Chewy chocolate and date biscuits

I love these biscuits and I think I would even go as far as saying that I love them more than Anzacs (and I love Anzacs).  I think the other reason I love them is because they are so simple and quick to make and they always go down well with the kids!  I made this batch yesterday and they were all gone by dinner time! (I did have 5 kids in the house though).

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Chewy chocolate and date biscuits
 
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Simple, quick and delicious. The perfect afternoon snack for hungry kids.
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Recipe type: Thermomix
Serves: 30 biscuits
Ingredients
  • 150g chocolate chips or plain chocolate
  • 80g dates
  • 130g butter
  • 120g raw sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 250g plain flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
  2. Put the dates and chocolate in the thermomix and whizz on speed 8 for 20 seconds until they have turned to fine crumbs. Set aside.
  3. Put the butter and sugar into the bowl and beat for 2 minutes on speed 4, until combined and creamy.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla and beat for a further 20-30 seconds on speed 3.
  5. Slowly add the flour and mix on speed 3 until combined.
  6. Add the chocolate and date crumbs and knead for 1 minute on the closed lid setting. The dough will have a marble effect.
  7. Roll into little balls and put them on a lined baking tray. Squash each one with a fork.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden in colour. Allow to cool before eating.
  9. Enjoy.

 

Happy Friday!  Will you be baking this weekend?

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4 comments on “Chewy chocolate and date biscuits”

    • Hahaha, yes that was a brave call wasn’t it! I do love Anzacs but these were good if I do say so myself.

    • Thanks Seana, it a great one when you need something quick that they’re actually eat. I like the sound of the chocolate tart. Kids are such fuss pots aren’t they? I’ve been experimenting with some healthy banana muffins to have in the mornings as my kids are such bad breakfast eaters and the further away from healthy I go, the more thumbs up I get!!

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