Mound Bites

28 Mar

Funks. As much as we hate them, we all go through them. Sometimes they’re brought on by bad weather, a never-ending cold, or a long line of rejections. My most recent funk, which occurred yesterday, was brought on by all three.Luckily, after  dealing with a few funks you learn how to bust out of them. For me that involves (you guessed it) baking.

Since this was a spur-of-the-moment bake session, I tried to think of something tasty I could create using ingredients that I all ready had. After a few minutes of sorting and scouring the internet, I settled on a simple coconut and dark-chocolate cookies. Given that these are the ingredients in Mounds (my family’s favorite candy), i decided to dub these tasty treats Mound Bites.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 9 packs of Sweet and Low (for those who don’t have an excess of sugar-substitute packets, use 6 Tbsp. sugar)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dark chocolate

Directions

  1. Pre-heat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  3. In separate bowl, mix sugars and butter until smooth.
  4. Add egg and vanilla extract to the sugar and butter mixture. Mix till smooth. l
  5. Add 1/3 of the dry mixture to the wet ingredients, and mix till well combined. Continue until all mixed.
  6. Stir in coconut and dark chocolate (or just use your hands if you don’t mind getting a lil messy).
  7. Form balls of dough, and place them on cookie sheet (the dough doesn’t spread so you don’t need to worry about the running together).
  8. Press balls “flat” with a fork.
  9. Place in over for 10 to 12 minutes.

NOTE: If you feel like a nut and want and Almond Joy bite, add 1/3 cup silvered or chopped almonds to the mix.

 

How did these treats turn out?

 

Hugs and Hershey Kisses,

Leah

 

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