4.23.2013

3 quick finals week treats

let's be honest... sweets are like the #1 motivator in my life.

what would you do for a klondike bar? anything.
break me off a piece of that kit-kat bar? no. mine.
need a moment? i need 5 moments if they each come a twix.

similar to buddy the elf, candy is one of my main food groups, and during finals week my sugar levels spike to an all-time high. the stresses of studying and the comfort of sugar balance each other out, and as a result i am a perfectly calm and content student. while studying for finals, i only allow myself a few short breaks. during those breaks, i don't have enough time to whip up a whole batch of cookies or bake a dozen cupcakes. i can't allow myself to go to the store, because i'll never come back. i need a quick, easy recipe with ingredients i already have in my cupboards. i stick to one of these three simple (yet delectable) sugary sweet treats:

1. smores for one
ingredients: 2 graham crackers, 2 marshmallows, 2 hershey kisses
total time: 3 minutes
directions: place crackers on pan. place marshmallows on crackers. broil in oven for exactly 138 seconds. top with a kiss. get back to work!
2. improv reeses
ingredients: 1 spoonful of peanut butter, 1 small handful of chocolate chips
total time: 30 seconds
directions: see photo
3. heaven on earth
ingredients: BYU bookstore dark chocolate sea salt caramels
total time: varies depending on how carefully or carelessly you choose your hiding places
directions: when all else fails, turn to your secret stash of these babies. nothing is better. i promise.
happy finals week, and good luck! 
p.s. the post-finals diet starts on thursday

9 comments:

  1. This is like the cutest thing ever!

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  2. that's when my diet starts too! haha

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  3. Grandma used to send me finals week survival kits. Complete with lots of treats, easy dinners (i.e. ramen noodles), and scripture quotes. I miss her :(...

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    1. That's so sweet of Grandma! I miss her too!

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    2. she is definitely missed. that was so thoughtful of her!

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  4. those all look yummy!! BTW I LOVE your new blog name! I so wish i had a last name that i could make a cute blog name out of haha. but porter? nope. the only thing i can think of is "port-er potty" and that's not my style of a blog name lol

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    1. HAHA that is great! i'd still follow you if your blog name was porter potty :) thanks girl!

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