Monday, April 15, 2013

I'm Going To Become A Hoarder...{and a recipe}

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw the question I asked about chocolate chips.  I prefer milk chocolate chips except when it comes to things like chocolate dipped strawberries.  The semi-sweet work much better for that.  I am an addict of chocolate.  The problem being, is my entire household is too.  This can be a serious frustration folks!!!!  I will explain.....

The other night, I was craving a nibble of cookie dough and one....just ONE... fresh baked chocolate chip cookie.  That is ALL I wanted!!!  This is no problem because I'm the type of person that if I want something, I will make it.  So, I started grabbing the ingredients to make cookies.  I went to the freezer where I keep my chocolate chips and I could not find any.  That was okay, because I know that I have a chocolate loving household and they find it necessary to walk by the freezer and grab a handful of chocolate chips whenever they want.  It happens everyday!  I decided I would start hiding a bag of chocolate chips so that when I was in NEED of some....you know...for baking, I would have some.  I went to the cabinet where I stashed an extra bag and when I couldn't find them I went into chocolate shock!!!  Ugh!!!  I was so darn frustrated.  It was one of those "crabby cravings" I guess.  When my hubs got home I explained that I wanted to make chocolate chips and I purposely hid a bag for this very occasion.  To which he replied to me "whelp, I found em".

It is apparent that in this house chocolate chips are a hot commodity.  The last time I went to the store I picked up 4 bags of the hot item.  When I got home and put the groceries away I decided I will put 2 bags in the freezer and try another attempt at hiding the other bags.  At this point, I decided maybe I should become a hoarder of chocolate chips!

What is a hoarder?

hoard |hôrd|nounstock or store of money or valued objectstypically one that is secret or carefully guarded he came back to rescue his little hoard of gold.• an ancient store of coins or other valuable artifacts hoard of Romano-British bronzes.• an amassed store of useful information or facts, retained for future use a hoard of secret information about his work.verb [ trans. ]amass (money or valued objects) and hide or store away thousands of antiques hoarded by a compulsive collector.• accumulate a supply of (something) in a time of scarcity many of the boat people had hoarded rations.• reserve in the mind for future use [as adj. ( hoarded) a year's worth of hoarded resentments and grudges.

Yep, I think that is what I need to become!

  I began thinking of places I could "hoard" my precious milk chocolate chips.  Where you might ask?  Well here is a few places I thought my family may never find them:

1. I could put some by the toilet paper.  I swear I am the only one that can put a new roll back on the holder so they would likely never find them there.
2.   The laundry room....need I explain more!
3.  My sock drawer.  If you see me with melted chocolate on my socks....don't judge!
4.  With the cleaning supplies....another one I don't need to explain.

This list is just a start, if you have a suggestion I would love to hear it.  It might save me from another chocolate shock!

Since my fresh baked cookie craving wasn't going to leave I ended up making Reece's Cookies.


Reese's Cookies are actually delicious!  They did help with my cookie craving.

You can find the recipe on the back of a bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Chips, but I will share it with you here as well.

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup Cocoa
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/4 Cups Butter, softened
2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 pkg. Reese's Peanut Butter Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.  Stir in peanut butter chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8-9 minutes.  

P.S.  If you ever watch Hoarders on TV and they air an episode about a chocolate hoarder please know I had do it for myself!!!

{{{HUGS}}}

5 comments:

  1. The folks in my house also LOVE to eat handfuls of chocolate chips! I buy HUGE bags at Costco when I can.

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    1. That is what I need to do. Mike told me to buy a case next time!! Haha!!!

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  2. When all my children were home....it would infuriate me to THINK I had chips only to find I would need to run to the store and get some...so I used an idea I had read about one time. The article was about hiding jewelry in food boxes in your freezer. While I would not store jewelry that way...it did make for a GREAT hiding place for chocolate chips...oh yeah...and the Reese’s chips too...my youngun’s used to like to mix them with the milk chocolate ones ....then they had instant Reese’s cups.

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  3. I love having chocolate around and fortunately, I don't have to hide it cuz I'm the only one in this home. I loved this story.

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  4. Disguise them as "broccoli" in the freezer. When you empty the next bag of frozen vegetables, wash it out, let it dry, then insert the bag and all of the chocolate chips. It's a nice little costume!

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