Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mud Pies

I'm sure there are many many versions of this recipe out there, but this is the tried and true one that I use. Mudpies can be a bit touchy. Boil too long and they're a little dry. Boil too short and they're a little soupy. The use of a timer is very important.

1/2 cup butter or margerine
1/2 cup milk
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 1/2 cups rolled oats (not the big fat ones, although in a pinch, they will work)

Put butter, milk, sugar and cocoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring often (especially if you have a gas stove). When mixture comes to a boil, let boil for 5 minutes (set timer) stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in rolled oats. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let cool.

 Fresh from the stove stop and ready for scooping!

Perfect little mud pies!

Makes about 4 dozen.

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