25+ Australia Day Recipes (2024)

Browse a collection of 25+ of the most popular Australian recipes... from Milo inspired desserts, to Tim Tam sweet treats, choc ripple cakes, iced vovo tarts, lamington ice-cream cake and more! Perfect for Australia Day or any 'Aussie' celebration.

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Australian Tim Tam Recipes

It just wouldn't be a collection of popular Australian recipes without including everyone's favourite chocolate coated biscuits.

Our simple Tim Tam inspired recipes will take your packet of Tim Tams to a whole new level! From cheesecakes to cheesecake balls, fudge and more! Mix and match with your favourite Tim Tam flavour.

No-Bake Double Layer Tim Tam Cheesecake

Get your Tim Tam 'fix' with this delicious layered cheesecake and no need to turn the oven on. Because who wants to bake on a hot summers day, right?

Tim Tam Cheesecake Recipe

The most popular Tim Tam Cheesecake! Completely no-bake and perfect for feeding a crowd.

5 from 46 votes

Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

For that 'adults only' after dinner sweet fix, these little treats are coated in chocolate and flavoured with smooth Baileys Irish cream.

Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls Recipe

Our delicious and boozy 4 ingredient Baileys Tim TamCheesecake Balls are the perfect latenight dessert! Made from cream cheese, crushed cookies, Baileys Irish creamliqueur and dipped in meltedchocolate.... you wont be able to stop at one!

5 from 22 votes

White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls

When you just need to indulge in a sweet little treat, or you need a plate to share, these White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls are quick, easy - and delicious!

White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls Recipe

The ultimate White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls made from just 3 ingredients in less than 10 minutes.. the perfect cheeky dessert or party food treat!

5 from 9 votes

Tim Tam Microwave Fudge

Chocoholics beware! Take that packet of Tim Tams to another level. This literally takes five minutes to make - the hardest part is waiting for it to chill......

5 Minute Microwave Tim Tam Fudge Recipe

This 5 Minute Microwave Tim Tam Fudge is the quickest and easiest fudge you'll ever make! This really is the perfect last-minute dessert!

5 from 12 votes

Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls

These impressive little balls have a subtle peppermint flavour. The kids love them.....as well as the big kids! Super quick and easy too.

Quick and easy no-bake Peppermint Crisp Tim Tam Balls that take just 10 minutes to prepare. A sweet peppermint flavoured cream cheese filling dipped in smooth white chocolate... delicious!

5 from 8 votes

Caramel Tim Tam Balls

So many varieties of Tim Tam Biscuits mean there's plenty of super easy options to whip them into decadent little treats. No one can resist one......or two.....

3 Ingredient Caramel Cheesecake Balls Recipe

Simple and delicious caramel cheesecake balls that take just 10 minutes to prepare!

5 from 22 votes

Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipes

When it comes to Australian desserts, it doesn't get any more famous than a classic chocolate ripple cake! Made from a packet of Arnott's Choc Ripple biscuits smothered in whipped cream, chilled overnight... and then decorated with all your favourite Australian chocolates and berries!

Classic Chocolate Ripple Cake

This is one to make ahead of the day, great fun to make with the kids - or they can make it themselves and have fun decorating it!

Classic Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipe

Our classic Chocolate Ripple Cake is an all-time favourite Australian dessert made from whipped cream and chocolate ripple biscuits and decorated with Peppermint Crisp bars, Flakes and raspberries.

5 from 8 votes

Baileys Chocolate Ripple Cake

An 'adults only' version of the classic Chocolate Ripple Cake. Make a day ahead to soften and allow the flavour of Baileys to give it a subtle kick!

Baileys Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipe

The ultimate Baileys Chocolate Ripple Cake decorated with fresh berries and chocolate shards.... this simple recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and is the perfect no-bake 'cheeky adults' dessert that looks and tastes fabulous!

5 from 5 votes

Salted Caramel Chocolate Ripple Cake

Jazz up the classic Chocolate Ripple Cake for Australia Day. Load it with Maltesers, popcorn and dripping with caramel sauce.....ahhh, sigh!

Super Easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipe

The easiest 10 minute Salted Caramel Chocolate Ripple Cake!! This is an absolute showstopper... and the most perfectly simple dessert!

5 from 2 votes

ANZAC Recipes

ANZAC stands for “Australian and New Zealand Army Corps” and whilst ANZAC biscuits are traditionally made to commemorate ANZAC Day on the 25th April each year, they are a classic Australian bake for any time. ANZAC biscuits and slices are super popular among Australian families... and make a great lunchbox treat!

* Please note that our ANZAC recipes have been approved for publishing by the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs.

Classic ANZAC Biscuits

Could you get any more Australian than ANZAC biscuits? Whip up a batch in no time - great with a cuppa for morning or afternoon tea - and everyone loves them!

ANZAC Biscuits Recipe

Crunchy and caramelised on the edges and deliciously chewy in the middle, these easy ANZAC biscuits everyone’s favourite Aussie treat!

5 from 149 votes

Here's a twist on a classic! Take ANZAC's to a new level with flaked almonds and chocolate chips for an change.....still super easy, just more delicious!

These Almond & Choc Chip ANZAC Biscuits are the perfect combination of crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. YUM!

5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Chip ANZAC Slice

And another variation....a one bowl wonder, still with that favourite munchy, crunchy flavour, and the kids will love the added chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip ANZAC Slice Recipe

Crunchy on the edges and chewy in the middle, this delicious chocolate chip ANZAC slice is so quick and easy to prepare.

4.98 from 45 votes

Classic ANZAC Slice

Made from pantry staples and similar to traditional ANZAC biscuits, a slice can be quicker than biscuits but I'm sure they will be eaten just as quick!

ANZAC Slice Recipe

Ourclassic ANZAC Slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for lunchbox snacks! Chewy, sweet and oh-so-delicious (just like yourfavourite ANZAC biscuits!).

5 from 34 votes

Milo Inspired Australian Recipes

Milo is a malted milk powder made by Nestle. It's most often used in hot and cold drinks mixed with milk.... however it's also AMAZING in baking recipes! From slices to biscuits, fudge to balls and more!

Milo Mousse Chocolate Slice

Decadent as a dessert or sweet treat, this recipe has a light and creamy chocolate mousse texture that no mousse lover could resist. Not a bad effort from the humble Milo tin lurking in the cupboard.....

Milo Mousse Chocolate Slice Recipe

Delicious Milo Mousse Chocolate Slice made with a chewy, rich chocolate base and a soft and creamy mousse topping.

5 from 4 votes

Milo Biscuits

The simplest pantry ingredients can be whipped into a kid pleaser in just 20 minutes. Jazz them up with a dab of white chocolate and sprinkles on top.

Milo Biscuits Recipe

These Milo Biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite! Made from just 5 basic ingredients, thesequick and easy biscuits are sure to be a hit with the entire family.

5 from 49 votes

4 Ingredient Milo Weet-Bix Balls

Party time for kids of all ages (that means adults too!) These are so easy to make, and so easy to eat....and a good way to include the humble Weetbix to fill em' up too!

4 Ingredient Milo Weet-Bix Balls Recipe

These Milo Weet-Bix Balls couldn't be easier! Made from just 4 ingredients and only 10 minutes prep time, they make a fantastic lunch box snack!

5 from 51 votes

A no fuss, super easy recipe (that's what I like!!!!), and great to pop into lunchboxes. The kids will love them when you tell them they're made with Milo!

Lunch box recipes don't come any quicker or easier than this yummy Oat & Milo Slice! Simply melt, mix and bake... too simple!! This will become a family favourite in no time!

5 from 74 votes

Easy Milo Balls

Another one the kids will devour with with true Milo energy! All pantry staples, the kids can help mix and roll 'em. Then enjoy!

Easy Milo Balls Recipe

These super easy Milo Balls are sure to be a hit with the littlest people in your home! Just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time... they're just so simple!

5 from 75 votes

Calling chocoholics....using an Aussie favourite, Tim Tams, and chocolate, this is a foolproof microwave fudge - you simply cannot go wrong!

The easiest 4 ingredient Tim Tam & Milo Fudge that's cooked in themicrowave in less than 5 minutes! Theperfect cheeky dessert.

5 from 11 votes

More Classic Australian Recipes

Browse some of our most popular Australian inspired recipes here!

Wagon Wheel Slice

Our delicious layered slice takes inspiration from the iconic Arnott's Wagon Wheel biscuit, with layers of chocolate, marshmallow, jam and biscuit.

Wagon Wheel Marshmallow Slice Recipe

This easy Wagon Wheel Marshmallow Slice will have you coming back for more and more! A yummy base covered in raspberry jam, marshmallows and chocolate!

5 from 31 votes

Lamington Ice-Cream Cake

Soft sponge lamington fingers covered in chocolate and coconut make the base of this delicious and simple ice-cream cake.

Lamington Ice-Cream Cake Recipe

A deliciously layered Lamington Ice-Cream Cake inspired by everyone's favourite treat! Strawberry ice-cream, chocolate lamington fingers, vanilla ice-cream and raspberry topping make this no-bake dessert a total winner!

5 from 4 votes

Clinkers Rocky Road

Everyone's favourite chocolate covered hard candy gets a chocolatey makeover in this simple rocky road recipe using Clinkers.

Clinkers Rocky Road Recipe

Our famous Clinkers Rocky Road is the only rocky road recipe you'll ever need! Made from milk chocolate, raspberry lollies, marshmallows and Clinkers... and ready in less than 10 minutes!!

5 from 24 votes

Salted Caramel Choc Ripple Tarts

Chocolate + caramel = a match made in sweet heaven!

Caramel Chocolate Tartlets Recipe

Our super easy 3 ingredient Caramel Chocolate Tartlets take just 10 minutes to make. All you need is chocolate cookies, thick caramel & sea salt.

5 from 7 votes

Clinkers Slice

Our famous Clinkers Slice is completely no-bake and perfect for an Australia Day party!

Clinkers Slice Recipe

No-bake and so simple... this Clinkers Slice recipe really is the best thing ever! A super easy 10minute recipe that everyone will love!

5 from 33 votes

Weet-Bix Slice

This simple slice is great for school lunch boxes ... and just as good for an Australia Day BBQ with friends.

Weet-Bix Slice Recipe

My super easy Weet-Bix Slice is always a hit with the kids! Perfect for lunch boxes or an after school treat!

5 from 62 votes

Iced Vovo Tarts

Our sweet little iced vovo tarts are inspired by the famous Arnott's classic Iced Vovo biscuits. Jam, coconut, biscuit and marshmallow are the key ingredients in these yummy tarts!

Marshmallow Tarts with Raspberry Jam Recipe

Treat your inner child and recreate classic Iced Vovo biscuits in tart form with these gorgeous jam and marshmallow tarts! Featuring a crispy, buttery tart crust, a lovely layer of raspberry jam and a melty marshmallow topping.

5 from 22 votes

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25+ Australia Day Recipes (2024)


What is the traditional food for Australia Day? ›

Whether it's a pile of jam-and-cream-filled lamingtons you need or a pillowy pav, a few prawns on the barbie or the best-looking snags and onions cooked in beer to shove into rolls, here's our true-blue Australia Day recipe must haves.

What do you eat on Anzac Day? ›

Commemorate Anzac Day with these classic Aussie favourites featuring golden meat pies, chewy choc-chip Anzac biscuits, easy lemon myrtle damper and delicious Tim Tam lamington balls.

What is a typical lunch in Australia? ›

Lunch – eaten around 12 – 2 pm is usually a light meal such as a sandwich, or salad. However, with the vast array of choices available now Australians are just as likely to have curry, noodles, sushi or pizza for lunch. Dinner – the main meal of the day is eaten in the evening.

What meat to eat on Australia Day? ›

What meat should we eat on Australia Day?
  • Lamb. There are so many different ways to enjoy lamb, and as the 'national meat' of Australia Day, it's a staple on any Aussie's BBQ menu! ...
  • Pork. Adding pork to your menu is sure to please the crowd. ...
  • Chicken. ...
  • Sausages. ...
  • Burgers.
Jan 19, 2023

What is an Anzac breakfast? ›

The 'gunfire breakfast' seems to have evolved from the above, and comprises whatever is available at the time—it could be 'coffee and rum' or 'stew, sausage and bread', or even 'bacon and eggs' (which is served by the War Memorial for their 'gunfire breakfast' on Anzac Day).

Is it OK to say Happy Anzac Day? ›

“The word 'happy' shouldn't be used … You say 'Happy Easter' and Christmas, but this is a solemn day and it's not appropriate,” he said. “If you say 'happy', then you include it with other celebrations. “Today is an act of Remembrance.”

What does Anzac taste like? ›

What do Anzac Biscuits taste like? Well, let me tell you. Anzac biscuits are oat and coconut cookies that bake up crispy and a little chewy. They're sweet and hearty and so satisfying.

How can I be respectful on Australia Day? ›

Talk with your local First Peoples' community members to inform yourself of their views on the date. This will help you develop a respectful approach. Share your new knowledge and have respectful conversations with family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours about what you've learned and the different perspective.

What do Australians call candy? ›

Lolly, in Australian and New Zealand English, a piece of what is called candy in American English or sweets in British English.

What is Australia's cultural food? ›

Bush tucker and native ingredients

The taste of Australia is inherent in our traditional wild foods from the bush and rainforest – plants such as lemon myrtle, Kakadu plum, wattleseed and warrigal greens.

Do Australians eat lamb on Australia Day? ›

This is largely seen in its reported record increase in lamb sales throughout the entirety of the Australia Day period. Since its production, the longstanding campaign has become more 'iconic as lamb itself and each year it is designed to encourage consumers to come together to celebrate Australia Day with lamb.

What is a traditional Aboriginal meal? ›

Aboriginal people ate a large variety of plant foods such as fruits, nuts, roots, vegetables, grasses and seeds, as well as different meats such as kangaroos, 'porcupine'7, emus, possums, goannas, turtles, shellfish and fish.

What is the culture of Australia Day? ›

On Australia Day we celebrate all the things we love about Australia: land, sense of fair go, lifestyle, democracy, the freedoms we enjoy but particularly our people. Australia Day is about acknowledging the contribution every Australian makes to our contemporary and dynamic nation.


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