Appalachia in full effect! There’s not much to do on a rainy Sunday in the mountains of Appalachia but talk bad about the neighbors or go to church, or most likely both. I didn’t want to do either, so what else could I do but pimp a Baby Ruth while listening to the BBC? (Ok, so I’m not from here originally).
Total cost: about 15 US Dollars.
I bought a tin cake pan for ease of removing the monster later, which proved to be a good decision. I managed to melt the chocolate in the microwave without burning it the first time, then my luck ran out.
The center of a BR looks like pure caramel, but I thought I’d never be in a position to buy mini marshmallows again, so I went for it. Simon approved.
The addition of coconut was an inspiration from God. We talk to him often in the mountain, being so close, and all.
All melted down in praise of the Lord and into the pan it goes…
The peanuts wouldn’t stay together until I added some peanut butter to make them sticky.
Second time melting chocolate I experienced the wrath of the microwave, and then the joy of returning to the store for more chocolate.
Notice big pimpin’ ring. This ring is also an indication I’m not really from here.
This time, I decided to do it the old-fashioned way, which worked better for me than the microwave did.
More chocolate on top and then back into the freezer it went. I can’t get into “Quote/Unquote” – Maybe it’s too British for me. Turn BBC over to a CD, Fugu.
Out of the freezer it looks pretty good, just needed a side layer of chocolate and back in the freezer for a minute.
Gigantic Ruth presents itself. Now I need only pick up that big knife…
Voila! Colossal Ruth is ready for my co-workers tomorrow.