Thursday, November 20, 2014

Writing for Rolos

Tomorrow we finish a semester of our homeschool co-op for the semester. Three of my kids have essays to turn in and are eager to do so because it marks the completion of challenging assignments.

Yesterday I heard Meg trash talking her writing assignment: 

"Only one more decoration to add to this paragraph...BRING IT ON!!" My girl loves a good writing challenge. Kate is finishing three paragraphs on the leadership of Abraham Lincoln and Cole is working on an assignment similar to Meg's but, to my knowledge, has not yet resorted to yelling at his work.

The class that I teach at co-op will also be turning in their final essays for the semester and I'm looking forward to reading them. In exchange for their work I'll be offering jumbo chocolate chip cookies and these...

I call them the easiest loveliest snack EVER. Others call them Rolo Pretzel Delights. They are salty and sweet, and if you add a pecan on top they are just a teensy bit sophisticated. 

All you need is a bag of Rolo candies and a bag of pretzels, the ones in the picture are actually bigger than they need to be. The smaller twists in this same shape are ideal as are the pretzels that are in the shape of a grid. 

Preheat oven to 350˚. Either on a foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet, lay 49 (the number of Rolos in the bag) pretzels.'s the hardest part, remove the foil from the 49 Rolos. Place a Rolo on the top of each pretzel and carefully place in the oven for 3 minutes. 

The Rolos will get very soft and melty. Remove from the oven and top with another pretzel OR with a pecan half OR with an M&M candy (think orange and yellow and red for Thanksgiving or red and green for Christmas). Work quickly pressing what ever the topping is down into the Rolo slightly flattening it.

Allow to cool completely before removing to the serving platter. 

That's it. All done. 

You'll be the hero and you didn't even have to measure any flour or soften any butter.


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