Lately I have been visiting the “No Frills” store over in Stratford PEI.  Great buys however I found something today that I have to share, do you dare to compare.

This is a box of No Name Jelly melt in your mouth Chocolate Mallows,

No Name $1.49 a box

melt in your mouth marshmallow cookies

 

This is the competitor brand, Dare makes a difference.

These decadent chocolate mallow cookies, without jam and with real chocolate are yum

The Whippets sell for  $4.29 a box

whippet chocolate marshmallow cookies

So ya, I got a box of each.  The Whippets do have real chocolate, no jam and the cost of calories is way more than I want to pay for.  If I’m going to eat something that is going straight to my soft parts, I’d like to saver the flavor in a frugal sort of way and save some money doing it.  I had my French gardener in for milk and cookies and he was sweet on the NN brand and sticky jam.

This has been Grandma’s view, ~00~ w glasses on.

xoxo

Want Frugal Fix your own box of chocolate mallows (recipe)

Chocolate Mallow Cookies
borrowed from “Martha Stewart’s Cookies”
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa (Natural and not Dutch Process)

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk (2% or whole)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
12 marshmallows, cut in half along the round part so the two halves are round

3 cups powdered sugar
6 Tbs. unsalted butter, room temp.
1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup + 2 Tbs. milk (2% or whole)
1 tsp. vanilla

1.  Preheat oven 375 degrees.  Cream the butter and sugar for 2 minutes on medium-high.  Then, on medium-low add egg, milk and vanilla.
2.  Combine the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Add the flour mix a little at a time.
3.  Scoop dough on greased cookie sheet in 2 Tbs. increments, or using a medium scoop, or a scoop that is 1 3/4?.  The Pampered Chef medium scoop worked perfect for this.
4.  Bake cookies 8-10 minutes.  Put marshmallow on top and bake another 2 minutes.  Cool completely.
5.  Frosting: Melt butter and cocoa in saucepan on medium-low.  Stir to combine.  Add butter mix to powdered sugar.  Mix in milk and vanilla and stir like crazy.
6.  1 Tbs. of frosting should cover the marshmallow pretty good.  I had some frosting leftover to feel free to go crazy.


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