This recipe comes from the "Green Shutters Cook Book - Famous Nova Scotia Recipes from the kitchen of Hilda M. Zinck" printed in 1971 . As with most cookbooks compiled by communities at this time, the recipes have a few "gaps" in them. Often ingredients are called for without mentioning the amounts, or without complete descriptions, so your left wondering what the next step could be. There are hardly ever pictures of what the dish is supposed to look like once it's completed. This is one of those cookbooks. This was one of my Nana's cookbooks, so there's some nostalgia in making recipes from it.
The recipe I chose is call "Rocky Mountain Peaks" as it reminds me of the Winter Olympics that we've been watching everyday. I'm not sure if these cookies turned out how they were supposed to, but are an gewy sweet treat! They're very sweet and sticky so if you have sensitive teeth or children dressed in white - don't eat these! My husband said they remind him of the half-moon pies and they remind me of Wagon Wheel cookies (I don't know if you have those here in the USA).
Above is the original recipe from the book, my modified version is below.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN BARS Adapted from "Green Shutters Cook Book"
20 marshmallows (mini marshmallows may work better)
Beat the eggs well; add sugar. Melt chocolate with butter and while hot add to egg and sugar mixture. Add nut meats and marshmallows, stir together. Drop on wax paper and allow to stand for a few hours, until firm (you may have to put them in the fridge to firm up). Keep in a cool place.
I am a stay-at-home mother to our 2 beautiful children, daughter age 9 and son age 4. I am from Nova Scotia, Canada and my husband is from Maryland. My husband's job brought us here to Kansas and, while we desperately miss seafood and the ocean, we've grown to love the magnificent skies, scenic countryside and the people.
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