Friday, 23 September 2016

Baking with After Eight

I was sent a selection of ingredients including the rather tasty After Eight chocolates to try our hand at some #AfterEightBakes.  We had a recipe for brownies and a baked cheesecake, I had not thought about incorporating After Eight chocolates into our baking before but I am so glad we had the opportunity as it worked really well.  The only problem we had was the boys like testing the After Eight chocolates so much, so if you are going to attempt these recipes I do recommend stocking up with extra.

After Eight Brownies

128g buttery spread
5g sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 free range eggs
90g cocoa
128g all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ pack 300g After Eight Mints
Powdered sugar for dusting

The boys literally devoured the After Eight brownies in one sitting; my brother and mum grumbled that we had not kept them any.  I would say the recipe might need a little bit more sugar but then I have an exceptionally sweet tooth at the moment.  The boys had no criticisms at all; they just want to know when we can bake the next batch.


You need to heat the oven to 180°C and grease your pan

Add melted butter, sugar and vanilla extract into your bowl and mix well

Add eggs and mix between each one

Add cocoa and mix until blended

Add flour and baking powder and mix with an electric mixer

Pour 3/4 of the mixture over the baking pan and place After Eight chocolates evenly over the top

Then cover with the remaining brownie mixture

Bake for 30-35 minutes

Sprinkle with powdered sugar 

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on

The middle bit with the melted After Eight is very moreish.

After Eight Cheesecake

120g digestive biscuits
300g pack of After Eight
50g unsalted butter
700g light cream cheese
150g caster sugar
200ml reduced fat soured cream
3 tbsp plain flour
4 free-range eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 150°C

Crush the biscuits - ideally in a bag for less mess!

Add the melted unsalted butter to the biscuit crumbs

Place in the base of the greased cake tin and cook for 10 minutes (until golden)

For the filling beat together the light cream cheese and sugar

Add reduced fat sour cream and flour

Gradually add the eggs and vanilla essence

Pour the cream cheese mix on the cooled biscuit layer

Place After Eight chocolate on top then bake for an hour

Leave it to cool in the oven to stop the top cracking

This was heavenly!


  1. Oh yum! I love After Eights - we usually have them only at Christmas but this looks like a fab idea!

  2. I'm drooling ;-)

    We love After Eights in our house but they never last long x

  3. Oh those after eight brownies wound amazing. I LOVE the big smiles

  4. Oh my goodness After Eights are the BEST! You did very well not to just eat the lot!!

  5. These look amazing! I would have to bake them in secret though as they wouldn't last five minutes if the rest of the house found them!

  6. I love after eights, not sure I could resist eating them all before baking with them

  7. oh, Mr Dad would love the After Eight Brownies ... After Eights are one of his favourite autumn/winter evening nibble. WE go though so many packs!

  8. Those brownies look amazing! I LOVE After Eights x