We haven’t even made it to Christmas weekend yet, and I’m already over the whole chocolate thing. Yesterday was a potluck thingie/sweet treat exchange, and I used up my entire chocolate quota for the season. Tonight I’m back to my yogurt “sundae” with hopes that I’ll rebound slightly for the weekend.
For my contribution to the sweet treats, I went with total decadence.
Oh, c’mon, you could at least act surprised!
First up, a recipe I’ve heard referred to as Redneck Toffee, Ghetto Toffee, and Christmas Crack–none of those really invoke the holiday spirit, so I’m following the lead of the folks at Deep South Dish and calling it Chocolate Toffee Bark. (This is DSD’s photo via my Pinterest account.) If you dare, you can click on the link for the recipe. My only addition was chopped pecans across the top.
Super easy to make and very rich and decadent. Definitely a case of “a little dab will do ya.” Wish I’d followed that.
My other treat was equally tasty, but very, very messy to make. I found this recipe for Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Balls on the Homemaking Fun blog. (Link is for the recipe.)
I chose this recipe because I had all the ingredients on hand, including a whole box of Erewhon Brown Rice Cereal I got f-r-e-e, thanks to a coupon from Attune Foods. I think if I make these again (maybe in 2013 or 2014), I’ll cut the amount of powdered sugar in half, at least, and omit the butter completely. Maybe I’ll replace it with honey. Yum!
If you should make these (and I’m not saying you should), definitely put the mixture in the freezer for a while before you try to roll it into little balls. It’s much less messy that way.
After all that nibbling and tasting, I waddled into the gym today for a much needed strength-training workout. This was after I walked for about two hours while my car was in for repairs. The garage is on the edge of a huge shopping area, so I brisk-walked the parking lot and dashed into a few stores. I didn’t buy anything, which was a good thing considering the bill for the repair (Ouch!), but I enjoyed the movement immensely. Between the walking, the gym, and healthier meals today, I feel more like me.
I hope you’re having a great week, chocolate-coated or not!