After making Mac ‘N Beer Cheese Soup last week, I told you all that I had a Steelers-inspired recipe up my sleeve as well. And I did. Did you know that Klondike Bars were invented in Pittsburgh? I figured that after a hearty soup, a Super Bowl dessert was in order, and I set out to make my own Klondike Bars.
But this was one of those weeks when my kitchen was just crawling with bad juju! The grocery store was out of my favorite brand of ice cream. My first batch of chocolate seized up when a water droplet invaded the bowl (water and chocolate do NOT mix). After buying a second batch of chocolate chips, I stupidly turned my back on the double boiler, and the chocolate burned. After a third trek to the market, I attempted to coat squares of ice cream with what I had envisioned to be a fool-proof method. Wrong! Melted ice cream and drippy chocolate flowed over my counters and into the sink.
Not one to waste good sugary ingredients, I spread the remaining melted chocolate and bricks of vanilla ice cream in layers in a loaf pan, topped it with gold sprinkles in a sad little Steelers gesture, stuck it in the freezer, and gave up on the Klondike Bars. I have to admit, the frozen Klondike Loaf is really tasty, but even so, it all seems like a bad omen for Pittsburgh tomorrow. I’m sorry to all of you Steelers fans, but the juju doesn’t lie.
But bad omen or not, tomorrow is still the Super Bowl, and you need some snacks. I’m sure you’ll all be making the oh-so gourmet Klondike Loaf, but in addition, a few quick and easy suggestions for tomorrow’s spread:
Pimento Cheese Toasts are so simple, and such a huge crowd pleaser!
Popcorn balls are so easy and quick to make, and so fun and sticky to eat!
The Cubano Piggies I told you about a couple weeks ago are fantastic, unexpected bundles of yumminess!
Nobody has ever turned down a chocolate malt!