8/22/2010

Owl Barf Balls

Raley and Clay have a book called Gross Out! Animals That Do Disgusting Things. It talks about different kinds of bugs and other creatures who are gross or do gross things. At the back of the book is a recipe for these treats. We thought they looked fun and it became our project for the last day of summer before school started back up. So I rounded up my sous chefs...

...and gathered The Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp cocoa
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 1/2 cups oats (not instant)
1/2 cup pretzel sticks (broken into small pieces to look like bones)
1/4 cup coconut flakes (fur) (optional)

Mix the butter, sugar, milk,, and cocoa in a medium saucepan.


Heat the pan on medium high and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth.

Bring to a boil for one minute.

Turn off the burner and remove pan from heat. Add the peanut butter, oats, pretzel pieces and coconut to the mixture and stir until combined.

Allow mixture to cool for 5 minutes in the pan (until it's cool enough to touch). Scoop out the mixture and drop by spoonful onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Remove blobs from wax paper and form into balls. We made them more like an oblong shape.

Store in a container in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to two months for fun snacking anytime. Makes 1 to 2 dozen balls.

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