Wheaties Ting-a-Lings

As I stated in my last post, even before our appetizers in the Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book, we have a page entitled “Confections,” and it’s all sugary treats.

I picked something relatively easy as I was pressed for time this week. Therefore, I present Wheaties Ting-a-Lings.

1. Wheaties Ting-a-Lings

Melt over hot water 2 7-oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate pieces (or 1/2 lb. sweet chocolate with 2 oz. unsweetened). Cool at room temperature. Gently stir in until well-coated 4 cups WHEATIES. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Place in refrigerator until chocolate is set, dry, and hard (about 2hr).

Wheaties is a very bland cereal, so blending it with chocolate is an excellent idea. As you can see, they’re hard to really photograph, because they’re not very sexy-looking. In retrospect, I probably could have used an ice-cream scoop to make more perfect mounds. I did not use the double-boiler method; instead, I sprayed a microwave-safe bowl with non-stick cooking spray and melted the chocolate that way. After the sweets hardened, they have a nice, crunchy consistency. Everyone liked these! I would definitely make these again. You probably could make these with corn flakes, too.

There are some other confections on these pages, but we’ll bookmark them for later. Onward to appetizers!

Project Betty

My first project for the new blog will be cooking my way through Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book.

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This cookbook dates back to 1950, and was published by General Mills. One can see pictures of the Betty Crocker test kitchens, which even sported an Early American-style dining room.

The Picture Cook Book was obviously meant to be a handy tool for new housewives, as the list of terms used in cooking are in the front of the book, as well as a list of essential tools one should have in every kitchen.

My first recipe for Project Betty is not an appetizer. It’s a page called “Confections,” and has several recipes using General Mills products. Pictures and recipe coming soon. Watch this space!