Going to the Grocery Store

How often do you go?  I’m there all.  The.  Time.

My good friend Hey Girl Hey pointed that out to me once, and now I text her whenever I go.

Hey Girl Hey, I’m at Trader Joe’s now….2 days later….Hey Girl Hey, I’m at Whole Foods….the next day….Hey Girl Hey, forgot I needed toilet paper, I’m at Giant.

This is how she responds:  “Oh, Lo!”

That’s real life.

On a good week, I get my dinners organized and shop on Sundays.  That’s it.

On most weeks, I forget stuff.  Or I need something you can only get at Whole Foods.  Or I just have a hankering for Trader Joe’s freeze dried strawberries.  It happens to the best of us.  Embrace it.

On Monday, I was sick.  Like, can’t breathe through my nose, feel like I got run over by a truck, sick.  I’m sorry, but it’s true.

I made sure to leave work early so I could rest up, chug OJ, and get to sleep early.  Instead, I made Rocky Mountain Avalanche Bars.  But not before a quick jaunt to the neighborhood grocery store for white chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter.  That’s it.  I drove over.  Walked in.  Picked up two items.  Paid.  And drove home.

WHO DOES THAT WHEN THEY’RE SICK?

Oh that’s right, I do.

It was so worth it.  I had a Rice Krispie treat the other day, which reminded me that these had been lingering on my to-make list for way too long.  Avalanche bars are like Extreme Rice Krispie treats. These are totally and completely mind-blowing.  Half crunchy, half gooey, and all sugary, sticky sweet from the wealth of mix-ins.

And in all of about 5 minutes.  Plus a 30 minute stint in the refrigerator.

To make 9 (because who cuts the contents of an 8×8 pan into 16ths?), you will need:

  • 12 oz. white chocolate chips (1 bag)
  • 1/4 C creamy peanut butter (it wouldn’t kill you to use natural, as the chocolate has plenty of sugar)
  • 3 C Rice Krispies
  • 1 1/2 C mini-marshmallows
  • 1/3 C mini chocolate chips, or 1/2 C regular sized ones

Grease an 8 x 8 inch pan, or spray with cooking spray.  In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate chips.  Start by microwaving for 30 seconds, stir, and put them back in for another 30.  Repeat until chips are melted.  Stir in peanut butter, and let sit till cool to the touch.  Stir in Rice Krispies.  Fold in mini-marshmallows and chocolate chips.  Press gently into prepared pan and chill for at least 30 minutes.  If you’ve let these chill for a long time (overnight perhaps), you’ll want to take them out of the refrigerator about 10 minutes before you slice them.

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