Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Beaver Lodges: Dessert by Mia

Beaver Lodges
by Mia and Grandma
adapted from Your Big Backyard magazine (National Wildlife Federation, July 2008)

1/2 cup carob chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
~1/4 cup peanut butter
smallest pretzel sticks you can find or chow mien
coconut or melty marshmallow cream

1. Dump carob chips and butterscotch chips into a glass microwave safe bowl - heat until melty>2. Stir and then add peanut butter, stir some more (you might need to heat again for 20 seconds)>3. Add pretzel sticks (you might need to break them in half depending on the size you find) and fold them into the melted sauce>4. Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper>5. sprinkle with coconut flakes or drizzle with slightly heated marshmallow cream for a snowy beaver lodge>5. Let cool for 1 hour in the fridge (keeps for ~ 1 week in fridge, 1 month if frozen). Lick spoon and bowl!>6. enjoy as a snack with your favorite little person

photo credit: Cayenne 05.25.09


O'malley said...

So cute. I'm definitely making this with my niece.

Cayenne said...

and you will be the best uncle ever!

you can, of course substitute the carob with chocolate.