Cookies for Daina

I determined in my head that our wonderful Latvian adoption coordinator’s life may be lacking these bars of crack.

They’re sprinkly…

Yeah, I know we won’t be there for another week. Relax! Fudge (which I decided these are as close to as anything) freezes. It’s true: all my friends on Google told me so.

Joe: “Are these going to Latvia.”

Julia: “Yes.”

Joe: “Well then, they need to be documented.”

Julia: “Okay.”

These bars start with cookie crumbs. Golden Oreos would make for a better, less tan background to show off the sprinkles, but I wandered into a Store Full of Shiny Things yesterday (woo loo loo big mistake) and one thing led another led to the purchase of the above (and a whole lotta other items which we’ll pretend are really necessary for our upcoming trip). For instance, the whoopie cushion. A traveler’s aide, if you will.

There is no evidence on record that the malted milk egg who strayed from its flock in this drawer met its demise in my mouth. See? None whatsoever.

Those eggs have no business lying there open like that. Food in the fridge unsealed makes me a whole lotta crazy. Suffice it to say, the egg was probably asking for it. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Joe: “Any chips that fall out of that cup or on the floor are mine.”

The man hand is back! EXTREME CLOSE UP.

(Yes, I took the chips out of that man hand and put them back on the counter to recreate the moment.)

There’s been some doing, and yet the Latvia List has grown. Sigh.

The Don’t Cross Stuff Off Mommy’s List Before It’s Done All The Way conversation absolutely took place with the 11-yr-old earlier this evening. All parties emerged unscathed.

Daina needs these, no?

Daina (those of you who read my last blog may remember her) is the attorney who serves as the link between the American families, the Latvian kids, and the orphan courts. She works a whole lot of magic. She has four children herself. Hope they like sprinkles.

How could anyone not like sprinkles? That’s really just wrong.

No Bake White Chocolate Sprinkle Cookie Bars

(adapted from Shelly’s recipe on Cookies and Cups)


  • 2 1/2 cups crushed sandwich cookies
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 oz white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sprinkles
  • Sea salt (optional)


  1. Grease 9×9 inch baking dish.
  2. Crush sandwich cookies.
  3. Combine white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in medium saucepan over low heat and melt together, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir together the cookie crumbs and white chocolate mixture until incorporated.
  5. Let cool slightly (3-5 minutes) before stirring in half of the sprinkles.
  6. Spread evenly into pan. Top with remaining sprinkles. With a spatula, gently pat the sprinkles into the cookie mixture.
  7. Dust lightly with sea salt, if desired.
  8. Chill 30-60 minutes and cut into squares.



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