That’s directed at me, not you.
Go ahead. Go in your kitchen. Cook up a storm!
I’m still working on being able to be in a kitchen without everything ending in a major fail.
You can learn how to masterfully ruin a recipe from me, but I always try and link you to recipes achieved by real cooks.
So if you want to know what’s supposed to happen try out this chocolate peanut butter bar recipe.
Now for what happened to me.
Things started out well as I gathered my ingredients.
Okay, so far so good.
Then I added the honey, peanut butter and coconut oil to my pan.
It’s time for some melting.
Except…my peanut butter refused to melt. Whatsoever. I actually burned the entire thing as I kept waiting for my peanut butter to melt.
I opened up the peanut butter jar again only to realize how dry and crumbly it was.
Peanut butter should never be dry and crumbly. What in the world?
I ended up throwing it away and wondering what I was supposed to do without any peanut butter. You can’t exactly make chocolate peanut butter bars with no nut butters. I didn’t even have sunflower seed butter in the house.
Then I remembered I did actually have some chocolate peanut butter in the fridge.
Now we were back to cooking. This melted together very nicely and much quicker than I anticipated.
This is what it was supposed to look like; I did something right!
I had forgotten to leave the honey out since I was now using a sweetened peanut butter so I “improvised.” I keep forgetting I’m no good at that.
I decided it would make sense to leave out half of the chocolate chips. Surely they were just there for sweetness and wouldn’t be that necessary. Right?
So I dumped the oats and only half of the necessary chocolate chips into the pan and stirred until they melted.
It seemed really liquidy to me as I poured it into a container. I actually used one that comes with an insert that is supposed to keep berries fresher longer.
I wasn’t sure how they’d turn out so I cut the recipe down quite a bit. If you are feeding more than two people you might want to make more.
The recipe says to let it harden in a refrigerator for an hour.
We all know I’m entirely too impatient for that, so I threw it in the freezer.
I’m not sure if that’s why they melted immediately as I tried to eat one… All I know is that I won’t be eating these again without a napkin very close by.
You’ll notice they look very oaty. That’s because they were.
Very oaty. What do you mean oaty isn’t a word?
What I’ll try next time:
1. Make sure that my peanut butter hasn’t gone bad.
2. Leave out honey and just use sweetened peanut butter.
3. Don’t think I know how to improvise and add ALL of the chocolate chips.
Because if I know anything, I know that ruining the whole darn thing never stops me from trying again.
And again. Until it’s right.