Here at Kiwi Families HQ we love kiwi, and eating biscuits. So what better way to combine the two than a Kiwi shaped biscuit recipe!

We also love helping out our good friends at the Kiwis for kiwi Trust. These guys do wonderful work in New Zealand supporting community conservation projects to protect our iconic bird; and they need our help.

The Great Kiwi Morning Tea is being held on Friday, October 21 to raise critical funds to keep up the good work of protecting kiwi and their habitat.  Kiwis for kiwi is calling for everyone to get together at school, with friends, neighbours, family or at work to share a Kiwi morning tea and collect donations.

People wanting to host a morning tea can register at www.kiwisforkiwi.org and they will receive a pack which contains instructions for a successful event, sample invite, promotional materials, recipes and a fun Kiwi Quiz. Every $100 raised is enough to protect a kiwi for an entire year.

And just to get you in the spirit for a great morning tea, here’s an idea for a yummy biscuit treat.

Kiwi coconut, oat and almond biscuits

Ingredients

2½ cups cooking oats
½ cup shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla paste
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup chopped dried apricots
2 tbsp almond butter
100g good quality dark cooking chocolate
½ cup raw honey, or rice malt syrup

Method

Preheat oven to 160°C and line a 20 x 30cm baking tray with baking paper.
Mix the first six ingredients together in a large bowl.
Place almond butter, chocolate and honey in a heavy-based saucepan over a low heat. Stir together until melted. Pour over the dry mix and work quickly to combine.
Press into baking tray and cut into kiwi shapes with a kiwi cookie-cutter. Cook in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

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Jarrod is a quintessential Kiwi Dad. He lives in Manakau, and works from a home office, overlooking his chickens and bees. His inspiration and motivation in life come from his wife and two children.

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