I’m giving blood today, so I’ve decided to be proactive and eat the cookies beforehand. The sweeter they are, the better my chances of staving off dizziness, right? What? That’s ridiculous? Are you saying I’m going to be drinking Delaware Punch and eating Chips Ahoy with everyone else? Well, we’ll see about that.
This recipe is from old Taste of Home Halloween magazine – not the October issue, but the special Halloween magazine they put out in around August. If you are familiar with the TOH Halloween magazine, then you know TOH puts all the best stuff there. I never them throw them away.
As for these cookies, they are very good, but not particularly scary. That is, unless you are scared of Canada, because what they will remind you of is Nanaimo bars. They have a crumbly crust, a sweet creamy middle and a rich chocolate topping. And while they are in a Halloween magazine, they are perfect for July because they don’t require baking. I guess Taste of Home saves them for October because no one worries about calories in October.
Here's the recipe. Mine don't look much like TOH's, but they were still good.
Need a substitute for wheat germ? You can use about ¾ cup Wheaties. Crush or process them along with the graham crackers. I know this works because that's what I used.