Monday, September 8, 2014

This year I participated in The Streetswap 2014. It's where Food/Lifestyle Bloggers register to make 3 handmade sweet treats to send to their 3 'matches'. To participate you need to have a blog/website and a passion for cooking!

I registered my name and my blog and soon received the names of my 3 matches.

I initially decided to make and send some Salted Caramel Popcorn as I've been making it a lot at home just to snack on but I didn't think it would arrive as crisp as I'd want it to so I turned to Plan B.

Plan B was my Hubby's idea and I thought it was great! Rocky Road!

So my recipe for the rocky road is as follows;

Aprils Streetswap 2014 Rocky Road

Half packet of marshmallows (cut in half)
1x Pack of Snakes Alive (chopped)
Half a Pack of Milk Arrowroot Biscuits, crushed roughly
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1x block of Cadbury Milk Baking Chocolate
1x block of Cadbury White Baking Chocolate
1/2 cup coconut

Mix marshmallows, snakes, biscuits, sultanas and nuts in a square baking tin/dish lined with baking paper. Melt milk chocolate in the microwave and pour over mix.

Let cool in the fridge until set. Then Melt the white chocolate and pour on top of the milk chocolate

Sprinkle with coconut and cool in the fridge until set.

Cut into squares and enjoy!

I sent off my 3 parcels express post so my recipients could enjoy them fresh and fast. My 3 matches were Belinda - The Hungry Mum, Kate - Foodies Agenda and Alice - Western Sydney Food Blog.

My 3 Streetswap goodies received were:

Peanut and Gummi Bear Chocolate Fudge from Aleesha who owns Me and The Young Blog. This was soooo yummy and I loved the crunch and chewy combo that the peanuts and gummi bears gave. I also cant remember the last time I ate a Gummi Bear and have bought more since.
Aleesha also was kind enough to leave her recipe for me so I can create it at home now too, and I definitely will. My whole family enjoyed snaking on these!

My second parcel was Salted Caramels with Fennel and Chilli sent by Katherine of A Cupcake or 2.
These soft buttery caramels were presented so beautifully in a cute small wooden box and were individually wrapped. A surprising flavour combo with the subtle heat from the chilli and the aniseed crunch of the fennel seeds hidden in salted caramel buttery goodness. I'd love to try and make these, they reminded me much like a soft toffee I used to eat as a kid.

Last but definitely not least my final Streetswap treat received were beautiful handmade chocolates by Sandra who owns the informative blog $120 Food Challenge. Choc Chilli 'Bombs' and Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Hearts. They smelt amazing when I opened the box.  2 of the hearts had leaked a bit of the caramel but it no way affected my daughter and I both eating them! I had to put these away to make them last and have since bought some more chocolate moulds to give 'filled chocolates' a go!

I hope my Rocky Road Parcels were received well and didn't melt or crumble. I've never sent treats via Post so this was a learning curve for me also .Seeing the beautiful way the treats were packaged up and how much effort the ladies went though to post, it's amazing and I will definitely do better next year!

Thanks to the organisers of the Streetswap and the ladies who sent me my treats too!

The Streetswap much fun!!

April xx

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  1. I too did a play on rocky road - it seemed like a popular thing to do in this year's sweet swap.

    1. It certainly got the brain thinking when cakes and biscuits were out, didn't it!? Fudge seems to be another poplar choice too! Hope you enjoyed your treats!

  2. I'm really glad you received the caramels. They are pretty simple to make. Your rocky road looks amazing, I will put it on my "to make" list.

  3. thanks for the Rocky Road - I had to shoo misses 6 & 8 away from it long enough to take some photos! It survived the post perfectly :)

    1. That's great to hear! Next year I hope to package my treats up a bit prettier! My Hubby wondered where all the Rocky Road went that day! LOL

  4. I commented but gremlins ate it! Thanks for the lovely rocky road - Misses 6 & 8 were VERY excited by its appearance :)

  5. The best choice to make a rocky road, simple and easy!
    As I like Shari also made a rocky road ;)

  6. Oooh yummy! I love rocky road! So simple and delicious! :-)

  7. I'm so glad you loved the chocolates and that *most* of them arrived intact! Making the chocolates was easy compared to the business of packing them just right so they would survive the long trip to your door. I had visions of caramel dripping from the Postie's mailbag ... hmmmm

    I adore Rocky Road, so I've bookmarked this page for later in the year for Christmas gifts.

  8. This was gobbled up pretty fast in our house April. Funnily enough we planned to do Rocky Road but ended up doing a spin on a caramel popcorn. Thanks you for delicious package Sharon and Alice WesternSydneyFood


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