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Baloo's Bugle

April 2002 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 9
May Theme

Webelos Outdoorsman and Handyman


CUB GRUB - Fun Food


Magical Marshmallow Carpets

1 package (8oz. Serving size) or 2 packages (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Gelatin, any flavor.

1 cup warm water

3 cups UET_PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows or 12 JET_PUFFED Marshmallows.

Lightly Grease 13 x 9 inch baking pan with no stick cooking spray.

Stir gelatin and water in medium microwavable bow.  Microwave on High 2 ˝ minutes, stir until dissolved.

Stir in marshmallows.  Microwave on High 2 minutes or until marshmallows are partially melted.  Stir mixture slowly until marshmallows are completely melted.  Pour mixture into pan.

Refrigerate 1 hour or until set.  Cut gelatin into 2-1/4x4-1/4 inch rectangles.  With marshmallow layer on top, cut small slits on each side of the rectangles to form “carpet fringes.”  Garnish each “carpet” with multicolored sprinkles, if desired.



Magic Breakfast

1 package Jell-o Gelatin, any flavor

Cold cereal with milk or any sliced fruit or Ready to eat waffles


Sprinkle some dry gelatin over cereal and watch the magic color appear.or Sprinkle some dry gelatin over your favorite fruit. or- Prepare waffles, following package directions.  Butter waffles with table knife while they are still warm.  Immediately sprinkle some dry gelatin over waffles.  The more you sprinkle on, the brighter the color. If you have leftover gelatin, fold up package to use another time.


Impossible Pie




3 large eggs

1/2 cup Bisquick

1-1/2 cups shredded coconut

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 stick butter

2 cups milk



Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 9 inch pie tin. Bake at 350F for 55 minutes. (Bisquick makes the crust.)


Strawberry Magic Cake


1 package (10 oz.) miniature marshmallows

1 box (18 oz.) yellow cake mix, prepared per packaage. Directions

1 box (3 oz.- 4 serving size) strawberry gelatin powder
1 box (16 oz.) frozen sliced strawberries, slightly thawed, but do not drain

2/3 c. cold water

Spread marshmallows evenly over the bottom of a greased (10x13) baking pan. Spread prepared cake batter evenly over marshmallows. Sprinkle dry gelatin powder evenly over the cake batter. Spoon slightly thawed strawberries here and there over gelatin powder and then drizzle evenly with 2/3 c. water, but do not stir it up. Slip cake carefully onto center rack of a 350° oven to bake 55 minutes to 1 hour or until tests done in center and top is golden brown. Let cool in pan on a rack at least 30 minutes before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers to serve within 1 week, garnishing each serving with Cool Whip or whipped cream and additional strawberries. Freezes well.


Magic Cookie Bars

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk

1 pkg (6oz) semisweet chocolate chips

1 can flaked coconut, (3 1/2 oz)

1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle crumbs over melted margarine; pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Top evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool before cutting.


Metamorphic Magic Cookie Recipe

1 cup butter or margarine softened
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup pecan or walnut pieces

preheat oven 350 degrees and grease baking sheets

Cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine powdered ingredients and gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chips and nuts.

Bake 10 - 12 minutes.


Magic Apple Pie

Magic Apple Pie.

Put the first six ingredients in a Ziploc bag to have ready to take camping. Then all you have to do is add the egg and apple when you're ready to bake.


3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

1/2 cup raisins (optional)

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 egg

1 apple, peeled and diced

Just mix all the ingredients and put in a 9" pie pan. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.




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