Moose Poop

This is a no-bake treat, truely a great dessert if you are pressed for time and want a good presentation. I dotted the serving tray with Ferrero-Rocher bonbons to give a beautiful contrast. The combination of Nutella and peanut butter make for a decadent treat. The only tricky part is to let them get cold enough in the fridge before breaking into them!

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Yields: 6-8 balls

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 2-3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups oreo crumbs

How-to:

  1. Pour oreo crumbs into a shallow dish. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, place Nutella, peanut butter and powdered sugar, whisk with a fork until combined.
  3. Using hands, make round ball shape.
  4. Roll ball into oreo crumbs until well coated.
  5. Place on a wax paper lined tray and refrigerate for at least 1.5 hours.

 

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Chocolate covered figs

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Do you love chocolate? Then keep reading!

 

We have a fig tree in our yard and last year lost all of them to a flock of crows. But not this year! Our plan of attack to keep ’em away included a home made scare crow and aluminum foil strips hung from the tree. It really worked! Needless to say, I harvested over two dozen this morning in the dewy grass with my trusty ol’ wicker basket. I was craving something sweet (as usual) and broke out the chocolate.

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Yields: 12 chocolate covered figs

What you’ll need:

  • 12 figs
  • 6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips

Special equipment:

  1. small glass dipping bowl
  2. parchment paper

How to:

In a small glass bowl, add chocolate chips until about 3/4 full. Place in microwave and heat for about 20 seconds. Check on it, see if they look just about melted. When they do look about melted, using a small butter knife, mix it around until it looks shiny. Take one of the figs and dip it into chocolate. Twirl it around and smooth off the excess on edge of bowl. Place on parchment lined platter. Use a flat platter that way figs dry evenly.  Repeat for the rest.

Note about chocolate: be careful to not over heat. And keep adding more to your bowl and microwaving as necessary.

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Double win on this recipe- you get an A+ presentation AND taste!

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How to get crows to not eat your figs:

 

 

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With a home made scare crow…..AND…..

 

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aluminum foil !!!