My dad walks into the kitchen and I’m cutting up this fudge on a cutting board and placing it in a Ziplock container for the fridge. He peers over, grabs one and asks, “Can I eat this?”. I inform him that he can, so he subsequently takes a bite half the size of the piece of fudge, starts chewing and then nonchalantly asks, “What am I eating?”.
I roll my eyes and excitedly answer peanut butter fudge with Nutella swirl on top! He looks at the remaining half of his fudge and says “Wow, holy crap”.
This just goes to show how anesthetized my family has become to my constant baking. At this point it’s just expected – when they come into the kitchen, there will be baked goods and they will probably be worth trying. I just find it funny that my dad ate a sizable piece of fudge before even knowing what it was. Maybe it’s a compliment? Probably just the fact that my dad doesn’t really care what he eats, he just eats. I don’t know how we’re related in that regard.
Whether you call them Samoas or Caramel Delites (what I grew up calling them), they are in everyone’s top three favorite Girl Scout cookies. I tried making the cookies homemade recently and they came out pretty well, but they took forever and were a pain to make. These only use 3 ingredients and are really easy! Probably because they are a ball shape instead of the complex doughnut-like shape that the actual cookies are. Nevertheless, they are amazing and so adorable and you need to all try them.
I actually made these peanut butter balls for a Spoon University article, as some of you who follow me on Facebook may know. They sounded so delicious, and the recipe looked so easy, so I knew it would be great for college students. Sure enough, I was right. These were amazing and people went crazy for them. I even got an email from an employee at Spoon University headquarters in all caps about how she wanted one right at that moment. I didn’t really know what to say, but I was indeed flattered.