I’m into week three of “Stuff Made with Cereal” month and I'm feeling a little strange. It could be because Mildred has been distant lately or that I’m bazaared out, but I keep having nightmares about being chased by apple head dolls while wearing knitted slippers. Maybe I’m consuming too much corn syrup from all these cereal recipes. LSD has nothing on this shit.
Speaking of drugs, our latest caker recipe involves Special K, a cereal that’s a bit of a mystery to me. What does the K stand for? What’s it made of? And why do I always think of a woman swirling around in a red dress when I eat it?
My taste-tester had issues with the butterscotch chips. He says their fake maple-y scent stays lodged in his nose for weeks, but he’s a tad dramatic. In other words, Italian. Feel free to substitute the butterscotch chips with peanut butter chips if you don’t like things lodged in your nose.
½ cup white sugar
½ cup corn syrup
Place on stove, let come to a bubble. Remove from stove. Add ½ cup peanut butter. Pour this mixture over following mixture:
3 cups Special K cereal
½ cup coconut
Mix thoroughly. Spread in medium-sized pan (greased.)
1 package butterscotch chips
½ package chocolate chips
Spread over mixture in pan. No more cooking needed. Keep in cool place. Cut in squares.
Source: “The Village” Cook Book
PS: GOOD LORD! Caker Christmas is right around the corner! This blog’s gonna explode like a can of fake snow. I'm talking food, crafts, reader recipes and more. And don't throw out your milk cartons. You'll find out why soon enough.