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Bold Christmas Bars (Version 2000) Recipe

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This recipe for Bold Christmas Bars (Version 2000), by , is from Godwin Family Reunion Cookbook 2007, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Peggy Wolfe
Added: Thursday, January 18, 2007


You will need a humongous bowl, large pan or electric skillet, (and preferably four hands; you’ll see why as you go along!)

1/4 to 1/2 lb. of butter or margarine (for pans and hands)
2 cans Eagle Brand Condensed milk
2 lbs miniature marshmallows
3-4 lbs Graham cracker crumbs
And about ten packages of your favorite dried fruits, nuts, candy, etc.

For those of you lacking in creative-cooking ambition, I used: (this year)

10 oz. Mounds sweetened Coconut Flakes
10 oz. Heath Almond Toffee Bits
10 oz. Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits
10 oz. Hershey’s Holiday Bits (candy-coated semi-sweet chocolate)
10 oz. Pecan pieces
8 oz. Dole Chopped Dates
6 oz. Berries n’ Cherries
6 oz. Tropical Pineapple
5 oz. Del Monte yogurt raisins, Strawberry flavor
20 oz. Red Maraschino cherries &
12 oz. Green Maraschino cherries (cut in halves or fourths)

Use butter or margarine to grease three large flat pans. (You may only need two if you want a thicker bar. However, make sure that you have plenty of pans ready!) Over LOW heat start melting marshmallows in the milk, while you mix the dry ingredients in the humongous bowl. Add the juice from the red cherries to the milk/marshmallow mixture. Stir until marshmallows are melted and...

Butter your (clean) hands THOROUGHLY, add milk mixture a little at a time to the dry mixture, mix until a portion is crumbly and sticky, then press into a greased pan (with well-rebuttered hands!) Continue this until all of both mixtures are combined. When finished, you can chew the stuff off your hands or let any nearby friendly person do it for you. Any left-over amount of this substance can be used to patch the hole in the driveway. Enjoy!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Many; It's rich!
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Warning! This process is not for the faint-hearted or those who dislike hands-on cooking! Makes enough for a neighborhood or a large family during a Christmas season.




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