Yesterday, I did a grown-uppy thing: I got a queen-size bed!! This is pretty exciting news seeing that I have been sleeping on a twin for my entire life and finally feel like I’ve surpassed some grown-up right-of-passage with my grown-up bed.
Basically what I’m trying to say is, I’m a big girl now!
So out of nowhere, my parents decided to graciously treat my me and my sister to brand new beds. We headed to the mattress stores to check out our options which basically consisted of my eyeballs popping out of my head upon seeing the price some people pay for a mattress. Unless it has a built-in toilet and mini fridge, I’m not interested.
Anywho, so my sister and I were checking out our options when the mattress lady came by and asked what we were up to, as if we were random strangers intruding in her large home filled with an extensive collection of partially used mattresses. After we assuaged her nerves and reminded her we were shopping for mattresses, she seemed to calm down some & wanted to know who was looking. My mom said, “these two” and the woman took that as the perfect opportunity to call us “the kids” from there forward.
I’m sorry, but there comes a time in a person’s life when they pass the ‘kid’ threshold and are called by their names, or by anything other than “kid.” Excuse me, lady, but I pay taxes. And I have tattoos. And my own car. Which basically means I’m an adult in every sense of the word. Who cares if my mom is buying me a mattress? YOU DON’T KNOW ME.
And mind you, there tends to be an age where people call anyone under 65 a ‘kid’ or ‘kiddo’, but this woman clearly was not in that bracket and was only slightly older than myself which definitely does not give her the elderly right-of-passage to call anyone a ‘kiddo’ and wear adult diapers.
The worst part was after she called us ‘kids’, she asked our ages and when I said ’23’ she STILL called me a ‘kid’ after that! It’s like, excuse me, but I’m definitely not a kid. Just because I watched Little Einsteins on TV a few days ago doesn’t mean anything! Because first of all, the gym had it on for some reason and as far as I’m concerned, it was far more interesting than watching CNN. And last I checked, ‘kids’ cannot vote, abuse a Target credit card or order drinks at the bar with a cute guy who was as interested in me as someone would be with a used napkin [his loss].
With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I knew I wanted something rainbow for this lucky little holiday. By combining one of my favorite recipes, my Rainbow Truffles, with my classic Brownie Bomb recipe, I made one super bright and ultra fun bomb that everyone will love! Plus, while it looks intimidating, it’s super easy and fun to make with the kids — just a little labor intensive, but worth the wait 😀
If you ever wondered what was over the rainbow, it’s brownies. And cake. And queen-sized mattresses. Now eat up, kid!!
GET THE RECIPE FOR RAINBOW TRUFFLES HERE.
- 1 recipe Rainbow Truffles (link provided above and below)
- 1 (13x9") baking pan fudge brownies, baked and cooled and cut into about 1"-2" squares
- 1 pkg vanilla Candiquik
- Kraft Mallow Bits
- Sour Rainbow Candy Strips, cut in half
- Prepare the Rainbow Truffles according to the recipe provided; freeze the truffles until solid. Meanwhile, take a brownie and using the heel of your hand, gently flatten the brownie into a flat plane.
- Wrap the brownie gently around the cake ball, rolling it in your palm and pinching the brownie around the truffle to cover. Place the brownie covered truffles back onto the baking sheet and freeze once more, for about 15 minutes or until firm.
- Prepare the Candiquik according to package directions. I used ONE drop of liquid blue food coloring into my Candiquik just to give it a little blue tint, but this is optional. Once the Candiquik has melted and is smooth, dip each brownie bomb into the mixture, coating completely and allowing excess to drip off.
- Place on the baking sheet and, working quickly, take a halved rainbow candy strip and arc it on top of the brownie bomb. You may need to carefully hold it in place for a few seconds so the edges of the rainbow don't droop down the wet chocolate. Going as fast as possible, lightly press a small pinch of miniature marshmallow bits onto the edges of each rainbow to create the clouds. Repeat with remaining bombs.
Aren’t these the cutest?! Yes, they require some work, but the payoff is a sweet, fun and unique treat that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! No one can resist the fudgy, one-of-a-kind taste of a brownie bomb, and everyone will fall for the bright, sunny surprise of a rainbow cake ball hidden inside! Plus, this is a great chance to engage the kids in helping with rolling the cake balls and decorating the outside. Can’t find the rainbow gummy strip candy? You could also use rainbow sprinkles, miniature M&M’s or rainbow colored pearl sprinkles or candies like Sixlets to decorate the tops of the bombs. However you make ’em, they’re guaranteed to brighten your day!!
Have a fantastical day!!