I have a question for you … do you know how the Moon Pie got its name?
This morning, I came up with this idea using banana flavored mini Moon Pies and remembered a story (from my brother-in-law) about how the Moon Pies got its name. Here is the jest of the story … a coal miner would take these cookies/cakes (Moon Pies) to work in his pocket and held one up toward the moon, saw the resemblance and named it a “Moon Pie”. Have you heard this story before?
I grew up in California … we didn’t have Moon Pies … we had Scooter Pies, which are basically the same thing. Today in California, we have Moon Pies in a variety of flavors … but still bring Moon Pies home when we visit family in Tennessee … don’t ask … it’s just what we do
This just may be the simplest and fastest project I have ever done! You will need two things … mini banana Moon Pies (I found them at Rite Aid in the $1 section) and melted dark chocolate … yes, that is all you will need …
I put my melted chocolate in a squeeze bottle, but a disposable pasty bag or zip-top bag will work … just cut off a tiny corner. These are the super simple instructions … draw 1 wing, then another wing, make a dot as a body, use a toothpick to make tiny ears! So simple!!!
I love the simplicity of the bat silhouette on the moon! But I truly appreciate the simplicity and ease of making these. Why didn’t I think of this before?