Sorry to disappoint, but there's no science this Monday. Isaac had a rough morning and made some stupid choices so we never got to the water density experiment (Volcano in a Bottle). Instead of talking about my stressful start this week I thought I'd do something I rarely do and share a baking project. Ok, well technically a no-bake project.
Ok, yes almost everything Pinterest (or social media in general) inspires me to make involves Oreos, guilty. Also, like my craft projects my baking ones rarely resemble the pictures in the directions.
- One 16 oz package of Oreos
- 5 cups Large Marshmallows
- 4 tablespoons butter
Step One: Crush the Cookies!
The recipe I linked to says to grind them up in a food processor, but we don't have one. Also hands on cookie crushing is better for stress (And way quieter during nap time). I dumped them in a mixing bowl and crushed them with a wooden spoon. Fun stuff.
Step Two: Melt & Puff
Sounds like a dance, right? First, I didn't have large marshmallows so I used minis. Second, because I was using minis and it seemed like a good idea I poured most of the bag in without measuring at all. The directions I linked to say to do it all at once, but I melted my butter first. Then added the marshmallows and threw them back in the microwave. They recommend 1.5-2 minutes I'm pretty sure a minute total was all I needed but microwaves vary.
Step Three: Mix Up Your Goo
Now pour the buttery, sticky marshmallow concoction into your crushed cookies and stir. Stir, stir, stir, stir...
Step Four: Pan & Set
Are we having fun yet? Pretty simple stuff. Now scrape all your goo into a pan that you have non-stuck. One recipe said cooking spray, another said foil, I read wax paper somewhere, but according to my husband (after the fact of course) powdered sugar does the trick quite well. Spoon it in and let it set, that's it.
The first picture is when I put it in the pan. The second is when I removed it from the fridge to cut it.
Step Five: Enjoy!
It went something like this: "Yum, yum, yum." "How is it Riley?" Good! Stiiiiickkky, Mommy!"
Notice the wet wash cloth at the ready.