Yeah! Why wouldn't I?
Well, for one, I don't have a job. Not having a job generally doesn't pay too well, and Walmart keeps insisting that I pay for stuff if I want it.
For two, I plant stuff. Not that I really wanted to do that either, but please refer back to reason number one. Planting stuff is generally cheaper than buying stuff.
So over the last little while, I have learned to make the following things from scratch, and no longer buy them at the grocery store (unless I am really, really, pressed for time, which normally I am not. See reason one again.)
Chocolate syrup for ice cream
and a whole recipe book of other stuff.
On occasion, Computer Geek will come home with a bag of peanut clusters as a special treat. He'll hide them in his desk drawer, but since I know where he hides stuff, it doesn't stay there very long. And he can't get mad at me when I sneak treats because I'm his wife.
Thanks to Pinterest, I learned that you can make your own peanut clusters! And since I make my own stuff--well, it naturally followed that I could do this thing!
So I'm going to show you what the Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters should look like, as created by the super-cool Adrian over at the blog Life With Garnish. Go HERE to see these yummy, chocolaty, peanutty, clusters. Go ahead. I'll wait.
Now I will show you what those same clusters look like when I MAKE MY OWN.
Behold-- the human version of Kibbles and Bits.
Yup. Pinterest Fail!
It's not really my fault that they look like that, though.
It's because I didn't obey the recipe.
The recipe clearly calls for Vanilla Almond Bark. And clearly Vanilla Baking Chips are kind of like the same thing as Vanilla Almond Bark right?
Yeah, I thought so too!
This was a great learning experience though, because until the other day I never knew you could eat peanut clusters with a spoon.