Saturday, March 16, 2013

A St. Patty's Day Treat

Tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day! The day where if you don't wear green, you can expect to be pinched right and left. A day where you most likely will consume more green food coloring than you have since Christmas. A day where a leprechaun might lead you to a bucket of gold or something. I've never really understood the roll of the leprechaun but maybe one of you can teach me.

But I'm digressing. I should tell you now, I'm not all that Irish. I have one ancestor from Ireland - I think it's my fourth or fifth great-grandmother. In her honor, I thought I'd make a special St. Patty's day treat for tomorrow. St. Patrick's Day doesn't really have any obvious foods attached to it (only drinks). So I made one up! And mmmmmm it's yummy, if I do say so myself.

Here's what you need if you want to make it:

1 bag pretzel sticks
1 cup peanuts
Buncha marshmallows
White chocolate (whole bag)
Green chocolate (half bag)
Mint m&ms
Wax paper surface

First you lay out the wax paper on your kitchen counter. Pour the cup of peanuts on that, sort of spread out.

Then, you melt the chocolate (both the white and green together) on low heat. And you have to keep an eye on this stuff. Keep the heat pretty low otherwise the chocolate will burn. I don't know what it is about white chocolate but it's a total butthead about melting. It looooooves burning and getting all gloppy. If you have a double boiler, go ahead and use that. If you wanted to microwave it in a large bowl, that would be fine too. Whatever floats your boat.

Once it's all melted, add the pretzels - the whole bag! Then you stir, stir stir, until they're all coated.

Then you pour it onto your wax paper surface.Once you've spread it out a bit with your spoon, you add a couple handfuls of marshmallows on top, then the whole bag of mint m&ms, then the sprinkles! Then you have to wait for it to harden. After that, you gobble it up. But I really didn't have to tell you that part, did I?



jules said...

Corned Beef and Cabbage

jules said...

Oh and I think white chocolate has to be real white chocolate...made with cocoa butter to melt really well. Sometimes little discs of candy chocolate....are made with vegetable oil....and that is why they don't melt as well as "real" white, milk or dark chocolate. (I believe...don't quote me)

Katherine said...

It IS yummy!!! I like being able to test your inventions. Always good!

Wee Sisters Three said...

You waited till I left to make it. What the heck. That looks delicious.

Sara said...

Green chocolate! Mint M&Ms! I've never heard of these things!