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C’est Chouette!

February 2, 2007

Bonsoirchouetteposters"Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you – all?"
Call of the Barred Owl

Chers Amis,

Pippin and I have been enjoying a little nature cooking  in the kitchen this morning while the girls finish up their preparations on the Trumpet of the Swan for this afternoon’s book club.  After our dissection of our owl pellet and a close examination of the contents of our pantry, we decided to make un snack super chouette for book club today – chocolate crunch owl pellets.  No rodents required.   (FYI –Chouette means both smashing or great and owl!)

Here is an adaptation of a recipe that we found in Owl Puke!

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Chocolate Crispy Owl Pellets

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1 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup corn syrup

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/3 to 1/2 cup white chocolate slivered (as bones)

* you could substitute slivered almonds too

  1. Mix crispies and chocolate chips in a large bowl
  2. In small sauce pan heat corn syrup and sugar until hot and bubbly
  3. Take of heat and mix in peanut butter. Stir well. Cool 5 min or so.
  4. Pour sugar/peanut butter mixture over crispy mixture and stir until combined
  5. Take small scoops of sticky mix in your hand, sprinkle with a few "bones" of white chocolate or almond, squeeze well in your palm to form your pellets.
  6. Put in the fridge to firm up.  You can serve them on a platter or wrap individually in foil

Happy Owling!

— Marjorie

PS – artwork "Bonsoir Chouette" by Diane Ethier

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2007 8:51 am

    ewwwwww! 🙂

  2. February 4, 2007 4:09 pm

    I love reading about your owl studies. We have also done these edible owl pellets. I think they are just so fun (not to mention tasty!). Your serving dish looks so cute – especially with the little perching owl above. We have wrapped them in foil so they look like the ones from the biological supply companies and have “tricked” several people that way. Keep us updated on any other owl adventures.

  3. February 4, 2007 9:24 pm

    OOH! I can’t wait to make these for the kids, these will be better than the owls nests!!! Fun book, I’ll have to check my library!!

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