Kids are a mystery. Just when you think you have them pegged, they change, and in the process make you feel like you’re from outer space. For years, my carnivore daughter would polish off a rack of ribs, a plate of bacon or a steak with ease. Then she declared to me; “Mom I HATE sausage, why would you put it in the pasta?” So it was with the turtle candy I brought back from Detroit. The box lurked in the fridge for over a month, until the kids declared that neither one of them really liked turtles (of course, why would they like caramel, chocolate and nuts???) So, into my next batch of cookies they went. If you follow me at all, you know I love to recycle unwanted candy into a batch of cookies. Why limit yourself to chocolate chips? I used the Turtles in a version of my favorite Almond Oatmeal cookies, replacing the oatmeal and cashews with the chopped candy. My daughter couldn’t identify what exactly was in the cookies, but she did like them, a lot. The combination shall remain a secret to the kids–some things are better left a mystery.
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