Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Candy's Triple Death Bars

These are much more pleasant than Candy's Cup Kicks, which are better with icing (running joke at TKD - say it out loud.)

They have peanut butter, coconut, and dairy -- ingredients that will send at least two people I know into anaphylactic shock, hence the "Triple Death."

But they're very easy to make if you're not susceptible to death by anaphylactic shock due to those ingredients. Here's how:


1 package Oreos minus a bunch of tasters for you and 4 kids. Guesstimate if you haven't got 4 kids.
1 stick butter
1/2 bag of shredded, sweetened coconut (7 oz.)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c peanut butter
1 bag chocolate chips
white chocolate chips for sprinkling

Heat the oven to 350ยบ
Put the Oreos in a ziplock and smash them to bits. You can use a rolling pin or chicken smasher (tenderizer ;o) - flat side) for this.
Melt the butter.
Pour the butter and Oreo crumbs into a 9"X13" pan, mix them up, and press into the bottom of the pan (or at least spread evenly over bottom.)
Distribute shredded coconut over Oreo crumbs.
Pour the entire can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over the coconut.
Toast in the oven for 15-20 mins until lightly browned.
Nuke the peanut butter and bag of choc chips together for about 2 mins and stir. Pour over everything else. Sprinkle with white choc chips and let harden. If you're impatient, put it in the freezer or outside if it's cold. (away from possums!)

Hide in a closet and devour.

Last night I was practicing to be an insomniac. Actually, I can sleep anytime, anywhere. I even slept on the flightline during an ORI while hooked up to a running A-10. (It was OK - the Pilot told me he'd wake me up over the headset when it was time to launch.) But last night I made the mistake of drinking the last of a bottle of wine -- not even a full glass! -- that set fire to my stomach. I had suspected this wine of having less than lovely effects before, but was stupid enough to test the theory. That's what I get. So I got some movies in. I'm becoming more and more like my dad in the movie arena - he was a huge film buff once they were no longer taboo. I think it's the draw of the Forbidden Fruit ;o)

The theme for last night's movies was "People With Fake Accents." I started off with
K-19 - an American and an Irishman both pretending to be Russians. Sadly, I was bored to tears, fast forwarded, was still bored and a bit distracted by the weird accents and pulled the plug. Next came "Captain Corelli's Mandolin." This one has an Englishman, a Spanish woman and a Welshman (Christian Bale - weird!!) all pretending to be Greeks, an American pretending to be an Italian, and another Englishman pretending to be German. I fully expected one character to die - esp when he got executed by the Germans, but surprise, surprise, he lived! It was a decent movie, but not as good as the last one: Monsoon Wedding, which, AFAIK, broke away from the "people with fake accents" theme. The speech was constantly shifting between English and an Indian language which I'm too dense to be able to recognise (Punjabi or Urdu, I guess, looking at the Imdb listing) with sprinklings of Hindi, apparently, because every once in a while the subtitles would add "Speaking Hindi." You can watch this movie without subtitles - everything not in English is auto-subtitled, but I watched the whole thing with subtitles cuz I had it turned down so low. Anyway, it was a really lovely film, and I'd like to see it again.

I lost my book last night so got some more of my second one read rather than starting a third (came close!!) Must find my book today.

It's supposed to get up into the 40s (F) so cutting back the black-eyed-Susans is in order. Plenty of other stuff on my "to do" list. We'll see what I accomplish. . .


Faltenin said...

There is a simple enough solution to the fake accent issue. Just dub everything by Korean actors. Believe me on this one.

Candace said...

LOL! That might work! Or just listen to the Korean speech track (or Spanish, or French, or whatever.)

My favourite Korean movie is still My Tutor Friend, but I have 2 more in the queue to watch.

Anonymous said...

Any recipe that requires an entire stick of butter is excellent in my book.