This is a Blodgett family favorite. I got the original recipe from my old neighbor, Vi....
Vi had six kids, five boys and one girl.
THAT POOR GIRL!!!! :)
And Vi knew her way around a kitchen, for certain! I enjoyed learning from her, and her mother, Rose, was one of the most amazingly spiritual women I've ever met. She was a strong, Catholic grandmother, widowed young, and she never dated... or sought another relationship. She would say to me, "Ruthy! What would I have done, to fall in love with someone who might not love my kids? Or if he was mean to them, after we'd taken vows?"
Rose did great work for the church. She worked, helping everyone she could, always setting that cheerful, loving example of speaking well of everyone. She taught me so much, and I use her example of sacrificial love in many stories. I write it, but Rose lived it.
So Rose loved to bring treats for the kids. Vi would make cookies or Scotcheroos and Rose would often drop a plate off....
She also made Pizzelles, the best I ever had, and she would make them and bring them in an old, Christmas tin can to keep them fresh. Everyone would get excited when they saw that can!!!
She made rice pudding, too, but it wasn't good and I never had the heart to tell her. It would have been wrong. I knew it then. I know it now.
But she'd drop it off, just now and again, and say, "My grandkids aren't big on this, they don't like it, but I'm sure glad your kids do!"
So, yes, I lied to Rose to protect her feelings, and I'd probably do it again because she was such a good person. I get the irony of that, but let's move beyond, okay???
These take about ten minutes to make and about 30 minutes to cool.
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies
Heat corn syrup and sugar in big kettle (I love that word!!!). Stir until boiling and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, add peanut butter, stir until smooth.
Add Rice Krispies. Mix until coated with deliciousy wonderful peanut butter sauce.
Gently spread in 13 x 9" pan and pat into place.
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
2 tablespoons butter
Melt together, spread over Krispy treats and cool completely, or almost completely depending on how organized you were about starting time.
We have a LOT OF WARM TREATS around here, LOL!
We finished pumpkin sales on Halloween.... and had about 8 bushels of butternut squash left.
Those all sold by Monday. Word got out and folks called and stopped by so this week I reclaim my garage.... and the 9 week chicks move OUT of my garage.
And firewood and cars move in after some studious cleaning!