We love Groundhog Day at our house, I think it is because the first thoughts of spring come with Groundhog Day. We love the holiday seasons between October and New Year’s Eve, but January is such a cold bleak month, that anything that can get our minds thinking spring is worth celebrating.
Every year we make these Groundhog Day treats that we have called Groundhog Grub, to celebrate and it seems to go over well, I took it to our co-op this year and it was thoroughly enjoyed. Of course these could be used for any party, especially one that might be celebrating boys and dirt, but they work well with Groundhog Day because they resemble worms or grubs in dirt.
This recipe is fairly easy to adapt to an organic treat or even modify for allergies by using coconut milk or gluten free oats. Also for those sensitive to dyes or just wanting to have better ingredients (yes, even in candy) take a look at these organic worms, there are even gummy worms free of the top ten allergies, talk about super mom at the next snack day!
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 Tbsp cocoa
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 20+ gummy worms
In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil ON MEDIUM HEAT sugar, cocoa, butter and, milk. Stir often. Let boil for 60-90 seconds.
Once boiled take off heat and add peanut butter, vanilla and, oatmeal. Stir well.
Drop mixture, by spoonful, on wax paper and push in a gummy worm. Allow to cool.
It is important that the instructions are followed. The mixture needs to be brought to a boil for 60-90 seconds or it will not have the right consistency. It will turn out runny and almost glossy.
I hope you enjoy these Groundhog day treats! If you are looking for some more Groundhog Day things, including our favorite book and some activities, click here.
Bet + Fam 🙂