February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine’s Day, all you love bugs! I have a little treat for you! This is fast, easy, delicious. Not even any baking! These gems are kind of a cross between a cupcake and a huge piece of candy. What would you call that – a cupdy?? Or cakecan??? I just call them wonderful. They remind me of a chocolate popcorn ball…they’re messy, gooey, chocolate-all-over-your-face good. If you make them for your kids, they will probably clean up their room.

I guess I’ll share them with my husband. Valentine’s Day is a rather touchy subject since the year he presented me with a Shop-Vac. I mean, I like a Shop-Vac as much as the next person, but there’s something about an appliance that picks up dirt that doesn’t bring to mind – romance. At least he put a red bow on it. And then there was the year, early on in our marriage, when he was working very long hours and we didn’t plan anything special for Valentine’s. He came home, dead tired, and woke me up at 10:30pm with a bouquet of flowers. I was so touched – he remembered! But then I read the card…”To Wanda, Love Harold”. Whaaaa???? Turns out he didn’t have time to go anywhere to buy flowers. So he flagged down a florist late that night, while he was driving home, and asked if he had any “spares”. The guy had one bouquet in the back of the truck and he couldn’t find the address to deliver it. So my husband bought it from him, neglecting to check the card.

So here’s to you, Harold. Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, Wanda

No-Bake Chocolate Candy Cakes - "Cupdies"!

Makes 12

5 – 2 oz Milky Way bars
4 tablespoons butter
3 ½ cups crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Line a 12 –cup muffin tin with paper baking cups.

2. Chop 4 of the candy bars coarsely. Cut the remaining bar into slices.

3. In a medium saucepan, place the chopped candy bars and butter – heat over medium heat, stirring until melted and smooth.

4. Stir in the crispy rice cereal.

5. Stir the vanilla into the melted chocolate chips (I melt them by placing in microwavable bowl, and nuking on high for 10 seconds, stirring, then nuking again in 10 second increments, stirring after each, until melted).

6. Press the candy bar/cereal mixture into baking cups. Spread with melted chocolate. Top each with sliced candy bar. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.


Bellini Valli said...

Happy V-Day Catherine. Anything with a Milky Way bar is all right in my books...no baking either... :D

Jenny said...

OH yummy girl!
These look insanely delicious! Great recipe, my boys would go nuts for these! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Emiline said...

That sounds like something out of a sitcom. I can't believe he flagged down the truck! I guess you can't be mad at him, because that probably took more effort than just going out and buying flowers. Poor Harold. I bet Wanda was disappointed.

So these look very tasty. I would make them, but nobody wants to eat something a sick person made.

Dhanggit said...

he is indeed sweet :-) happy valentine's day!! this sounds sinfully delicious!!

Catherine Wilkinson said...

bellini valli,
I think you could use any favorite candy bar in this one...I'm thinking Mars, Peanut Butter Cups,
(I've got to stop this!!!!)

Oh yes, the boys would have chocolate all over their sweet faces...then on your furniture! LOL I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

My life IS a sitcom. We still call each other Harold and Wanda.

I know...how could I be mad?? I still have that card!

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