Monday, March 16, 2009

Almost-healthy. Indulgence.


Chocolate is one of my best friends. We regularly get together for afternoon snacks and desserts and other fun times. We laugh together, we watch movies together, sometimes we cry together, and we have a particularly sweet relationship for at least several days out of each month. We are true to one another and have been present with one another at both the best and worst of times. 

I basically like all forms of it... Actually, no, thats not true. I don't settle for a chocolate candy bar very often, because I just know it won't do the trick. Its like cheating because I'll have to have more, better quality chocolate later to make up for the mistake I made on a whim at the grocery store check-out line. (Not always true if we're thinking about Twix or KitKat, but this is ordinarily the case). As with most candy bars, tI'm not a big fan of plain chocolate chips or Hershey's kisses, but if either are included in baked goods, it is a totally different story. 

When I'm in desperate need of a chocolate fix (like a I'm-gonna-flip-out-in-two-point-three-seconds-if-I-don't-have-some-chocolate), my go-to is the Ghirardelli Brownie Mixes. Oh. My. It's the most delicious thing to ever come out of a box. Usually I satisfy the craving by making the batter, and savoring a spoon-full or two. (Yes, I know the health repercussions I could suffer form eating raw eggs in batter, but that doesn't stop me.) This type of situation usually only occurs two or three times a year. And one of those moments might be coming soon... 


But I will share with you my newest chocolate obsession. Introducing...




Chocolate pudding, with freshly halved strawberries and a little whip cream! Can I say so fabulous and so easy! And even the slightest bit healthy tasting because of the fruit. Ok, just kidding, but still. This is my newest fresh, delicious spring obsession. And it is fairly "budget-friendly" becuase strawberries are reasonably priced (and you only need a few), pudding is a heck-of-a-deal, and with the small amount of whip cream I use, it's completey affordable too. Just thought I'd share.

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*If you haven't tried the brownie mix mentioned above, you must. You don't have to try the raw batter, but make the mix, cook the brownies, and hide them, so you can enjoy days and days of deliciousness that tastes homemade. Actually, tastes better than most homemade brownie recipes I have tried. Just my opinion. The only downside is that it's not exactly budget-friendly, but if you only make them three times a year... 

7 comments:

Brittney Galloway said...

I love chocolate too! And I also have an unhealthy obsession with batter. In fact, just yesterday I was making banana bread, and found that I liked its batter as well!

Kelley and Rhett said...

yum yum!

Chelsea Gwynne said...

oh no- now you've made me really hungry for chocolate with strawberries!! :)

sassytimes said...

I was doing so well this week...brownies are my addiction! ;)

Callie Nicole said...

Ooo, now you're making me want to make some chocolaty goodness. I just realized how long it's been since I mad chocolate chip cookies . . . far too long! The strawberry chocolate pudding does loo delicious though! i might have to try that!

pocket full of pink said...

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I desperately want some chocoloate!

Abbie said...

Hi Katie! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the colors you've used in yours...hope you don't mind if I follow along!

I'm a chocolate junkie too. It always makes me happy:)