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.
- 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
- Pre-heat over to 350 degrees.
- Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
- In separate bowl, mix sugars and butter until smooth.
- Add egg and vanilla extract to the sugar and butter mixture. Mix till smooth. l
- Add 1/3 of the dry mixture to the wet ingredients, and mix till well combined. Continue until all mixed.
- Stir in coconut and dark chocolate (or just use your hands if you don’t mind getting a lil messy).
- 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).
- Press balls “flat” with a fork.
- 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,