Virtual Coffee Date {Peanut Butter Crisps}

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If we were having coffee this morning, I'd ask you - hey did you notice few changes on my blog, although the header and few things are still a work in progress, what do you think?

If we were having coffee this morning, I'd bring some peanut butter crisps with me while we catch up on our lives.

These mini treats have a rich peanut buttery flavor, little fudgy & slightly crispy - perfect with a cup of joe (or milk) and it's super addictive! To make things extra special I dipped them in dark chocolate & finished it off with a few sprinkles of sea salt.. You already want a piece or ten right now - don't you?

Recipe at the end

If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you that I got accepted into Graduate School for Fall. I'd tell you how I am excited & little anxious. As a warning, I 'd also let you know that I will be coming for time management advice frequently and ranting a lot.

If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you about an incident that involves spicy dinner and a couple of things I learned.. I invited a friend for dinner and wanted to made extra special Green Curry..but in between tasting things here and adding green curry paste there, it ended up being too spicy like throat burning spicy and I learned not to taste food too much while cooking. Always have a plan B. Brown sugar & coconut milk does not always solve problems. However, having unlimited supply of peanut butter crisps does solve some problem, especially for unforeseen circumstances like this one.

extra fiery bowl of Green Curry with Tofu

If we were having coffee this morning, I'd show you this Reverse Gender Stereotypes At The Gym video. Even if you have already seen it, lets watch it again..'laughter is the best medicine'.

If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you how my facebook is starting to look more like a wedding and baby album - it's again that time of the year friend. Does anyone feel this way?
If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you about this homemade lemon scented cleaner which I heard is fantastic.  Well, it's all-natural, no harsh chemicals, and good for the environment too. I am planning to making it over the weekend and report back on our next coffee date.
If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you how I have started to stretch or do some yoga in the morning..its very rejuvenating and gives me that extra boost of energy I need in the morning. 
If we were having coffee this morning, I'd tell you how I have really enjoyed our coffee date like the last time. No matter how busy, overwhelming, or frustrating things are - let's not forget to sit down, take a breather and vent/share/laugh/cry about things over our favorite beverage, and treats - we both can help each other. 

Peanut Butter Crisps
about 36 cubes

Ingredients
2 cups rice crispy cereal
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 cup tagatose (or use 1.5-2 cups regular sugar)
4-6 oz dark chocolate
seal salt (optional)

Directions
- In a small sauce pan, over low-medium heat melt peanut butter and butter together until its completely melted and smooth.

- In a bowl mix rice crispy cereal and sugar, then pour melted peanut butter and butter over rice crispy bowl. Mix them together.
- Lightly grease or in a lined baking pan spread the mixture, pressing them down. Chill till firm in refrigerator ( I left mine over night). 
- Cut them into 1x1x1 inch cubes or any other size you prefer.
- Melt chocolate in double boiler. Once chocolate is completely melted, dip squares in chocolate and sprinkle sea salt. Place them on a greased or lined cookie sheet returning to the fridge until firm and chocolate hardens.
Happy Friday friends and hope you all have an amazing weekend!

- Have you had a cooking/baking disaster when you have guest(s) over?

- What are your thoughts on homemade cleaners? Any prior experiences?