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Choc Anzac Biscuits

The humble ANZAC cookie just got better... with chocolate of course!


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Choc Anzac Biscuits
April 15, 2012

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Choc Anzac Biscuits

I can’t recall if I’ve even made Anzac biscuits before. I’ve had this recipe in my pile for years, so I finally dug it out with a deadline… Anzac Day this year! But I got so bored today, and didn’t want to go shopping to fill in time, I decided to bake instead. Better for my wallet that way.

I slightly undercooked mine to the time listed in the recipe, and as a result they are nice and chewy. I also rolled some fatter, so they are good to dunk into tea, if you are a dunker! The chocolate takes it to another level than your traditional Anzac biscuits. The recipe says to use dark choc, but I used some milk choc Easter eggs that aren’t good enough quality to eat on their own.

Hope all you Aussies enjoy Anzac Day day off next week!

Choc Anzac Biscuits
Real Living Magazine

100g butter, chopped
2 tbsp golden syrup
1½ cups rolled oats
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup plain flour
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
¾ cup caster sugar
2 tsp bicarb soda
2 tbsp boiling water
150g dark chocolate

1. Preheat oven to 165°C (145°C fan-forced). Line 2 trays with baking paper.

2. Heat butter and golden syrup in saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a gentle simmer.

3. Meanwhile, place oats, coconut, flour and sugars into large bowl and stir to combine.

4. When butter/syrup mix has come to a simmer, combine boiling water and bicarb in small bowl (stir well). Add bicarb/water to butter/syrup, making sure you get all the bicarb in – the mixture will froth up.

5. Add frothing liquid to dry ingredients and stir to combine.

6. Roll mix into 20 balls (about the size of a golf ball) and place on lined trays, leaving space between each to allow for spreading. Flatten balls slightly with palm of your hand.

7. Bake for 20 to 25 mins, swapping trays on racks after 14 mins. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 mins on tray to firm up slightly before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

8. Once biscuits are cooled, melt chocolate in microwave on medium heat for 2 to 3 mins, stirring every minute (or use a double boiler).

9. Place rack back over one of the trays and, using fork, drizzle chocolate in a fast back-and-forth motion. Repeat with remaining biscuits. Place in fridge to set and enjoy with a cuppa on Anzac Day (or any day of the year!).

Makes 20.


32 comments on “Choc Anzac Biscuits
  1. Kyla

    They look so good – especially with a cup of Earl Grey (nice Mug!)
    Think I’ll be making these for Anzac Day

    April 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Absolutely perfect with earl grey!

      April 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm
  2. Sophie

    That’s a nice twist on the classic biscuit.
    I LOVE the wooden bird. Where did you buy it?

    April 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I got it from Harris Scarf! 🙂

      April 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm
  3. Katie

    OMG I might actually have the ingredients in my cupboards to make these! That never happens. They look delicious.

    And next time boredom strikes, CALL ME!!! Please. =)


    April 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Oh durr why didn’t I think of that!!

      April 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm
  4. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    Yum! Just in time for the holiday. I adore Anzac biscuits. Hadn’t thought to spruce them up with chocolate – what a great idea.

    April 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Chocolate improves everything 😛

      April 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm
  5. vegeTARAian

    Ooh yummo! I love the addition of chocolate. I’d also like to make some for Anzac Day but like you, I may not be able to wait that long!

    April 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I too am a fan of the addition of chocolate! Makes it some what more fancier looking too!

      April 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm
  6. Michelle

    Next wednesday is public holiday! NO UNI FOR ME> YAYAYAYAYAAAAAY.

    By the way, I just remembered!

    April 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Woot! Any day off is good 🙂

      April 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm
  7. Food is our religion

    These look sooo good! I love the chocolate dribbles on top – makes anzac biscuits look less boring!

    April 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Definitely less boring, and prettier looking!

      April 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm
  8. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    I’ve always loved Anzac biscuits hehe and use to buy the store bought ones but now I think they’re too ‘hard’ and not ‘chewy’ enough so i bought all the ingredients to make them…but then i forgot coconuts lol gonna go get some tmr and can’t wait to try this recipe ~ yum yum!

    April 16, 2012 at 4:36 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Yes, they are always too hard! hope they turn out well for you 🙂

      April 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm
  9. Libby

    I have half a bag of organic oats in my pantry and have been looking for a good Anzac biscuit recipe so I can use my oats up. This would be perfect – just in time for the Anzac Day game at the ‘G next week! Thanks for sharing, Michele!

    April 16, 2012 at 7:05 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      ahhh brilliant! Have a good day at the G!

      April 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm
  10. Tina @ bitemeshowme

    They look delicious to snack on for 3.30itis =p

    April 16, 2012 at 8:23 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      or morning tea since I can’t wait till 3:30 😛

      April 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm
  11. Liz

    You are making me to try bake some as well!
    Hmmm Maybe this weekend? I can satisfy my itch to bake, keep myself busy and stay at home = save $$…..Win-Win situation!

    April 16, 2012 at 8:24 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Yay for baking instead of spending! 😛

      April 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm
  12. Leah

    Love the little bird wooden board, super cute. Another great recipe, thanks Shellie! xo

    April 16, 2012 at 8:41 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      It is too cute isn’t it! 🙂 x

      April 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm
  13. CheezyK

    I think I know what I’ll be doing this weekend … the trick will then be to see if any are still left on ANZAC Day 🙂

    April 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm
  14. tania@mykitchenstories

    Anzac biscuits are always welcome. I cant resist them. You have nmade it even harder with the addition of chocolate

    April 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm
  15. Hannah

    That is a brilliant way to get rid of the shoddy easter eggs that shouldn’t be allowed to exist in the first place (why yes, that is my nose up in the air up there). I haven’t made proper ANZAC biscuits since a batch tasted like metho once in my teenage years… but I’d happily eat yours. 😛

    April 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm
  16. Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

    Dear Iron Chef Shellie,

    These biscuits look delicious but I think I like that wooden birdie board of yours even better. Such a cool gadget to serve some canapes too.

    April 17, 2012 at 12:28 am
  17. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    nice and chewy is a good thing! You could really taste the buttery goodness.

    April 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm
  18. Sara (Belly Rumbles)

    Great twist on a classic. Never made them before? Nooo, don’t believe you 😉

    April 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm
  19. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    ok supremely amazing photos here, lady. They look divine!
    Heidi xo

    April 18, 2012 at 9:19 am
  20. Janine

    I love anzac cookies and bake them on a pretty regular basis but have never thought of adding good old dark chocolate in them. bet they taste super fantastic!!

    April 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm
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