I've gone to Brazil the last four years and each year...and it's as much of an adventure as you would imagine when you hear 'Amazon River.' The one thing I'll say about alligators, or at least those I've encountered-they aren't everywhere you look, and they are much smaller than I imagined. I'm sure that's not true for everyone, but...it was true for my experiences. Last year, before we headed off I made these little cookies for the team.
I used my favorite cookie recipe and added some clear karo syrup (1 T per cup or 2) so that the icing hardens over night and the cookies can be bagged.