Did I tell you I found Biscoff (finally!) at a local grocery store?
Did I tell you I gave up candy for Lent (again)?
Today is Valentine's Day and I gave up candy for Lent, which (most conveniently) began yesterday. No, I'm not Catholic, but I don't see anything wrong with giving something up that I consider a major vice.
I'm a big believer in dessert everyday, but I'm not a believer in letting yourself have whatever you want, whenever you want it. Sure, I could eat one of these wraps every single day. Would it break the bank if I went to get one for lunch once a week? Probably not. But why would I want to get myself in the habit of eating out regularly for lunch? (I've already got a nasty thrice-a-week Starbucks habit.)
Same goes with candy. It's SO easy to eat candy whenever, wherever. And *most* of us do. By saying, "NO CANDY, KRISTIN!", I'm making the choice to become cognizant* and aware of my mindless, all-day-long sugar consumption.
So, really now, it's a very analytical* decision.
(*I'm sorry. I have to use big words on my blog. I can't use big words at all, all day long. My brain needs exercise.)
Are you giving up anything for Lent?
This is the really-easy fudge recipe made with Biscoff instead of peanut butter. It's yummy. You should try it. I, honestly, could gnaw on a big plate of fudge all day long. (Just like I can eat candy all day...maybe I should abstain from the fudge too..)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Fudge
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate OR semi-sweet chocolate chips (you can split the chocolate with some white chocolate ones if you like)
1/2 cup Biscoff spread
2 t. vanilla
1 cup crumbled chocolate chip cookies (I used these leftover Congo Bars.)
In a microwaveable bowl, melt the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and Biscoff together at 45 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Fold in the cookie chunks.
Spread into a foil lined 8x8 pan (or, I used a pie pan). Stick it in the freezer until hardened (about an hour). Let it soften a little before cutting.