Yes, Reindeer Poop. I’ll get there. 🙂
If you’ve been following me for a bit, you may remember the Fall Pinterest Party that I attended. I love these Pinterest Parties we’ve been having. It is nice to actually follow through on something I’ve pinned. It makes me feel so productive. (A party gives me a deadline- I need a deadline.)
Last years Winter Pinterest Party turned into a Bake and Take when we realized we could feed an army with all we had baked. Sunday was our second annual Bake and Take and I’ll be sharing a freebie from it for you.
Our hostest for this party has a wonderful teaching blog called Covered in Glitter and Glue (which matches her perfectly). She had these cute stations called Get Your Drink On, Contain Yourself, Bag it Up, Tag You’re It, and (of course) Make It Sparkle. Hop over to her post for some cute pictures.
I brought the cookies above, which are going to be my go to cookie when I need want to make cookies without shopping. I had all the ingredients in my pantry.
The second set of cookies I brought are cookies I’ve been making since I was little. They look, well, like poop, but they are delicious and easy to make. My mom called them Chinese Chocolate Treats, other call them chow mein cookies, but I call them Reindeer Poop.
On a low heat, in a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate, stirring constantly. (Or, melt the chocolate on a double boiler.)
Remove from heat and stir in noodles and cashews.
Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper or parchment paper and let cool.
I love these because really, you don’t have to measure, and you can throw in any additions you like. Sometimes I make a small batch with whatever chips I have in my freezer. It’s hard to mess up. I tend to go back to the original combo though.
Now that I’ve said it is hard to mess up, I have a confession to make. I was making them Saturday and made a poor choice for my top bowl for double boiler. Rather than using my huge bowl over boiling water, I went for a round casserole that would fit in the dishwasher better. Yeah. Bad idea. One vigorous stir and the bowl tipped into the water. No saving wet chocolate. I had to start over. Of course, I’ve made these at least 20 years and the year I’m going to share, I mess up. Why am I sharing? I don’t know. I have this honesty problem.
Well, here is where the best part comes in. After the fun with Pumpkin Poop at the Halloween Party, I decided to do something fun with my Reindeer Poop Cookies. Click here for the FREEBIE.
I’m linking up with First Grade and Fabulous: