Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mmmmm ~ Chocolate Crunchies

A couple years ago I shared a recipe for Chocolate Chrunchies which was part of a post about Candies Around the World. It was originally posted on an older blog of mine that I no longer write on and I thought this time of year some of you might enjoy using it. =D

~ This recipe was originally shared by Little Passports
on Classic Children's Books

Have you ever wondered what kind of candy you might find if you went Trick or Treating anywhere around the world? Well Little Passports and I have teamed up to bring you a little sampling of treats that you (or your kiddo's) might enjoy....

We've all heard the stories of All Hallow's Eve when "Spirits" supposedly come out and play tricks on you - but did you know that actually Halloween was originally celebrated by the Celts to celebrate the end of Summer and the beginning of Winter on November 1st which was the beginning of their New Year?

With Little Passports, which teaches kids about world culture and US history, you can learn about what types tasty treats are found in countries around the world, and the recipes to make them! Let's go on a little worldwide trip and do a little trick or treating of our own - virtual style! At the last house I've included a recipe that you might find for a treat to make at home!


 


1. Australia ~ a Violet Crumble is a chocolate bar with honeycomb toffee inside.
2. Brazil ~ Brigadeiros. Little Chocolate Bon Bons are a no-bake gooey, chocolatey, caramely treat that is super easy to make!
3. Sweden (and other Nordic countries) ~ Saltlakritsis which is a black licorice that many say tastes salty!
4. Mexico ~ Pulparindo. A popular spicy candy in Mexico. It's made from the pulp of tamarind fruit as well as sugar, spices & chili peppers.
5. Hungary ~ Francia drazse is a version of the popular M&Ms candy. These small chocolates coated in colorful shells are believed by many to be "the original M&Ms".


 South Africa is the last house and when you knock on the last house on the block you get a couple of YUMMY, Chocolate Crunchies. Since you likely aren't living in South Africa here is a recipe for you to make up some to share with your friends! 

Chocolate Crunchies 

Ingredients: 
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine
2 tbsp syrup
1 tsp baking soda 
     
Ingredients for icing:
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp milk

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients for the crunchies, except for the baking soda.
3. Melt the butter and syrup together. Mix in the baking soda.
4. Combine the dry and wet ingredients, mix well.
5. Press into a medium sized greased baking pan, about 10 by 8 inches. Use the back of a spoon to press the mixture together and smooth the top.
6. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 F.
7. In a bowl, mix together the icing ingredients.
8. Put in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes, until the mixture is smooth.
9. Pour the hot icing over the hot crunchies to cover their entire surface.
10. Cut into squares when cool.
  
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Disclaimer: I was contacted by Little Passports and offered the recipe and candy descriptions to share with you in exchange for a Passports Adventure to share with my kiddos and to review here on CCB. Thanks for reading! 


2 comments:

  1. YUM! I'm drooling! These sound amazing!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  2. Oh this looks like a great recipe. So interesting to see the different treats from around the world. I remember the Mexican lollies our exchange student brought over for us(they had an acquired taste), and the green 'kit kats' my nephew brought home from Japan.

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