Remember when you were little and they allowed you to bring treats into school for the holidays?
Christmas, circa 1986.
And then they changed all the rules and we were forced to eat packaged crap because the world is no longer safe....
Well, before they did change the rules and the world became corrupt, the one Christmas treat that my Mom would make for us to bring in were Church Windows.
These are chocolate marshmallow treats...kind of a cookie-candy combination. They are called Church windows because once finished, they look like the stained glass of a church.
Here's the recipe:
-One 12 oz package semisweet chocolate chips
-1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter
-5 cups of mini colored marshmallows
Begin with a double boiler or a metal bowl over a simmering pot of water.
Pour in your chocolate and stir occasionally until melted.
Remove from heat.
Let it sit for a couple of minutes to cool off...
Next: add your marshmallows to the chocolate and mix thoroughly until they're all covered in chocolately-goodness.
Now you're going to place half of the marshmallow-chocolate mixture onto the coconut and shape it into a log...about a foot long and 2 inches wide.
Wrap the log and fold in the ends tightly.
Store it in the refrigerator. It's best if it sits overnight, but 2-3 hours will do.
Repeat all of the steps for the second half of the mixture...
So, you'll have two logs!
If you can resist licking the bowl before washing, then you're a better woman than I am, for sure...
After it's chilled in the fridge, carefully unwrap the tin foil...
And cut the log into approximately 1 inch thick slices...
They store well in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
And for those curious, my "church windows" would be from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Pastafarian:)
What's your favorite childhood holiday treat?