For a baking blog I sure don’t seem to be doing a lot of baking recently, BUT there is a long weekend up ahead and I’m heading north to visit my parents so there will be plenty going on soon!
Granola bars are my at work, morning dip pick me up. I’m a creature of habit, so at 10:30 exactly I’m looking for my second cup of tea and a cereal bar to tide me over until lunch. This week whilst doing my weekly food shop I decided I should try to make my own , rather than buy my usual (annoyingly expensive when not on offer) favourites.
The added bonus of making these bars is the left over popcorn!
It’s the weekend…finally! I have not had the best working week of my life so I cannot wait to enjoy the next two days as much as possible with friends, food and music.
Working in an office, as I do, takes a bucket load of patience at times. The answer? Go to the kitchen, make a cup of tea, count to ten and eat some chocolate. I currently have a big bag of peanut M & M’s on my desk which have been helping me in my most stressful moments, and they inspired me to adapt this already ridiculously awesome cookie recipe from the newly released (in the UK anyway) Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.
These cookies bring together popcorn, chocolate and peanut butter….really there is nothing better than that. They are crispy at the edges with a slightly chewy centre. The popcorn adds crunch, M & M’s colour and, most importantly, chocolate and there is a background peanut butter flavour to finish things off.