Friday, June 4, 2010

Cactus Butter Dulces with Count On Culebra

I checked Ann Whitford Paul's Count on Culebra, Go from 1 to 10 in Spanish, out from the library, with a number of other math related books. But, once I got it home I realized I've seen some of Whitford Paul's other books, being reviewed for their bilingual elements.

It's a fun book, with cute characters (Ethan Long even manages to make the snake look sweet), and a smattering of Spanish. As you might guess from the title it teaches the numbers from 1 to 10, as well as half a dozen, or so, other words. There is a pronunciation guide at the back, for the linguistically challenged parent, and a recipe for "Iguana's Cactus Butter Dulces".

The sweet dulces (or candies) consist of 3/4 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs...

...1/4 cup melted butter, 1/4 cup peanut butter (or cactus butter, if you're a fictional iguana), and a little more than a cup of powdered sugar mixed together...

... and formed by hand into small balls - preferably with a friend, or little sister, to help.

Then, it's uno for the help, and uno (or dos) for yourself.

And, todo el resto (or something like that) for the hungry throng.

You might want to have some milk on hand, too. These little candies are sweet to the extreme. Yummy, but I'm not sure I'd want to eat more than one.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


  1. These sound yummy. I love the last picture of the kids going for the treats, it looks like there was a little teasing going on as well.

  2. Oh my does that sound yummy. I have some kids that would love that. Hmmm, now to remember to get graham crackers.

  3. If you want to have the taste of butterfinger candy bars at home, just roll these in melted chocolate. Double Yummy.