Before I make any snarky commentary, or ridiculous comments about anything, I just want to take a minute to say thanks.
This Monday is Memorial Day, and I am utterly speechless at the bravery and heroism of my family and friends who have served and continue to serve in the US Military. It takes something special to be willing to put yourself in a situation where your life is as much about sacrifice as it is about anything else. In the US we haven’t the compulsory service that other countries employ, making the commitment you make that much more exceptional. On behalf of myself, and my family, thank you.
Ok, I know that earlier in the week, I made a recipe for bourbon hot fudge. It’s delicious. I love it. Hooooowever, I’m going to have to ask you to STOP making it. “Why” you ask? Because apparently, you scamps are downing the remainder of the bottle after making the sauce, and then buying more. There’s a shortage, and I simply cannot have that. The recipe would work with frangelico or cognac, too. Just DON’T DRINK ALL MY HOOCH!! Or at least if you’re going to down the bottle like so much water, share!..with me. Only me. No one else needs to know. It will be our little secret.
How else am I supposed to keep up with my New Year’s Resolution of finally getting in-touch with my West Virginia roots if I don’t have whisky? I know, I know, you’re thinking that the jug of ‘shine I have in my fridge makes up for it, but I can’t make a mountain martini without both, and I love mountain martinis. (it’s an actual thing, and it has a pickle instead of an olive. It’s heaven.)
Since I’m taking away your hot fudge sauce, I figure I’ll replace it with something. Something to nosh on whilst you peruse the latest tidbits about the Danny Tanner-Topanga cocaine feud.
Coconut Mounds Granola
Coconut Mounds Granola
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Keywords: bake side snack breakfast
Ingredients (4 cups)
- 1/3 cup liquid coconut oil (you can microwave it ten seconds to liquefy)
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut
- 1/3 cup honey
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 4 oz melted DARK chocolate
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate almond milk
preheat oven to 400F
combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well
pour over two cookie sheets
bake in oven for 45 minutes, tossing the mixture every 15 minutes or until toasty.