Founders of Sweetpea Pantry Tanya and Philippa were childhood friends and came up with the idea for Sweetpea Pantry as mums looking after their own kids and finding it hard to source healthy, nutritious snacks for them. The idea behind the brand was to design food that kids love to eat, familar snacks like cookies, but make them on the basis that they fulfill nutritional needs of healthy children and don;t rot their teeth.
Since then they've been awarded 'Best Loved Kids Food Brand' by Richard Branson at the Virgin Foodpreneurs Festival and we're HUGE fans of these two fantastic entrepreneurs and busy mums who make our lives easier and less guilt-ridden.
I made the below recipe for Chocolate Biscuit Bites this weekend as you'll have seen on my Instagram account (@darrylwellnesscentral) and it was so easy and delicious, i'll be making more this weekend again as demand for them was so high.
Sweetpea Pantry have been kind enough to share their recipe below, and you can source their packs from your local Marks and Spencer or local Health Store.
· Unsalted butter or non-dairy alternative, such as coconut oil or butter.
For the filling:
· 3oz softened unsalted butter, or ½ tub of quark makes a really great low-fat filling
· 24g granulated sugar (or alternative such as stevia)
· ½ tsp vanilla extract
o Melt together the butter and honey
o In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy
o Combine the Sweetpea mix in another bowl with the butter and honey, adding in the egg white and stirring until completely combined
o Then, knead together into a firm ball and leave to cool
o Lightly dust the work bench, roll the mix out to a thickness of about 3-5mm and form circles using a cookie cutter
o Using a spatula, place onto a baking tray and pop it in a pre-heated oven at 180°C to pre-bake for about 8-10 minutes.
o Let them cool.
o Meanwhile, mix the butter or quark, the sugar and the vanilla extract in a bowl to make the filling to a stiff consistency, then spread onto one of the biscuits and top with another biscuit.
o To make a pink filling: add a few drops of a natural red food dye from a health store or alternatively, boil a couple of beetroots in a pot and add this bright red water to the mix!
o Store in the fridge to keep the filling set.
From Founders Tanya and Philippa
At Sweetpea Pantry our focus is always on getting the goodness in, and simplifying healthy eating for everybody. We use whole grains and reduced levels of unrefined sugars, and add in ‘super-powered’ ingredients like chia and flaxseeds. Our Chocolate Giggles Biscuit Mix is gluten-free, with no added sugar or salt. We use fibre-rich wholegrain rye and barley flours; all carefully selected to add great flavor as well as nutritional value. This, together with raw organic Cacao for the delicious chocolatey taste that’s still high in antioxidants and nutrients! Sweetpea Pantry’s mixes are designed with busy lives in mind, and are super simple to prepare. Chocolate Giggles Biscuit Mix is the ideal sweet treat and we’ve come up with a delicious recipe to make delicious biscuit bites with a vanilla filling which are so quick to make!
We hope you have fun making Sweetpea Pantry’s Chocolate Giggles Biscuit Mix into Biscuit Bites!
We would love to hear about any new creations or recipe ideas using our mixes.
· Gluten-free Grainy Brainy Pancake Mix (with buckwheat and flax)
· Gluten-free Super Oat Flapjack Mix (with quinoa and flax)
· Ginger Giggles Biscuit Mix (with wholegrain barley and rye)
· Chocolate Giggles Biscuit Mix (with wholegrain barley and raw cacao)
· Playful Pizza Dough Mix (with chia and flax)
More about Sweetpea Pantry
Since 2014, Sweetpea Pantry has been one of the leading brands in the UK trying to change a nation’s obsession with sugar, and helping to influence the next generation to eat more healthily, increase energy levels and live a more balanced lifestyle. They are one of a handful of companies laying the groundwork to change kids’ eating habits and promote a healthier lifestyle. Sweetpea Pantry was founded with aim of providing healthy and low-sugar snacks for children and families. Their superfood snack mixes contain no refined sugar and are packed with superfood ingredients, meaning that families can easily choose a healthier pizza, biscuit, flapjack or pancake, and parents can feel good about what their children are making and eating.