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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GRANNY'S KITCHEN: Chocolate Heart Pizza

I made another missionary pizza for my guy. This one is more like a peanut cluster candy rather than a rice krispy treat (cookie)..
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. :)

4 comments:

  1. where's he serving in WA? We're having a cold wet spring this year, unusual for us.

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  2. He's in the Washington-Tacoma mission. Right now he is in Lacey, WA.

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  3. I work in Olympia right across from the hospital, it's right next to Lacey. How's he liking WA?

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  4. As far as I can tell, he is loving it! He hasn't really talked about Washington, per se, but the people. :)
    He is supposed to be transferred this week. Guess I will find out Monday if and where he goes. :)

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