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Friday, September 18, 2009

DIY Friday: Stealing Death by Chocolate

This is sort of "the rest of the story" from last week's post about making cookies for Janet Lee Carey's STEALING DEATH party.

I tried the roll-out African Corn Meal Cookies, which ended up as drop cookies tasting kind of like cornmeal scones (not half bad, but definitely not in the shapes of moons and stars!)...

I didn't have the right ingredients for Ugandan Coconut Candy, so I snuck the Ugandan spices into a regular Coconut Macaroon recipe...

And since, at this point, I was 0/2, I thought I should probably add some chocolate to the mix. So I threw together a tried-and-true recipe, henceforth to be known as...


In saucepan bring to boil for 1 minute:

1/2 c butter
2 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa
1 Tb vanilla
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 c milk

Turn off heat. Stir in 3 c quick-cooking oats, then drop by spoonful on wax
paper. Let cool.

This recipe doesn't dry out like a lot of the no-bakes I've tasted. I've
also substituted carob powder with fine results.

And if you didn't get to attend Janet's party in person, here's the next best thing: she'll be live chatting about STEALING DEATH at readergirlz on September 30th, 6pm PST/9pm EST!