Hello Local Friends!
I don’t know about you, but I have had my fair share of BBQ’s and cookouts over the past few days. I’m not complaining – I love grilled EVERYTHING. Moreso, I love being around people I love, outside in the sunlight, enjoying good food.
It’s just wonderful.
The Independence Day holiday weekend is only one of many more cookout weekend’s to come. Some people spend a majority of their summer nights grilling things for dinner. And many people come up with events, just for an excuse to party and cookout.
You may think I am setting you up for a Grill Recipe. If that is the case, I apologize. Today I am not bringing you a meal, but a super tasty treat/snack that is great for bringing to cookouts. Whenever I am invited to a cookout, the main dish is usually already taken care of. Sometimes I have the opportunity to bring a side dish, which I gladly oblige. Often, though, I feel rendered useless, when the hosts have taken care of everything for the guests.
So I have a few of these tasty treat recipes on hand, easy and quick to whip up, so I do not show up empty handed. And if I am honest, I just really love tasty treats, and love having an excuse to make ’em, bring ’em, and pop ’em in my mouth.
THESE ARE SCRUMPTIOUS. I had them for the first time, actually, at a cookout. I had NO idea what they were, and upon first glance, was a little suspect. They looked like golden little blobs. But then I took a bite. And then I ate, like, 20. They are big winners!
•1 package of Butterscotch Morsels
•1 can/package of Chow Mein Noodles
1) Melt butterscotch morsels over a double-boiler
2) In a bowl, combine melted morsels and chow mein noodles.
3) Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper. Drop chow mein mixture by large spoonfuls into small jumbles (about 2-3 TBS per jumble).
4) Refrigerate until jumbles are hardened.
This recipe lends itself to some creative liberties. Since Nestle makes an assortment of chips/morsels, I encourage you to try using different flavors: chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate, mint, etc. I’ve tried chocolate, and it turns out fantastically!
Hope all your cookouts are tasty!
To read more about Steph’s life and recipes, check out her personal blog, Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom.