I’m feeling so proactive, you guys.
I totally know what I want to be for Halloween!!
So, since I already have the huge frames and the dark hair and a red & white striped shirt, Where’s Waldo was totally a perfect match. High five for free costumes!
And then Jessie finally found a Donnie Darko skeleton bodysuit and so I figured, naturally, I’d accompany him as a cute Frank the Bunny (if you have no idea what I’m talking about, please go watch Donnie Darko like, five times in a row).
Basically, I already have two costumes lined up buuuuuut.. no parties or shindigs. Kiiiind of a problem. How am I supposed to go out and show off my creative costume when I have nowhere to go?!
Of course, this comes with some annoyance, like the fact that once I’m at the party, I’ll immediately start hating life because parties aren’t my jam and I hate people and loud music and drunk people. Also, I don’t know whyyy but somehow, high school girls inevitably show up and I’m like we are adults, whyyyy are high schoolers here? and then I feel old and really senile, and then I get annoyed because some scary gangster people inevitably show up, too, and then I question my life path because obviously, this lame party was not in my plans and I definitely need new friends.
And I’m too old to pull the trick-or-treating this year, despite the fact that I started using retinol on my face to preserve my youth, despite the fact that the woman at the cosmetic counter was like “you’re only 21, you don’t need retinol cream” and I’m like “woman, I want to look 17 when I’m fifty, so hand over the cream.”
So uuuuugh, so much for being proactive.
Anyway, in my pseudo-being-proactiveness, I got kinda lazy. Being productive is hard friggin’ work. So I made some no-fuss Twix Bites. If you like Twix, you’ll like these–plain & simple. They taste just like Twix but in little bite sized pieces and sprinkled with sea salt for some extra oomph.
1 pkg shortbread cookies
1 bag Kraft caramels, unwrapped
3/4 bag milk chocolate chips
1. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the cookies in a single layer on the sheet. Set aside.
2. Microwave the caramels with a splash of water for 45 seconds. Stir, then microwave again for another 30 seconds, or until smooth & melted. Spoon a teaspoon or so of caramel sauce on top of each cookie.
3. Next, zap the chocolate chips until melted. Spoon a teaspoon of chocolate on top of the caramel layer. Sprinkle with sea salt.
4. Pop the bites in the fridge to set, about 15 minutes, then bring to room temperature to eat. These are best served at room temperature.
The caramel on these bad boys is nice and gooey, just as caramel should be. And I love that they’re totally no-fuss: just simple shortbread squares topped with buttery caramel, smooth chocolate and the perfect sprinkling of salt to top it off. You’ll love them, I promise!!