Saturday, February 28, 2009

Show and Tell

My husband makes the most amazing chocolate creations. I cannot call them a cookie because they are a cross between a cookie and candy. They melt in your mouth and like M&M's you find yourself popping one after another into your mouth. They are not pretty to look at. The ingredients are simple: oatmeal, chocolate, butter (and a few others). But, wow are they delicious. He got the recipe from his mother and they didn't really have a name. We decided to call them sweet treats. We gave them out as favors at our wedding and we even had aspirations to sell them. We found inspiration from a few businesses featured on the Food Network who took their food idea and made a very prosperous business out of producing something they love.

When AJ is making "the cookies" I have to brace myself because I know no matter how much I want to have willpower and only eat one, okay at least two, I will not be able to. The only way to escape is to abstain completely.

I had this idea to have a "Blogosphere Bake Sale" to raise money for our non profit. What do you think? Did I make them sound appealing enough to buy a dozen and donate to a good cause?
I don't have a picture of the cookie right now. Maybe I can pursuade him to make a batch. I mentioned earlier that we gave little bags of them away to our wedding guests. As a testament to how good they are, when the guests were dispersing and they made the mistake of leaving their favor on the table, my friends were going around grabbing them up and shoving them in their pockets. We found out the next morning that somebody took so many bags that he woke up the next morning (still in his clothes) from the crinkling and crackling of the plastic bags shoved in his pants pockets.

More Show and Tell at Mel's


Kristin said...

They sound delicious. I could probably be persuaded to buy some.

WiseGuy said...

Tempting...Chocolate...stop reminding me...oh God!

Post a few pics of his creation....mail me a few of his creations...just kidding (the latter request) :)

Anonymous said...

They sound fantastic!


Queenie. . . said...

Hell, yeah. Bring on the bake sale! Make sure you let Mel know so she can advertise in L&F, so we all remember to buy.

I love the part about the guest who stole so many he woke up from the crinkling sound in his pockets. That's a riot.

'Murgdan' said...

I'm in. :-) I'll totally buy some. Yes, mouth is watering. YUM.

Arian said...

Unfortunately, I would buy them too. I would set them on the table and pace in front of them for several minutes before caving and then diving right in.

Oh, my muscles are aching at the mere thought of all the miles I would have to walk to redeem myself!

Carrie said...

Um, did you say butter and chocolate? Order me up some. ;)

I'd love to help market the bake sale- keep me posted!


battynurse said...

They sound like the chocolate no bake cookies my mom used to make. Yummy!

Cara said...

A Blogosphere bakesale...what an inspired idea.

I make a MEAN Italian christmas cookie, but you CAN eat them year round.

Beautiful Mess said...

MMMM those sound yummy! I'll have to wait until after Lent to eat them, but they are making my mouth water.

Liv said...

Sounds like a great idea. A nice sweet escape, to help a good cause.

BTW, Thanks for reaching out to me, I appreciate it. I look forward to seeing your progress with the non-profit.

Lori said...

I'm drooling all over the computer, so I bet I could also be persuaded.


SS said...

I know these cookies! My college roommate used to make them and my mother-in-law does as well. My roommate called them no-bake chocolate cookies. (they're made in a pot, kind of fudgy right?)

So funny about the guest being woken up.

Post the recipe!

ANd thanks for commenting on my post. I'm new to blogging and it was so nice to have so many comments.


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