Made from just 5 basic ingredients, these quick and easy biscuits are sure to be a hit with the entire family. 
5 from 6 votes
These Milo Biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite! Made from just 5 basic ingredients, these quick and easy biscuits are sure to be a hit with the entire family. 

4 Ingredient Milo Weet-Bix Balls

Party time for kids of all ages (that means adults too!) These are so easy to make, and so easy to eat….and a good way to include the humble Weetbix to fill em’ up too!

4 Ingredient Milo Weet-Bix Balls Recipe
The easiest Milo Weet-Bix Balls made from just 4 ingredients (Weet-Bix, Milo, condensed milk and coconut) … and only 10 minutes prep time!
5 from 12 votes
The easiest Milo Weet-Bix Balls made from just 4 ingredients (Weet-Bix, Milo, condensed milk and coconut) ... and only 10 minutes prep time!

Oat & Milo Slice

A no fuss, super easy recipe (that’s what I like!!!!), and great to pop into lunchboxes. The kids will love them when you tell them they’re made with Milo!

Oat & Milo Slice Recipe
Lunch box recipes don’t come any quicker or easier than this yummy Oat & Milo Slice! Simply melt, mix and bake… too simple!! This will become a family favourite in no time!
5 from 10 votes
Lunch box recipes don't come any quicker or easier than this yummy Oat & Milo Slice! Simply melt, mix and bake... too simple!! This will become a family favourite in no time!

Easy Milo Balls

Another one the kids will devour with with true Milo energy! All pantry staples, the kids can help mix and roll ’em. Then enjoy!

Easy Milo Balls Recipe
These super easy Milo Balls are sure to be a hit with the littlest people in your home! Just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time… they’re just so simple!
5 from 5 votes
These super easy Milo Balls are sure to be a hit with the littlest people in your home! Just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time... they're just so simple! Made from plain biscuits, condensed milk, coconut and Milo... you can't beat these delicious little bites!

Milo & Tim Tam Fudge

Calling chocoholics….using an Aussie favourite, Tim Tams, and chocolate, this is a foolproof microwave fudge – you simply cannot go wrong!

Microwave Tim Tam & Milo Fudge Recipe
The easiest 4 ingredient Tim Tam & Milo Fudge that's cooked in the microwave in less than 5 minutes! The perfect cheeky dessert.
5 from 4 votes
A stack of fudge with an Australian flag in front of a tin of Milo and packet of Tim Tams biscuits

More Classic Australian Recipes

Browse some of our most popular Australian inspired recipes here!

Wagon Wheel Slice

Our delicious layered slice takes inspiration from the iconic Arnott’s Wagon Wheel biscuit, with layers of chocolate, marshmallow, jam and biscuit.

Super Easy Marshmallow Wagon Wheel Slice Recipe
This easy Marshmallow Wagon Wheel Slice will have you coming back for more and more! A yummy base covered in raspberry jam, marshmallows and chocolate!
5 from 7 votes
Wagon Wheel Slice

Lamington Ice-Cream Cake

Soft sponge lamington fingers covered in chocolate and coconut make the base of this delicious and simple ice-cream cake.

Lamington Ice-Cream Cake Recipe
A deliciously layered Lamington Ice-Cream Cake inspired by everyone’s favourite treat! Strawberry ice-cream, chocolate lamington fingers, vanilla ice-cream and raspberry topping make this no-bake dessert a total winner!
5 from 2 votes
A deliciously layered Lamington Ice-Cream Cake inspired by everyone's favourite treat! Strawberry ice-cream, chocolate lamington fingers, vanilla ice-cream and raspberry topping make this no-bake dessert a total winner!

Clinkers Rocky Road

Everyone’s favourite chocolate covered hard candy gets a chocolatey makeover in this simple rocky road recipe using Clinkers. 

Clinkers Rocky Road Recipe
Our famous Clinkers Rocky Road is the only rocky road recipe you'll ever need! Made from milk chocolate, raspberry lollies, marshmallows and Clinkers… and ready in less than 10 minutes!!
5 from 7 votes
A plate of Clinkers rocky road.

Salted Caramel Choc Ripple Tarts

Chocolate + caramel = a match made in sweet heaven!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Ripple Tarts Recipe
Our super easy 3 ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Ripple Tarts take just 10 minutes to make! All you need is chocolate cookies, thick caramel & sea salt. 
5 from 1 vote
Our super easy 3 ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Ripple Tarts take just 10 minutes to make! All you need is chocolate cookies, thick caramel & sea salt. 

Caramello, Malteser & Choc Ripple Slice

3 classic ‘Aussie’ chocolates form the most amazing Australia Day recipe… this is one for the true chocoholic!

Caramello, Malteser & Chocolate Ripple Slice Recipe
This 10 minute no-bake Caramello, Malteser & Chocolate Ripple Slice recipe is the BEST! Super easy and totally delicious!
5 from 2 votes
This 10 minute no-bake Caramello, Malteser & Chocolate Ripple Slice recipe is the BEST! Super easy and totally delicious!

Clinkers Slice

Our famous Clinkers Slice is completely no-bake and perfect for an Australia Day party!

Clinkers Slice Recipe
No-bake and so simple… this Clinkers Slice recipe really is the best thing ever! A super easy 10 minute recipe that everyone will love!
5 from 2 votes
A bowl filled with chocolate Clinkers slice.

Weet-Bix Slice

This simple slice is great for school lunch boxes … and just as good for an Australia Day BBQ with friends.

Easy Weet-Bix Slice Recipe
Our super easy Weet-Bix Slice is always a hit with the kids! Perfect for lunch boxes or an after school treat! 
5 from 6 votes
Our super easy Weet-Bix Slice is always a hit with the kids... perfect for lunch boxes or an after school treat! This is sure to become a family favourite!

Iced Vovo Tarts

Our sweet little iced vovo tarts are inspired by the famous Arnott’s classic Iced Vovo biscuits. Jam, coconut, biscuit and marshmallow are the key ingredients in these yummy tarts!

Iced Vovo Tarts Recipe
Our 5 ingredient Iced Vovo Tarts are a yummy twist on the classic Arnott’s biscuit! Think sweet pastry shells filled with jam, marshmallow mixture and sprinkled with coconut… and ready in just 10 minutes! 
5 from 3 votes
Six tarts with pink icing on a floral plate

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23 Comments
  1. Judith | A Life Canvas says:

    Love this compilation. I have Milo for brekky everyday and have never thought of turning it into icing! Thanks for the idea =) and Happy Australia Day.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Ooh yes! I always used to sprinkle Milo over vanilla ice-cream. So yum!!

  2. Susan Lee says:

    Fantastic, I love creative mum recipes. They are the best and with that added pinch of love makes them taste even better. Great homemade good food that everyone loves.
    Thank you

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