I thought it would be fitting to start this journey, like reading a book. I decided to chose a recipe on the first page of the binder. I went through the 6 recipe choices and landed on these yummy, pop in your mouth dessert or snack.
This is my Great Aunt Martha’s recipe, I can tell my her penmanship but also the use of margarine versus butter.
As I read through the list of ingredients I had most everything I needed in the pantry, except the rice krispies and paraffin wax. I was unsure about why the need for wax. I placed a call to my Mother (she knows all), she told me that it was used to make the chocolate shinny. She does remember that there might have been edible paraffin that was available “back in the day”. My modern day solution to this was coconut oil. I used about 1 teaspoon for the 12 oz of chocolate. I also used butter instead of margarine. Aunt Martha was always concerned with the unhealthy saturated fat in butter and is used in most all of her recipes.
Chocolate Chips with Coconut Oil added for that shinny shell. Melted over a double boiler. I find this method takes longer but results in a better temper of the chocolate.