Mini Iced Vovo tarts – dessert for Australia Day

27 May


When I saw the post for iced VoVo tarts by the wonderfully named Frocks & Frou Frou blog I knew I would be making it sooner rather than later. Iced VoVos are an iconic Australian biscuit made by Arnotts: a shortbready biscuit base topped with raspberry jam, marshmallow & dessicated coconut. So sweet. So yum. So want one now…

Lilli from Frocks & Frou Frou made everything from scratch. I didn’t [except the strawberry jam which I had the fridge] but I imagine the homemade pastry would have added to the taste.

She also made the marshmallow topping from scratch but I was just too lazy. One day I will try her full recipe as her tarts looked so cute. If you want to check it out here it is:

These are tiny but super, doper sweet. I could manage just one but my sugar junkie Miss 4 loved them as did her little friends. So maybe try these for a kid’s party – they will love them.



1 sheet thawed shortcrust pastry

pink marshmallows, snipped in half

dessicated coconut

strawberry or raspberry jam



Spray a mini muffin tin with non stick spray. Preheat oven to 170C.

Using a 6cm cutter cut out rounds of pastry and gently place in mini muffin pan.

Add a blob of jam to each round, then top with half a marshmallow.

Place in oven [and here’s where it gets vague] until the marshmallow starts to melt. It is hard to give an indication of time as it depends on the quality of your marshmallow and the heat of your oven.

When starting to melt remove and sprinkle with coconut.

Allow to cool before eating. They keep well in the fridge for 4 or 5 days.


16 Responses to “Mini Iced Vovo tarts – dessert for Australia Day”

  1. girlinafoodfrenzy May 28, 2012 at 3:49 am #

    Iced vo-vo’s = big yum in my book!!! 🙂

  2. Adsoes June 3, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    These look okay, but any chance of a future recipe for home-made Monte Carlos??

    • thehungrymum June 3, 2012 at 9:24 am #

      Hey Adsoes, I did a post on Feb 2 on home-made Monte Carlos but the recipe I followed was a dud so I didn’t include it. Just for you I’ll find a better recipe & blog it soon 🙂

  3. Sisters in the Kitchen June 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Yum, these look so good, going to try them this week for my baking club.

    • thehungrymum June 4, 2012 at 1:29 am #

      I wish I was in a baking club, sounds like fun! Did you start it your won club or join an already established one?
      Let me know how they turn out 🙂

      • Sisters in the Kitchen June 4, 2012 at 7:55 am #

        I started the baking club, we’ve only had a couple of months but we are slowly growing and its a great excuse to cook something you might not otherwise. You should start one…this month we have to make biscuits or cookies so I might try and make your tart recipe back into an iced vovo biscuit. I’ll post it if I can..

      • thehungrymum June 4, 2012 at 9:50 am #

        Oooh, perhaps I should start one… thanks for the inspiration!

      • Sisters in the Kitchen June 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

        Yes do, spread the baking revolution! ha! We’ve done meringue pie month, layer cakes and now cookies.. what better thing to do once a month on a sunday afternoon than have a cup of tea and try the results of lots of types of baking. We posted our first couple here , make sure you share yours too, would love to see what you make.

  4. Christine June 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    I’ve never heard of an iced vovo before! I just googled it and it looks really tasty (raspberry and coconut, YUM!), and I think you’ve captured it well in your tarts. Thanks for sharing. 😀

    • thehungrymum June 13, 2012 at 9:29 am #

      Thank you! These bickies are a childhood treat for Aussie kids. Having said that I’m sure my adult tastebuds would find them underwhelming!

  5. Choc Chip Uru August 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    So cute and utterly delish! 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. mariateresa1983 September 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Looks yummy!!

  7. petit4chocolatier December 3, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    Triple yummy!!!

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