If you’re like me, your house probably looks like an explosion of kid toys, unfolded laundry, and still boxed Christmas decorations. I work from home so in between photo shoots, conference calls, writing, editing and everything else that goes along with working for myself I also take care of two little rugrats all day. Oh yeah, and Christmas is just over two weeks away. I need a break! And you know what, mama? So do you! So clear your afternoon, make these ridiculously easy treats and eat them all yourself while browsing for last minute gifts from your couch. You deserve it!
Don’t these treats look amazing?! I whipped them up using baking chocolate, peanut butter and Good & Delish shortbread cookies. I had actually never heard of Good & Delish until I stopped in Walgreens the other day and saw their gift guide. I ended up coming home with a Jake & The Neverland Pirates treasure chest and a ton of cookies! FYI – If you need some great party snacks I would definitely check them out.
When I saw the shortbread cookies I immediately thought that they would be amazing slathered in chocolate (because, you know, EVERYTHING is better with chocolate!). So I brought them home, got out the chocolate and some peanut butter and made these amazingly decadent shortbread bars. And you know what? It took me all of five minutes. Hooray! Here is what you do:
1. Spread some peanut butter onto each cookie.
2. Microwave baking chocolate for about 45 seconds, let cool for one minute and drizzle onto your cookies.
3. Add some sprinkles if you’d like, pop into the fridge for a few minutes and voila – instant decadence!
Now prop up your feet, relax, and indulge in the chocolaty goodness! Oh, and don’t even think about sharing – these are ALL for you! I know it doesn’t seem like much, but in the hustle and bustle of the season even the smallest “time out” can make a huge difference on your stress level, your mood, and even how you handle your to-do list.
P.S. – Don’t forget to check out the Walgreens Holiday Gift Guide, it’s full of great tips, recipes, craft ideas and coupons to help manage the madness so you can spend more time on YOU!