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Old 07-29-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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The Sweet Tooth Thread

There's something about a road trip and sweet things that go so well together. Driving can be tiring. A sweet little munch along the way can boost that flagging blood sugar.

These Rice Krispie "sushi" squares are great because they pack and travel well and last a long time without going stale. (seal in a Ziploc bag to keep them on the soft side). They are also gluten-free (if that is your thing). There is a bit of nutrition in the Rice Krispies too. They are also a real novelty - would be a great thing to take to a rally potluck.

They look complicated but they aren't. All I did was make the traditional Rice Krispie square recipe you see on the box. I then added some grated candied ginger to give it some Asian/Japanese flair. (Ginger is also good for motion sickness). Then I rolled it out to a sheet and laid some green-coloured fruit rollups on top for the "nori." I then placed the filler ingredients down one edge, rolled it, and sliced into these two-bite rounds. This is a "California Roll." The "crab" is marshmallow, the "avocado" is a green jelly, and the "sweet potato" is a lemon jelly.

Do you have a sweet road-trip recipe you would like to share?


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Old 07-29-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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Nothing like a good s'more with melted chocolate inside. The kids love them. I can only eat about two.
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Biscuits or cinnamon rolls cooked over the fire on a fowl rod it always fun. I like to squirt butter or jelly through the pig tail shape when it comes off. Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.
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The Sweet Tooth

One of my regular potluck contributions is a Mount St. Helen's Cake . . . my friends often call it "the cake of chocolate death" . . . . I carry a special heavy duty tray to act as a cake plate for this concoction. The construction proceeds as follows:
  • Prepare two 9" x !3" Chocolate Fudge Cakes utilizing your favorite boxed mix.
  • While the prepared layers are cooling on wire racks, prepare the filling.
    • In a large mixer bowl, combine the following and mix until smooth and spreadable:
      • 1-pound of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
      • 2-envelopes Jello Milk Chocolate Instant Pudding
      • 1-stick un-salted butter
      • Approximately 1.5 to 2.0 pounds of powdered (Confectioners) sugar (enough to make the filling "spreadable").
      • If the filling becomes too thick, add up to 1/4-cup heavy cream.
    • Place bottom layer on heavy duty cake pan, and spread filling evenly across the bottom layer of the cake.
      • Sprinkle 8-ounces of Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips across the filling.
      • Sprinkle 8-ounces of Kraft Miniature Marshmallows across filling.
    • Place top layer onto bottom layer.
      • Utilizing your favorite Seven-Minute Frosting recipe, make a double batch using twice the number of egg-whites specified.
      • Spread the Seven-Minute frosting over the top and sides of the cake.
        • Sprinke 8-ounces of Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips on top of the cake.
        • Sprinkle 8-ounces of Kraft Miniature Marshmallows on top of the cake.
    • Note that the top layer of this cake may split if the cake is assembled whil still warm . . . this is not a bad thing as it is how the cake earned its name . . . it begins splitting near the center creating a fisure that resembles a "land-silde" that might accompany a volcanic erruption.
  • This cake is very rich, and has been known to serve groups of up to 50 chocolate lovers . . .
P.S.: An addition that I sometimes make with this cake is to prepare my favorite home-made French Vanilla Ice Cream to serve alongside the cake . . .
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