In Response to DEATH BY CHOCOLATE....NO THANKS MOM I DON'T WANT TO DIE:
I MAKE THIS VERY RICH DESSERT AROUND THE HOLIDAYS. IT IS CALLED " DEATH BY CHOCOLATE".YOU NEED TO MAKE A LARGE PAN OF BROWNIES. AFTER THEY BAKE , LET COOL, POKE TONS OF HOLES IN IT . YOU WILL SPOON COLD BLACK COFFEEOR COFFEE ALCOHOL ( DO USE THE BOOZE WITH KIDS).YOU WILL NEE AT LEAST A QUART OF CHOOLATE MOUSSE OR CHOCOLATE PUDDING, SEVERAL CONTAINERS OF COOL-WHIP OR HOME MADE .6-8 CRUSHED UP SCORES BAR.HAVE A FANCY BOWL. YOU NEED TO LAYER BROWNIE, SCORES BAR, COOL-WHIP, KEEP DOING IT. YOU END WITH COOL-WHIP.I SPRINKLE ON CRUSH NUTS AND TOP WITH A CHERRY MANY YEARS AGO MY KIDS WERE HELPING ME DO THE DESSERT.THEY ASKED ME THE NAME. I TOLD THEM " DEATH BY CHOCOLATE". WE SERVED AT A PARTY, EVERYONE WAS EATING IT,EXCEPT MY KIDS. MY YOUNGEST LOOKED AT ME AND SAID "I HOPE THEY LIKED IT, BECAUSE THEY WILL BE DEAD SOON". I LAUGHED AND EXPLAINED IT WAS JUST A NAME, NO ONE WILL DIE. NOW MANY YEARS LATER THEY CAN NOT GET ENOUGH." DEATH BY CHOCLATE" REALLY WOULD IT BE SO BAD. YOU REALLY NEED TO SOAK THE BROWNIES...IT IS SO GOOD.
Posted by Julie B
This so typical of the literal way children process what we say. I used to let my daughter bake when she was young and one day I walked into the kitchen and watched her mix the filling for a bundt cake with her hand. When questioned, she said, "It says to mix by hand." One of our favorite stories and also she is an excellent cook today and is imparting this skill to her daughters.