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Sock Kits for a Cure

Photo: Sheri Berger
Friday, August 13th, 2010 in Sheri's Recipes

I actually have a recipe for you today – surprise! I think it has been awhile since I’ve shared one. (Not because I haven’t been baking, but because I mostly make old family favorites while Knitting Daughter is home for the summer, and I have shared most of those with you already.) I’m kind of surprised I haven’t shared this one already, but I looked in my past recipes here and couldn’t find it.

But first – I wanted to tell you about a special Sock Kit that we will have up in a week or two. Many of you may remember Skacel’s Booby Sock kit that they sold in 2008/09. They combined a cute pattern and an exclusive pink Trekking color, to sell 2500 kits to participating shops. Skacel donated their entire proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and shops could choose to donate whatever amount (or not) that they wanted to from their sales of the kits. We didn’t order those kits, but they have a new kit benefitting a new cause, and we’ve ordered a bunch.

This year, Skacel has again worked with Rosemary “Chappy” Chapman to come up with a special pattern, and Trekking has jumped in and come up with an exclusive colorway in teal, which is the official color of Ovarian Cancer research. This is being done in honor of Susanne Skacel, a 3 year survivor of Ovarian Cancer. The kit contains the pattern, the Trekking yarn, and beads to complete the sock design. Skacel is once again donating their entire proceeds from the sale of this kit, and we at The Loopy Ewe will be donating our entire proceeds from the sale of the kit as well. We’re hoping to send a great big check to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research. The kits are scheduled to ship to us in the middle of next week, so hopefully we’ll have them up sometime during the week of August 30th. I just wanted to let you know that we plan to have them, and we will get a good photo of the yarn/pattern/beads as soon as they arrive.  Each kit will be $25. (Edit – for those who have asked, yes, you are welcome to get more than one kit!) We’re happy to be a part of this, and to be raising funds for a great cause.

Today’s recipe is so easy – almost too easy to share. But then again, whenever I take it somewhere, people want the recipe. That tells you how delicious it is!  I hope you make it and your family enjoys it. (The photo? I know. A food blogger I am not. sigh.)

brownie-truffleBrownie Truffle

1 package of brownie mix (for 9 x 13 pan)
2 lg. boxes of chocolate instant pudding mix
1 lg. container of Cool Whip, thawed
1 bag of toffee brickle bits (or chopped up Heath bars)

Make the brownie mix as directed and let it cool.

Cut brownies into 1″ pieces and layer half of the pieces in the bottom of a glass bowl. Mix up 1 box of pudding mix and pour over the brownies in the bowl. Spread half of the Cool Whip on top of the pudding and then sprinkle half of the brickle bits on top of that.  Repeat these layers a second time.  Let sit in the refrigerator overnight (or several hours). The longer it sits, the better it gets. (See? Isn’t that embarrassingly easy? You almost don’t want anyone to ask for the recipe…)

The weather is supposed to start cooling off (to a whopping 85 degress) this weekend. I think it will feel marvelous, after our days of 110 degree heat indexes. It’s all relative.

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