Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Fallout 4 is coming out next week. Of course that means I’m making a special treat! Are you prepared to set out for the wastelands and lay waste to zombies and irradiated flora and fauna? If your answer is not yes, you’re lying. But wait! Don’t go without a Mississippi Quantum Pie! Loosely based on a Mississippi mud pie, this recipe is decked out in three layers of delicious chocolate, topped off with a healthy dose of Nuka Cola Quantum-blue frosting and bottle cap candy.
Oh, did I mention the chocolate cake layer is Coca Cola cake? Boom.
Even better, I’ll be whipping up a second batch to share at the midnight launch at the Bridgewater Falls GameStop in Hamilton, Ohio. If you haven’t preordered your copy yet, well, you know which store to choose! Come out and see me; I promise I’m even more socially awkward in person. There should be a post up early next week for the event, along with some special behind-the-scenes pictures. Ready? Let’s go.
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I seriously considered writing this entire post as Groot but finally overruled the decision on the grounds that you can’t paste the text into Google Translate and expect to see a recipe. But wouldn’t that be so freaking cool? Admittedly, I was rather later jumping on the Guardians of the Galaxy fandom bus. I also had extremely low expectations going into watching the movie because apparently I’m a cynic. What can I say? I. Was. Blown. Away. Particularly due to the comic relief from Drax and Groot. You can’t not love Groot. Yes, that was a double negative.
Admittedly, this week has been the week of “You are not allowed to have a minute’s peace!”, and consequentially I got started on this project unacceptably late. And I only consider this to be a partial success, of sorts. I think a little better planning with the soft pretzels is in order. While I intend on remaking the pretzels in the next few days I’ll at least give a general overview on this variation.Soft Pretzel Groot in Dirt Pudding Pots for Arbor Day. Are you ready for this? Let’s go.
I discovered concentrated gel food coloring. And it is the most amazing thing.
My determination to do a Pac-Man themed recipe has finally paid off. Today I offer you Chocolate Covered Pac-Man Oreos. They are probably the easiest thing I’ve ever made and taste fantastic to boot! All of the actual ‘work’ for these cookies goes into the icing process which, admittedly, is so fun in itself that you can’t even be mad. The food coloring I purchased is from Wilton and comes in a 12 color pack including Pink, Red, Burgundy, Golden Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Black, Copper, Brown, Teal, Royal Blue, Violet, and Kelly Green. Just a dab of each color and you have brightly colored icing for DAYS. The colors are absolutely accurate, too. If you have $15 to spare, you should definitely pick up a set of your own; I cannot recommend these highly enough! Not to mention you’ll end up saving a ton of money in the long run for your cooking adventures.
Pac-Man is another one of my very first video games that (surprisingly) I don’t suck at. But I’m also known for getting SUPER INTO IT. Like, -insert-deity-here- so help you if you distract me while I’m playing. The final product you see today is an entire ‘mini package’ (minus one row for the NOMS) of Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos because that’s simply what I had on hand, but don’t let that limit you. You can recreate your favorite Pac-Man maze with as many Oreos as you please, in whatever flavors you prefer. Perfect party treat material here, I’m telling you. But enough gushing for now.
I’m just going to come right out and say it… the internet lies and this recipe proved that Murphy’s Law is real. Disclaimer aside, this recipe combines my two favorite dessert treats into one happy little lump: Oreo cookies and marshmallows. Probably you’ve seen the recipe for “coal” bars circulating on Facebook… and based on the image and details, it probably originated from Pinterest. This is a story of what happened, what should have happened, and what I would do differently next time. Let’s go.