Friday, May 13, 2011

Edible Mud

We are learning about spring, gardening, worms and all things dirty. Because I'm not inclined to play with real worms, as my kids are… I found this recipe amongst my "thing to make" pile of papers. There was no measurements and nothing online like it. So the kids and I did a test run! Not only was it fun and interesting to make - but they tasted delicious! Here's the recipe for you. The printable recipe has pictures of the ingredients so little ones can follow along.

*Another version you may be familiar with is Dirt Cups - which is a pudding dessert, not a cookie like this.
*NOTE: This can be poured into bowls and eaten with a spoon while still slimy!

All the mud you can eat! (Makes 13 mud puddles)
You will need: Mud Pie Cookies Recipe Printout
a Medium Bowl
a Spoon or Spatula
2 cups Chocolate Chips
1/4 c. Vegetable Shortening
1 Freezer Bag
2 c. Pretzels
2 c. Trail Mix (nuts & raisins)
Gummy Worms
Green Sprinkles (grass like)
Waxed Paper
Large Cookie Sheet

1. Pour chocolate and shortening into the bowl. Melt this “Mud” in a microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
2. Stir with a spatula or a spoon.
3. Place the pretzels in the bag. Crunch the pretzels into small pieces with your hands.
4. Stir the crushed pretzels and trail mix into the mud.
5. Cover the cookie sheet with wax paper. Use the spoon to drop piles of mud onto the wax paper. *NOTE: This can be poured into bowls and eaten with a spoon while still slimy!
6. Add the gummy worms with some mud and sprinkles on top. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
7. Eat 'em up! They're delicious!

How is your edible mud like real mud?
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