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Thanksgiving: Nom Nom Nom

Now that you’re a teen, you may want to help out with Thanksgiving dinner. The library has cook books just for you! Click here. 
Also, a recipe to get you started:

Yum, Yum Dessert

1 10oz (maybe 12 oz) bag of Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips
1 10oz (maybe 12 oz) bag of Ghirardelli white chocolate chips
Saltine crackers
Cocoa Krispies cereal
Toffee bits
1 box of Jiffy white cake mix

On a baking sheet, lay out the saltines end to end covering the entire pan.  Melt the dark chocolate chips in a mixing bowl – this can be done in a microwave (see tips below).  Be sure the microwave-safe bowl is dry.  Pour the melted chocolate on top of the saltines and spread out.   Sprinkle Cocoa Krispies on top of the chocolate.  Place pan into the fridge for 5 minutes, to cool.  Melt white chocolate in the same way.  Add 1 cup of white cake mix to the melted white chocolate.   Mix together well.  This will create a very thick mixture – you may need to add a little water…heat to help the water absorb and thin the mixture a bit – this part is a bit tricky.
Drizzle mixture out over the dark chocolate and crackers.  Sprinkle toffee bits on top, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours (or at least until hard).

Break into pieces to eat.   You’ll need to use your hands, because it will be really hard.

Store leftovers in the fridge, otherwise the dessert will melt and get messy!

Have fun!

For tips for melting chocolate in the microwave visit:

Contributed, taste tested and teen approved by Jeanine Fox (and her daughter) from the infoZone.
Do you have a great recipe to share? Please add it in the comments!


What’s Thanksgiving all about?  Are you thankful for getting a couple of days off at work or school; for a job, family, house, food, etc; the start of Christmas shopping and sales; watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or seeing the Christmas Tree light up on Monument Circle and seeing Santa Claus; and filling yourself silly of food at family gatherings.  Got you thinking now about what you are truly thankful for? What are some other Thanksgiving tradition and things you are thankful?

Have you every thought of how Thanksgiving is different now then back when the Pilgrims and Indians had the first one? This is a good time to visit your local library, to work on homework or maybe even get involved with the Pass the Book Program. Aren’t you thankful for your local library branch to offer such a nice place to be able visit with friends, to find information in various formats, and enjoy different programs without any cost to you.

Here are a few titles to get your Thanksgiving reading started:

Infamous : An It Girl Novel


Infamous : An It Girl Novel by Cecily Von Ziegesar Teen FIC VON









P Is For Pilgrim : A Thanksgiving Alphabet


P Is For Pilgrim : A Thanksgiving Alphabet by Carol Crane j394.2649 CRA






Thanksgiving : The Biography of an American Holiday



Thanksgiving : The Biography of an American Holiday by James W. Baker ON ORDER








T Is For Turkey : A True Thanksgiving Story by Tanya Lee Stone ON ORDER

Thanksgiving Thief



Thanksgiving Thief by Carolyn Keene jE MYS KEE









An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving



An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving DVD OLD








These websites are to help further your knowledge and help you understand the History of Thanksgiving Day in the USA and other countries:

Thanksgiving page from the Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India

Altius Directory’s Thanksgiving page

time and date.com’s Thanksgiving page