Time to get moving and get my Fiber One assignment posted. What? What did you think I meant by "get moving"? Oohh...fiber, I get it. Never would have thought about it that way.
Anyway, moving right along - here is my pic of the Fiber One Chocolate & Peanut Butter Haystacks. (Please note the lovely AR orange decor.) Not bad. I added a few chopped pecans to the mix. DH doesn't do peanut butter, so
I only made a partial batch. When I took them to work, I made sure it was a Friday since I didn't want to be around for the end result if those guys over-indulged. Wives or girlfriends might not be too happy with me.
Creating my own recipe, hmmm... What to do, what to do? Taking a page from Baking Nana's blog and utilizing what I already had on hand, the DH had purchased some Walmart sugar cookies that he didn't care for since they were
too hard. So, I brushed off the colored sugar sprinkles off the top as best I could, ground the cookies and some Fiber One to make a pie crust. Since we are empty nesters, there was no point in making an entire pie. (See my previous blog regarding desserts
and science experiments.) I had some garnet yams on hand (which actually are a variety of sweet potato - in the U.S. they are often mistakenly named yams - or so it's been mentioned on the internet). Again, the DH does not partake in sweet potatoes either.
(He's a meat & potatoes kind of guy and his potatoes better not taste like dessert - unless it is dessert.) So I steamed and mashed the sweet potato. Now what? I didn't want to use evaporated milk, so I used a 6 oz. carton of vanilla yogurt. Added a beaten
egg and as a possible binding agent, I added 2 tbl. of Jello pumpkin spice pudding mix. To the mixture, I also added some vanilla and some extra pumpkin pie spice. Adding butter to my crumb mixture, I pressed it into the bottom of a small stoneware baking
dish and baked for about 10 minutes then added the sweet potato mixture, sprinkling more crumb mixture across the top.
Taste - not bad. I should have added more butter to the crust mixture as well as the topping, but the filling was actually very good. My photography skills, not so much. Darn it, I should have gone for more contrast. How
anemic can this dessert look? And no fancy garnishes on hand either. It was kind of festive though to see the occasional glint of green, red or blue sprinkles in my dessert.
Overall, a very moving experience with Fiber One.
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