Friday, May 29, 2015

Mocha Nut Chewy Bars - Funny Friday

Okay this recipe will not go along with my "healthy" eating but've got to admit they are yummy to the tummy!
I originally found this recipe on BHG but changed it a bit. These are great tasting, super easy and NO BAKE which is perfect right now because our weather has REALLY heated up!
My mom won't touch them because they have coffee in them and she is VERY anit-coffee, I know, I know it's unAmerican but that's her.
You could omit the coffee if you want, but why? LOL

Mocha Nut Chewy Bars
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1 TBSP coffee granules
1 cup dark chocolate pieces
1 7 oz container of marshmallow cream
1 15oz package of chocolate Oreo's CRUSHED(or any other sandwich cookie you'd like to use)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semi sweet chocolate
1/3 cup whipping cream

Grease a 9x9x2 pan and set aside. (this was the size the original recipe called for however I did not have one so to kill two birds with one stone I used a shoe box size plastic storage container with lid, so I could prepare and store in the same one) In a sauce pan melt the dark chocolate pieces, almond milk and coffee until it is smooth, do not boil, then add the marshmallow cream, remove from the heat and stir until smooth. Next add the crushed cookies and powdered sugar. Still well and add the nuts. Pour into the prepared pan, smooth and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl or stove top pan, melt the semi sweet chocolate and stir in the cream. Blend well and smooth. Now pour over the mixture in the pan. Set in the fridge for at least an hour, cut into 32 bars and store in an air tight container for up to a week.
Believe it or not these have less than 175 calories per bar, but you can make them bigger but of course the calorie count goes up as well as the size.

Funny Friday, May 2015

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Spatulas on Parade  ( .

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1. Walking down the beach and I see this shoe, I'm thinking where's the other one?

2. Tom Hanks "Wilson LOOK it's my shoe!" ( no it's not a real line in the movie)

3. Man that wave was so gnarly it took my where's my pants?

4. One lonely shoe on an empty beach, in the past this represented my life, cold, alone and left out to dry...thankfully no more.

5. Hey man over here, I think this is my shoe I lost last summer! Nah, never mind wrong size, keep looking.

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:

Someone Else’s Genius (
Confessions of a part-time working mom (
The Momisodes (
Sanity Waiting to Happen (
Spatulas on Parade  (
Juicebox Confession  (
Stacy Sews and Schools (
People Don’t Eat Enough Fudge (
The Bergham’s Life Chronicles (
Measurements of Merriment (
Southern Belle Charm (
Baking In A Tornado (

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  1. Hey I mentioned Wilson too, funny! Took the pants, left the shoe. Hehe. Have a great weekend. :)

  2. Lol! I mentioned something similar to #1. Love the Wilson one!

  3. No coffee? Oh man, that's hard....
    Great job and good Wilson

  4. I think it's unanimous, I loved the Wilson one too.
    And those bars? My kids would love them and I love the no-bake!

  5. Hey, I'm glad you found your "other shoe" :) Love the quotes!
    I put coffee in everything I can!
    Happy Friday, Dawn!

  6. Wilson is definitely my favorite. Loved that movie! And I'm glad you're no longer living the life of a lonely flip flop. Have a great weekend.

  7. Oh, Cast Away, one of my favorite Tom Hanks movies!
    I'm so glad you don't feel like a lost shoe on a empty beach anymore ❤
    Thanks for submitting this great picture! Isn't it amazing what we all associate with it? PS: When I first looked at it on my little phone screen I thought it was snow instead of sand. Imagine that, a lost flip-flop in the snow!)

  8. Those bars look so so good, but I'm a fan of anything coffee and chocolate. And those flip flop captions have me dying! I love Tom Hanks & Wilson