This is Part 2 of the tailgating goodies we took to a pregame gathering a couple of weeks ago. We went down to a college football game at the university my youngest attends. My kids all love York Peppermint Patties…but the only mint that comes near the hubby is toothpaste. So I reminded Bill that these would stay with Nick to share with his friends.
Being with friends and family was the highlight of the day. The forecast called for spotty showers, but on our drive down to campus, we met with a good steady rain with occasional sleet and temps in the high 30’s. Our first stop on arrival was the IU gift shop for hats and scarves. The sleet returned along with enough thunder and lightning to delay the game…and the agony of being chilled to the bone. As my fingers grew numb, our friend joked that this was probably one time I wished I weighed 40 pounds more….long underwear and a full length down coat did not cut it! Donned with umbrellas, we all enjoyed sandwiches, a wonderful stromboli (hoping to get the recipe) and loads of sweets.
My bars were slightly overbaked…so a little on the dry side. I like my chocolate chip bars just a wee bit underdone…they are moister and chewier that way. I’ve adjusted the baking time…but just check on them after a half hour as all ovens cook differently. Nick was happy to take all the leftovers back to his dorm…apparently, college boys have lower standards than blogger moms 🙂
I saved these treats for Roxana’s Chocolate Party…our theme this month is to combine chocolate and mint. Bloggers, feel free to link up any recipe made this month with our two featured ingredients.