Vacuuming with Speed and Technicolor

Did What I Ate Wednesday sneak up on anyone else? I find myself dumbstruck that Easter is 4 days away. I am in no way ready. I realized this about 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon and went into panic mode. It may have just been all the coffee I had, but suddenly I felt a little like I was stuck in the trance scene from “Requiem for a Dream”, with slightly less speed, and slightly more vacuuming.

I have started compiling the Easter basket goodies. We tend not to rely on candy, and gather other fun things for the kids’ baskets. *warning, controversial viewpoint ahead, for the get off my internets people* we didn’t teach our son about the Easter Bunny. We did Santa, but no bunny.

Here’s the thing, one man, slaving away with the help of many others, to provide joy all kids, independent of social status or race? Good thing. I think that a giant bunny, with no known affiliation, who somehow conjures up chocolate and trinkets with the flick of his tail; a bunny who scares the hell out of you when you sit on his lap, because a giant rabbit is most everyone’s personal idea of hell? Not a good thing. I can see celebrating the birth of Christ with charity. I cannot see the sacrifice of the Lamb of God celebrated with a giant bunny who somehow lays or craps techinicolor chocolate eggs and would have you eat solid chocolate idols of himself in some sort of creepy unholy communion. (but oh how I love a Reese chocolate bunny or egg…. mmmmm)

Again, I’m on a coffee binge. My brain is hot mess of what the hell. Aren’t you glad I ran 5 miles yesterday and went to BodyPump? Could you imagine if I had MORE energy?  On this sneaky WIAW, what did I eat for this energy? Jenn, our fearless WIAW leader, threw out a challenge for us to get 1 cup more veggies every day. You don’t have to tell me twice.

cinnamon oatmeal, coffee, and a banana
egg beaters egg whites, kale, mushrooms, and salsa
giant salad with snow peas and goat cheese
seaweed snacks and a banana post workout. (unpictured-chocolate milk with coffee)

And the dessert to end all desserts, homemade, healthy, chocolate peanut butter eggs NOT laid by a  giant, creepy bunny. They got the Captain’s seal of approval. He ate FOUR of them. (2 this morning)

Make these. Now.

 What is YOUR favorite Easter candy?

 Did you ever sit on the bunny’s lap? I did-I’ll never recover.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg

by Cat Tan

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours (in the fridge)

Keywords: no bake candy spring

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz dark chocolate, chopped

Instructions

combine the milk and chia and set aside for 10 minutes

heat the peanut butters in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds

combine all ingredients save for chocolate and stir

scoop the dough onto a parchment lined sheet and form into eggs

chill for 1-2 hours

melt chocolate in microwave on high in 15 second intervals, stirring in between

using a fork, dip eggs into chocolate, removing excess

set onto a parchment lined sheet and let set

dust with edible gold and sanding sugar

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27 thoughts on “Vacuuming with Speed and Technicolor

  1. Mmm, those peanut butter eggs look fantastic! I love chocolate + peanut butter. We haven't told our children about the Easter bunny either, although they do believe in Santa. Not something I consciously thought about to be honest - our Easter chocolate has always come from our parents/relatives/whoever actually gave it, so I just carried on that tradition.
  2. Those eggs look entirely too delicious to be healthy. I love your viewpoint/opinion on the Easter Bunny. We haven't taught my son about him persay but have taken him to sit on his lap. I agree though - the bunny kind of freaks me out. I can't imagine what that must be for little kids!!! =)
  3. My mom has pics of my sister & I, terrified, screaming & in mid-escape from the Easter Bunny--professional pics that she PAID FOR! ugh. Love love your take on the Easter Bunny vs. Santa! Mine are too old for both now (sniff, sniff), but we never made a big deal out of either & NEVER made anybody sit on a lap that scared them!!!!
  4. Hello! I made these this weekend and they were delicious! I saw them on www.pbfingers.com and clicked over here. I don't like dark chocolate, but I decided to use it anyways, and I loved it. I forgot to take them to my parents house for Easter (whoops! ;)) so I have them in my fridge for a great snack. It was also my first time using chia seeds in anything and they are awesome. Thanks for the recipe!

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