We arrived in Belize on Monday night, unpacked a bit, prepared some local chicken sausages and some cooked black beans from the freezer…then started rooting around for some chocolate. I always require chocolate after a night time meal. You see, I am a full blown chocoholic and I’ll never go to rehab or start a 12-step program. Nope, I’m loud and proud about my chocolate addiction. However, it becomes problematic if there isn’t chocolate easily accessible.
So I looked for my “go to” chocolate fix. I didn’t have a single fancy chocolate bar. No hot fudge or ice cream. Nada.
And then I had an epiphany. My husband thinks this was his idea, but IT WAS MINE!
I prepare 99% of my food from scratch, I buy organic fruits and vegetables and dairy products and oils, and even the chocolate I eat is normally a homemade dessert or a very high quality dark chocolate bar of sorts. This is my disclaimer, so forgive me when I stoop to the level of the following creation. You should know that I am not so hoity toity.
We had a bag of Mini York Patties — dark chocolate coated, smooth mint candies. We had a few Oreo cookies, the kind I ate as a child with big glass of milk. And I had a microwave. Badda bing, badda boom.
Here is how I did it folks:
- Unwrap the Mini York Patty candy.
- Separate the Oreo cookie halves, scrape away the white filling (unless you like this part) and sandwich the mint between the two cookie halves.
- Put the assembled sandwich on a microwave safe plate and zap for exactly seven seconds.
- Press the two cookie halves together lightly so the York Mint is slightly bulging and oozing.
- Eat … savoring the chocolately mint goodness.
I am not going to apologize for my love of this concoction. It’s my belief that eating a dessert like this occasionally is perfectly acceptable – even encouraged. Just because it’s not “healthy” or “organic” or “made from scratch” … doesn’t mean it’s “bad.” Enough with the guilt already…
Plus – I am thinking that the York Patty folks and the Oreo cookie people might want to merge their businesses and go big with this. To them I say, you are welcome.
I can tell you that I will have one of these little treats every single night after dinner until I get sick of them, and that will take a long time! I wouldn’t name this “York Patty between sides of an Oreo”. Oh no. If I had a fancy restaurant and wanted to list this as a dessert, I’d call it “a pillow of peppermint cream, covered with dark ganache and sandwiched between two crispy chocolate wafers.” I’d charge $3.99 for two of these on a fancy plate. As if..