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Spiced Mocha Mix (and how to do a TimTam SLAM!)

This spiced mocha mix is a perfect gift or party treat.  Its also the perfect hot beverage for Tim Tam SLAMS!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup dry non-dairy creamer
  • 1c. hot cocoa mix
  • 2/3 c. instant coffee
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

  • Combine all ingredients together in a big bowl.
  • Add 3-4 heaping tsp. of mix to 8 oz. of hot water to serve.
  • Or…put mix in a fun jar or tin to give as a homemade gift!

You can use Splenda for the sugar, decaffeinated instant coffee and low-fat hot cocoa mix for a guilt-free treat!

 

How to do a Tim Tam Slam.

What are Tim Tams?   They are a chocolate cookie that (I’m told) originated in Australia.  In America they are made by Pepperidge Farm and they are a wafer/mousse cookie covered in chocolate.

To do a Slam:  Bite off the corners on two opposite sides (diagonal from each other).  Place one bitten off corner in a hot chocolate or mocha and drink up some of the hot beverage through the other bitten off corner– pulling the hot beverage up through the cookie like a straw.  Pop the WHOLE cookie in your mouth and it EXPLODES in warm gooey chocolate happiness! :)  (If you don’t pop the whole thing in your mouth you will have chocolate running all over you…just FYI).  In our area, Tim Tams are only available near Christmas, so Tim Tam Slams have become a fun Christmas tradition!

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My thoughts:  Thanks to my cousin-in-law Eden for the yummy mocha recipe and to my friend Andreya for showing us all how to do Tim Tam Slams….I am forever indebted for the hours of fun and laughter!!!

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About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing! www.easybaked.net

15 responses »

  1. Ha, you really do learn something new every day. I love it. Nice to include the guilt-free option, but well, you know me!

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  2. Hah I was only just talking about tim tam slams over dinner the other night with some friends – I live in Australia but I’ve never, ever done it despite the abundance of Tim Tams here. Ridiculous, right?! So thank you for this post – I’m super inspired to buy a packet today!

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  3. I love the pictures!

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  5. I’m an Aussie who has a deep love for the Tim Tam slam! My little brother and his kids always look forward to a vist from me so they can get their fix of Tim Tams in china, lol. Glad to see they’re infamous world round!

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  7. What kind of hot cocoa mix do you use? I love the idea of making this and giving it as gifts for Christmas.

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  8. Hi I love your website. I live in Australia & loveTim Tams but haven’t done the slam often. The Tim Tam was developed by an Australian biscuit manufacturer called Arnotts in 1958 (although Arnotts is not Australian-owned now). The slam is great in winter (which is June-August here). Don’t know if you’ll get them where you are but they have introduced a few new flavours: white chocolate, choc-orange, choc-mint, Turkish delight & caramel just to name a few. Glad to hear Tim Tams are liked around the world!

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    • Thanks for sharing fun history with us! That is so interesting…I’ve only found the Tim Tim cookies here in America at Christmas. The only brand I’ve seen here is Pepperidge Farm. Now I want to try “original” Tim Tams to see how they compare! We should do a Tim Tam exchange!!!

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