I get emo.
No getting around that issue.
The last six months have been full of so much change, so much loss, so many decisions, honestly, just so very much of everything.
Sunday I woke up with a cold, and just broke.
After church I shut myself in our room and slept the entire day away, which is something I never ever, ever do. It was so needed. I recommend indulging in a little breakdown day here and there.
My emo feelings are usually accompanied by chocolate and peanut butter. Lots of feelings. Lots of eating of said feelings. Making things in the kitchen is how I deal. Oh how I wish that I was one of those starve through your feelings people. Sign me up for that coping mechanism.
Two things were on the top of my Eat My Feelings list. Two things that I wanted to make.
First thing? Buckeye Bark. Heather put a pic of her eating said feelings via Buckeye bark a few weeks ago. Yes please.
Second thing? Buckeye Truffles.
The thing is, my feelings needed to be eaten quickly. Truffles seemed too labor intensive.
A decision needed to be made. A new recipe needed to be created. One that would be like if Buckeye Bark and Buckeye Truffles had a baby, and that baby was an amazing therapist.
Meet that delicious baby.
I named it Emotional Breakdown Bark.
2 bags chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk, whatever is your fave)
1 cup crushed pretzels
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
Pour one bag of chocolate chips, and one tablespoon shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave in thirty second increments, stirring in between until smooth and melted.
Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Scatter half of the pretzels on top of melted chocolate.
Chill in freezer.
Combine peanut butter, melted butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
Stir until smooth.
Spread over chilled chocolate/ pretzel layer.
Repeat all the steps of the bottom layer.
Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in a microwave safe bowl.
Heat in microwave in thirty second increments, stirring in between until smooth and melted.
Drizzle over top layer.
Chill in fridge until set.
Commence with the eating of the feelings.
Indulge in a little emotional breakdown.
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