How I Made a Giant Wagon Wheel

  14 April 2013

So like, I made a giant Wagon Wheel. From scratch. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love Wagon Wheels but I’ve always felt like the marshmallow and jam to biscuit ratio was never right! So it took me a weekend of pottering around my kitchen and questioning my sanity on whether or not it was worth all the hassle. It totally was haha but this is totes not classified as an easy recipe and there was stacks of washing up!

Tee hee forgot to weigh it but I reckon it was more than 5kg?

INNARDS SHOT!!! Now THERE‘S my ideal ratio!!!

Allllrighty then! Steps in the event you people out there want to make this behemoth! You will need 2 springform tins, 1 larger than the other- I used a 21cm and a 25cm tin. For the biscuit layer I used this recipe. Make sure to divide your dough into 2 amounts and when rolled out cut out 2 circles the size of your small tin.

For the marshmallow layer I used this recipe but without the coconut and the colouring. Spread the marshmallow into your baking paper lined small tin, there’ll be enough mixture for 2 layers so if you want you can make normal marshmallows with the excess. Make sure the marshmallow has several hours to set, I left my marshmallow in the fridge overnight.

For the jam layer I used this recipe but halved the amount and cooked the jam a bit longer so it wouldn’t be super runny inside the Wagon Wheel.

Ready to assemble layers? Grab your larger tin and melt some chocolate! I used about 500g of chocolate for the bottom layer, make sure the layer is a solid 1-2cm thick and make sure to spread the chocolate up to the edges of the tin. Leave to set for a bit before adding the shortbread layer otherwise the shortbread with sink to the bottom of the chocolate layer. Spread on the jam layer. I shoved 2 biscuit bits into the jam as a semi attempt for stability.

Unwrap the marshmallow layer and plonk him on top of the jam. Chuck on the 2nd shortbread layer. Melt some more chocolate and begin drizzling over the top and down the sides. I ended up using about 1 kilo of chocolate to cover the top and fill up around the sides mmm now leave your baby to set. If you’re in a hurry you can put him in the fridge but warning it may discolour the chocolate because of the sudden change in temperature.

Carefully undo the springform tin and tadah!

Only drawback with massive Wagon Wheel is there’s no way you can just take a bite out of it lol so ended up having to stab at it and hack off a piece to see the insides.

There we go! Insides and a comparison shot!

I have plans for more giant candy but let me know what you’d like me to make 😛

49 thoughts on “How I Made a Giant Wagon Wheel”
  1. NOW THIS IS EPIC! Oh I could eat wagon wheels by the packet. Friggen awesome effort suze!!!!

  2. kiki says:

    You are amazing! 🙂 Love this!

  3. That is CRAZY!!! 🙂 You should totally send this recipe to Pimp That Snack where they all make ‘giant’ snacks hehe

    Well done it looks amazing!

  4. THAT IS AWESOME! Your creations are always so grand! =D I LOVE IT!

  5. thesuzchef says:

    Love that first pic of you and the giant wheel!

    Your crazy ideas strike again & again it’s a success. Have you finished eating it? After this I bet you won’t touch wagon wheels again for years!

    Next up.. giant peanut butter cup maybe.

  6. milkteaxx says:

    this is the most epic post! ever! you never fail to please with your awesome ideas! how much did u get thru?

  7. I know that’s what she said, but I’m in awe and also scared by its size! (heheheh) Question is, have you managed to eat all of it??

  8. You should make two next time so like you can use them as weights…

  9. lol you are crazy but we love you for it! and super impressed you made your own jam too!

  10. Steph says:

    SO AWESOME! You know how much I love giant versions of things. Look at all that marshmallow!!!

  11. Audz says:

    giant gaytime!

  12. Shez says:

    Zomg. I love Wagon wheels! Super annoyingly the boy told me it was “too difficult to transport a slice home” and that the packet of normal ones got “accidentally eaten” 🙂

  13. Ramen Raff says:

    Boom!! hahahaha Epic Awesomeness Suze!!!!

  14. OMG! You are crazy, Suze… but that’s why I love you <3

  15. PHOODIE says:

    And THIS is why we all love you! AMAZING!!!!!!!!



  16. This is so cool..I love how all the textures are just like an actual Wagon Wheel. Can’t wait to see your other mega candy experiments.

  17. catty says:

    beyond awesome 🙂

  18. Tracey says:

    You are the craziest SOB foodie I know. And that’s an awesome thing!

  19. This is amazing! I love this idea!

  20. It’s one wagon wheel so it counts as one serving, right? I love this pimped out “snack”.

  21. Hannah says:

    I look at this and all I can think is how much the jam needs to be swapped for peanut butter and then GIMME NOW.

  22. now that looks about right!
    Pimp that snack here you come!! love it!

  23. MJ says:

    Love it! Nice one suze! 😀

  24. Jacq says:

    lol Suze you are crazy. that is all haha

  25. Insane. Only you would do such a thing. I love it

  26. vegeTARAian says:

    Oh lordy. This makes me so happy! Wagon Wheels are the best and you’re totally right – never enough marshmallow. This mammoth recreation is pure genius.

  27.…GOD. I actually thought this was a cake with choc frosting when I first saw it on your Instagram, that’s so awesome that it’s two massive shortbread biscuits and a whopper kilo of chocolate!! Most awesome thing ever.

  28. Sorry, 1.5 kilos of chocolate (clutches head for oncoming sugar coma)

  29. Angie says:

    Yoh crazy nut you are Suze! Lol! So how did you actually eat it? :p

  30. Dina says:

    that is some giant wagon wheel! i’ve never heard of them but they look delish. yours is amazing!

  31. What a truly amazing feat!! I can’t believe you managed to do it! Oh and it looks so delicious too 🙂 Well done 🙂

    I loved the Uluru story to, so gorgeous!

  32. Dilhara says:

    You’re crazy- I love it!

  33. Wah only you would think to do this Suze! So much marshmallow-y goodness hehe.

  34. Ooooh I haven’t had wagon wheels for so long! You should totally do a giant snickers bar! With salted caramel…that oozes out when you cut into it..yum!

  35. Heather says:

    WOW this is so ambitious and potentially disastrous but you managed to pull it off! But did you manage to finish eating it???

  36. OMG Suze!! You are incredible. loving the hair do too! I don’t think that they make wagon wheels big enough. I think we should petition for them to be the same size as yours. . . .

  37. Dear Suze,

    I think you look really pretty in longer hair although you are very pretty short or long hair.

  38. Jenny says:

    Wow!!! That’s amzazing Suze :O Looks too good to eat.

  39. talkandspoon says:

    this is absolutely crazy amazingness! i always think the marshmallow vs jam ratio isn’t quite right… i hope you enjoyed eating this all!

  40. hahaha you crack me up woman.
    This is AMAZE!!!

  41. Miss Piggy says:

    I really like the idea of a “stay-cation”…especially when we live out west and sometimes it’s just TOO far to be bothered going out at all.

  42. jamie thomas says:

    thats just about the dopest thing I’ve seen this year. WOW! i wanna make giant biscuits now

  43. LOVE IT ! 😀 😀 😀 How long did it take you to finish it? And hands up to make a gaint kit kat. 😀

  44. Louise says:


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