We decided that this year we would give something he could really enjoy- snacks. Each of the five children took the time to make him a favorite treat and then wrapped them in a unique and special way. The older kids made O’Henry bars, Hot Chocolate Mix, Trail Mix, and Caramel Corn. But Buddy made him Chocolate Cow Pies.
Since it’s a no-bake cookie, it was the perfect recipe for him. He could measure all the dry ingredients in one bowl, the chocolate chips in another and then help to spoon out the cookies with lots of BLT’S (bites, licks and tastes!) It took a little help from Mom, but he was very proud of the results!
Chocolate Cow Pies
Melt: 1 2/3 cup chocolate chips (can use some butterscotch for fun), 3/4 cup peanut butter.
When smooth and melted, add 8-10 oz. of chow mein noodles and 3 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows.
Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Refrigerate until set.
These were originally called Butterscotch Haystacks and used all butterscotch chips. But we substituted the chocolate chips when we were out of butterscotch and loved the flavor! We did have to change their name, however. Buddy decided that they looked a little like Cow Pies, and the name stuck.
By the way, Grandpa loved his gifts! He said they were extra special because the grandchildren took the time to make them for him.
Time and chocolate, now isn’t that a perfect gift!