Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Aunt Mary's "Gluk"

I haven't posted in a while.  In truth, we haven't been doing much.  I've been in more pain than usual (seems to be a summer tradition), John's schedule has been switched around a lot thanks to baseball, we're getting ready for a lot of company, and preparing for some minor work in the kitchen when my brother comes next week.  That just kind of sums up life.  Life outside of the ordinary, anyway--I love the ordinary moments that make up each day, but my blogging would be rather redundant if I were to repeat them every day.

I want to blog more often this fall.  <---note to self.

I've been sorting through an ever-growing stack of papers on my desk, all those things that "I'll get to tomorrow."  Well, today is my 'tomorrow.'  I came across a recipe for my (great) Aunt Mary's "gluk," tucked between the pages of a book.  Kind of a famous recipe in the family, I guess.  Aunt Mary would make it for various family functions, and everybody, especially the kids, always ate way too much.

I made it once for John, but Joshua can't eat it because of the peanut butter, so I'm not likely to make it again.  Besides that, there's probably gluten in the graham cracker crumbs.  I haven't checked.  Anyway, that is irrelevant.

I've posted the occasional recipe here and I thought I'd post this one, too.


In a double -boiler, cook 2 beaten eggs, 1 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup butter for ten minutes.  In a bowl, mix 4 tbsp coconut, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs and 1/2 bag of miniature marshmallows.  Add to cooked mixture; do not overmix.  Spread in a greased 9x9 dish.


Melt 1/4 c peanut butter, 4 tbsp butter and icing sugar (to desired consistency) on stove.  Spread over bars.  Chill.