Recipe Recommendation: December

These are the recipes that I’ve tried from other bloggers/websites that I haven’t altered that we’ve really enjoyed for the month of December. It’s nice to recommend others plus it’s also encouraging to know the recipe didn’t just work for the person posting it but for others too (I’ve tried so many recipes that just simply haven’t worked).

Chocolate Yoghurt Cake

Chocolate Yoghurt Cake

We had some yoghurt that needed to be used up and Kel’s Dad is always asking why i never make chocolate cake. I realised that i don’t tend to make anything that i actually feel like, it’s always because there is something that “needs to be used up”! I thought if i could make a chocolate cake with yoghurt, then i’d be hitting two birds with one stone. This recipe was super quick and easy and was exactly what i was after. I doubled the recipe and made two delicious cakes.

Crabapple Yogurt Bundt Cake

Crabapple Yogurt Bundt Cake

I still had a lot of leftover yoghurt plus some homemade crabapple jelly that we had from someone in the fridge. I wondered whether there was a recipe that combined the two – and there is! I tripled the recipe and made three cakes, two of which i froze. The cakes were a big hit! As you can see though, i didn’t bother with the Bundt tin 😉


Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Recipe

When i married Kel he had never eaten one of these. I was flabbergasted. Generally in the relationship i am the one who hasn’t done said thing (like movies – i haven’t seen most of the well known movies ever made, however with Kel’s help i am getting there). However after trying them, they are now one of his favourite things!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiders frequent school cake stalls and kid’s birthday parties however can be enjoyed by any age. They are so simple to make and if you’re into the chocolate/peanut butter combo then you can’t go past them.

I think my favourite thing about them though is the fact that the recipe is on the back of Changs Fried Noodles, which are found in the Asian section in the supermarket. Fried Noodles are one of the three main ingredients and obviously it’s such a popular item to make that a lot of their sales must be for people buying them to make these!

Changs Fried Noodles

Changs Fried Noodles Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiders

This recipe is taken from the back of the Changs Fried Noodles packet as shown above.


100g Fried Noodles
2 tablespoons crunchy or smooth peanut butter
200g chocolate


1. Melt the peanut butter and chocolate together and mix until it forms a smooth paste

2. Mix in the fried noodles, making sure that they are completely covered in the chocolate/peanut butter mixture

3. Spoon small amounts of the mixture into patty pans (depending on how big you want your spiders depends on how much mixture you spoon in)

4. Place in the refrigerator for a few hours to set