Rainy days keep us home, but that can be a good thing. More time for baking and crafting, no? Don't I sound like the picture perfect stay-at-home mom? In truth, I just love to indulge my sweet tooth, and homemade just tastes better. This afternoon, we tried a new recipe, one that is super-easy to do with kids. If you are feeling the need for something high on the yummy scale with almost* zero healthy content, this recipe is for you.
Tannies (because they are tan, not dark brown, get it?) from Picnic
24 squares of graham crackers
1/2 cup wheat germ
one 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup walnuts, optional
Preheat oven to 350F/160C and lightly grease a 9" square baking pan.
Place the graham crackers in a ziploc bag (or more baggies if you have more kids), and use a rolling pin to crush those crackers into crumbs. Fun times!
In a large bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, wheat germ, condensed milk, chocolate chips, vanilla and walnuts, if using (we omitted the walnuts).
Spread the batter into the greased pan and bake for 35 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool for only 5 minutes, then cut into squares and remove from pan (otherwise, you may have one big tannie that you cannot remove from the pan). Allow squares to cool completely on wire racks. Eat without guilt and enjoy!
*hey, they have wheat germ! that's healthy stuff!