Chocolate Dreams, 1955 – Back To School With Mid-Century Menu

Posted on Sep 1 2017 - 4:05am by RetroRuth

So, it’s time to put the prune-bologna-debacle from Wednesday behind us, and wash our eyeballs clean with some chocolate.

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These are Chocolate Dreams!

Chocolate Dreams
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Ingredients
  • 15 large marshmallows, cut into pieces ( I would double the marshmallows)
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2½ cups Rice or Wheat Chex
Instructions
  1. Grease 8 or 9 inch square pan.
  2. Put corn syrup and chocolate in a double boiler over boiling water and melt. Stir often to blend (OR put corn syrup and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 30 second bursts until chocolate is melted, stirring after every time in the microwave.)
  3. Add marshmallows, stir only until marshmallows are covered with chocolate mixture. (I stirred for a bit longer)
  4. Add Chex, mixing until coated. Spread in greased pan and pack evenly with a greased spoon. When cool, cut into squares.

Chocolate Dreams Guide to Good Eating 1955

You can’t go wrong with chocolate. This recipe is from Guide To Good Eating from 1955, which was put out by Ralston and contains many different recipes (desserts, breads, mains) that contain Chex and other Ralston products.

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This seemed like a good, simple treat to reward Tom for being forced to eat a prune and bologna sandwich for lunch. And hope it helps him eventually forgive me.

Oh, and thank you to my friend Carolyn for snipping all those marshmallows!

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Done! You really can’t see the marshmallow chunks, but they were in there.

By the way, this was made significantly easier by the use of the microwave. Hooray for technology!

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“What’s wrong?”

“Nothing. This is good. It tastes like chocolate chips. Over cereal.”

The Verdict: Chocolately

From The Tasting Notes –

This was good, but it wasn’t very exciting. It mostly tasted like chocolate chips over cereal, which isn’t bad at all, but I think Tom was a little disappointed. It could have used more marshmallows or some peanut butter or something. When you got a chunk of marshmallow it tasted like a really good S’more square, better than the version made with Golden Grahams. The Rice Chex were more airy and crunchy than Golden Grahams, which Tom preferred.  When I make these again, I’m going to double the marshmallows! And probably use mini marshmallows.

Bonus: Cheese Celery

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This is just an extra bonus thrown in here. I saw a “recipe” to add Kraft spreads to celery for a cocktail party appetizer, and I thought that might make a cute addition to this lunch box. Also, Kraft spreads are still available, though I am sure they are different than they used to be! I was only able to find Pimento and Old English in my store. Unfortunately they didn’t have the blue cheese version.

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“How are they?”

“Plain. Didn’t you find the blue cheese one?”

The Verdict: Plain

From The Tasting Notes –

These didn’t excite Tom much, but it might have been because his taste buds were scorched off by the bologna/prune thing. It was decided that while these spreads were fine, the blue cheese version probably would have been the best to offset the inherent blandness of celery.

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I love everything retro, vintage, mid-century, kitsch and all things atomic! A 21st century housewife just trying to fit in...to the 50's. I have a passion for vintage recipes and an enormous vintage cookbook collection that I keep testing, even though by now I should know better. Creator of Mid-Century Menu (www.midcenturymenu.com), No Pattern Required (www.nopatternrequired.com), and I Ate The 80's (www.iatethe80s.com).

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