Bumpy Things

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!


About deairby

From a small Mississippi town and have lived my adult life in the south. I am the wife of Tom Irby since 1974, mother of 8, grandmother of 8, lover of Truth, previous owner of The Baron York Tea Room Cafe and Gift Shop (7 years), cookbook writer, moderator of the Small Business forum on Social Media Examiner, enjoy life and all the adventure God brings my way.
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3 Responses to Bumpy Things

  1. Nathan Parker says:

    Great seeing you at the Grand Opening of your booth today! I’ve got the videos in my editor, and I will be putting the finished project up as soon as I get it done! I’ll send you the link to it so you’ll have it.

    When you have the chance (no rush), can you put up your recipes for the Baron Bread and Chicken Salad? Those were so delightful in the restaurant, and we can’t wait to try making them!

    Also, when have the chance, could you stock some of that Hawaiian Red Tea at your booth? We’d love to pickup some of that. It was refreshing!

    Great to see you again, and look forward to getting your cookbook when completed and following your blog!

  2. michelle says:

    I make these all the time! Mmmmmmm!

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