I’ve been baking for more Christmas gifts. SPOILER ALERT if you know of someone who likes cookies, has everything, and recently moved to an apartment, stop reading now if you don’t want to spoil the surprise! :-)
So, I’ve been baking because I have one person on my list who is sometimes really easy to shop for, sometimes very difficult. He’s the type of person who will go buy whatever he wants. Plus, the household recently downsized significantly from a 4 bedroom house to a 4 room apartment. I can’t get him just anything. I really struggled this year, but realized that what he really likes is good food.
He will be getting a variety of goodies, including some of the Dutch Honey I made last week, molasses crinkles, gingerbread cookies, and frosted chewies.
What are frosted chewies, you ask? Only one of the most delicious, decadent, sinfully wonderful treats on this great Earth! Follow the easy directions below for a no-bake cookie that will amaze your family and delight your friends.You can substitute a rice based cereal into this and they will be gluten free, too.
I’m off for the next week, so either I’m going to have a flurry of posts or it will be quiet here. Depends on my family. Merry Christmas to you, dear reader, I appreciate all your support and interest!
Frosted Chewies (Gramma A)
1 cup white Karo
1 cup white sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 cups Special K cereal
1 bag chocolate chips
1 bag butterscotch chips
Combine Karo and white sugar in a large pan over medium heat, stir until combined, then add peanut butter. Heat until well combined and smooth. Add cereal and mix until completely covered with the peanut butter mixture. Press into greased 9×13 pan.
Over medium heat, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips, being careful not to burn. Once smooth, pour over cereal mix. Cool, then cut into 1″ squares.
Someone has a birthday at the end of January. hint, hint, nudge, nudge!
I’ll not tell the recipient of the gift! Maybe I will be able to sneak one or two.
Nice post. Like your presence of mind. Going to give a surprise for my friend.