How “Bumpy Things” got its name
I feel a bit like Just So Stories’s author, Rudyard Kipling, but only a bit. There are no animals involved! One day my son, Corban, then three, begged me to make some bumpy things. I had no clue what he was talking about. He asked again the next day, quite frustrated that I wasn’t getting busy with one of his favorite treats.
It was my custom, when time allowed, to make some kind of snack for my homeschooling children (and anyone else who was around). The boiled cookies (as I knew them) had been made and were cooling on the wax paper on the dining room table. Corban ran into the room excitedly shouting, “bumpy things, bumpy things, you made bumpy things!!!”
And so I had. And, that, my children is how “bumpy things” got its name.
And now the recipe:
2 T and 2 tsp dry cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
Boil all ingredients for only ONE minute and remove from heat. DO NOT BOIL LONGER!
Add and stir to combine:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick oats.
Drop dollops onto waxed or parchment paper to cool. They will look like little bumpy piles!