Six days later, my house still smells like fried food.
It was worth it, though.
Step 1: mix yourself some pancake batter.
Step 2: Oil-heating. This is when it started to get stinky.
The victims – about to take a bath in pancake batter.
Time to fry. I didn’t have a fry thermometer, so I didn’t realize how hot I had let the oil get. (Probably why it stunk so much.) I didn’t even have time to get a pic of the first batch frying because they turned black so quickly.
The cut-cookie money shot is slightly less glamorous this way.
On to the next batch. I managed to get a pic of them frying this time:
It’s nearly 1:30am, I barely slept last night, and I have to go in to work early tomorrow. And it’s been a long month of unpublicized dessert fails. But I needed to come back to my blog right away to tell the world the news:
I MADE SOMETHING GOOD!
Yes. I DID IT. I invented a recipe, and it is an extremely enjoyable sugary snack.
Okay, so admittedly, it barely qualifies as a recipe because there are only two ingredients and it does not involve any kind of baking or actual work at all. Oh well.
They, uhh…they taste a lot better than they look. I swear.
Chocolinas Chocolate Bars
Ingredients (for two bars):
80g (2.8 oz) very good-quality semisweet chocolate Chocolinas crumbs (basically oreos without the filling, but you could use another dry crunchy cookie)
Your Chocolinas should be pulverized nearly to dust in the food processor.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave, making sure that it stays in temper. When your chocolate is fully melted, add about 4-5 heaping tablespoonfuls of Chocolinas crumbs and stir it in. Keep adding cookie dust until the chocolate can’t take on any more.
Spoon it out onto foil and spread it into two rough bar shapes. Let them set.
Don’t store them in the fridge (Mom). Really. Don’t. They’ll be too hard and it’ll throw off the texture, which is the most enjoyable part.
The texture is really unique – I can’t even think of a comparison for it. Kinda chewey, but it’s still clearly chocolate when you’re biting into it. Highly recommended for when you’re bored, or have a tupperware of edible graveyard dirt and can’t think of any better way to use it up.