For some reason, I have a harder time making desserts than dinners for my blog. Despite the fact that they’re more popular (with the kids in particular), I don’t generally meal-plan dessert, and so I forget to make it most of the time.
But this Labor Day weekend we had an empty milk carton, and decided to try a sweet treat with it: Nut Log.
Tired of serving the same old things for parties and snacks? Try a nut log! It’s crispy good and quite different. Get a half-gallon of milk in a plastic-coated Pure-Pak carton. Drink it up. Then open the top at both corners, wash and dry, and the rest is easy.
The ingredients are: 1/4 pound butter or margarine, 1 cup (6-ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, 1 10-ounce package miniature marshmallows, 1 8- or 10-ounce package crisp rice cereal, 2 cups Spanish peanuts, 2 cups chopped pecans, 1 cup raisins, 3 cups popped popcorn.
Melt butter, chocolate and marshmallows together in top of double boiler. Mix remaining ingredients in a very large bowl.
Pour melted chocolate sauce over dry ingredients in bowl and mix thoroughly. Then spoon the mixture into Pure-Park carton — pack tightly — and place in refrigerator.
In about an hour your nut log will be firm and ready to serve. Peel the carton away, slice, and watch it disappear! Makes about 24 servings.