Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Halloween - Caramello Grave

Inspiration for today’s recipe comes from a relative of the modern toastie, the Toas-Tite (also known as a pudgy pie, mountain pie, flying saucer, etc). Toas-Tites are a branded camping (i.e. non-electrical) version of a toasted sandwich/jaffle maker.

Late last year, I read a post about a mud Toas-Tite on toastiterecipes.com – a recipe/tribute website dedicated to the Toas-Tite maker. This post was about a mud/dirt Toas-Tite that contained Oreos, hot fudge and caramel sauce. The odds of me finding decent hot fudge and caramel sauce at my local supermarket were slim. I decided to improvise and use Caramello Koalas.

It is up to you whether you dice your Caramello Koalas. I decided to leave mine whole, so as I am eating it I get a mouthful of dirt, then a mouthful of dead koala. This recipe is suited to using a jaffle maker rather than a toasted sandwich maker because the jaffle maker does not chop the Caramello Koala in half.

You can have all sorts of fun making grave toasties, by adding different fillings (e.g. raspberry) or ‘burying’ other types of confectionary, for example, gummy worms, snakes and frogs. Personally, I like the Caramello Koala’s – chocolate biscuits with chocolate and a little caramel, yummy!

Caramello Grave

Makes: 2 toasties

  • 2 fun sized Caramello Koalas
  • 8 Oreos, crushed
  • 4 slices of bread, crusts removed
  • butter 

  1. Preheat the toastie maker and butter each of the four slices of bread.
  2. Place one slice of bread, butter side down, onto the bottom grill plate.
  3. Spoon half of the crushed Oreos onto the centre of the bread and top with a Caramello Koala.
  4. Place the top piece of bread on top of the mixture, butter side up.
  5. Repeat steps 3 to 4 for the other grill plate.
  6. Gently close the lid and allow to toast for approximately 3 minutes, or until the bread has browned sufficiently.
  7. Cover with additional Oreo crumbs (or dust with cocoa powder)

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