This post is being brought to you by a warp in the space-time continuum. As I write, it is Friday night, and I have just packed some clothes, pyjamas, a tiny heater borrowed from work, chocolate, and a book into an overnight bag. I am also, as I write, slightly emotionally exhausted, as I had iTunes playing as I packed and found myself transitioning from happily-singing to sobbing-hard-enough-that-I-couldn’t-sing back to laughing-as-I-sang.
Fie on you, shuffle system! Don’t you know that a girl can’t cope with a boppy rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s Cecilia followed by Johnny Cash singing Hurt (destroys me. every. time*) followed by Everyone’s A Hero from Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog?
Ah well. It’s cheaper than a visit to the therapist, I guess.
Where was I?
Sneak Peak of future post story fun times galore! This is what I look like when I’m singing to my grandparents on their 60th Wedding Anniversary. It’s quite different to what I look like when I’m crying-singing Hurt by Johnny Cash in my bedroom. Thank heavens.
Oh yes. Time warpiness. The fact that I’m writing this on Friday night, but the post will emerge in your world on Sunday afternoon, around about the time that my non-religious Strange Weather Gospel Choir and I are performing our second concert of the weekend, somewhere out in the country.
My guess is that my feet will be so cold that they’ll have lost feeling, but my hope is that the rest of me will be full of happiness, exhilaration, memories of beer at a country pub the night before, shared smiles with my gospel friends, and a tummy glad to have received the no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough truffles I made on Friday afternoon for the weekend trip away.
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
The keen-eyed amongst you have probably realised that these are almost exactly the same as the raw vegan cookie dough truffles I posted a few months ago. I probably didn’t really need to post this version of the recipe in its entirety, but you know what? I totally did anyway. If this irks you considerably, please feel free to go back in time to Friday-Hannah and tell her to stop typing.
- 1/2 cup (60g) raw cashews
- 1/2 cup (60g) raw almonds
- 1/3 cup (40g) raw pecans
- 1/2 cup (60g) multigrain oat/grain mix (or just rolled oats)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond essence
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- pinch salt
- 3 tb chopped dark chocolate (I use 99% Lindt, but feel free to use something sweeter)
- In a food processor, process nuts and oats to a fine meal.
- Add extract, essence, agave, and salt, and process until mixture comes together. Tip in chopped chocolate and pulse until just mixed through.
- Roll into balls, trying to resist eating the entire batch in one go and pretending you never stepped into the kitchen in the first place. Wonder whether you can get away with blogging an almost-identical-to-an-already-blogged recipe…
Question time: Do you have any songs that [almost] always make you cry?