Ever have one of those days where things just don’t go right? Thank goodness! I was beginning to think I was the only one. I know they are trivial things but sometimes a lot of trivial things add up to one down right bummer of a day.
For example, a package I was expecting and hoping to have by last Friday and it’s now Wednesday (as I write this) still isn’t here. It’s nothing real “important” but it was a gift for this past weekend that I will now have to send whenever I do receive it. Gee – kind of missed that deadline now didn’t they. And to give myself credit, I ordered it more than 2 weeks before I needed it. According to the online tracking system, it’s sitting somewhere in the Saint Paul, MN Postal Facility and has been sitting there for 6 days now. This isn’t the first box of mine that has decided to take an extended vacation in the Saint Paul facility. It must be nice there. I should take bets to see when this one will actually arrive.
Then there is the matter of my laptop battery charger working sporadically. Luckily, we have a desktop that I can partially fall back on but there are some things on my laptop that I just can’t do on the desktop. So, if you don’t see or hear from me for a few weeks, you know I’ve run out of power.
And then I came home from a morning of Christmas shopping all happy because I’m pretty much finished. But when I looked in the mirror and smiled at myself in celebration of spending lots of money, I saw I had food in my teeth. Sigh… Now I know I talked to at least 6 people and they are all probably wondering if I own a toothbrush. Yes – I do! But I brushed them before I ate this morning and now I have at least 6 people thinking otherwise.
But there is usually one thing that can brighten a day and today’s bright spot is the Pretzel Toffee Bark I made. Not too many things can go wrong with this recipe. Just melt some chocolate (I used white but you can certainly use milk if that’s your choice), add some Heath Toffee Bits and some broken up pretzels and stir real well until everything is covered completely. Lay out on a nonstick mat and let set. Now I wanted to be fancy and drizzled a little bit of milk chocolate over the top. It just added a little bit of pizzazz. Break into bite sized pieces and serve.
I am thankful one thing went right today and tomorrow we can start fresh and new. Now who thinks my package will arrive today? Anyone? Anyone?
Pretzel Toffee Bark
Yield: 2 pounds of candy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 - 45 minutes set time
Total Time: 45 - 55 minutes
1 pound of white candy wafers or almond bark
8 ounces Heath toffee bits
1 – 2 cups of pretzel balls or broken pretzels pieces
1. Using a microwave safe container, microwave Candy Wafers at 50% power for 30 seconds.
2. Stir with a spoon or spatula. Repeat as necessary until wafers are completely melted and smooth.
3. Stir in toffee and pretzels until well mixed.
4. Pour onto a nonstick mat or wax paper to cool.
5. Let set until completely cool.
6. Using your hands, break apart into bite-sized pieces.
Store in air tight container.
If giving as gifts, put portions into cello bags or candy boxes and tie with bows.