Australia’s ‘Sweet’ Heart

Since the mid-1960s, Australians have been blessed with the deliciousness of Arnott’s Tim Tams. The chocolate biscuit has become a staple item in homes across the country and continues to grow with the regular introduction of new flavour combinations, including toffee apple, salted caramel and red velvet.

The popularity of the Australian favourite has seen the biscuit hitting the international market, with some countries even developing their own interesting flavours, such as cheese. Although, that probably isn’t the best combo!

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Although they’re delicious enough on their own, why not make Tim Tams the star ingredient of your dish this Australia Day! Here’s just a few of the ways you can put an Aussie spin on your favourite treats.

Tim Tam Cheesecake

Cheesecake is the perfect summertime dessert option; it’s cool, refreshing and oh so sweet. The difference between a good cheesecake and a great cheesecake, is often all in the base. So if you’re looking for a winner, a Tim Tam base is the way to go! There are a ton of different recipes for this one, varying from a Tim Tam filling, base and decorations – or all three!

Tim Tam Brownies

If you’re a chocoholic looking for a fix, this will satisfy your cravings! The crunch of a Tim Tam pairs perfectly with the fudgy goodness of the classic brownie. You can even take it to the next level and make Tim Tam stuffed brownies – just be prepared for the sugar coma to follow.

Tim Tam Balls

This is probably the best option if you’re looking for something you can throw together quickly. There a few variations of the recipe, including  Tim Tam cheesecake balls and Tim Tam truffles. The Tim Tam balls pictured are made using this simple recipe from Escape to Paradise. Most recipes contain just three ingredients but don’t be fooled by these bite-sized treats – they are pretty rich, so be sure not to eat too many!

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