But I love Christmas and reserve the month of December for the ONLY time of year I can indulge in certain sweet treats. Like White Chocolate Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks, fudge (omg, there is nothing better than licking the pan while the fudge is still warm), and Avalanche Bark.
I had only one holiday peppermint mocha, size small, and shared it with my husband.
I made one pan of fudge this year. I will confess that it only lasted 3 days.
I made at least 4 or 5 batches of Avalanche Bark (a recipe I found on the internet after trying some at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory a few years ago). It's ridiculously addictive. It's white chocolate chips melted with peanut butter. Then you stir THAT with cups of Rice Crispies. Once that cools off, you stir in marshmallows and mini-chocolate chips. OMG, yum! I cut up and gave away every batch I made this year (minus the squares I took).
Also, I discovered a recipe for Congo Bars right here. They were SO good. I'll definitely be making these again next Christmas. She didn't specify the oven temperature or the pan size. I went with 350 degrees in a 9 x 13 pan and they were FABULOUS.
I have to say, those Congo Bars are the FIRST food (and so far only) to give me nausea after being sleeved. I could eat one small square without feeling sick but any more (even one bite!) would make me feel nauseated for 1-2 hours. Not even fudge did that to me.
Despite my little indulgences, I managed to achieve my goal this month. Here's the proof!!
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