But, our differing personalities being what they are, sometimes the way we get along doesn’t look like getting along, exactly.
For example, Robb has this burning desire to take his humor one step to far. No, desire is not a strong enough word. It’s a need. An addiction. A mental illness, if you will.
Let’s say he starts out with a funny joke, we laugh, we talk about it some more, his joking turns slightly rude and offensive, and I stop laughing.
This, my friends, THIS is the moment when Robb cannot physically stop himself from pushing the joke one more step into the range of offensive. He can’t do it.
I simultaneously love and hate him for it.
Now, if Robb were here, he would probably mention to you my affinity for picking fights. It’s not that I actually want to fight, it’s more like I want someone to get involved, get emotional, challenge me, push me. Robb just never fights with me when I want him to. It’s SO annoying.
But Robb is not here, so I guess I can tell you that just today, HE picked a fight with me, and he was really looking forward to the “so there!” moment, but I was super sweet and didn’t fight with him, and he got no satisfaction at all.
When Robb needs a break from me, I go shopping. I purchase far too much sheet music, much needed shoes and clothing for our kids, and milk. Then, I find myself staring down the flavored marshmallows. I guess I just never realized how many flavors marshmallows come in these days. You can buy an entire package of nothing but strawberry flavored marshmallows, which frankly sounds disgusting to me. On the other hand, you can also buy bags of peppermint marshmallows, which sounds like a match made in heaven.
Then? I found this little gem.
Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows. I had to buy them. I had to have them. I had to eat a few plain and then bake with the rest.
If you’re interested in making these little decorative candy leaves, let me share my super-detailed process. First of all, I used almond bark and melted it in the microwave (30 sec intervals, stirring between each). It says on the package that you should not add food coloring, but that’s me, bucking the system, sticking it to the man, making revolutionary change to the world. The truth is, a couple drops won’t hurt anything. However, the more drops you add, the more you will notice a texture change. So keep it simple, work quickly, and don’t add more than a half-dozen or so drops.
I spread the melted and colored bark onto a baking sheet. Check out how Pioneer Woman does it. Her tutorial will, no doubt, make much more sense than mine. Just keep in mind that I used my cute little leaf-shaped mini-cookie cutters to punch some leaves into this bark before scraping it off the pan. Then it scrapes off in one piece, but it is easy to remove the little leaves from the rest. Plus it makes some of the leaves all cute and curled. Adorbs.
I gave them 5 minutes in the fridge, then used a little melted chocolate to glue the leaves in place. I think they look super duper cute, and I’m considering making all kinds of leaves in all the different colors of the rainbow.
To be fair, I’m also considering not making any leaves at all, to leave myself time to just stuff my face full of pumpkin krispie treats.
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 (10 oz) package pumpkin spice marshmallows
- 5 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 bag dark chocolate chips
- almond bark leaves (optional)
- Place butter in a large pot, and heat on the stove to melt. Add marshmallows, and cook and stir until melted. Stir in rice cereal, and stir to coat.
- Spread mixture onto a large baking sheet, using a buttered pancake turner to help smooth and flatten the treats. Allow to set for about an hour.
- Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Spread melted chocolate over krispie treats, and chill for 10-30 minutes to set. Cut into squares, top with almond bark leaves, if desired.
If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:
Thin Mint Krispie Treats from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Candy Stuffed Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins from Chocolate Moosey
Pumpkin Fudge from Recipe Girl
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