|Madame Charnushka say "You will get tipsy tomorrow". Prophetic!|
|Purple and yellow water marbles. They do not freeze well. Go figure.|
I worked out today, after which I usually have a craving for something sweet. The only sweet things we have to snack on are a big bowl of halloween candy (yes, I realize it's January), so there is really nothing for me to snack on. What to make, what to make...? How bout THIS!
|The upper right ones were made with the thinner chocolate and almond butter, bottom left with thicker chocolate and peanut butter.|
- First, I needed to add waaay less liquid to the chocolate dip than the recipe called for. I discovered this *after* following the recipe, so I had some extra chocolate left over. Happy accident.
- I used almond milk to thin the chocolate, so I thought it would be a good idea to use almond butter. Not such a good idea. Even after pouring off extra oil and stirring the heck out of it, the almond butter was still oily, which made the chocolate slide off.
- Be sure to 'butter' all the banana slices before dipping in the chocolate. It might even be a good idea to freeze the peanut buttered bananas before dipping, so you're dipping something hard instead of something mushy. Personal preference on the freezing, serious suggestion on the pre-buttering.
|Still contemplating a color for the table. Maybe we should just sand and bleach it. The options still boggle my mind.|
|Not quite solid so the breaks weren't perfect. It tastes perfect, though.|
- Side note: I tried to find a recipe to post here as a possible chocolate covered orange peel candidate, but all the initial results included the white pith from the peel. And a lot of boiling in plain water. Blech. The white pith needs to be removed as much as possible. This makes the end product much, much tastier. And the recipe I used in the past had you boil the de-pithed peel in increasingly sugarier pots of sugar water, not plain water. I'll find the recipe and post the results when I'm done. Honest.
Well, I have little boys that need refereeing. Maybe I can bribe some good behavior with these treats then send them home hopped up on sugary goodness and covered in chocolate. There are worse ways to end a Friday the 13th.
Not feeling superstitious at all,