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Don’t know about you, but I try not to buy honey roasted peanuts too often. Why? Because when I do, the whole container goes into my mouth.
They are addictive as all get-out. That sugar-salt coating on each peanut is beyond. So you can imagine what happens when they get dipped in milk chocolate and hardened into clusters. #anarchy
To be perfectly honest, I made a batch with the full intention of sharing. Then my family fell on them like they were going out of style, so I hid a few. It might not be dignified, but it’s necessary.
We all have moments that lack dignity, and that’s just the human experience. For instance, I got into a somewhat public fight with somebody a few weeks back and it was not really resolved, so now we’re in that super-fun standoff that adults employ where they ignore one another with intention. It’s a shame, and it’s not dignified, but it’s human.
I rarely lose my temper, but when I do, it just comes out. In my opinion, it’s far better to get those feelings out and get over them than to bottle them inside. It’s not easy to offend me, but when it happens, watch out. I get very angry, and fast.
The good news is, I’m very forgiving. Really. After my initial bout of anger, I typically feel like moving on almost immediately. The problem is, the person I’m arguing with might not feel the same. So the standoff continues, and I just sort of go along with it because, really, it’s easier than dredging things up and then maybe having another fight.
I’m only talking about this because these moments occur so rarely in my life that when they do, I find it traumatic. And what better way to get over trauma than to blog about it? I don’t typically go around fighting with people. I’m pretty even-keeled. So when it happens, I have a really hard time coping with the aftermath.
If I have to, I’ll cope with honey roasted peanut clusters. They’re easy. Take a look!
I also like these as a snack option because they have that protein from the nuts, so they’re not a total nutritional loss. And, I mean, chocolate. Mood-booster! Especially on those hard days.
We can’t be perfect all the time, and I think it’s probably best we forgive ourselves for our lapses in being the best version of ourselves. It’s yet another hard part of living in this world with a sense of responsibility and dignity. Hey, at least there’s chocolate.
Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
Pour the chocolate chips and oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate chips and oil in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the combination is smooth and melted. Do not overheat.
Stir in the honey roasted peanuts.
Drop the chocolate in spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes.
Store in an airtight container, preferably chilled.
I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner.
This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker.
Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.
Do you ever spend money on something you could do perfectly well yourself, if not for a certain lack of time and/or abundance of laziness?
Like scrubbing the toilet. I don’t like to do that. Not because I think I’m above it (I clean up my kids’ vomit, so I’m not above anything), but because I do a horrible job. It’s just not my area of expertise. Likewise, I avoid setting off bug bombs. Exterminators are my friends.
Whenever I go to the mall, I always see the Godiva sign hanging like a beacon in the distance, beckoning me toward its glory. And sometimes I will stop in and buy some chocolate, especially the truffles. If you haven’t tried their red velvet truffle, just do it now.
But sometimes I want to make my own. It’s cheaper, pretty easy, and I can get creative. The hardest part about making a truffle is really just deciding to buckle down and do it.
Day Three! Day Three! Fudge Week is drawing to a close. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have. It’s been quite an honor to pair up with Gayle. Check out her fudge recipe today!
This final offering is made with white chocolate (yep, I’ve done milk and dark already this week) and it’s soft and perfectly fudgy. To be honest, I wanted to use Chanukah colors for this fudge, but guess what? Oreo doesn’t make a Chanukah variety, and Nestle doesn’t do blue chips. I had to keep the colors to Christmas. That’s okay!