My husband and son are all into those survival shows.
You know, where they drink their own pee and eat soup made from grasshopper legs and all that.
Honestly, I think the whole thing is really dumb.Â My son is all “but mom, if I’m ever stranded in the wilderness, I’ll know how to survive and get rescued” and I’m all “well duh, I don’t ever plan on putting myself in that position to BEGIN WITH”.
Because really, there is no excuse for a grown human to be wandering the desert with nothing but a pocket knife, a piece of string, and a handkerchief.
In my opinion, if you really want to teach people to survive, show them how to live off a waitress salary by smuggling dinner rolls and maraschino cherries home in a to-go cup. Way more realistic.
A crash course in Ramen noodles and how far you can get with $2.78 worth of gas without getting stranded are also pretty handy survival lessons.
The thing about these survival peopleÂ is that they always wear super expensive clothes. I’m thinking HELLLOOOO, if you can afford $200 North Face boots, why are you clomping in the wilderness picking berries out of deer poop? So confusing.
At least I can do what I need to do inÂ $19.99 wedges from Payless. So…yeah. Pretty sure I”m the real survival expert around here.
Actually, I might even start my own survival show.
I can teach stuff like how to do your own custom pedicure with a nail art pen. Way funner than drinking your own pee because I don’t care what they say about it being cleaner than most stuff we drink and blah blah blah we all know that there is NO WAY THAT IS TRUE.
Seriously, there are some scientific facts that I just know smart people made up to mess with our minds.
Then they sit around and laugh and do smart equations on their calculators while we drink pee on television and freak out thinking our computer keyboards are dirtier than public toilets.
Besides survival, I am ALSO a brownie expert. So…when I saw THESE brownies on How Sweet I knew I needed to try them. But because I hate doing EXACTLY the same thing as someone else, I added a Cap’n Crunch twist.
Which was a good call. Sugary cereal always is, though, isn’t it?
**adapted from How Sweet It Is
9×13 pan of brownies, UNBAKED (you can use mix or homemade)
6 Reese’s Cups, chopped (or 30 mini ones, chopped)
1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon butter
2 cups Cap’n Crunch cereal
Bake brownies according to directions, but remove from oven 5 minutes early. Top with chopped Reese’s and return to oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butter. Stir in cereal until evenly coated. Spread over brownies. Refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting into squares and serving.
I hope you love these as much as I did!!
Have a happy Tuesday!!
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