Let’s Have Some Fun with Our Food!

Reader Contribution by Sue Van Slooten
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Let’s face it, sometimes you just need to have some fun. And what better way than with  Unicorn Farts. Unicorns are close relatives of the venerable Moose Fart, perhaps a plainer version and less gussied up, but also delicious. These cookies/candies lend themselves to quite a bit of creativity, and are guaranteed to give a smile wherever you take them. I did that where I work, yes, I really did, and the minute you tell them what they are, you get “the look” like, “did you really say what I thought you said?” Yes, I did. Then come the grins and smiles. I first took in the Moose variety, but at Christmas, I brought in the Unicorn Farts.The latter are similar to what you see in the photo, so you can see what they look like. I should mention, they are rich and also disappear very quickly. 

Now, did I invent these wonderful confections? Sadly, no. But a marvelous cookie book out of Newfoundland, Canada, available on Amazon, will get you going with all the cookies you could really hope to make. it’s called “Cookies: A Decade of Decadent Recipes” by Barry C. Parsons.  You can also go to his blog, where you will see some of the most incredible food delights known to woman or man. He also does other things like main courses, salad, etc. All book and blog info is below for your convenience.  Another feature of these treats is the fact that they are no-bakes, and by that I mean, you do not have to fire up the oven. Save energy in the summer, keep you kitchen cool, and have really great treats at the same time. So, let’s get cooking.  

Unicorn Farts

Ingredients:

300 ml can sweetened condensed milk (14 0z size in US)
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup dried coconut, fine or medium cut
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 cups mini white chocolate chips
1 cup colored candy sprinkles

Method:

1. Melt the butter and combine it with the sweetened condensed milk & vanilla extract until well blended.

2. Add the graham crumbs, coconut and white chocolate chips. Mix together well.

3. Refrigerate for an hour so so before rolling the mixture into 1 1/4 inch balls. You want to make these on the smallish side as they are quite rich.

4. Roll the balls in the colourful candy sprinkles and once again chill until firm.

5. Refrigerate in a sealed container to store.These freeze quite well too!  

Makes about 40 farts, er, um, candies.

Important Notes: Parsons, Barry C. Cookies: A Decade of Decadent Recipes. St. John’s, Newfoundland: Breakwater Books, 2018. You should check out his other cookbooks as well.

Blog:Barry C. Parsons. RockRecipes.com Last accessed June 3, 2019.

If you want to follow the further adventures of Sue, go towww.svanslooten.comor to email Sue,susan.vanslooten@icloud.com.


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