For Valentine’s Day, as with most holidays, my favorite part is the snacks. There’s always the traditional Valentine chocolate, of course, but when you live on Pinterest, you find lots of other Valentine treats, too.
I figured these were a no-fail plan. I mean, I make the plain old peanut butter kiss cookies all the time, so these should be no sweat. And I even checked to make sure I had all the ingredients first, I swear. I had two jars of creamy peanut butter in the pantry.
Unluckily for me, they were both almost empty. (Sometimes being married is like having a rude roommate, except you can’t really leave passive-aggressive notes.)
So, I had to supplement with some crunchy peanut butter.
Really, though, in the grand scheme of things, that’s not a major substitution.
And it looked fine once I mixed it all up.
As with all good Valentine treats, the next step was dying it pink.
The results of this dye job made my heart sink a little.
You can’t quite tell from the picture, but the hue was a little more “bloody stool” than I was going for, and the crunchies in the crunchy peanut butter made for some visually interesting chunks. But I forged ahead because I was running out of time before I had to leave for rehearsal.
So I rolled little ugly peanut butter shit-balls in pink sprinkles.
And stuck them in the oven.
Alas, the color did not magically fix itself during the baking process.
But, when life gives you shitty little sort-of pink peanut butter cookies, you might as well finish them.
And, really, once they were bedecked with the hugs, they didn’t look that bad…
Upon returning home from rehearsal, however, I found that the hugs had sort of lost their erections in further melting.
And so, I am left with a plate full of almost-pink-but-more-brown peanut butter flaccid hugs. Happy Valentine’s Day to me.