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yitzy’s adventure in the kitchen

22 Mar

Since this story is about me, my Mom said I should write it.  I am 9 years old. I found a recipe in a book, and thought I would try it out. It is a no bake recipe, called Chocolate Nests. It contains marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. I liked working by myself (even though my mother helped me a lot) . the best part is you don’t even have to bake it, and it’s great! I already packaged them to give to my friends for shalach manos.

Here’s where Mom takes over.  Since Yitzy has read all 7 Harry Potter books, and many other book series’ appropriate for his age, he is embarrassed to tell you that he found this recipe in the back of a Curious George Visits the Chocolate Factory Book.  We were at a neighbors’, and it was lying around and he chanced upon the recipe on the back page where he was checking out the Word Find.  He had a copy made and put it aside to make at this appropriate time.

CRISPY CHOCO-NESTS

Ingredients

  • 1      7oz. jar of marshmallow cream (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2      tablespoons butter or margarin, melted
  • 1      5oz. can chow mein noodles (about 3 cups ), use the thinnest you can find
  • 1      cup chocolate candies or pieces
  • 25-30 round or oval chocolates
  •      powdered sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix marshmallow cream, peanut butter, and butter until well blended. 
  2. Add noodles and chooped chocolate candies.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookies sheets; shape with greased fingers to form nests.  Let stand until firm.
  4. Dust bottoms of nests lightly with powdered sugar, if desired.
  5. Fill with round chocolate candies (to look like eggs) before serving.
  6. Makes 10-12 nests
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coconut meringues

15 Mar

Yesterday, I received a really nice phone call from a woman who used to read my column in the Esra Magazine.  She said she was going through her stuff and had come across some of her favorite recipes, the ones that she uses repeatedly, and called to tell me that she misses my column.  

“What would Rosh Hashana be”, she said, “without your honey cake recipe? The chocolate thumbprint cookies have become a staple in my house!  And what about the delicious caramel apple tart?   Granted some of  the recipes you printed were too complicated for me, but most of them were so doable and I’ve made them over and over again!”  Where are you???

So thank you, Mrs. K., for your kind words, and I promised you a recipe on the blog, so here goes.  This ones a keeper!

COCONUT MERINGUES

Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 6 cups corn flakes, crushed by hand or with a rolling-pin
  • 2 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

 

  • chocolate for decoration

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 

Beat egg whites with electric beaters on high-speed.  Add a pinch of salt as it starts to froth.  Slowly add all of the sugar until it is thick and glossy.  Reduce speed to med-low and add the rest of the ingredients.  Use a tablespoon or melon ball size scoop to drop cookies onto the cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.  Drizzle with melted chocolate.

*note:  Shehakol is said on these cookies