Today, I wanted to eat mass quantities of crunchy chocolate-covered objects without feeling like an elephant.
I think that’s fair.
Today was also the day I re-discovered the big box of plain shredded wheat that’s been loitering in the pantry for 5 months. I know it’s healthy and whole grains and fiber and love and peace and nuclear warfare, but I prefer my shredded wheat covered in frosted sugar and drowned in cold milk.
I wanted healthy chocolate-covered crunchy things, and the shredded wheat was both healthy and crunchy.
So I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I took a stone, threw it at two birds, and missed.
I sighed, went back inside, and decided to concoct a healthier rocky road.
Healthier Rocky Road
Notes: The chocolate syrup I use is made with honey, which means it won’t harden completely, even when you put it in the freezer. This makes for a slightly chewy rocky road, but the shredded wheat still lends it crunchiness. If you don’t have/want/like honey, you can also substitute coconut oil, corn syrup, or agave nectar — these will result in a more solid chocolate rocky road.
• 1 cup red wheat puffs + shredded wheat. But you can use pretty much anything puffy and/or crunchy: millet puffs, cocoa puffs, nuts, granola, rocks, roads, etc. This is a great way to recycle those uneaten cereals.
• 1/4 cup dark chocolate. In the form of chips, bars, bunnies, eggs, or semi trucks.
• 1 tbsp honey (or coconut oil, agave nectar, or any kind of syrup).
1. Melt together chocolate and honey (or sticky liquid of choice). You can use a microwave. Add more honey as necessary to form a somewhat-thick syrup.
2. Combine everything in a bowl. Get everything coated in chocolate as much as possible.
3. Freeze for 20 minutes. The longer the better. Meanwhile, stare at the clock until 20 minutes have passed.
Now. Eat one bite, then another. Do you feel like an elephant yet?
This means we need to eat more.