Wednesday, June 8, 2011
GRANNY'S KITCHEN: Chocolate Heart Pizza
This one is more of a candy than a cookie. The recipe came from the "Taste of Home 2010 Quick Cooking Annual Recipes" book that my mother gave Natalie for her birthday.
Take: 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips and 1 cup butterscotch chips and melt in the microwave (3 minutes on medium or 50% power). The chips still look like chips, but are shiny when they are ready. Stir until smooth and mix in 3/4 cup mini marshmallows, 3/4 cup crushed potato chips, and 3/4 cup chopped peanuts. Pour out onto waxed paper (with an 11 inch heart drawn on it -- you can see part of my line at the lower left of the heart in the photo. Sprinkle on 2 tablespoons coconut, 1/4 cup milk chocolate m&ms and 7 maraschino cherries (halved) -- I left these off the one I sent to Nathan because I wasn't sure if they'd hold up in the shipping, but had them on the one I sent to the fundraiser dessert auction and the one I made for the family. :)
Then in a small container, melt 2 tablespoons white chips and 1/2 tsp shortening (took about 2 minutes on 50% medium power).. I stirred and drizzled over the top of the 'pizza'.
I bought a plain pizza box from Mudduck's pizza to mail this in. (it was wrapped all in cellophane).. I sent a pizza cutter with the first one we made, so hopefully he still has that! Mudducks now has printed boxes rather than the plain. :( But it will be fine -- I'll just put a label on top of whatever box I get. I'm sure it will mail just fine even printed.
I know this is a duplicate of what I already posted on my blog for him, but thought I'd post it here, too. I need to copy the rice krispy pizza blog post to his blog -- I want to have it all published after his mission for a keep sake, so need to post there, too. :)