It was called October Unprocessed and I was to eat no processed foods throughout the entire month.
You also, may or may not know about me through this blog, that I eat pretty well and, although I love sugar, I tend to bake most of my own sweets (not that this makes it any better on my waistline!).
October 31st was Halloween (in case you forgot :)), and I have a terrible weakness for those tiny little chocolate bars (after all, how many calories can there be in one of those itty bitty bars? And does it really matter when I eat 6 in a row?). So, I resisted buying any because having them in the house would have made my October challenge unbearable (I also live on a farm with a really long driveway which means I get no trick-or-treaters…kind makes me sad).
Then, on November 1st when my challenge was over, I realized I could maybe indulge.
“I’ll just buy a small package” said the little voice…
Who’s kidding who?
I bought a big package…and who could resist the $15 box selling the day after Halloween for $3?
Come on…tell me you all wouldn’t have done the same thing!
Make me feel better.After a very small “sugar consumption”, I got to thinking…”maybe I can put some of these goodies to use in a more creative way”. Hmmmm….
But your kids will love it…that is if you have any Halloween candy left!
1/2 pkg puff pastry
Handful of mini chocolate bars (Mars bars and Snickers work best…stay away from ones that have cookie bases like Twix or Mr. Big).
1 egg, beaten
Sanding sugar (which is coarse sugar which makes the topping crispier…but you can use regular sugar too)
2. Flour your counter and roll out the dough into a rectangle (just short of twice the original size). Cut the dough down the center vertically and place the bars along the sides of each piece of dough (sorry but I forgot to take a picture of this!). With a pastry cutter or sharp knife, cut horizontally between each of the bars. With a pastry brush, “paint” the edges of the dough and fold over to close; press the edges tightly.
Note to self: replace Silpat baking mats…they look terrible! I have had them for almost 15 years, and at the rate that I bake, I think they are ready to go to the bin!
6. Now, hurry up and eat them warm. When you cut them, all the calories and heart clogging “bad stuff” will slip right out and then you can consider them a health food.
But only if you eat them fast.
Hurry…what are you waiting for?