I Want To Be a Chinese Gold-Medal Gymnast

I was up entirely too late last night. The Peanut is teething and the Captain took a nap WAY TOO LATE. I feel like I’m burning the candle at both ends and both ends are attached to my head. It’s not ideal. On the bright side, I don’t think I’ll need another haircut for a long time. When I was up nursing the Peanut at 5:30 this morning, I was browsing Pinterest (FOLLOW ME!!) I came across something Allie pinned;

”]I was sooo tired, I thought to myself, “Isn’t Allie a little old to be training to be an Olympic gymnast? Don’t they max out at 18? Sleep deprivation people, it’s not pretty. I promise it’s ALLLLL the Peanut’s fault, and NOT the fact that I currently have no less than 18 Words With Friends games going. BTW, my cousin, aka Ginger Claus (formerly known as “the sausage king” due to his last name being that of the “king of sausage” in Brooklyn.) Anyway, he scored OVER A HUNDRED POINTS with “zigs”. You don’t want to know how I responded to that. Not my finest moment. I currently have 3 A(s) 2 I(s) and two other letters to play against THAT. Damn the man. Damn.The.Man.

So waking up feeling hungover, I was glad to have tiny little pick me ups in the freezer.

Peanut Butter Bacon Chocolates aka “Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Bites”



Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Bites

by Cat Tan

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: wait time 45 minutes-overnight


Ingredients (40 bites)

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 cup NON NATURAL peanut butter. I used Jif.
  • 2 sticks uncured, nitrate free, center cut bacon, cooked
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 T vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


whip together the peanut butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt.

form into 1/2″ balls

gently roll your finger across the ball, creating a canyon

break off a piece of bacon and place it in the canyon

place in the freezer for 30 minutes

in the microwave or over a double boiler melt the chocolate

IF YOU WANT TO HOLD THESE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE you MUST en-robe the bottom with chocolate by dipping the bottom in chocolate.

drizzle more chocolate over top.


do not roll into balls-press into wax paper lined baking dish, crumble bacon on top, and drizzle with chocolate.

slice and serve

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