This spiced mocha mix is a perfect gift or party treat. Its also the perfect hot beverage for Tim Tam SLAMS!
- 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
- 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!
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!!!
Ha, you really do learn something new every day. I love it. Nice to include the guilt-free option, but well, you know me!
I usually don’t opt for the guilt-free option….but it makes some people happy 🙂
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!
Lucky you to be abundant in Tim Tams!!! Have fun doing slams 🙂
I love the pictures!
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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!
I’d never heard of them until a few years ago and man, I am ADDICTED!!!! They are only available here at Christmas, so I stock up!
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What kind of hot cocoa mix do you use? I love the idea of making this and giving it as gifts for Christmas.
I’ve used a wide variety for expensive to generic. Since you are adding so many other yummy things I think generic (and inexpensive!) is best:)
Thanks for the quick reply. I appreciate it. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Yay! Please do!!!
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!
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!!!
Not sure if anyone is following this anymore, I just stumbled on the page looking for a spiced mocha recipe. FYI Arnotts are sold at world market here in America. Although I must say the experience of eating them in the land of Oz is so much better. 🙂
Thanks Megan! That’s really good to know. I will have to check World Market!! I’m so sad that Pepperidge Farms doesn’t seem to be making them anymore!
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