Swamp and Gator Food

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Gatorbek

This recipe came to me from Chef #143318 - thanks Jen!! She found it in a cookbook, "An American Celebration: Recipes and Traditions of Celebration, Florida" (submitted by Karen Bras of the University of Florida) So, in honor of my beloved Gators, enjoy!

Top Review by FLKeysJen

Mmmm....these get a big five for taste and how easy they are to make! They are very rich--just one is enough--not necessarily a snack food. I dropped by tablespoons which resulted in two dozen cookies for a half recipe; I would suggest using a teaspoon to get the full quantity since these spread out quite a bit. After less than an hour in the refrigerator they were chilled and easily came off the waxed paper. Made for the Photo Tag Game. GO GATORS!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup baking cocoa (MUD)
  • 12 cup milk, with
  • green food coloring (SWAMP WATER)
  • 2 cups sugar (CRUSHED BONES)
  • 12 cup butter (FAT)
  • 2 cups rolled oats (EVERGLADES GRASS)
  • 12 cup peanut butter (SQUASHED MOSQUITOES)


  1. Heat the mud, swamp water, crushed bones, fat, grass and squashed mosquitoes in a saucepan.
  2. Boil for three minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.
  4. Let cool until firm.
  5. Eat while watching the Gators play football on T.V.

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