From Even More Revolting Recipes (Canada, UK), by Roald Dahl.
They had a splendid effect upon the Pelican,
for after he had put one of them into his beak and chewed it for a while,
he suddenly started singing like a nightingale.
This made him wildly excited because Pelicans are not song-birds.
from THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME
You know that enormously annoying feeling you get when you know you want to eat something, and you rack your brains but still can't decide what you want? Next time this feeling strikes you down, don't stop to think, just run into the kitchen without delay, put on an apron, and make up a batch of Pishlets.
You will need:
1-1/2 sticks butter
2/3 cups brown sugar
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2-3/4 cups oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cherries
Grease a baking pan with a little extra butter or shortening.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
Melt the butter, sugar, and baking soda in a saucepan over low heat. While the butter mixture is melting, peel the apple
and pear and chop them into bite-size chunks.
Add the oats, raisins, dried cherries, apple, and pear to the saucepan and mix well.
Spoon into the baking pan and spread evenly.
Cook for about 25 to 30 minutes until golden on top.
Let it cool down and then cut into squares.