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Patti Jagodzinski Gingersnap57 - Nov 27, 2011

Lost non-bake recipe for "Junk"

I'm new to this group and am hoping to find a recipe for something called "Junk". Back in the 70's is when I made this, but through all of my moves during the last 30 years I seem to have lost the recipe. It was a non-bake cookie that got better with age. It had only 4 or 5 ingredients and turned out great. If anyone has heard of this or has the recipe I would greatly appreciate it. I've talked about it for years and no one believes me. Thanks for all your help.


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Shelley Simpson Shellasim
Nov 27, 2011
Is it a cookie or is it a bar. I looked on line and found a recipe for Seven-layer cookies (aka Magic Bars, aka Junk Bars. Could that be it? andreasrecipes.com/...-aka-junk-bars
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Shelley Simpson Shellasim
Nov 27, 2011
homecooking.about.com/...ookie61.htm
Here is another one. This one is a cookie. And looks really good....I even printed it for myself.
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Shelley Simpson Shellasim
Nov 27, 2011
Ah, but that one you have to bake. What were some of the ingredients that you remember were in the recipe?
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Patti Jagodzinski Gingersnap57
Nov 27, 2011
Hi Ladies, some of the ingr. were dates, marshmallows, cream.... you formed it into a log and wrapped it in sarah, then refrigerated it. The dates and cream turned into a type of fermented joyousness! Like I said the longer you let it sit before eating the better. Just like fruitcake.
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Patti Jagodzinski Gingersnap57
Nov 27, 2011
just relized that graham crackers were in it too
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Milliee Rupp Milliee
Dec 28, 2011
Is this similiar?

Marshmallow Graham Cracker Date Roll
18 graham crackers, crumbled fine
1 pound dates, pitted and cut into small pieces
16 marshmallows, cut into eighths
1 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients in the order given. Then form into rolls about 2 inches in diameter, wrap in waxed paper, and chill in the refrigerator. Cut in slices to serve.

found on this site pie.midco.net/...obake.html#nobake78
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Patti Jagodzinski Gingersnap57
Dec 28, 2011
OMgoodness, I can't believe you found this recipe. Milliee this has to be it! I can't wait to tell my daughter who is now 39 and was 4 when we used to make this together. thank you so very much....
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Milliee Rupp Milliee
Dec 29, 2011
You are so very welcome Patti, Glad that I found the correct one for you ....Enjoy :)
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Shelley Simpson Shellasim
Dec 29, 2011
Okay, this all just gave me goosse bumps! How awesome is that!!! =)
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Patti Jagodzinski Gingersnap57
Dec 29, 2011
totally awesome!!!!! ;-O
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Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Mar 3, 2012
Milliee...that is a great web site, you could probably find any recipe on Grandma Lowe's pages.
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Alice Parson GMawscookin
Nov 20, 2012
Came across this and decided I'd like to make it for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.