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Saturday, February 07, 2015

Marguerites

To me, the most beautiful thing in the world is falling snow.

Many people are having snowy weather right now, and it has reminded me of a quick and easy kitchen project that might be helpful to someone.

My mother called these Marguerites, and made them for my brother and me years ago. They were delicious, and messy-fun to eat. We loved them! Quick, easy, fun, salty/sweet, and we always had the ingredients on-hand already. She made them for us as a dessert and sometimes as a between-meals fun snack treat. She wouldn’t let us make them for fear we would get burned, but I think we could have managed them without any severe burns.

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: as many or as few as you want to make
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: Under hot broiler - broil until marshmallows turn medium brown

Ingredients:
Saltine crackers
Peanut butter
Large (regular size, not the little) marshmallows pinched or cut into halves.

Directions:
1. Spread peanut butter on several saltine crackers and line them up on a cookie sheet.

2. Place half of a large marshmallow on an equal number of saltines lined up along side the peanut butter ones.

3. Put cookie sheet under a hot broiler. Watch constantly, it does not take long. Remove from oven when the marshmallows turn medium brown. By then the peanut butter will be soft.

4. Place a peanut butter saltine cracker atop each marshmallow – peanut butter side down onto the marshmallow – and press slightly. Careful about the hot sugar from the mallows as it squishes out a bit.

Note: can be messy to eat as the marshmallow strings out with nearly every bite and crackers crumble. Kids love them. A clean, wet bath cloth nearby is a good idea.

Have fun!