Ready, Set, Weekend with the Garden of Eatin'
I don’t know about you, but I get VERY excited when I receive a package in the mail. So much so that I order myself a lot of stuff online just to have the thrill of the UPS guy coming to my house to ring my bell. I swing open the door and squeal with glee, grab the little board and sign my totally illegible signature and off I go to open my package. Last November, I arrived home after work to find a large box on my front porch. I knew I didn’t order anything so the contents were even more of a mystery to me. I checked the mailing label and it was from Little Miss Party!! This was going to be GOOD. This is what was inside: A box of Chocolate Chex Cereal A few sparkly cake toppers Some orange and black confetti A stack of black and white striped paper cups A package of black and white chevron paper bags A skull shaped plastic pitcher Some orange and black paper ball decorations And lastly, a snack dish trio that spelled out the word B O O An LMP Halloween Party in Box! Just what I needed in NOVEMBER! What was I supposed to do with all this stuff? I neatly tucked all the contents away and basically forgot about it until last week when Little Miss Party emailed me to do a blog using the Chex cereal that she sent me in that box. Uh, only one issue. When there is a food product that is A. sweet B. chocolate and C. available - it disappears within minutes at my house. Needless to say, there were NO CHEX in sight and we don’t have the opportunity to buy it here in Canada. WHY!!!!!!!!!!?????? No worries, LMP's counterpart, AKA, Mandy’s Meals & More came to the rescue with box of Chex she used for a blog and had leftovers! We arranged an undercover Chex meeting and I was now ready to create my version of this decadent treat.GOE CHEX S’MORES BARK 2 cups dark chocolate + 1 tsp coconut oil 1 cup white chocolate + ½ tsp coconut oil ½ cup Chocolate Chex Cereal (and yes folks….it’s gluten free!) 4 graham crackers broken into small pieces ¼ cup mini marshmallows 1 Cookie’s and Cream chocolate bar* ¼ cup Kit Kat Bites (if you can’t find these just use a kit kat bar broken up into small pieces)* 10 M & M chocolate pieces – I went to the local bulk food store and picked out ONLY the chocolate ones because I’m nuts and now on the MOST WANTED LIST at that store. Note* you can substitute ANY chocolate bar if you don’t have the ones mentioned above. How to put this whole thing together: -Line a small cookie sheet with wax paper (I use a 9 x9 one that comes with my toaster oven) Melt dark chocolate with the coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments. Stir until you have a nice and glossy melted chocolate. -Melt white chocolate with the coconut oil exactly the same way as above. -Spread melted dark chocolate onto prepared cookie sheet. Spoon white chocolate over the top. Swirl white chocolate through dark chocolate using a knife or chopstick. Sprinkle with Chex cereal, graham cracker pieces, marshmallow bits, broken chocolate bars and M & M’s. Lightly press topping into chocolate. Place in refrigerator for at least one hour to cool and set. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container. I guarantee once you taste these you will want S’more…… See ya next week, xoxo Debi @thegardenofeatin