Teenagers + chocolate syrup + knives + my new cookie sheets + competition = what could possibly go wrong?
We made it pretty simple. After making everyone wash their hands (I was the judge, and we have enough sickness in the house, thank-you very much), teens picked one of four stations and the secret ingredient was revealed: flour tortillas. I picked those because they are a pretty versatile base, and because they are cheap:) Each team got 15 tortillas. The rule was that they had to include tortillas in their recipe, but did not have to use all 15.
Teams had five minutes to look over the additional ingredients and confer with their teammates, then they took turns taking one additional ingredient at a time before starting on their creations. Additional rules were:
- only Miss Ami operates the stove
- don't scratch up my cookie sheets
- don't make the pregnant lady throw up
These two girls dove right in, starting by mixing melted chocolate into the cream cheese. Their teammates chose to ponder their options for a bit longer.
This team began, not surprisingly if you know them, with an argument. Is the white rubber utensil called a spatula, or a spreader thingy?
Click here, guys.
Whatever it was, they put it to use, assembly-line style. There were actually several thing going on here, but they all worked together in the end, as you will see later.
Multi-colored marshmallows and chocolate syrup proved to be favorite ingredients, with or without peanuts. Not bad, actually.
This was the only group that asked to bake theirs - about 5 minutes to warm everything up. Looks pretty!
And here's one as it was presented to me for tasting. The peaches, while still sweet, helped balance out the sugary ingredients.
Another nice presentation - more marshmallows and chocolate syrup, with the addition of Heath bits, which gave a nice crunch. Very sweet, though.