How to make a Caramilk hot cross bun – and it's only 189 calories

Fitness coach reveals how to make a Caramilk hot cross bun with a chocolate sauce – and it’s healthier than you think

  • Fitness coach Bec Hardgrave shared how to make Caramilk hot cross buns 
  • The Australian foodie revealed the simple process in a video posted online
  • She claims the snack ‘hack’ contains a mere 189 calories per serve
  • The newly released Woolworths Caramilk hot cross buns contain 260 calories   

A fitness coach has revealed how to make a low-calorie version of the new Woolworths Caramilk hot cross buns.

Bec Hardgrave, from Brisbane, Australia, shared a video online claiming her food ‘hack’ contains 189 calories per bun, while the Woolworths alternative contains 260.

In the clip she made ‘Caramilk butter’ by melting a chocolate square onto a halved hot cross bun before spreading it out evenly to enjoy. 

The snack idea is perfect for those craving an indulgent treat but that don’t want to blow their daily caloric intake.

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Fitness coach Bec Hardgrave (left) shared how to make Caramilk hot cross buns containing a mere 189 calories per bun


In the clip she made ‘Caramilk butter’ by melting a square of Caramilk onto a halved hot cross bun before spreading it evenly. Her alternative contains 71 calories less than the new Caramilk hot cross buns sold at Woolworths

To make the decadent snack Bec used mini traditional hot cross buns from Coles and two squares of Caramilk.

‘This hack gives you fresh hot cross buns with delicious melted “Caramilk butter” for way less calories! You can microwave or air fry them but I like them to be a little crispy,’ she wrote online.

‘I know we are way off Easter but I’ll never complain that the hot cross buns are too early.’

‘I don’t know why I’ve never tried Caramilk butter before, but oh my god, it’s so good,’ she said. 

On TikTok many dubbed the treat idea as ‘dangerous’ while others admitted to eating an entire four pack of Caramilk hot cross buns from Woolworths in one sitting.

‘Great idea! I went to Woolies and they didn’t have the Caramilk ones,’ another person wrote.  

On Instagram the short video has since gone viral and been watched more than 60,000 times.  

Teaming up with Cadbury, Woolworths’ indulgent hot cross buns have been made with Caramilk chocolate chips and are just $4.50 for a pack of four

Last week Woolworths also released a recipe for decadent churros using its new limited-edition Cadbury Caramilk hot cross buns. 

The simple recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and turns the supermarket’s indulgent hot cross buns into delicious churros served with a creamy Caramilk sauce to dip. 

In a video posted to Instagram a Woolworths chef starts by cutting up the Caramilk hot cross buns into two centimetre wide strips, places them on a baking tray and brushes them with melted butter. 

Woolworths has shared a decadent recipe turning its limited-edition Caramilk hot cross buns into churros with a creamy dipping sauce


Starts by cutting up Caramilk hot cross buns into two centimetre wide strips, place them on a baking tray and brushe them with melted butter then put the bun pieces in the oven for 15 minutes until they are golden and crisp

He then put the bun pieces in the oven for 15 minutes until they are golden and crisp. 

To make the sauce, just combine 180 grams of chopped up Caramilk chocolate with thickened cream and microwave them together for one minute, stirring half way through. 

For the churros, toss the bun strips into a bowl with a cinnamon and sugar mix.   


For the dipping sauce melt Caramilk chocolate and cream together in the microwave for one minute, stirring half way through, then coat the bun pieces with a caster sugar and cinnamon mix

Recipe: Caramilk hot cross buns churros

Ingredients

4 x Cadbury Caramilk hot cross buns

50g melted butter

1/3 cup thickened cream 

 180g Cadbury Caramilk chocolate

1/4 cup caster sugar

1/2tsp ground cinnamon 

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees/180 degrees fan-forced. Cut hot cross buns into 2cm-wide strips

2. Place on a baking paper-lined baking tray. Brush all over with butter. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and crisp.

3. Meanwhile, place cream and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring with a metal spoon halfway through, or until melted. Transfer to a small bowl.

4. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small, shallow dish. Toss hot cross bun strips, in batches, in cinnamon sugar, then arrange on a serving plate. Serve with Caramilk sauce.

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To serve arrange on a plate or board with a small bowl of the Caramilk sauce and enjoy. 

Fans were quick to praise the ‘genius’ hack on Woolworth’s social media pages. 

‘I tried these today and they were so good! Absolutely delicious. I wish they weren’t for a limited time only,’ one viewer said. 

‘This looks amazing, I am doing this ASAP,’ wrote another. 

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