A genius home cook has created Caramello Koala-stuffed pancake pies

The indulgent pancake pies are going viral!

You might have heard of the internet cooking sensation that was air-fryer Caramello Koala pastries. The super-simple dessert pockets blew up on social media. Now, a trainee chef in Victoria has taken the sweet treat to the next level.

Mary-Grace Nicolazzo shared her decadent discovery on the Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia Facebook Group.

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Originally, she was looking to make some quick chocolate pies with brioche buns, but found that her local supermarket had sold out. The commercial cookery student was forced to improvise - and instead - she purchased a $3.50 pack of Golden Bakery pancakes.

To make the batch, she lined the base of her pie maker with one of the fluffy pancakes and then put in a filling of Caramello Koala and Cadbury Twirl chunks. Mary-Grace then topped the pies with an additional Golden Bakery pancake.

While she did not specify a cooking time, guidelines indicate that 10 minutes in the pie maker should leave the pancakes sealed and crispy on the outside, with a delicious, molten chocolate centre.

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Mary-Grace wrote in her post that the creative pies are "next level". The pastries received a lot of attention in the Facebook group, gathering over 1200 likes and 600 comments.

"OMGOODNESS! I'm in," exclaimed one pie-maker-fan, while another said: "My mouth is watering!"

Many others agreed that the recipe was "dangerous," and suggested other fillings, such as "Nutella", "custard" and "apple pie filling". The pancake-pie possibilities are endless!

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