Marie Magic!

by Claire Minnaar


There’s no denying that Marie biscuits are a timeless South African favourite, but sometimes “classic” can translate into “boring”. Then again – as I so often preach here on Momtrepreneur – it takes nothing more than a dollop of creativity and a splash of ingenuity to turn even the simplest treat into a vehicle for decadent fun – here are some ideas:

  • Make smores by the fire, squashing a molten marshmallow and chocolate between two biscuits. Alternatively, make Marie marshmallow sandwiches and roll the edges in sprinkles.
  • Turn a Marie into a semi-healthy treat by breaking it into quarters, and letting the little ones dip it in yogurt or sandwiching banana slices and peanut butter between two biscuits.
  • With their pinprick holes, Marie biscuits can easily be threaded or suspended from the sky – think hanging Marie UFOs and flowers.
  • Frost the edges of the Marie to stick an ice cream cone on top and make a “tower”. You can even stuff a variety of surprises inside the cone, like treats or small toys.
  • Turn the Maries into edible teacups for your little girl’s party – use a biscuit as “saucer”, marshmallow as the “cup” and pretzel (halved) as the “handle”.
  • Frost the Marie and allow the kiddies to decorate it with sprinkles and sweets to make anything from funny faces to flowers and lady bugs.
  • Sandwich a spoonful of ice cream between two marries or use crushed biscuits mixed with melted butter as the base for an elaborate dessert.
  • Dip the entire Marie in dark chocolate to cleverly disguise it, and top with half a strawberry and a dollop of cream.
  • Make chocolate Marie balls! Mix 1 pack crushed Marie biscuits with ½ cup coconut, ½ cup cocoa and 1 tin condensed milk. Shape into balls, roll in sprinkles or chopped nuts and refrigerate for 2 hours.

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1 comment

Jacoline September 17, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Oh my goodness, these sounds delicious! My husband is addicted to Marie biscuits, and I’m sure my little boy will just love these ideas to!


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