Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in the world! Today, I share with you a recipe that will make a nice Mother’s Day gift to all the Mamas in your life (if they are not diabetic, of course). If not, just a little treat to pass around today, Mother’s Day, to celebrate a mother’s ‘sweetness’ and ‘love’ that most of us just cannot get enough of (just like clodhoppers.. that’s a warning, by the way!)
It started as a grandmother’s special treat for her grandkids. But one of her grandkids had greater plans for grandMAMA’s treats.. here is the story of Chris & Larry’s Clodhoppers.
It has been recorded that the candy and recipe were originally created by Chris Emery’s grandmother, Edith Baker, as a treat for her family. Baker made the small candies from graham wafer and chocolate.
In 1996, Chris Emery and his high school friend Larry Finnson decided to sell the Clodhoppers made by Emery’s grandmother in their garage. In 1998, they signed a distribution contract with Wal-Mart.
The Krave’s factory in Winnipeg once produced 2,500 pounds of Clodhoppers per hour. By 2006, the company’s Clodhopper production plant in Winnipeg employed more than 20 employees and sold millions of the candies throughout North America.
In 2006, Krave’s Candy sold its assets, which included its brands, names, recipes, customer lists, inventory and packaging equipment to Brookside Foods, based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Krave’s Candy was selling millions of dollars’ worth of Clodhoppers annually across North America at the time of the sale.
Here’s the Recipe: So easy to make,and makes a perfect gift!
Tastes Like Clodhoppers
4 cups Honey Graham cereal(Golden Grahams)
2 cups white chocolate
1 cup unsalted cashews
- Melt chocolate.
- Pour over cereal and nuts.
- Break into pieces.