I listed the key words to draw you in here.
Nutella. Peanut Butter. Pretzels. The No Bake was thrown in to clue you in one the ease.
Oh, it’s too easy.
You’re gonna get fat from these bad boys.
They are essentially a preacher cookie, but hello…they are made with a LOT of pretzels. Sweet. Salty. Goodness. I think you’ll find them irresistible.
They lasted about, oh, 7 and a half minutes here.
- 2 cups vanilla sugar (regular is okay, too)
- 1 stick butter
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups pretzels, crushed
- 1 cups Instant Oats
- 1/4 cupPeanut Butter
- 1/4 cup Nutella
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
Bring sugar, butter, cocoa, and milk to a rolling boil for 1 minute, or use a candy thermometer and reach 205-210. (The thermometer works best for me. If you do use the boiling time, be sure to wait until the boil is ROLLING before you start timing the minute.)
When the mixture is ready, remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring quickly before the cookies set up. Drop by tablespoon-fulls onto parchment or wax paper and allow to cool.
As you can see, Seven was my sous chef on this little endeavor. He helps more and more as he gets older, and he’s actually very adept. he’s great at measuring, stirring, microwaving. It helps him with his counting, reasoning, and coordination – and while I don’t claim to be a great mom, I AM using what I know, and sharing it with him. It seems to be working.
I didn’t realize until the other day that he can do simple addition and subtraction. How did I not know this? Are all 4 year olds doing this? I mean, he can’t read. He knows all of his letters and numbers, and he does recognize his name and other random words, but definitely not reading. I have him in Pre-school…hopefully they are more qualified to teach him than I am. But the math? Where did THAT come from? Normal or no? (I’m talking basic, like: “Seven, if you have 6 flowers and you subtract 4, how many do you have?” kind of thing.) Anyone?
Okay, dumb Mommy questions over for today.
Hope you have a great day…I think I’m taking my little man to see a movie. After school, that is!