Her fluorescent pink high heel left a painful impression on the bottom of my foot. A Barbie shoe. I placed the plastic piece on the top of the fridge (where all horrible toys and little pieces go to die) and looked around to see the mess and toys that covered our house.
That little shoe was just another poke at me feeling overwhelmed with my inability to keep my house clean. The floor reflects our weekday story and the fast shuffles that take place each day. My son’s underwear is on the floor next to my daughter’s hairbrush, which is next to a U.S. state map puzzle that went unfinished. Plastic parts and toys peek out from under the piano seeking shelter by dust bunnies. I remember the couch was a great place to sit long ago when it wasn’t covered in unfolded clean laundry. And my dining room table is currently being eaten by paperwork.
Calgon, take me away.
Bliss is just a bubble bath and chocolate bonbon away, right?
I think so; I’m all about self-care.
When the day is long, the house is a disaster, and the only relief is chocolate, give yourself a bonbon.
Not just any bonbon, give yourself a Nutella bonbon. I know what you’re thinking. When you need medicinal chocolate, the last thing you have in great supply is time. You need that chocolate ASAP. Stay with me.
There is no baking.
There are only four ingredients.
The recipe is simple.
I can hear you cheering. Cheering is totally allowed.
These melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate cookies are perfect for yourself or great for sharing (the recipe makes 30). Cosmo called my Nutella Bonbons, “Pleasure Grenades.” I giggle every time I write or say that. Standing in my living room looking through the motherhood chaos, I know two things: no matter how many times I give in and clean up this mess, the mess returns in no time and second. I need to give myself more bubble baths and bonbons.
1 ¾ cup Nutella
½ cup salted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate
Optional Garnish: sea salt
In a stand mixer, blend Nutella, butter, and powdered sugar until combined. Form into 30 balls. Once balls are formed, heat chocolate, and dip each ball. Once dipped, add sea salt if desired.
Makes 30 bonbons.
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ABOUT ALICE: Alice Seuffert is a Minnesota mom, wife, education researcher, and blogger at Dining with Alice, where she shares her food and family adventures. She works full-time as an education researcher for a Twin Cities nonprofit organization. On her blog, she shares her adventures making creative comfort food, her experiences as a mom, and fun activities like enjoying craft beer. Alice is the Kitchen Star on the Twin Cities television show, Twin Cities Live and is known for her creative comfort food recipes and tips for busy parents.
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