Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
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!
- 1⁄4 cup baking cocoa (MUD)
- 1⁄2 cup milk, with
- green food coloring (SWAMP WATER)
- 2 cups sugar (CRUSHED BONES)
- 1⁄2 cup butter (FAT)
- 2 cups rolled oats (EVERGLADES GRASS)
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter (SQUASHED MOSQUITOES)
- Heat the mud, swamp water, crushed bones, fat, grass and squashed mosquitoes in a saucepan.
- Boil for three minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.
- Let cool until firm.
- Eat while watching the Gators play football on T.V.
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!