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Old 03-28-2008, 12:04 PM   #251
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Never did get to the granola yesterday, so I will try that today. I am also thinking of making reese's bars or multiple choice bars. I have some Smarties to use up (not US Smarties, Canadian ones) and some graham cracker crumbs and a can of condensed milk. Sounds like a winning combo to me. I'll post the recipe if it works out!
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Never did get to the granola yesterday, so I will try that today. I am also thinking of making reese's bars or multiple choice bars. I have some Smarties to use up (not US Smarties, Canadian ones) and some graham cracker crumbs and a can of condensed milk. Sounds like a winning combo to me. I'll post the recipe if it works out!
Okay, I will bite - what IS the difference between Canadian and American Smarties.....ours don't have the blue ones? I haven't eaten smarties for years.
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Nope, theirs are like what we call Rockets here. You know, those sort of flat compressed sugar things that come in tubes and you get them usually at Halloween? They don't have our Smarties there, they only have M&M's. I have to say, its irrational considering they are made of basically the same stuff, but I prefer Smarties to plain M&M's. Weird huh? Now PEANUT M&M's are another story...they are ambrosia and should never be put IN anything (except your mouth!)
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Nope, theirs are like what we call Rockets here. You know, those sort of flat compressed sugar things that come in tubes and you get them usually at Halloween? They don't have our Smarties there, they only have M&M's. I have to say, its irrational considering they are made of basically the same stuff, but I prefer Smarties to plain M&M's. Weird huh? Now PEANUT M&M's are another story...they are ambrosia and should never be put IN anything (except your mouth!)
I just googled smarties and got a US page and you are right! Wow, who would have thunk! As far as I am concerned, Smarties were first and M&Ms were just a poor copycat!

The one thing about M&M's (and this will keep this on topic), is that they have the small baking ones. I sprinkle them on top of this one bowl brownie recipe I have instead of frosting - they are yummy!
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The one thing about M&M's (and this will keep this on topic), is that they have the small baking ones. I sprinkle them on top of this one bowl brownie recipe I have instead of frosting - they are yummy!
Oh yeah - Alix do you have the minis? They rock!

I need to bake something for dessert tonight...(the brownies I made last night are gone...and neither dh nor I had so much as a crumb!)

I'm thinking another batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies (made with my no-soy chocolate chips, of course) will be ready for this evening's sweet-tooth-attack
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Oh yeah - Alix do you have the minis? They rock!

I need to bake something for dessert tonight...(the brownies I made last night are gone...and neither dh nor I had so much as a crumb!)

I'm thinking another batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies (made with my no-soy chocolate chips, of course) will be ready for this evening's sweet-tooth-attack
Alix and I are just a province away so I think they would have the minis too!

BTW, JKath, what do you mean by no-soy chocolate chips?

Thanks.
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Never did get to the granola yesterday, so I will try that today. I am also thinking of making reese's bars or multiple choice bars. I have some Smarties to use up (not US Smarties, Canadian ones) and some graham cracker crumbs and a can of condensed milk. Sounds like a winning combo to me. I'll post the recipe if it works out!
Yum! That does sound good Alix.
Do you eat the red ones last?
I like the orange ones myself.

No baking to me today. Double decker brownies tomorrow to take to a party.
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Yum! That does sound good Alix.
Do you eat the red ones last?
I like the orange ones myself.

No baking to me today. Double decker brownies tomorrow to take to a party.
Oh, here I go again on the Smarties. A friend of mine actually tried to tell us that she could taste the difference between the orange ones and the others. We blindfolded her and, alas....she couldn't

No wonder I don't get anything baked, I am on the computer too much! Well tomorrow I have been a good girl and rested my leg almost all day so I am hoping tomorrow I can get some stuff done.
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