Here at home, my sweet baby Jon David has been going through what I call “a phase”.
It’s called the “Even though I’ve only been on this earth for 7 years, four of which I was still having accidents in my pants, I now know everything and you are a complete and total moron. So you can take your 31 years of wisdom and go eat a cookie somewhere, MOTHER” phase.
Are you familiar with this stage of life?
It’s exhausting. Truly. And after several frustrated fits of “DOYOUREALIZEICONTROLYOU and OMGYOULIVEBECAUSEIGAVEYOULIFE!!!!” I finally realized that this is something that will pass only after a few tough lessons on his end.
In other words, I’m going to have to let him dig his own hole and then come crying to me to pull him out. It’s really the only TRUE cure for the know it all phase.
But in the meantime, it’s frustrating. And the other night I was racking my brain, thinking, “what did I doooooooo, to deserve this? HUH?? HUH?!?!?! “ and then it hit me.
This is my husband’s fault.
You know how they say that whatever trials you put your parents through as a child come back to haunt you through YOUR children? Sort of a serendipitous revenge?
Well. It just so happens that I was a PERFECT child.
I was polite. Thoughtful. Neat. Smart.
So surely…this is Karma’s way of seeking my husband out. And I don’t intend to stand in the way. No, sir.
I tried politely informing my husband that I was going to pack a bag and go stay at a smancy hotel (with ROOM SERVICE!!) while he, our son, and fate got this whole issue worked out, but he just kind of shook his head and ignored me. And I was all “I WAS A PERFECT CHILD!! YOUR MOM TOLD ME YOU WERE NAUGHTY SOMETIMES!!”.
I really think he didn’t believe me. I mean…our son didn’t get his KNOWITALLNESS from me, I can assure you. I was just…extremely smart and commonsensical as a child. And maybe, just maybe, I sometimes knew more than the adults in my life. So sue me.
SUE ME FOR BEING BORDERLINE CHILD GENIUS.
Anyways. Such an emotional and frustrating time is only healed by one thing–an extreme amount of sugar. Preferably eaten by the handful while hiding in the back of a dark closet.
Care to join me?
Have you ever eaten Muddy Buddies (sometimes called Puppy Chow)? It’s Chex cereal, coated in a chocolate/peanut butter mixture and then shaken all around in a big ol’ bag of powdered sugar. Well. Awhile back I saw THESE Muddy Buddy Cookies and it gave me an idea.
Why not Muddy Buddy Cookie Dough? Obvs, we are calling them truffles because it sounds fancier and more acceptable than “I stuff my face with chocolate and powdered sugar covered peanut butter cookie dough balls”.
And let it be noted that I kept the cookie dough egg free. To keep the haters at bay.
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
In the bowl of mixer, beat 1/2 stick of butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add sugars and beat on medium for about a minute, until fluffy. Add milk and vanilla and beat on medium until combined. Add flour and beat until fully mixed.
Roll mixture into balls and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet. The size is up to you, I did mine a little smaller than a walnut. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes, just long enough to firm up.
Place powdered sugar in a small bowl. In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and 1 stick of butter, stopping at 20 second intervals to stir. Once melted and fully combined, dip the cookie dough balls in the chocolate, one at a time, removing by sliding a fork underneath. Immediate place in the powdered sugar, and quickly coat. Slide fork underneath again and place back on wax paper lined sheet.
Once truffles have set up a bit, give them a second coating in the powdered sugar.
That’s it!! Just my opinion, but I think these would be perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas get together.
Or for drowning your sorrows. Whatevs.
I’ve got a few more Muddy Buddy themed treats coming up and I can’t wait to share!!
Have a fabulous Monday!!
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