Actually, it’s turning out to be a whole new poodle…
There is a Brzozowski family recipe for “Poodles”, those chocolate and peanut butter and oatmeal no-bake drop cookies that you may remember from your childhood. Well, I signed up to make some for our group pizza party, without checking the pantry. Result: not nearly enough peanut butter.
In desperation, I used almond butter to extend the batch. At least one Family Member is appalled, and that was before she found out that I was using a whole new recipe!
The good news: these things are delicious! So instead of a lesson about checking the larder, the lesson is learning a new recipe. This is for a very small batch – multiply as needed as I did:
All New Poodles
Mix 1 Tablespoon peanut butter, 1 Tablespoon almond butter, 2 tablespoons low-fat milk and 1/4 cup chocolate chips, over low heat, until chocolate melts.
Stir in 3/4 cup rolled oats. Remove from heat. Drop blobs onto wax-paper-lined baking sheet.
Refrigerate 10 minutes if you can wait that long.