Kitchen Krafts
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“Kitchen Krafts,” Friend, Aug. 2004, 22

Kitchen Krafts

With an older person’s help, you can prepare these refreshing recipes for your family or friends. Either of these recipes would make a delicious family home evening treat.

Cherry Chocolate Pie


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine

1 tablespoon water


1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips, melted

2 cups cherry yogurt

1/2 package (3 ounces/85 g) cherry gelatin

  1. Place the graham cracker crumbs in a 9″ (23 cm) pie pan. Add the melted butter and water to the crumbs and mix together. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan and press in place. Chill for one hour.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the melted chocolate chips, yogurt, and gelatin. Pour the filling over the crust.

  3. Cover the pie and freeze for two hours or until firm. Makes 6–8 servings.

Banana Crumb Pops

9 bananas

18 wooden craft sticks

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup small chocolate chips

1 cup light corn syrup

4 tablespoons gelatin

  1. Peel the bananas, then slice them in half horizontally. Insert a stick into the cut end of each banana.

  2. Mix the graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chips together and spread them evenly on a plate.

  3. In a small saucepan, mix the corn syrup and gelatin together. Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a rolling boil. Remove from heat.

  4. Dip a banana into the syrup and coat well. Then roll it in the crumb mixture and place on a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper. Repeat this procedure with each banana.

  5. Cover the bananas and place in the freezer for several hours or overnight.

Makes 18 servings.

Illustrated by Julie F. Young