Chocolate Macaroon “Nests”

I have been making these “Macaroons” for as long as I can remember, but I have to admit that turning them into “nests” never crossed my mind until I saw a picture somewhere.

I can recall my mother making them when we were kids and even before the cookies were set we were fighting over who would get to eat the little bits that fall off the spoon when you are dropping them onto the cookie sheet!  Now the ones we made also had coconut and I would have switched out a cup of oatmeal for coconut but neither one of my kids like coconut… strange beings!  They must have gotten that anomaly from their father!

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PB & Chocolate Cereal Bars

I am back!  After almost 3 days with no power thanks to the wind storm we had, we have power and I am back to posting!

This is how we spent Sunday lol…. other than sitting around reading or anything else, we ended up cleaning up all the debris from the storm and having a big burn to get rid of it!


Yesterday I got back to the kitchen and made a few things to post!  One being these PB & Chocolate Cereal Bars!



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“Craisins” Chocolate Bark

I wasn’t able to get much done this morning (or most of the week when I came down with a bout of gout in my shoulder).

Today the new cleaning lady was here so I couldn’t make a mess lol 😕

I thought this afternoon I could make something quick to post.  I have had posting issues this week, so I apologize.  I don’t know where the time went!

I have a line up of things to get done and post, I just have to get to them. Hopefully next week I will get more accomplished!

For now, here is some Craisins Chocolate Bark.  It makes a great gift for anyone in a nice tin or dressed up bag!


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Chocolate Haystacks

Today I made Chris some Haystacks… not so much to be nice but to prove a point lol.  For years he has called Macaroons Haystacks and it drives me absolutely nuts.  I think at first he may have actually thought they were but after a while it just became a fun game for him to drive me crazy with!!!

As much as it pained me to actually reward this behavior lol, I made him some Haystacks today to show him the difference.


I made mine out of chocolate and I added raisins instead of peanuts for a different take on them.

I hope you enjoy them as much as he was last night lol!!!


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Saltine Toffee Bark

The first time I had this my ex sister-in-law brought it over.  When she said Saltine Toffee it didn’t sound appetizing at all lol.  The thought of making toffee with crackers just seemed wrong.  But being a good sport (the chocolate on top didn’t hurt), I tried it and now wish I hadn’t.  It is very addicting.  Chris loves it too and generally eats enough in one sitting to make himself ill!

This is a very easy recipe but you have to make sure to follow the instructions regarding how to boil the sugar mixture or it will not work!

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.  This is great in baskets at Christmas too!


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Chocolate Raspberry Greek Yogurt Bark

After a stressful day at work, the last thing I want to do is come home and make a snack before dinner (especially if said snack is going to result in dishes; I hate doing dishes!).

As such, I am always looking for quick, easy, and low-dish-yielding recipes to give me a boost of energy when I get home from work.

This week I decided to try out a Greek Yogurt Bark. After coming home and taste testing the first batch today, I’m happy with the result and thought I would post for anyone else that wants to try it out.

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